RuPaul Facts: Age, Net Worth And Famous Movies

RuPaul Facts: Let's take a look at everything you need to know about the RuPaul's Drag Race judge, from his age to his famous movies.
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The RuPaul’s Drag Race host is one of the most successful drag queens of all time. So let’s take a look at everything you should know about him, from how old he is to how much he’s worth. 

RuPaul, whose real name is RuPaul Andre Charles, is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Drag’ and over the years, he’s established himself an incredible career in TV, film and even music.

His TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race has become so popular that several spinoffs have even been developed, including Drag Race UK and Canada’s Drag Race.

RuPaul is one of the most successful drag queens of all time. Credit: WOW Presents Plus

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If you’re a huge RuPaul fan, you’ll probably know all this already – but do you know his star sign and net worth? If you don’t, you better work:

How old is RuPaul and what is his star sign?

The Drag Race judge was born on November 17, 1960. This makes him 62 years old.

His star sign is Scorpio.

What is RuPaul’s net worth?

RuPaul is estimated to be worth a staggering $60 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Back in 2013, it was reported by TV Guide that the fashion icon makes $50,000 per episode of Drag Race. A typical season produces between nine and 16 episodes.

It’s unclear at this time how much he now makes per episode.

As well as working on Drag Race, RuPaul also has a successful music career. He released his first track, ‘Supermodel (You Better Work)’, in 1992 and an iconic music video dropped shortly after.

'Supermodel (You Better Work)'.
RuPaul has had a successful career in both TV and music. Credit: Tommy Boy

His singles ‘Back to My Roots’ and ‘A Shade Shady’ peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts.

RuPaul has some pretty impressive real estate to his name too. He reportedly owns a condo in West Hollywood and a property over in New York City.

He and his husband, Georges LeBar, also own and operate a ranch in Wyoming. It apparently has over 60,000 acres.

What TV shows and movies has RuPaul starred in?

RuPaul has starred in more than 50 TV shows and movies, both in and out of drag.

He’s appeared in programmes such as AJ and the Queen, Not Today Bianca, Ugly Betty, 2 Broke Girls and The Muppets.

The Drag Race judge also has appeared in films such as But I’m a Cheerleader, Drag Becomes Him and The B**** Who Stole Christmas.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.