Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, who was famous for working as Ellen DeGeneres’ former DJ on her talk show, left behind a large net worth prior to his untimely death

The choreographer and musician died at age 40 at a hotel/motel on Tuesday, December 13, In Touch confirmed via the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s online records.

Keep reading to find out how much money tWitch made in his career. 

What Was tWitch’s Net Worth? 

tWitch’s net worth stands at $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and he had a salary of $1 million, per the outlet. 

How Did tWitch Make His Money? 

Prior to landing his famous DJ gig on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Boss made his way up the ladder in show business throughout the early 2000s. After studying dance performance at Southern Union State Community College in Alabama, tWitch later attended Chapman University to continue his education. 

Aside from music, Boss was also known for starring on So You Think You Can Dance. He auditioned for the first time in 2007 in season 3 but didn’t end up in the top 20 finalists. However, he returned for season 4 and finished as the runner up. Throughout seasons 7, 8 and 9, tWitch appeared as a recurring star to perform several memorable routines on the show. 

In season 12, tWitch served as the team captain and was later announced to be a permanent judge in season 17. 

Aside from the highly acclaimed dance reality series, tWitch also cohosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings alongside his wife, Allison Holker. 

Boss was also a member of the dance troupes “Breed OCLA” and “Chill Factor Crew.” 

What Movies and TV Shows Did tWitch Star in? 

tWitch starred in countless television and movie roles throughout his life, starting with his first uncredited role in 2007’s Blade of Glory as a dancer. That year, he also starred in Hairspray. 

As a skilled dancer and choreographer, Boss landed a role in the Step Up franchise as the character Jason Hardlerson in Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution and Step Up: All In. In 2015, the Alabama native appeared in Magic Mike XXL. 

In addition to his reality TV roles, tWitch also appeared in small roles in sitcoms such as Modern Family and Young & Hungry. 

How Long Did tWitch Star on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’? 

Boss made his Ellen DeGeneres Show debut as a guest DJ in April 2014. Nearly six years later, the comedian named tWitch a co-executive producer of her former daytime talk show. 

During his early days as her guest DJ, tWitch made a salary of $500,000, per Celebrity Net Worth, which was later increased to $1 million. 

This story is developing. More to come … 


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