What is Paula Abdul's net worth? Here's how much 'The Masked Dancer' judge has made in career spanning 4 decades
Paula Abdul is currently seen on television once a week as a judge on 'The Masked Dancer'. This isn't the first TV gig for the 58-year-old. For seven years, between 2002 and 2009, she appeared as a judge on 'American Idol' alongside Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Abdul began her career at the young age of 18 and dabbled in a variety of arenas that brought her success, support from fans as well and she also amassed a very impressive net worth in the 40 years that she's been actively building her career.
From singing, choreographing and acting to judging reality shows, Paula has done it all and has amassed quite an impressive net worth. Here's everything you need to know about her wealth
Paula Abdul's career trajectory
Abdul, an ardent dance fanatic since her schooling days at Van Nuys High, was determined to turn her passion into a career. She had made up her mind that she would enter showbiz one day and the stepping stone for her was a cheerleading position for the Los Angeles Lakers.
It was during one of the games where she was spotted by a couple of bandmates of 'The Jacksons', who immediately offered her a chance to choreograph their single 'Torture', which went on to become a great success. Riding on the success of her debut choreography gig, she went on to work on more projects in the music industry. It was in the '80s that Paula became one of the most sought after choreographers.
She then shifted gears to try out singing and she instantly became a massive singing superstar. She managed to have multiple number one singles on Billboard Hot 100 and most of her songs were considered to be hits. She even received the prestigious Grammy award for the music video of 'Opposites Attract' in 1991 and was nominated for the song 'Straight Up' in the Female Pop Vocal Performance category.
According to IMDb, she also won the Primetime Emmy Award twice, one in 1987 for 'The Tracey Ullman Show' for Outstanding choreography and then in 1990 for her own performance at the 17th Annual American Music Awards. She was then approached by a multitude of big reality shows on television to appear as a judge on the shows. Apart from 'Idol', she has also been on the judging panel of 'The X Factor' (America), 'Dancing with the Stars', and 'So You Think You Can Dance' to name a few. All of this has contributed to her astoundingly massive net worth of $30 Million, according to a Born Rich report.
Paula Abdul's charity work
Paula has also been involved with multiple charity foundations including the WE movement, American Humane Society, Clothes off Our Back, Kids Wish Network, and Much Love Animal Rescue to name a few.