|Estimated value:||€3 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||TV presenter|
Daniel Hartwich is a well-known German television presenter. At the latest since he took over the moderator position on the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance” in 2010, he has been one of the best-known and best-earning moderators in the German TV landscape. He also became known to a wider audience through the moderation of the RTL “Jungle Camp” (“I’m a star – get me out of here!”) alongside Sonja Zietlow and through the moderation of the show “Das Supertalent”. According to media information, Hartwich now lives in Cologne with his wife and two children.
Daniel Hartwich was born on August 18, 1978 in Frankfurt am Main. Little is publicly known about Hartwich’s childhood and adolescence, as the German television presenter reveals very few details about his private life. Hartwich attended the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium in Bad Homburg until he graduated from high school in 1998, before he began studying German and political science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. During his studies, he had his first contacts in the press and media landscape, first as an employee at Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), where he gained initial experience in dealing with moderation and dealing with a larger audience.
After completing his studies, Hartwich quickly landed larger presenting jobs. First he moderated the morning show at the Hessian youth channel HRXLL. He later hosted HR3’s (Madhouse) mainline program and was founding presenter of HRXLL’s successor station, YouFm.
Hartwich made his first experiences with the film and television industry at KIKA, where he got his first job as a moderator in the program “TKKG – the club of detectives”. With further engagements within individual shows of the RTL Group, Hartwich’s awareness increased gradually until he received the first offers for full-length program formats in the 2010s, which he accompanied as a moderator.
Daniel Hartwich’s big breakthrough came in 2008 when he moderated the show “Das Supertalent”, which he has now moderated for more than ten years. At first he led through the show together with Marco Schreyl, before he took over the sole moderation from 2012 and thus became the essential trademark and face of the show alongside Dieter Bohlen. From 2010, Daniel Hartwich also took over the moderation of the RTL primetime show “Let’s Dance”. Alongside changing co-moderators (Nazan Eckes, Sylvie Meis and Victoria Swarovski), he is an integral part of the show after Harpe Kerkeling left in 2007 and essentially contributes to its success on German television.
In the years after Dirk Bach’s death, Daniel Hartwich also took over the moderation of the show “I’m a star – get me out of here!”, which he has been moderating together with Sonja Zietlow since 2013. Here Hartwich became known primarily for his groovy comments about the performance and quirks of the candidates in the jungle camp. Daniel Hartwich has also been appearing regularly in his own shows since 2015, which has helped the presenter and entertainer to gain additional notoriety. These include programs such as “Hartwichs 100! Daniel is testing the Germans” or “Detention! – Celebrities back to school”.
Daniel Hartwich achieved the greatest successes of his career in his RTL shows “Das Supertalent”, “I’m a star – get me out of here!” and “Let’s Dance”, through which the native of Hesse was able to establish himself firmly in the German media and television landscape for several years. However, Daniel Hartwich already experienced a first career highlight during his radio time with YouFm. During his time there, he received a radio award for his radio show “You FM Roadshow”.
In 2012, Daniel Hartwich and his co-moderator Sylvie Meis were awarded the Bavarian Television Prize for their moderation of “Let’s Dance”. In 2013, together with his co-moderator Sonja Zietlow, he also received the German Comedy Award for his biting moderation of the show “I’m a Star – Get Me Out of Here!”. In 2009, Hartwich had already received the Golden Camera for moderating “Supertalent”.
Hartwich is best known for his crudely funny sayings in “I’m a star – get me out of here!” known.
“There we are again and you, ladies and gentlemen, got it right. We have twelve campers this year. We too had to realize: sometimes it’s all about the quantity.”
“I hate these moderation robots. These all-gone moderators.”
“I don’t watch this show. Trash! This is trash!”
In addition to various awards such as the Bavarian TV Prize, the Romy or the German Comedy Prize, Daniel Hartwich even received the “Tie Man of the Year” style award in 2014. He shares the aforementioned trophy with greats such as Willy Brandt and jazz trumpeter Till Brönner. In 2019, Daniel Hartwich was also voted “Glasses Wearer of the Year 2019”.
|Estimated value:||€3 million|