Who is RuPaul Andre Charles? A look at his impressive career, massive fortune and staggering net worth

RuPaul recently bought a Beverly Hills mansion priced at $13.7 million


                            Who is RuPaul Andre Charles? A look at his impressive career, massive fortune and staggering net worth
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RuPaul Andre Charles' life has been an open book that is rich with moments of inspiration. He single-handedly helped drag performance transition to mainstream entertainment. Over the decades, he has not only mentored raw talent but also pushed them to establish themselves as queens who now enjoy a loyal fanbase worldwide. In a nutshell, RuPaul has transformed the meaning of drag but not before he lost sleep over the various gigs that he landed.

Today, RuPaul is one of the richest and revered celebrities known. A household name for sure. But the commercial success didn't come to him overnight. It was years of hard work and patience that made him what he is today. Multiple films, TV, and music video appearances later, he started his own shown 'RuPaul's Drag Race' that has a fan following most shows are envious of.

It's reported to bring in impressive ratings, which explains RuPaul's net worth that is at $60 million as of 2020, Celebrity Net Worth reported, most of which seems to have been spent in real estate. In October 2019, he shelled $13.7 million on his 10,300 square-foot Beverly Hills mansion featuring 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The European-style property also boasts of a four-car garage, an outdoor terrace, wine cellar, pool, spa, and a gazebo, Fox Business reported.

What RuPaul enjoys now is a result of his brilliant resume that had him on his toes the last thirty decades. He began his career in 1993 by recording singles and once he became a billboard regular, RuPaul landed a modeling contract with a cosmetic company. He had just begun signing autographs and being spotted by people at random, when his first VH1 show came by — 'The RuPaul Show' — where he interviewed artists such as Duran Duran, Diana Ross, Nirvana and more. 

He also starred in cameo roles in some of the movies that have gone on to do well among fans. 'Crooklyn' (1994), 'The Brady Bunch Movie' (1995), and 'Hurricane Bianca' (2016) are some of them. In addition to this, he has also appeared in  TV and Web series such as 'Broad City' (2017), 'Girlboss' (2017), and 'AJ and the Queen' (2020). 

 Catch the premiere of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 13 on January 1, Friday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.

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