Wade Robson Net Worth: How Leaving Neverland Affected Income
He’s an Australian dancer and choreographer known for his ‘friendship’ with Michael Jackson, but what is Wade Robson’s net worth?
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The net worth of Wade Robson is $1 million (£830,000).
Who is Wade Robson? And how did he earn this net worth?
Wade Jeremy William Robson was born on September 17, 1982 in Brisbane, Australia.
He had started dance classes when he still lived in Australia, but at nine years-old he and his mother and sisters moved to America, with the help of Michael Jackson.
After the move was when he started to become known in the entertainment industry. He was in Michael Jackson’s music videos for ‘Black or White’, ‘Jam’ and ‘Heal the World’.
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Wade continued to stay within the dance scene and became a choreographer at just 14. He choreographed many of Britney Spears’ music videos and tours, NSYNC’s tours and also stood in for NSYNC member Joey Fatone in the ‘Pop’ music video, after Joey gained an injury.
He continued to go from strength to strength, gaining his own MTV show, The Wade Robson Project, which was a talent competition for hip-hop dancers. In 2007, he began the American Idols LIVE! Tour. He choreographed group performances on the second and third series of So You Think You Can Dance – he even received a Primetime Emmy Award for the performances.
Child abuse allegations…
Wade and Michael Jackson became friends when Michael was touring Australia. At the time, Wade was 5 years-old.
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A couple of years later, Wade was visiting America with his dance troupe and he stayed at Michael Jackson’s estate, know better as Neverland Ranch (Santa Barbara, California).
When Michael was arrested on child sexual abuse allegations in 2005, Wade jumped to the King of Pop’s defence. Wade stated that he had stayed in the same bed as Michael before, but never had he been touched.
However, in 2013 Wade changed his statement, saying that Michael actually had sexually abused him.
He explored this further in the documentary, Leaving Neverland, which he filmed alongside James Safechuck. Wade stated that Michael had sexually abused him twice when he visited America from Australia and many more times when he actually moved to the country.
He has claimed that he was abused from the ages of 7 to 14.
When questioned as to why he had changed his statement, he said that it was because of Michael’s ‘complete manipulation and brainwashing’. Michael had told Wade that both of them would go to prison if what had happened ever became public knowledge.
He also claimed that becoming a father was what made him come forward after he experienced nervous breakdowns in 2011 and 2012.
In August 2019, a video was released which shows Wade and his mother, Joy, contradicting the claims about Michael that they made in the Leaving Neverland documentary.
Wade’s dating history…
Wade and Michael’s niece, Brandi, were together for 7 years.
The couple were introduced by Michael at a photoshoot when they were children and were friends for 10 years before Wade asked Michael to set the pair up.
Things ended badly between the pair, with Brandi claiming that Wade cheated on her with Britney Spears – while she was with Justin Timberlake! Rumour has it that Justin Timberlake’s hit single, ‘Cry Me A River’, was inspired by Britney cheating with Wade.
Brandi had some things to say when the Leaving Neverland documentary aired:
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Nowadays, Wade is with Amanda Rodriguez. The pair married in 2005 and have a child together, Koa.
Amanda is also a choreographer and has worked on So You Think You Can Dance.
What is he doing now?..
Recently, Wade has been using dance to help people overcome emotional turmoil and abuse just like him.
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