Jabbawockeez, the iconic dancing group widely known for their long career in showbiz and regarded as America’s true best dance crew; but how much do you know about it’s achievements, other ventures and net worth? Have you ever wondered how much Jabbawockeez net worth is?
The Jabbawockeez is a world-famous dance crew, throughout their career the group has been highly successful, pioneering with their unique style and creativity and wowing audiences along the way.
Thanks to a career that spans nearly two decades, the award-winning crew have cemented its status among the greatest. They have also manages to remain in the interest of audiences to date.
Want to know more about the Jabbawockeez? Keep scrolling down and let’s see what more we can learn about the legendary group.
Jabbawockeez Net Worth Timeline
The members of Jabbawockeez started dancing years before their first opportunity at stardom.
The initial Jabbawockeez members that formed the group in 2003 are Kevin Brewer, Phil Tayag, and Joe Larot. They adopted ski masks and gloves as a tribute to the 1970s San Francisco strutting crew Medea Sirkas.
After a while, the dance group expanded welcoming other members including Gary Kendall and Randy Bernal.
The hip-hop dance crew became famous after winning the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008. They received a cash awards of $100,000.
The exposure the dance group earned from participating in the competition and winning led them to lucrative contracts.
They have appeared in numerous TV shows including Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kelly.
They have returned to ABDC a few times, for the Champions for Charity episode and yet another appearance on ABDC during the season six finale before the new champions (I.aM.mE) were crowned.
Jabbawockeez Net worth 2021
According to online sources the Jabbawockeez have an estimated net worth in 2021 of approximately, $35 million.
They have made their money through tours, music videos and appearing in TV commercials, etc.
Since becoming the winners of America’s Best Dance Crew, they have taken part in commercials, adverts and sponsorships.
The Jabbawockeez have appeared in Pepsi and Gatorade commercials. They were also featured in the television commercial ads of business giants such as, Ford.
Jabbawockeez Monte Las Vegas Residency
With a successful production show in Las Vegas, one of the most noteworthy is their brilliant Las Vegas show at the “Monte Carlo Resort and Casino that earned them a massive following.
In 2010, they performed their show “MÃœS.I.C.” at MGM Grand Las Vegas. Their theatrical performance featured their unique blend of dancing and story-telling.
Jabbawockeez have been performing steadily on the Strip since 2013. The group landed a limited engagement at MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater (the home of David Copperfield) for an original show title “MUS.I.C.” which received an extension and proved the Jabbawockeez’ dynamic-but-wordless performances could be sustainable on the Strip.
The next evolution of the show, “PRiSM,” opened in the 850-seat Atrium level theater (currently the home of Blue Man Group) in the spring of 2013 and then moved back to MGM Grand in late 2015.
As of 2019, their MGM ‘Jreamz’ show played five nights a week. “Jreamz” at the Jabbawockeez Theater is the most concentrated shot of this group’s efforts to date, a singular success these artists have honed to its best form.
In 2020, Jabbawockeez celebrated their 10th anniversary of their latest Las Vegas residency and a decade of creative performances and collaborations with the show ‘Timeless’ -The debut of Timless commemorated a relationship with MGM Resorts that began in 2010.
Jabbawockeez TV deal
Jabbawockeez starred in Shake It Up, a Disney Channel Comedy Show. The JabbawockeeZ perform at the beginning of the episode.
As part of their ventures, the Jabbawockeez have taken part in commercials and even went on various dance tours. They have performed on tour in the USA, as well as Australia.
Thanks to their popularity, the Jackwockeez also branched out to establish their own clothing line. Their evolving apparel line was first launched in 2008.
In addition to their apparel line they have also expanded to headwear, accessories, athletics and more.
Jabbawockeez Early life
The Jabbawockeez were initially formed under the name “3 Muskee” which was comprised of Kevin “KB” Brewer, Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag and Joe “Punkee” Larot.
They have stated that they do not have a ‘leader’ and designs their choreography as a collective unit. The signature attire of the entire group was dancing by putting on a white mask and gloves. They were later joined by other members including, ‘Gary Kendall’ and the other one was the ‘Randy Bernal.’
Speaking about those early years, founding member Phil Tayag revealed in an interview
“People could’ve really frowned on what we were doing because we mixed a popping style and then just went on the ground to some bboy **** and then a choreography-esque style that would be contemporary or new. So it’s not traditional and we were doing all of that over some abstract beat by Mix Master Mike or Invisibl Skratch Piklz or DJ Shadow. It got really weird but it was what we liked and what we were exposed to.”
JabbaWockeeZ auditioned as a seven-member group for the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC) because of crew member limits imposed by the show. They took home a $100,000 prize for winning first place in the show.
The dance crew was put on the map and the Jabbawockeez net worth has only become bigger since. They have been featured in numerous commercials, they have also аlѕо bee fеаturеd іn vаrіоuѕ other tеlеvіѕіоnѕ ѕhоwѕ lіkе ‘Dаnсіng wіth thе Ѕtаr; and were even featured in the popular dance film ‘Step Up 2.’
