American farmer turned reality television show celebrity, Chris Soules shot to fame after he became a favorite with the fans on Season 10 of the reality show The Bachelorette, where he came in third. This show helped him earn the role of The Bachelor in the ABC network’s Season 19 of the show. He is also known for his appearances in Dancing with the Stars and Food Network’s, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars.
Chris Soules Biography
Soules was born in Arlington, Iowa on November 6, 1981 to parents Linda Rae and Gary Soules. He went to the Starmont High School in Arlington, where he was actively participating in several sports such as football and track. He was also a member of the National FFA Organization. He has a major degree in Agricultural Studies from the Iowa State University.
Soules’ reality television career began with the show The Bachelorette, where he was seen competing against other participants to win the heart of Andi Dorfman. Although his progress was slow in the beginning of the show, he soon unleashed the dark horse within in his race to win Andi’s heart.
This happened on their one-on-one date when Andi reciprocated Soules’ genuine feelings for her with a kiss. However, in spite of their spark, Andi broke things off with him owing to his Iowan farm lifestyle that she believed she’d find difficult to adjust to.
Soules’ soon became very popular with the fans of The Bachelorette, which landed him the role of the Bachelor in season 19. Soules finally proposed on the season finale of The Bachelor to Whitney Bischoff. However, the couple were soon reported to have broken off their engagement after their six-month anniversary.
Branching out from the romantic reality television show genre, he became a contestant in Dancing with the Stars, partnering with season 19 winner Witney Carson. However, a calf injury during one of his rehearsals affected his performances terribly. He was finally eliminated, managing to finish fifth in the competition.
He also appeared in the show Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, a Food Network show. From a group of seven original contestants, he was the third person to be eliminated.
How much is Chris Soules Net Worth in 2017
Not many people are aware that Soules already had a significant amount of wealth to his name before he became a reality show celebrity. Coming from a long line of land owners, he was fondly referred to as Prince Farming in The Bachelor. Owing part of his worth to his family run farming business, he has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars as of 2017.
Currently, the star is a resident of Arlington. He takes his family’s legacy very seriously. This is evident from the fact that most of his time is occupied with farming. He recently made the news when he was arrested for fleeing the scene of a traffic accident that led to the death of Kenneth Mosher in Aurora, Iowa. He is no stranger to run-ins with the law. He has been previously charged for two counts of driving under influence (DUI), in 2001 and 2005 respectively.