Four times Primetime Emmy Award winner, RuPaul Andre Charles has an estimated net worth of $60 million which he earned through his successful career in acting, modeling, singing, as well as writing.
He is a well-known TV personality who is known for his notable work in the shows RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race: the UK, and so on.
Scroll down to know how Charles is earning his wealth.
Earned From Television Shows
As mention above, Charles gained fame as well as the highest-earning television personality. He ran the franchise of the shows RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race: the UK, and so on.
According to TV Guide, he was making $50,000 per episode of Drag Race. At that point, the series has been 12 seasons spanning around 9 to 16 episodes each, which means that Charles received a huge number of dollars.
Income Through Movies and Series
From 1987- present, he has been portrayed in numerous movies and series. He appeared in the movies such as RuPaul Is Starbooty!, Crooklyn, The Brady: Buch Movie, Blue in the Face, and many more. Moreover, he starred in a Netflix original series, AJ and the Queen as well as the spinoffs like Drag Race Thailand and Canada's Drag Race.
Modeling and Radio Career
Apart from the actor, he is also a successful model in the fashion industry. He won the title of 'The Queen of Manhattan' in 1989 which led him to get a role in the movie 'Crookly'. In fact, in 2018 he was featured in 'New York Times Magazine' and also became a model for 'Pirelli Calander' as the Queen of Hearts. Through modeling, he earned a decent amount.
In 2014, Charles steps toward radio industry where he podcast 'RuPaul: What's The Tee?' alongside Michelle Visage. As the radio host, his salary was in the range between $132,000 to $ 55,000.
Popular Musician of 80s
Many people of the 1980s know him as the lead singer of the rock band Wee Wee Pole. Nevertheless, the breakthrough when he released 14 solo albums. With popular singer Sir Elton John he has released the other 32 singles and has 11 studios due to which he makes massive money.
As an Author and Audiobook Reader
The talented actor is interested in writing. He has written three books entitled 'Lettin' It All Hand Out: An Autobiography' and 'Hyperion Books' in 1995, 'Workin' It! RuPaul'sGuide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style' in 2010, and 'Gu, Dey Street Books' in 2018. His book sells for hardcover edition is $14.55 to $11.60.
An author makes a sum of $48,000 as an annual salary while enjoying the payment ranging from $30k to $83k, according to PayScale.
'RuPaul Is Starbooty!' actor makes money from endorsement deals, promotional ads, lucrative agreement. He has endorsed the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential election.