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Keo Motsepe net worth revealed: What is the prince's wealth in 2020?

Bruno Cooke December 4, 2020
Keo Motsepe net worth revealed: What is the prince's wealth in 2020?
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What is Keo Motsepe’s net worth? The South African dancer is currently in the spotlight thanks to news he’s dating Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause. Motsepe also recently revealed that he is a prince. So, what is Prince Keo Motsepe’s wealth in 2020?

Who is Keo Motsepe?

Famously the first black professional dancer on the ABC show “Dancing with the Stars”, Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe is a South African professional dancer from Pretoria.

He started his dancing career at age 11, when he entered into the competitive dance scene representing South Africa. 

At one point, Motsepe was the undefeated South African Latin American Champion in every age category for a period of eight years.

In 2012, he went on to join the cast of “Burn the Floor”, and by 2014 he was set to join the pro dancers of “Dancing with the Stars”.

His dancing styles are mainly latin and ballroom. The 31-year-old has danced in every season of the US television series since his season 19 debut.

So far, his most successful pairing has been with Evanna Lynch. The pair placed third in season 27, with an average score of 26.7/30.

Keo Motsepe net worth revealed

Motsepe is reportedly worth $2 million, and earns up to $300,000 annually from dancing. 

Beyond his life as a dancer, Motsepe has volunteered in hospitals, specifically the Veterans Affairs Hospitals of Los Angeles, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Los Angeles’ Children’s Hospital.

He has also used his platform and wealth to found Thank the Angels in 2017. Thank the Angels is a gifting service that has provided food, clothing, blankets and other essentials to missions, shelters and the homeless around Los Angeles on Thanksgiving. 

Is Keo Motsepe really a prince?

Yes, according to an interview with NPR, Key Motsepe is indeed a prince. When Marc Silver quizzed him on the topic, Motsepe said:

I am a prince, yes sir, from my dad’s side. My grandpa was a prince of a province back in South Africa. My dad declined the position and gave it to my uncle, his younger brother. But because I’m my dad’s only son, I became a prince.

Does a prince of his prominence have any duties or responsibilities?

There’s a responsibility to look after the area they’re from, they talk to the community and the community talks to my uncle about fixing the street here, the buildings there.

In Setswana, a Bantu language spoken by more than 4 million people in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, Motsepe’s name allegedly means “I rely on God”.

On this, the prince said: “And I’m reliable so people rely on me.”

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.