Highest paid dancer

Michael Flatley (USA), the star of Lord of the Dance, earned $1.6 million (£1 million) a week for his Irish style dancing at the peak of the show’s success. This included profits from ticket, video and merchandise sales. The Chicago born star first found international fame when he performed at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Sourced from GWR book 2000