Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley
Celebrated Name: Michael Flatley
Real Name/Full Name: Michael Ryan Flatley
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: July 16, 1958
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Weight: 55kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Niamh O’Brien
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Michael St. James Flatley)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Michael Flatley Gay?: No
Profession: Dancer, Choreographer, and Musician, Flautist and  Broadcast Presenter
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $380 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Michael Flatley is an American actor, former dancer, choreographer, writer, and presenter. The dancer is known several Irish dance shows named Riverdale, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger Life. According to People magazine, he is one of the 50 most Beautiful People in the World. The actor is also a chess master.

The leg insurance of the dancer is 40 million dollars. The singer holds Guinness World Records for tap dancing three times per second. In 2015, the dancer retired from dance because of spinal, knee, foot, and rib pain.

Maybe you know about Michael Flatley very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Michael Flatley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The actor was born on July 16, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He is inherent in South Side, Chicago. The ethnicity of the actor is Irish. He was born to parents Michael and Elizabeth. His parents came to the United States in 1947. He starts learning dance at age 11 years old by Dennis G. Dennehy. The actor has three sisters and one brother.

The grandmother of Michael was a champion dancer. The father of Michael was a plumber.

Flatley studied in Dennehy School of Irish Dance. He takes admission to Brother Rice High School. He became the first American to won World Irish Dance title at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne, which is Irish Dancing Championships. The dancer was only 17 years. During 1975 and 1976, the writer won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Apart from dancing, he participated in amateur boxing Chicago Golden Gloves tournament.  The actor received talent of dance from his mother.

Personal Life

In 2006, the dancer started dating Niamh O’Brien. On October 14, 2006, the couple married in Fermoy, County Cork. In 2007, first son Michael St. James.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 16, 1958, Michael Flatley is 65 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. His height is 5 ft 9 in tall, and his weight is 55 kg.


After completing his graduation, the dancer does several jobs like stockbroker, blackjack gambler, and flutist. The artist toured with Green Fields of America from 1978 to 1979. He also toured with The Chieftains, but he wanted to become a full-time member of the band. He caught the attention of Mary Robinson, which was the producer of the dance show and President of Ireland.

The dancer received an invitation from the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The dancer performed seven-minute in the contest. After some time, the dancer earned worldwide fame. He worked in show River dance, which was produced by the Moya Doherty. He left the show due to some issues with salary and royalty fees. The artist was replaced by Colin Dunne.

The dancer created his own show Lord of the Dance. The show was premiered in London Coliseum. The composer of the show was Ronan Hardiman. The actor earned more than £36 million became 25th the World’s highest-earning entertainer in 1997. The writer created a new version of the show named Feet of Flames. In July 2005, the next show of dancer was Celtic Tiger Live. The winter tour of Michael was canceled because he was hospitalized due to some viral infection.  The dancer showcases his performance on Dancing with Stars in the United States.

Michael returned to Lord of the Dance show and performed in England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. In 2011, the tour movie Lord of the Dance was released. The dancer released a flute album in 2011. The artist created a new spin-off series named Lord of the Dancer: Dangerous Games. In 2016, the dancer’s last tour was in Las Vegas on St. Patrick’s Day. Michelle produced, directed, and starred in a Spy fiction movie named Blackbird. The film was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Awards & Achievements

The dancer received National Heritage Fellowship awarded by National Endowment for the Arts. The artist was the first recipient of the Irish Dancing Commission Fellowship award. In 2003, Michael was named Flatley Irish American of the Year.

At Irish Post Award, the writer received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Michael Flatley in 2024

Michael Flatley Net Worth
Michael Flatley Net Worth

As of June 2024, The net worth of Michael Flatley is $380 million. Apart from dancing, Michael is an investor.  He invested his money in properties located in the Caribbean, New York, and Beverly Hills.  The artist performed in several shows in his career.

Michael also earned royalty from his autobiography. The actor participated in a fundraising event of JP McManus. The singer sold his paintings for €1 million and donated money to his charitable organization. The entrepreneur also invested money in Berkshire Hathaway.

Michael is the greatest dancer of all time. He donated money to several charities. The dancer has to retire because of spinal, knee, foot, and rib pain.


  1. I wish you all the best Michael Flatley. I have always been a great fan of yours. I wish you good health, and lots of laughter and never ending Love to you and your Family. Always stay safe and God Bless you always.

    Your Fan
    Diane Cote

  2. learning the basic steps at 62 by one of your ex dancers life is so hectic at the mo lost me mojo nhs nursey needs a gee up will ye join me in a hornpipe? kildare colleen.

  3. I notice an inaccuracy:
    His record is 35 taps per second, not 3 as stated above.

    I also have a comment, extracted from the information provided above:

    1. Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn: Ѕtrаіght
    2. Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ: Маrrіеd
    3. Іѕ Місhаеl Flаtlеу Gау?: Nо

    Is it necessary to emphasize this detail not once, not twice but THREE times!?

  4. Happy Birthday, Michael. Since the first time I saw Riverdance, I’ve been a #1 fan. From a set
    dancer in South Florida. Most of our dancers are over80 and have all sorts of aches and pains. Looking forward to end of pandemic . We need the joy and exercise .

  5. Your shows are pure entertainment! I can’t wait to share with my grandson.All the best in your retirement, you certainly have earned it.


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