Quick Facts of Benji Schwimmer
- Full NameBenji Schwimmer
- Net Worth$2.5 Million
- Date of Birth1984 /01 /18
- Marital StatusUnknown
- BirthplaceNewport Beach, CA
- ProfessionDancer, Choreographer
- Active Year2006-present
- Eye colourBlue
- Hair colourBrown
- Height6 feet 1 inch
- Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
- Education Crafton Hills College
- Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook, Twitter
Benji Schwimmer is a famous American professional dancer, choreographer, and actor. He rose to prominence after winning the second season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2006. Likewise, Schwimmer also choreographed the U.S. as well as the international version of the show.
Schwimmer publicly came out as gay in 2012. Many people are curious to know about his personal life. So, is he married or dating anyone? To know all the details keep reading the article until the end.
The famous dancer, Benji Schwimmer was born on 18th January 1984 in Newport Beach, CA, the USA. He belongs to the white ethnic background and holds an American nationality. Moreover, he was born to Buddy Schwimmer (Father), a choreographer, and Laurie Schwimmer (Mother).
Similarly, Schwimmer grew up playing and fighting along with her sister, Lacey Schwimmer, a dancer as well. In addition, he was born under the birth sign, Capricorn.
Schwimmer attended the local high school of Moreno Valley and Redlands. However, he left his studies to pursue a career in dancing.
Rise to Fame
Benji started dancing when he was just 5 years old. Later, he decided to return to Mexico from the USA. Then after, Schwimmer auditioned for the 2006 season of the show, So You Think You Can Dance and eventually placed among top 10 finalists.
Likewise, Schwimmer and his first dance partner, Donyelle Jones, successfully competed through the entire first part of the season and both made it to the top four. On 16th August 2006, Schwimmer won the 2006 season of SYTYCD.
After his first win of So, You Think You Can Dance, he worked as a choreographer for the pop star, American Idol, and judge, Paula Abdul. Besides his career in SYTYCD, he has won several other dance competitions such as World Swing Dance Competitions in 1994 along with Jamie Neumann.
Benji Schwimmer used to date females in the past. But, when he came out as gay in 2012, there is no sign of him being linked with any other women or men until now. As per his interview, Schwimmer struggled with his sexuality for a few years and revealed his sexuality when he heard the suicide of his three gay friends.
Currently, Schwimmer seems to be close to a mysterious guy as he continuously uploads pictures with the guy on his Instagram. However, he has not officially announced his relationship with the guy. But, it seems like the two of them are enjoying their company with each other.
Besides his love life, Schwimmer loves to travel to different exotic locations. He often uploads pictures of his rehearsal and dancing on his Instagram.
Net Worth & Salary
Benji Schwimmer’s net worth is around $2.5 Million which is similar to that of Arielle Vandenberg. He earned this hefty sum of money from his career as a professional dancer. Not only that but he also earns an additional amount of money from choreography as well as from endorsements and advertisements.
Moreover, Schwimmer further amasses a decent sum of money from his Instagram where he has over 38.4K followers. Not to mention, he has also played and choreographed several music videos until now which is also his sources of income.
Furthermore, when Schwimmer was in SYTYCD, he accumulated over $2 Million as the winner of each season will get $250,000. Likewise, he boasts a salary of around $50,000 per year as a dancer. As a matter of fact, his net worth is going to rise in the coming days as he is still active in his professional career.