RuPaul is an American television personality, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and drag queen. RuPaul has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race since 2009. This reality show has been a success seeing RuPaul receive three Primetime Emmy Awards.
- 1 Quick Biography
- 2 Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
- 3 Education, School/College University
- 4 Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
- 5 Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children
- 6 Professional Life and Career
- 7 Awards & Nominations
- 8 RuPaul Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2021
- 9 Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
RuPaul was born in San Diego, California, on the 17th of November 1960. RuPaul’s mother was named Ernestine Charles, while his father was Irving Charles. RuPaul has three sisters Renetta, Renae, and Rozy Charles. After their parent’s divorce in 1967, the three siblings lived with their mother before RuPaul moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 15 his sister Renetta to study performing arts
|Full Name/Real Name:||RuPaul Andre Charles|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Birth Date:||November 17th, 1960|
|Birth Place:||San Diego, California in the United States of America|
|Parents:||Ernestine Charles and Irving Charles|
|Profession:||Drag Queen, Actor, Author, Singer, Model, Television Personality|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$70 million|
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Having been born on the 17th of November 1960, RuPaul is currently 61 years old. RuPaul “s height is 1.93, and he weighs 65 kilograms. RuPaul is bald with light brown colored eyes.
Education, School/College University
RuPaul attended the Northside School of Performing Arts, and although he didn’t graduate, it was a big step toward getting his feet wet in the world of performance and, in the end, show business. In 1982, RuPaul took the next step and sent a photo of himself to a local TV program called The American Music Show, asking to appear on air. Before long, he appeared on the series regularly, often with his newly formed band, RuPaul, and the U-Hauls.
Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
RuPaul Andre Charles was born on the 17th of November 1960 in San Diego, California. He has three sisters Renetta, Renae, and Rozy Charles. By nationality, RuPaul is an American and belongs to a mixed ethnic background of African-American, African, French, and Swiss-German.
Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children
RuPaul is married to Georges LeBar. Georges is an Australian painter and a long-time partner to RuPaul. The couple married in 2017. RuPaul does not have any children.
|Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced):||Married|
|When did he get married? (married date):||2017|
|Does he have any relationship affair?||No|
|Is RuPaul Gay?||Yes|
|Wife/Spouse? (name):||Georges LeBar|
Professional Life and Career
In the 1990’s RuPaul performed solo at numerous nightclubs in New York. During this time, RuPaul also worked in the science-fiction parody ‘My Pet Homo. In 1993, RuPaul released his debut album ‘Supermodel of the World,’ whose first single ‘Supermodel (You Better Work),’ is an instant hit. Two follow up songs ‘Back to My Roots’ and ‘A Shade Shady’ also hit topping the ‘Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play’ chart and, in return earning RuPaul great recognition.
During the 1990s, RuPaul started performing solo at various night clubs in New York. He also worked in the science-fiction parody ‘My Pet Homo,’ opposite Nashom Benjamin. RuPaul was then signed by ‘MAC’ cosmetics as a model for their brand as the first-ever drag queen supermodel. RuPaul has appeared in various TV shows such as ‘Sister Sister’ and ‘In the House.
In 1995 RuPaul appeared in the movies ‘The Brady Bunch Movie,’ ‘Blue in the Face,’ and ‘To Wong Foo. Come 1996, RuPaul hosted his own talk show v, which was broadcasted on ‘VH1’. In this talk show, RuPaul interviewed a number of celebrities who included Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, and Diana Ross. It is during this time that RuPaul was also a co-host on ‘WKTU’ radio with Michelle Visage.
In 1997, RuPaul released his second and third albums, which did not perform well as compared to his first. This was followed by another album in 2004 which started slowly put latter picked in 2006 with the single ‘Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous’ hitting number two. In 2008, RuPaul started ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ This reality show was a breakthrough for RuPaul in the entertainment industry and as an ardent supporter of the LGBT community.
Awards & Nominations
In 1999 RuPaul won the ‘GLAAD Media Award’ for his efforts in strengthening ‘LGBT’ rights. In 2010, he won another ‘GLAAD Media Award’ for ‘Outstanding Reality Program’ for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ Other Awards and nominations credited to RuPaul include ‘Critics’ Choice’ nomination for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in 2012. TV.com award for the ‘Best Reality Show Judge/Host’ in 2012, Best Dressed Reality TV Judge’ by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ in 2013 and “star” at the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 2018. RuPaul has also received three Primetime Emmy Awards thanks to the reality show Drag Race.
RuPaul Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2021
As of November 2021, RuPaul Net Worth is estimated at around $70 million. RuPaul earns his income from his professional career as an actor, drag queen, model TV personality, author, and singer.
Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
During an interview in 2018, RuPaul’s comments on the transgender community sparked outrage. During the interview, RuPaul stated, “You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body,” To calm the storm that was brewing, RuPaul twitted an apology later which stated, “The trans community is heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers.”
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Over the years, RuPaul has been able to overcome the stigma associated and coin himself a name in the American industry. His contributions and support of the LGBT community have further propelled his recognition while at the same time earning him accolades.