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RuPaul: Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
RuPaul was born on 17th November 1960 in San Diego, California, the United States. His full name is RuPaul Andre Charles. His father name is Irving Charles and mother name is Ernestine Charles. After his parent’s divorce in 1967, he was raised along with his three sisters; Renae Charles, Renetta Charles, and Rozy Charles and with his mother. Likewise, he has attended the Northside School of Performing Arts. RuPaul holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He has 6 feet 3 inches and 65 Kg weight. He is bald and his eye colour is light brown. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Initially, Rupaul formed his own band named Wee Wee Pole. Soon, he began performing around Atlanta. Additionally, he also started working on several low budget movies. After heading to New York City, RuPaul became part of a new festival known as Wigstock. Later, he began performing in drag primarily in the East Village area. Eventually, he was given the title of Queen of New York. In addition, he released his debut album, “Supermodel of the World”. Since then, he has released 10 other studio albums including “Foxy Lady”, “American”, “Butch Queen”, “Slay Belles”, “Realness”, and “Born Naked” among others.
Apart from his career in music, Charles has also appeared in several movies and television series. Some of them are “Show Dogs”, “Broad City”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, “Girlboss”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Hurricane Bianca”, “Harvey Beaks”, “The Comeback”, “Happy Endings”, “Ugly Betty”, and “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!” among others. Furthermore, Charles is the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. Likewise, his upcoming 2 TV series are “Grace and Frankie” and “AJ and the Queen”. He also has credits as a producer and writer.
Charles has won two Primetime Emmy Award. Additionally, he has also won the Critics’ Choice Award, Vito Russo Award, and Gold Derby TV Award. All in all, he has 10 wins and 14 nominations to his name to date.
The 57 years old, Rupaul is married to his long-term girlfriend Georges LeBar in January 2017. Georges is an Australian painter. The couple were in a relationship since 1994 before getting married. Likewise, the marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.
Rupaul: Net Worth and Online Presence
The multi-talented, Rupaul has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth estimated to be $16 million USD. Rupaul is active over the social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram. He has more than 1.22M followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 2.3M followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 1M followers.