Name: Christopher Douglas Soules
Born: November 6, 1981
Occupation: Reality television star
Chris Soules was born in Arlington, Iowa on November 6, 1981.
He attended Starmont High School, where he was actively involved in football and track and field. His football team finished second in the state championship. After he graduated in 2000, Chris attended Iowa State University, earning a degree in Agricultural Studies.
Chris was engaged to his college girlfriend Sheena Schreck, but it was called off just prior to the wedding. He was later engaged to Whitney Bischoff (see below), but the engagement came to an end after just six months.
Chris worked as a fourth-generation farmer. But he won’t be known for his tractor skills.
He appeared on “The Bachelorette,” finishing in third place. Because he was such a fan favorite on the show, Chris was the key feature on the 19th season of “The Bachelor.” He had selected Whitney as his bride in front of his family barn in Iowa. Six months later, they announced the engagement was off.
Chris’s television success wouldn’t end there. He became a contestant on the hit ABC reality series “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015 and partnered with Witney Carson, who was the winner in season 19. Chris was eliminated in the eighth week after suffering a calf injury. He finished in fifth place.
A few months later, Chris starred on the Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.” Out of seven contestants, Chris was the third person eliminated from the series.
In April 2017, Chris made headlines when he was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal truck/tractor accident in Aurora, Iowa when he left a 66-year-old man dead. Chris was driving a truck that rear-ended a tractor. Chris was not charged with driving under the influence, but it has been reported that he purchased alcohol before the crash (2017). He was also heavily criticized for failing to show up to the dead man’s funeral.
We estimate that Chris Soules’s net worth is $1.5 million (2016).
So how much is $1.5 million really?
$1.5 million can purchase a new farm in the middle of Iowa. $1.5 million can also cover his cash bond.