Brooke Burke Net Worth
Brooke Burke net worth: Brooke Burke is an American actress and model who has a net worth of $15 million. Brooke Burke was born September 8, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut. A model, actress, and television host, Brooke Burke rose to fame modeling for Playboy, Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. She went on to host "Wild On" and "Rock Star", and is the current host of "Dancing with the Stars", a televised dance competition which she won as a contestant in 2008. She is sometimes credited as Brooke Burke-Charvet due to her marriage to former Baywatch star David Charvet. She won her first beauty pageant at age 14 and a few years later was accompanied by a friend to a Scottsdale, Arizona modeling agency where Burke was discovered by a talent agent. By age 18, she was a busy print model, being featured in swimsuit calendars and on billboards and magazine covers. On the advice of friends, Burke moved to Los Angeles to study broadcast journalism at UCLA. While still studying in Los Angeles, Burke's career picked up when she landed a place with major modeling agencies Ford and Wilhelmina and went on to appear in several popular advertisements, swimsuit editorials, posters and commercials. In 1997, her career rose to a higher level when she was cast as the host of Wild On, a series on the fledgling E! Entertainment cable network. Wild On, an adrenaline-packed reality show about partying in exotic locations around the world, introduced Burke to more than 400 million homes in 120 countries during her three-year stint as host, eventually elevating her to celebrity status. She also appeared in films and made guest appearances on several television shows, including That's Life (2000), The Bernie Mac Show (2001), Monk (2002) and Less Than Perfect (2002). She continued working extensively as a fitness and bikini model and also appeared on the cover of Playboy in 2001. Burke competed on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars (season 7) in 2007, winning the coveted first-place mirror ball trophy with partner Derek Hough. In an entrepreneurial effort, she launched online company BabooshBaby.com, a specialty line of must-have items for expectant mothers in 2007. She also co-owns the website ModernMom.com, which shares secrets and tips on motherhood and fitness after childbirth. On November 8, 2012, Burke announced she had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery. On December 12, 2012, she made another announcement that all cancer had been removed.