Len Goodman Net Worth

Len Goodman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Len Goodman net worth is
$12 Million

Len Goodman Wiki Biography

Leonard Gordon Goodman, better known by his stage name Len Goodman, was born in Bethnal Green, London, England in April 25, 1944. He is a professional ballroom dancer, choreographer, coach, and television personality. He is best known as the head judge on “Strictly Come Dancing” (UK) and “Dancing with the Stars” (US).

So just how rich is Len Goodman? He is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million. He has acquired his wealth from his ballroom dancing career, his dance studio in England, and his role as head judge in televised dance competitions.

Len Goodman Net Worth $12 Million

Goodman, born in Bethnal Green, England, is the son of an electrician and of Polish descent. He moved to Blackfen at the age of six where he attended Westwood Secondary Modern School and subsequently joined the cricket team. He first started dancing at the age of nineteen after briefly working as an apprentice welder, in which he used dancing to recover from a football foot injury. He then went on to become a professional dancer, winning numerous competitions such as Dual of the Giants, British Rising Stars, British Exhibition Championships (four times) and World Exhibitions Championships in his late twenties, after which he officially retired. He became a Latin and ballroom dance teacher and proceeded to open his very own dance school named Goodman Dance Academy in Kent, England. In 2009, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but has been treated through surgery.

Goodman’s television appearances include hosting a three-part British Broadcasting Compamy (BBC) documentary series on the voyage and sinking of Titanic as part of its 100th anniversary, which aired on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US back in 2012. His other hosting gigs include BBC “Len Goodman’s Dance Band Days”, “Len Goodman’s Perfect Christmas”, “Dancing Cheek-to-Cheek”, “Holiday of My Lifetime”, and “Len and Ainsley’s Big Food Adventure”. He was also a presenter for a radio show on BBC Radio in 2013 and 2014. He also appeared on “Who Do You Think You Are?, where he learned more about his English and Polish ancestry, particularly his great great Polish grandfather who fought in the Polish-Russian war and was awarded for his bravery. In addition, he released several dance instructional DVD’s called “Dance with Len Goodman” and published his own autobiography entitled “Better Late than Never” along with two other books, “Len’s Lost London” and “Dancing Around Britain”. He has also been a spokesman for Farm Foods, appearing in advertisements with the catchphrase “It gets a ten from Len”. His net worth is still growing.

He has been given awards in recognition for his contributions to dance such as the British Rising Star Award, the Carl Allen Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. His work as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars” has also earned him two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program. He is still a resident judge on “Strictly Come Dancing” dispelling rumors of him getting axed, and will be returning as judge on “Dancing with the Stars” after one season of absence. His numerous TV appearances, DVD’s, books, and not to mention his dance school has contributed greatly to his fortune.

Len Goodman is currently married to fellow dance teacher Sue Barrett, who had been in a relationship with him for more than ten years prior to their marriage. This is his third relationship after he married his championship dance partner Cherry Kingston at 28 which ended in divorce, and a long term relationship with a woman named Lesley, with whom he had a son, James William Goodman. James, now 35, following in his dad’s footsteps, teaches ballroom dancing at his father’s dance school.

Full NameLen Goodman
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthApril 25, 1944
Place Of BirthBromley, United Kingdom
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionTeacher, Dancer, Actor
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseSue Goodman (m. 2012), Cherry Kingston (m. 1972–1987)
ChildrenJames William Goodman
ParentsLouisa Goodman, Leonard Gordon Goodman
NicknamesLeonard Gordon Goodman , Leonard Gordon "Len" Goodman
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, National Television Award for Most Popular TV Judge
MoviesDance with Len Goodman
TV ShowsStrictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars, Holiday of My Lifetime, Auto-B-Good
1One of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was Polish.
2Son James William Goodman, with ex-wife Lesley, was born on 26 January 1981.


Auto-B-Good2003TV SeriesProfessor

Production Manager

The Sword of the Lord1976Documentary unit manager


National Television Awards2010TV Special with thanks to


Eyes of Faith2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Dancing with the Stars2005-2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Host
Good Morning Britain2016-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20162016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Head Judge / Himself - Judge
Strictly Len Goodman2016TV Movie documentary
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2004-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Peggy Spencer Feature
Children in Need2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20152015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Head Judge, Strictly Come Dancing
Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury2015DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The People's Strictly for Comic Relief2015TV SeriesHimself - Head Judge
Room 1012015TV SeriesHimself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20142014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Head Judge, Strictly Come Dancing
Len Goodman's Big Band Bonanza2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Countdown2014TV SeriesHimself - Dictionary Corner
Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Presenter
This Morning2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tom and Jerry Show2014TV SeriesHimself - on Strictly Come Dancing
Loose Women2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dancing with the Stars
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Dancing with the Stars
Len Goodman's Dance Band Days2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20132013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
I Love My Country2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Titanic and Me2012TV Movie documentary
Titanic with Len Goodman2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The 1952 Show2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Melvyn Bragg on Class & Culture2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 20112011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2011TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2010TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Story of Love/Loss2010DocumentaryHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Britain's Got More Talent2009TV SeriesHimself
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20082008TV MovieHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour2008VideoHimself
What Are You Like?2008TV SeriesHimself
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles2008Video documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Strictly Come Dancing Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007Video GameHimself
Would I Lie to You?2007TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
Happy Hour2007TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHimself
Dance with Len Goodman2006VideoHimself
Entertainment Today2006TV SeriesHimself
The Weakest Link2006TV SeriesHimself
Discovering Dinotopia2002TV Movie documentaryZippo (voice)

Archive Footage

What's the Facts2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramDancing with the Stars (2005)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramDancing with the Stars (2005)

Known for movies

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