What is RuPaul Net Worth?

RuPaul Net Worth is US $60 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 60 Million
BornNovember 17, 1960 (62 Years)
GenderMale
Height6’ 3”
HoroscopeScorpio
Country of OriginThe US
Source of WealthActor, Model, Author, Television Judge, Musician, and Drag Queen
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGeorges LeBar (m. 2017)
Famous forDrag Queen    

Biography

RuPaul is a remarkable figure in the entertainment industry, who has achieved incredible success through her tireless dedication and determination. From her humble beginnings as an underground drag queen in Atlanta to becoming an Emmy Award-winning television host, RuPaul’s journey to stardom is inspiring. He has used her platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights and acceptance. Her groundbreaking show, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, has been credited with helping spark a mainstream appreciation for drag culture around the world. Not only is RuPaul a successful entertainer, but he is also becoming something of a pop culture icon. Over the years, he has been featured on magazine covers and talk shows alike, earning praise from both fans and critics alike.

Timeline

1995

Released an autobiography “Lettin’ It All Hang Out”

2010

Published a book “Workin’ It! RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style”

2018

Released another autobiography “GuRu”

2020

Australian soldier fly species named Opaluma RuPaul.

Early Life

RuPaul was born on Nov 17, 1960, in San Diego, California. His parents Ernestine and Irving Andrew Charles were from Louisiana. After divorcing his parents in 1967, he and his sisters lived with their mother. He went to Patrick Henry High school. At 15, he & his sister Renetta went to Atlanta to learn performing arts. During the 1980s, he worked in Plaza Theatre and struggled to be a filmmaker and musician. In 1982, he performed in “The American Music Show” and continued to perform for many years. He helped to create the “Star Booty” film. He worked as a bar dancer in a celebrity club Larry Tee. He also worked as a backstage dancer for Glen Mead more with drag queen Vaginal Davis. In 1989, he performed for The B-52 in the song Love Shack.

Career

In 1993, he released an album “Supermodel of the World” which was listed in 45th position on the Billboard Hot 100. His next two songs “A Shade Shady” and “Back to My Roots” were also hit. He did a contract with MAC Cosmetics.  He released an autobiography, “Lettin’ It All Hang Out”. He was a host of the talk show “The RuPaul Show” on VH1. In 1997, he released another album, “Ho Ho Ho”.

In 2002, he was a part of the “You’re No Lady” song along with Brigitte Nielsen. In 2004, he released “Red Hot”, his fourth album which did not receive much coverage. In 2006, he released his fifth album and first remix album “ReWorked”. In 2007, he played role in the movie “Starrbooty: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”.

In March 2009, he released the album, Champion.  RuPaul’s Drag Race was produced in 2009.   In April 2011, corresponding with the last of season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, he released his sixth studio album Glamazon, created by Revolution, who earlier worked with RuPaul on his album Champion. In 2012, “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” premiered after large fan demand. In January 2014, RuPaul and Revolucion both finalized through their Instagram and Twitter accounts that they had been working on a seventh studio album. In April 2014, Ru-Paul co-hosts with longtime best friend and fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. In March 2015, he released “Realness”, an eighth studio album. In April 2016, a new show on Logo television called “Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul” premiered.

In July 2016, he was nominated for the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program”. In 2017, he was the subject of different controversies regarding actions toward transgender. In March 2017, he released his eleventh studio album, “American”. In 2018, he was one of the actors who utter the voice book the day in the life of Marlon Bundo. In 2020, a kind of Australian soldier fly was named Opaluma RuPaul. The name was selected in reference to the fly’s “costume of shiny metallic rainbow colors. In August 2021, he hosted two episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. In 2022, he won the “Tony Award for Best Musical”. RuPaul Net Worth is US $60 Million as of 2022.

Highlights

Studio Albums

  • 1993 – Supermodel of the World
  • 1996 – Foxy Lady
  • 1997 – Ho Ho Ho
  • 2004 – Red Hot
  • 2009 – Champion
  • 2011 – Glamazon
  • 2014 – Born Naked
  • 2015 – Realness, Slay Belles
  • 2016 – Butch Queen
  • 2017 – American
  • 2018 – Christmas Party
  • 2020 – You’re a Winner, Baby
  • 2022 – Mamaru
  • 2023 – Black Butta

Films

  • 1987 – RuPaul Is: Starbooty! (Role – Starbooty)
  • 1994 – Crooklyn (Role –  Connie)
  • 1995 – The Brady Bunch Movie (Role – Mrs. Cummings), Wigstock: The Movie (Role – Himself), Blue in the Face (Role – Dancer), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (Role – Rachel Tensions), Red Ribbon Blues (Role – Duke)
  • 1996 – Fled (Role – Himself), A Very Brady Sequel (Role – Mrs. Cummings)
  • 1999 – Edtv (Role – RuPaul), But I’m a Cheerleader (Role – Mike)
  • 2000 – The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Role – Narrator), The Truth About Jane (Role – Jimmy), For the Love of May (Role – Jimbo)
  • 2007 – Starrbooty (Role – Starrbooty)
  • 2008 – Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild (Role – Tyrell Tyrelle)
  • 2016 – Hurricane Bianca (Role – Weather Man)
  • 2018 – Show Dogs (Role – Persephone)
  • 2019 – Someone Great (Role – Hype), Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts   (Role – Himself)
  • 2021 – The Bitch Who Stole Christmas (Role – Hannah Contour)

Favorite Quotes from RuPaul

Favorite Quote 1 from RuPaul

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 2  from RuPaul

“My goal is to always come from a place of love …but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker.”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 3 from RuPaul

“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 4 from RuPaul

“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 5 from RuPaul

“We’re born naked, and the rest is drag.”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 6 from RuPaul

“Whatever you proclaim as your identity here in the material realm is also your drag. You are not your religion. You are not your skin color. You are not your gender, your politics, your career, or your marital status. You are none of the superficial things that this world deems important. The real you are the energy force that created the entire universe!”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 7 from RuPaul

 “My attitude toward friendship has remained the same. I will support and encourage you with all the love in my heart, but if it’s not reciprocal, I gotta go […] If your friends are bitter about your success to the extent that they act out, don’t expect them to change […] Move on.”

― RuPaul
Favorite Quote 8 from RuPaul

“True wealth is having a healthy mind, body, and spirit. True wealth is having the knowledge to maneuver and navigate the mental obstacles that inhibit your ability to soar.”

― RuPaul

Key Life Lesson from RuPaul

Don’t take life too seriously

Don’t be held back by a limited perception of yourself

Don’t become bitter

Find your tribe

Know your rhythm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RuPaul’s famous catchphrase?

RuPaul’s famous catchphrase is “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

Why did RuPaul become famous?

RuPaul become famous because of his song Supermodel (You Better Work) which was released in 1992.

Are RuPaul and Michelle friends?

RuPaul and Michelle are friends since the 1980s.

Summary

RuPaul was born on Nov 17, 1960, in San Diego, California. At 15, he & his sister Renetta went to Atlanta to learn performing arts. He worked as a backstage dancer for Glen Mead and Vaginal Davis. In 1989, he performed for The B-52 in song Love Shack. In 1993, he released an album “Supermodel of the World”. His next two songs “A Shade Shady” and “Back to My Roots” were also hit. He was a host of the talk show “The RuPaul Show” on VH1. RuPaul Net Worth is US $60 Million as of 2022.