They have also had the chance to tour outside the US, performing in various cities of Australia such as Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.
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If you have ever wondered about the incredibly talented masked dancers’ identity, here is your chance to meet the current members.
Kevin is one of the founders of the popular dance group, the Jabbawockeez. The California native began his dancing career in 1995.
In addition to his amazing dancing skills, music production and emceeing; he happens to be an Apple Certified Technician. Kevin’s source of inspiration is God, his family, Bruce Lee, and his crew.
Joe was born in Sacramento, California on June 29, 1984. He, together with other crew members Phil Tayag and Kevin Brewer started a dancing band called “The Three Muskees that evolved to the Jabbawockeez.
Today, Joe is the co-owner/board member/creative director of the JBWKZ company.
Jeff “Phi” Nguyen
Jeff was born on September 15, 1988; he became interested in dancing as a teen and later made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career.
Jeff is a dance instructor and dances for a living. He has instructed numerous people and crews that have created great paths for themselves as well.
Phil was born on October 9, 1984. He is one of the better known members and his full-time job is a dancer.
Rynan, a California native was born on March 26, 1981. He is married to Belle Abuyo, another talented break-dancer. He is mostly referred to as Kid Rainen and is a Filipino member of the dance crew.
Gary Ray Kendell was the oldest crew member, unfortunately he passed away from meningitis in 2007, in Denver, Colorado. Over the years he was a member/director of numerous professional dance groups including Jughead, MindTricks and Jabbawockeez.
Jabbawockeez Awards and honors
Іn 2008, Јаbbаwосkееz wоn thе tіtlе ‘Аmеrіса’ѕ Веѕt Dаnсе Сrеw’ іn ѕеаѕоn 1 оf thе tеlеvіѕіоn dаnсе rеаlіtу ѕhоw.
Іn thе ѕаmе уеаr, thе dаnсе сrеw wоn thе ‘Аѕіаn Ехсеllеnсе Аwаrd.’
Тhе dаnсе сrеw hаѕ аlѕо bееn bеѕtоwеd bу thе ‘Fаvоrіtе Rеаlіtу ТV Ѕtаr’ tіtlе.
Тhе Јаbbаwосkееz received thе hоnоrаblе ‘Lіvіng Lеgеnd оf Нір-Нор Аwаrd’
In 2013, they won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set It Off Competition.
The masked dance troupe has been dominating the dance industry for more than a decade. The Jabbawockeez is specialized in varied genres of dance forms such as hip-hop, popping, and lastly, B-boying -all of which makes them major dancing goals right from the getgo.
The Jabbawockeez have accomplished more than any dance crew before, effectively transforming the way people view dance and paving the way for new methods of musical expression.
Favorite Quotes from the Jabbawockeez
“Music is the paint. The Floor is the canvas. You are the brush. Create a masterpiece”
“More than dance, more than anything, first and foremost it’s always been about communicating, expressing an idea, it’s always been more of an outlet”
Lessons learned from the Jabbawockeez
Jabbawockee Phil Tayag who has been one of the most vocal memebrs shared some of his views to Hip Hop International
“We grew up and we were halfway thugging. We knew the drug dealers or maybe you were one. You weren’t in a gang but you were a gang. It was a weird culture because everyone was trying to figure out what they wanted to do, but it was all street culture”
Tayag adds that dance, like skating, was an early counterculture and he still considers it to be one today. The connection between the overlapping cultures naturally led to the creation of the Jabbawockeez.
On sneakers, streetwear, and hip-hop culture he said
Sneakers and dancing/bboying have been connected since the beginning of hip-hop culture but he believes there’s still room to grow. “I still feel like dancers have yet to really button up shoes in a particular full-on dance related way. I guess you can say with the PUMA Suedes and adidas joints you have the flat soles which makes the gliding look so ill. But people are even breaking in Sock Darts and Frees and even Timbs now,”
He thinks that sneakers have become part of pop culture as the sneakerhead trend has fully saturated everyday people.
What do the Jabbawockeez do now?
While the Jabbawockeez have been a cultural phenomenon in our space for the last decade, they remain as active as ever.
The crew recently announced they will be returning to the MGM stage later this month. The world-famous dance crew will perform its show, TIMELESS, five nights a week at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Where do the Jabbawockeez live?
The Jabbawockeez split their time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Connect with Jabbawockeez on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok, and visit their YouTube channel.
Jabbawockeez have an active official Instagram page with over 2 million followers.
Jabbawockeez can be found on Facebook with over 5 million followers.
Jabbawockeez crew on Twitter with over 300k followers.
Jabbawockeez have been super successful on Tiktok with 5 million followers and over 19 million likes.
Jabbawockeez channel has 4.87M subscribers. Check out their awesome tutorials.
Check out the Jabbawockeez website where you can find tour dates, their shop and more.