Oti Mabuse Net Worth, How Much Money Does The South African Dancer Have?

Oti Mabuse has announced her departure from Strictly Come Dancing from year 2022.
Oti Mabuse has announced her departure from Strictly Come Dancing from year 2022.( Source : co )

Oti Mabuse is a South African dancer and a judge with an estimated net worth of £3 million.

She is also the show judge, presenter, dancer, and Latin dance champion based in the United Kingdom. 

Oti is best known for being a contestant on the British television series Strictly Come Dancing, which she won in 2019 and 2020, and its German equivalent, Let's Dance.

She has been a panelist on The Masked Dancer since 2021 and a judge on Dancing on Ice since 2022.

Quick Facts About Oti Mabuse

Real NameOtlile Mabuse
Born8 August 1990
BirthplacePretoria, South Africa
EducationTshwane University of Technology
OccupationBallroom dancer, judge
SpouseMarius Iepure ​(m. 2014)​
Partner(s)Keoikantse Motsepe (2000–2013)
RelativesMotsi Mabuse (sister)

Oti Mabuse Net Worth, How Much Money Does The South African Dancer Have?

Oti Mabuse is a South African Dancer who has a net worth of £3 million as of 2022.

Mabuse has been a regular on Strictly Come Dancing since 2015. But this year she has some additional projects, which raises the possibility that she may be in line to earn a sizable chunk of money this year.

The professional dancer from Strictly Come Dancing is moving to Dancing On Ice, where she will start serving on the judging panel.

On December 22, 2021, it was announced that Mabuse would take John Barrowman's seat on the 14th season of Dancing On Ice's judging panel.

She watched the stars as they are evaluated each week, sitting next to Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, and Ashley Banjo. It's not Oti's only undertaking this year, though.

When Dancing On Ice returns to ITV and ITV Hub in January 2022, Oti Mabuse joined the Ice Panel.
When Dancing On Ice returns to ITV and ITV Hub in January 2022, Oti Mabuse joined the Ice Panel. ( Source : itv )

She's return for a second series of The Masked Dancer and is hosting the dating program Romeo and Duet.

It was announced that she will replace Rita Ora in the original show and will be serving as a panelist on the brand-new ITV program The Masked Dancer UK, a spinoff of The Masked Singer UK.

Pablo O'Hana, director of Apostrophe Talent, claims that with all of this, she might be hoping to make a tidy sum of money.

O'Hana, speaking exclusively to Metro, estimated her potential earnings as follows: "All in all, with her new post at Dancing on Ice which will likely bring in over £650,000 a year."

"Oti could potentially make up to £3 million if you include a book deal, a few presenting engagements, private appearances, and her dancing classes."

Oti Mabuse Was The Highest-Paid Strictly Professional 

Oti, 32, has built a solid career as a ballroom and Latin American dancer. After joining the 2015 season of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One, she went on to become well-known in the UK.

Since joining the show, she has faced off against famous opponents including Graeme Swann, Anthony Ogogo, Danny Mac, and Jonnie Peacock.

In 2019, Oti triumphed alongside Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher. After seven years, Oti Mabuse is leaving Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2019, Oti triumphed alongside Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher. After seven years, Oti Mabuse is leaving Strictly Come Dancing. ( Source : bbc )

She has also participated in the German version of the Let's Dance dance competition.

Express.co.uk reported that she is estimated to have made just over £410,000 between her Strictly salary and the Professionals tour money in 2021.

However, she is not in the Strictly 2022. After seven years, Oti announced her departure from the program in February 2022. 

She was a fan favorite and won the Strictly Glitterball trophy in both 2019 and 2020 with Bill Bailey. She is presently a judge on ITV's The Masked Dancer.

Oti Mabuse Makes Over £2,117.42 per Social Media Post

Oti also has a sizable social media following, and The Sun estimates that she may make about £2,117.42 per post in 2021 when she had 589,000 followers. 

