Whitney Thore Net Worth

February 20, 2023
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Born Whitney Way Thore on the 14th April 1984, in Greensboro, North Carolina USA, she is a plus size dancer, activist and television personality, best known to the world for being a part of the fat acceptance movement, and for her appearance in TLC’s TV reality show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (2015).

Have you ever wondered how rich Whitney Thore is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Thore’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through her successful career, active since the early 2000s.


Whitney Thore Net Worth $1.5 Million


Whitney is the daughter of Glenn and Barbara Thore, and she has an older brother, Hunter. Whitney grew up in her hometown and went to Walter Hines Page Senior High School, from which she matriculated in 2002. During her high school years, she was part of the program for the intellectually gifted high school students at the Governor’s School of North Carolina at Meredith College. Following her matriculation, Whitney enrolled at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina majoring in theatre.

However, she decided not to pursue a career in her major, but instead moved to Korea, where she worked as an English teacher. On her return, she found a job as an on-air producer of Jared & Katie in the Morning, aired on 107.5 KZL, one of the most popular radio stations in her native, Greensboro.

It was in 2014 that she uploaded a dance video – “A Fat Girl Dancing” – on the YouTube channel of the radio station, and in no time the video reached immense popularity, which made her able to spread her message of body acceptance and positive body image. Whitney quickly became more popular, and as a result she featured in a number of variety shows, including ABC News, and The Today Show on NBC, and also the Huffington Post. Her career continued to develop, and in 2015 she became the subject of the TLC’s reality show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (2015-2017), which followed Whitney through the process of losing weight.

She continued to spread her message through many other appearances, including in “The Dr. Oz Show” in 2015, then “Hollywood Today Live” (2016), and “Entertainment Tonight”, which also added to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Whitney was in a relationship with Lennie Alehat, but the two broke up after some time.

Most recently, Whitney was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and it has resulted in stopping her weight loss, such that in the last nine months, Whitney has gained more than 10 pounds, but there is also a possibility that she can’t have children.

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