RuPaul Net Worth: The Award Winning TV Host & Drag Queen Worth Millions

14 January 2021, 17:06

Ru Paul's net worth is into the millions
Ru Paul's net worth is into the millions. Picture: Getty/Instagram

The face off RuPaul's Drag Race is very well established in the drag world – here's everything we know about his career and net worth.

RuPaul, aged 60, who is best known for his TV competition series: RuPaul’s Drag Race, is also an actor, drag queen, model, author and recording artist, who has worked hard over the years to establish his brand.

RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has just arrived in the UK for a brand new series, first aired in 2009, where drag queens compete to be selected by a panel of judges, and Ru himself, to find ‘America’s next drag superstar’.

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Over the years, he has received four Primetime Emmy awards for the show, as well as releasing 14 studio albums.

But what’s RuPaul’s net worth? Here’s everything we know about the drag superstar’s career and notable earnings…

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What is RuPaul's net worth?

According to Celeb’s Net Worth, Ru Paul’s net worth has hit $16 million (£13 million).

So where has he acquired his impressive fortune from? Find out below...

RuPaul's Drag Race landed in the UK in 2020
RuPaul's Drag Race landed in the UK in 2020. Picture: BBC

RuPaul’s career

RuPaul first achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, ‘Supermodel (You Better Work)’, which was included in his first debut album, ‘Supermodel of the World’, and was released in 1993.

The following year he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, becoming the first drag queen to collab with a major cosmetics campaign, all while raising money for the Mac AIDS Fund.

In 1994, he also got his own VH1 talk show, ‘The RuPaul Show’, which continued for over 100 episodes, while co-hosting a radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage, who is now a judge on his drag competition show.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK is in its second season
RuPaul's Drag Race UK is in its second season. Picture: BBC

RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul has fronted 13 seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race in the US, but took the show international mid-way through its years of success.

It now has series in the UK, Canada, Thailand, Spain, Holland and more on the horizon.

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