RuPaul is an American TV show host, model, actor, drag queen and author.
His estimated net worth is somewhere around 7$ million.
RuPaul Andre Charles was born on November 17, 1960 in San Diego, California. The name RuPAul, came from roux and it means a some sort of stew or soup. The name was given to him by his mother. He spent his childhood in San Diego, but moved to Atlanta when he was 15 years old to study performing arts.
He has three sisters and his parents got divorced when he was still young. As a child he enjoyed arts and being in spotlight, so everybody knew that he will one day make a name for himself in show business.
Career and rise to fame
In 1990 he moved to New York to pursue a career in Show business. RuPaul started his career by performing in nightclubs all over New York. He performed in gender-bending performances and his work was captured on tape in the documentary Wigstock.
Even though music wasn’t his plan at the beginning he recorded his first dance album in 1993 called Supermodel of the World. The album turned out to be a total success and RuPAul finally got noticed by the media.
He released two more singles afterwards which became successful as well. Since then he released several albums and participated in various TV shows and events. He was one of the first artists to present gender-bending persona to the public and becoming successful at it.
In 2009 he started hosting the show RuPAul’s Drag Race and the show, once again, became a huge success. The show is still airing and he also appeared as a judge on the show Project Runway.
He established himself as an important person for the world of fashion and his artistic contribution is definitely unique. Besides TV, RuPaul also as his perfume line, his make-up line and on January 17, 2017 he announced his eleventh studio album.
His music continues to follow the same path through all these years and most of his songs are being used as soundtracks for his show Rupaul’s Drag Race.
In 2015 he started hosting the show Good Work on E! and in 2016 he also started hosting the Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul. To honor his contribution to the world of television, he was nominated for an Emmy award and in September 2016 he won the award and his amazing contribution to the world of reality TV was made.
Andre is very active on his social media accounts and he often shares videos and images from his private life. He has thousands of followers and subscribers and his shows are some of the most viewed ones in television history.
RuPaul is openly gay and never had issues talking about his sexuality. He has been in a relationship with his partner Georges since the nineties and they live together in a fifty acre ranch in Wyoming.
He has a close relationship with his family and friends. Andre often supports gays and lesbians all around the globe by speaking out about the struggles that they experience on daily basis due to hatred of others.
Probably his biggest gift to the world of media was a chance to open people’s minds about drag world and what it represented. RuPaul presented it as a form of art, which in reality it is, and he kept his unique style and mindset after all these years.
Full Name: Andre Charles
Date of Birth: November 17, 1960
Birth Place: San Diego, California, U.S.
Age: 57 years
Profession: TV show host, actor, model, drag queen, author
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 89 kg
Net worth: 7$ million