About Columbus Short
Columbus Short net worth amounts to $1.5 million dollar. This is not an amazing fortune, because we all know that A-list actors earn much, much more. But still, $1.5 million is a considerable amount of money and I think it is safe to say that most of it comes from his acting career. Columbus attended youth theatre ever since he was a little boy, studied at the Orange County High School of the Arts for a while and later worked on Broadway’s tour of Stomp. However, acting was not exactly the talent that made him famous (well at least in the celebrity circles) on the first place. Neither was it the salary for his work on moviea and television that first boosted Columbus Short net worth.
In the early 2000s this young man became famous as a choreographer. In 2004 he choreographed Britney Spears‘ fifth concert tour, which showcased her fifth studio album, titled In the Zone. Back in the day this singer was still at her prime, so I guess you can understand how big of an achievement this was for Columbus. The profits of the tour amounted to $34 million in box-office revenues and I think part of the merit for this spectacular commercial success should be attributed to Short. The tour was divided into seven segments, Check-In, Mystic Lounge, Mystic Garden, The Onyx Zone, Security Cameras, Club, and each of them had a different choreography. Those who saw Britney and her team dancing on The Onyx Hotel Tour would probably agree that the choreographer behind it was a real talent. On the other hand, it would be a mistake to claim that the tour would have not been extremely profitable without Columbus‘ input. After all, the album In the Zone spawned 4 mega-hits (“Me Against the Music”, “Toxic”, “Everytime” and “Outrageous”) and eventually received 3x Platinum certification form the Recording Industries Association of America, so I guess the tour which showcased it would have attracted millions of fans anyway.
Since the mid-2000s acting became an even more important source of Columbus Short net worth than dancing. His first movie, which was titled You Got Served, reached the cinemas in 2004 and experienced a considerable commercial success, grossing $48 million against a budget of $8 million. On You Got Served Columbus was a dancer, just like in real life. However, following this debut he started getting more colorful and more important roles. Following his appearance as a soldier on War of Worlds, Short featured as Hands Holloway on Accepted and Miles Sultana on Save the Last Dance 2. Columbus Short net worth growth switched to another gear as he landed his first major role: in 2007 he portrayed DJ Williams on Quarantine.