RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag performer, model, television presenter, and executive producer. He has been in the spotlight for the last nine years and he’s the host and judge of ‘RuPuals Drag Race’, a television reality competition. So, let’s take a closer look at everything there is to know about RuPaul, including the net worth of this drag queen.
RuPaul Personal Life
RuPaul Andre Charles was born on November 17, 1960, San Diego, California. He has three sisters, but his parents divorced in 1967 and he grew up living with his mother. At the age of 15, he moved to Atlanta with his sister to learn performing arts. Then in the 1980s, he started working as a bar dancer at the ‘Celebrity Club.’
RuPaul has been married to his long-time Australian partner, painter Georges LeBar.
RuPaul’s career started with performing in nightclubs. Nowadays, he is one of the most famous hosts on American television. He has been part of the show business for almost two decades and has had a very distinctive career in nearly all the fields of entertainment.
RuPaul first started performing for documentaries, such as ‘Wigstock: The Movie,’ which were based on gender-bending. His debut album ‘Supermodel of the world’ had reached many of the charts i.e. UK singles charts, Billboard hot 100 and also on Billboard hot dance music/club play charts.
After the debut album, he has released a number of other albums, including ‘Ho Ho Ho’, ‘Champion’, ‘Glamazon’, and ‘Red Hot.’ Moreover, he has been part of many talk shows, television shows, movies, and has endorsed many brands.
His first drastic career change happened in 2007/2008 when his success fell extremely. It was then that he came up with the idea to launch his own reality TV show. The idea was really incredible and he made his show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, a worldwide sensation television show. He is also recognized as ‘Drag Queen’.
Awards and Achievements
RuPaul has had a very successful career and he’s known worldwide, including countries such as the UK, Canada, and Australia. Hence, he has earned a lot of awards for outstanding hosting. He has been nominated for primetime awards in the category of outstanding host for a reality show. In fact, until 2016, he was nominated eight times in the category of outstanding host for his reality competition. Moreover, he has won many awards, including GLAAD Media awards, Vito Russo award. He has been listed as the most influential female in the world by TIME magazine.
He is the first drag queen ever to receive a star at the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. He got this honor on March 16, 2018.
RuPaul Net Worth
It is estimated that RuPaul’s net worth stands at $5.5 million. Most of his wealth has accumulated from his inimitable style of hosting and his multi-talents. He owns a huge house with a pool and a personal garage in Los Angeles. RuPaul drives cars like Lexus 4X4 and 1979 Volvo. He has earned a lot of money from being an actor, model, author, television host and a drag queen. He has achieved a lot and continued a great deal to the American entertainment industry. RuPaul is considered to be one of the most influential people on American television. He is extremely respected for his unique style.