The South African dancer can now demand more than £3,000 per sponsored post as she has 643,000 followers.

Aside from dancing, Oti has created Instagram advertising for Sketchers, Premier Protein, and Green Chef UK.

When not boosting her income through social media, she performs concerts and earns extra money from appearances on the radio, TV, and in interviews.

She was nominated for 3 NTA AWARDS and 3 shows in 2022
She was nominated for 3 NTA AWARDS and 3 shows in 2022 ( Source : instagram )

She served as a dance captain on The Greatest Dancer and has been on Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4 and BBC Morning Live.

Oti's sister, Motsi Mabuse, who is the judge on Strictly Come Dancing earns £1,736.29 per post, which is comparatively lower than her. 

Oti Mabuse's Real State Company With Husband

Oti Mabuse and her husband Marius Iepure have founded a brand-new real estate enterprise that has the potential to make her a multimillionaire.

She and her German dancer spouse, 39, are both listed as directors of Lionshead Property Investments, a company that is registered with Companies House.

Pure Mabuse Entertainment, Oti's company, already earns about £500,000 annually from TV partnerships and advertising contracts(DailyMail).

Oti Mabuse Is A Dancer From South Africa

Oti Mabuse is a Pretoria native, who completed his undergraduate work in civil engineering before beginning a professional ballroom dancing career.

Motsi Mabuse, her older sister, is also a trained ballroom dancer. Oti has participated in both the professional dancing competition Let's Dance in Germany and Strictly Come Dancing in the United Kingdom.

Oti came to Germany to expand her dancing opportunities after winning the South African Latin American Championship eight times. In her dancing career, she has won a lot of awards, including:

  • third-place in the World Cup Freestyle Latin in 2014
  • second-place at the 2014 European Championship Latin and
  • first place in the PD Freestyle Latin German Championship


Oti Mabuse Is Married With Her Husband Marius Iepure

After meeting at a dance competition in Germany in 2014, Oti Mabuse got married to Marius Iepure.

Marius is a dancer from Romania, who was born in August 1982. In 2014 and 2015, Marius participated in the program Let's Dance. In 2017, he danced as a backup dancer on Strictly.

The couple together participated in a number of competitions and won gold at the German National Show Dance Championships.

They finished second in the World Latin Championships as well.

When did Oti Mabuse and Marius Iepure get married?

On his birthday in 2014, Marius proposed to Oti and they were married that same year.

Oti Mabuse with her husband, Marius Iepure
Oti Mabuse with her husband, Marius Iepure ( Source : mabuse )

Even though the couple got engaged in 2014, Oti didn't share a sentimental flashback of the moment she said "I do" until 2017.

She said in the caption of a photo: "Three years ago today, this lovely crazy man was driving me crazy because he was acting jittery. But it was only because he was about to propose.

Does Oti Mabuse Have Children?

Oti Mabuse and her partner Iepure are yet to have children, however, they have freely expressed their desire to do so in the future.

The Strictly Come Dancing champion admitted in a new interview with Fabulous Magazine that she is not yet ready to become a mother, despite her wish to do so in the future.

Motsi is a proud mother to her two-year-old daughter.
Motsi is a proud mother to her two-year-old daughter. ( Source : hellomagazine )

 She said, "I think one day we'll wake up and be like, 'It's the time!'" It's just not required right now, but at some point, I'll want to give my nieces a few relatives.

On the other hand, her sister Motsi Mabuse has a beautiful daughter of two years old, with her husband of three years, Evgenij Voznyuk.

Some FAQs

Does OTI have a child?

No, Oti does not have a child but she does have a niece.

Is Oti out of Strictly Come Dancing?

After seven years on the hit BBC show, Oti Mabuse announced her departure from Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.

Are Motsi Mabuse and Oti sisters?

Yes, Motsi Mabuse and Oti are sisters.

Is Oti married?

Yes, she is married to her husband, Marius Iepure.

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