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RuPaul is an American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter and his/her current net worth is $10 million.
Born in San Diego, California his name, Ru, came from his mother, from roux, a term for the base of gumbo and other creole stews and soups,
After his parents divorced in 1967, he remained with his mother, alongside his three sisters.
Later, at 15 years old, he alongside his sister Renetta, moved to Atlanta, Georgia to study performing arts.
In the following years, he struggled as a musician and filmmaker. In addition he took part in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film, Star Booty, and an album.
While in Atlanta, he often played at the Celebrity Club, as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole.
His first prominent exposure in United States came in 1989. He had an extra role dancing in the video for Love Shack, by The B-52’s.
Later in the early 1990s, he worked the Georgia club scene where he used his full birth name.
After initially performing in gender bender-style performances, he performed alone and in collaboration with other bands at many nightclubs, in New York.
For so many years he starred in the annual Wigstock drag festival and appeared in the documentary with the same name.
During the 1990s, people began to know him in UK, because of his appearances on the Channel 4 series, Manhattan Cable.
Since 2009 he is the producer and host of the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. The television show earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2016.
He achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, Supermodel (You Better Work), included on his debut studio album, Supermodel of the World, in 1993.
In 1996 she became a spokesperson of MAC Cosmetics, where started raising money for the company’s AIDS Fund. She became the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign.
In the same year, she received her own talk show on VH1, The RuPaul Show, which ran for two seasons. After, she started co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage.
Her success as a recording artist continued with the release of eleven studio albums to date, such as Glamazon (2011), Born Naked (2014) and American (2017).
As an actor, RuPaul has starred in films such as Crooklyn (1994), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), To Wong Foo, and the Netflix original series Girlboss, among others.
Apart from being a kick-ass TV host, she is also an author. She has published two books to date: Lettin’ It All Hang Out (1995) and Workin’ It! RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style (2010).
In addition, RuPaul’s Drag Race has nine seasons to date and has inspired several spin-off series like RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars on LGBTQ network Logo TV.
He doesn’t care if you refer to him as she or he, as long as is positive.
As stated in his autobiography: “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.”
So far, he has played men in a number of roles, as well as making public appearances both in and out of drag.
He has earned the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for his work in promoting equality in the LGBT community.