- RuPaul purchased a 10,309sqft estate in Beverly Hills, CA for $13.7 mil in 2019.
- The famous drag queen failed to offload his former 2,362sqft home in L.A. in 2019 for $4.9 mil.
- RuPaul’s real name is RuPaul Andre Charles.
- RuPaul has been married to painter, Georges LeBar, since 2017.
Today we’re talking about the fashionable, the fabulous, the queen of drag queens – RuPaul! RuPaul Andre Charles is one of the most famous drag queens in the world and at this point you would literally have to have lived under a rock for the last 40 years not to have at least heard the name. RuPaul is best known for his roles as host of The RuPaul Show (1997-1998) as well as a guest host on Project Runway and his biggest role to date as host of RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-present). The longtime performer has spent the majority of his life in the entertainment industry, rising to fame for his dance music long before becoming a television personality. Ever wondered where this fashionista finds himself when he’s not busy filming? Keep reading for the full scoop on RuPaul’s home past and present (with photos!) below!
Where Does RuPaul Live?
RuPaul is currently living his best life with his husband in the uber gorgeous Beverly Hills estate the star purchased back in 2019 for $13.7 million. See stunning photos below!
RuPaul House Beverly Hills (Current)
Okay, so if you’re RuPaul, you’re not gonna be living in some boring old slum – you’re gonna be living here! The performer and his hubby purchased this lavished, 10,309 square foot estate in Beverly Hills back in 2019 for a whopping $13.7 million.
The European-style abode really brings the WOW factor by way of a grand 2-story entrance and decadent staircase that leads to the second floor. Above, a gorgeous gold-colored chandelier illuminates the space.
The mansion features stunning formal living and dining rooms as well as a family room and a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook that looks out onto the backyard.
4 of the home’s 6 bedrooms are located on the second level, including the sprawling master suite! A coffered ceiling adds an especially luxurious look to the space and a private terrace nearby provides a fantastic view of the landscape beyond. Sadly, we couldn’t find any photos of the master’s ensuite, but you can bet it’s something special!
Amenities include an office, a gym, staff quarters, a 4-car garage, and a wine cellar! Outside, the amenities continue by way of a large covered patio with a fireplace, a gazebo, and a pool & spa.
As of 2023, this continues to be RuPaul’s primary residence!
RuPaul House Los Angeles (Former)
Built in 1967, RuPaul purchased this 2,362 square foot L.A. home back in 2011 for $2.5 million. While it may not look quite as opulent as his latest digs, it’s still one seriously unforgettable home and 100% RuPaul’s style!
This 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home is NOT a stranger to color! From the red walls to the multicolored furnishings and patterned chrome fireplace – you just can’t take your eyes off of this truly unique space! If you can manage to peel those peepers away from the home itself, however, you’ll find the panoramic views of the ocean and downtown equally as striking!
Oh, and if you’re wondering who that is in the hall portrait, it’s none other than country music icon Dolly Parton!
Just off the living room, you’ll find the patio complete with a 41-foot pool, spa, and seating area that makes a perfect space for entertaining.
Taking it back a few hundred notches, the sleek, black and silver gourmet kitchen features only small pops of color and boasts modern cabinetry and high-end appliances.
Another massively toned-down space can actually be found in the home’s master suite – which comes with a plethora of black wooden built-ins and a paneled accent wall. The room opens onto the patio for easy access to the pool and spa and offers yet another stunning view of the city beyond.
The master ensuite comes equipped with dual vanities as well as a whirlpool soaking tub and spacious steam shower.
RuPaul decided to part ways with his former digs in 2019 when he listed it for $4.9 million. After a nearly $300,000 price reduction wasn’t enough to find a buyer, however, the listing was removed in August of the same year. As of 2023, it’s assumed RuPaul still owns the home.
What Is RuPaul’s Real Name?
RuPaul’s full name is RuPaul Andre Charles.
How Old Is RuPaul?
What is RuPaul’s age, you ask? While it may seem like he’s immortal since he hardly shows even the slightest signs of aging, RuPaul is actually 62 years young!
He was born November 17, 1960.
How Tall Is RuPaul?
RuPaul stands – without heels – at a height of 6’4″ or 6-foot 4-inches!
Is RuPaul Married?
Yes! RuPaul’s husband is painter, Georges LeBar! The pair met in a New York City nightclub way back in 1994 and went on the tie the knot in January, 2017.
The couple have an open marriage – since RuPaul has stated that he would never want to “put restraints” on someone he loves. Whatever they’re doing – it must be working since the couple have been together for nearly 3 decades!
Does RuPaul Have Kids?
As of now, RuPaul has no children – adopted or biological.
RuPaul Net Worth
So, how much is RuPaul worth? After dominating the entertainment world like RuPaul has, you’d have to imagine this iconic drag queen has amassed quite an overall worth – and you’d be right! As of 2023, RuPaul’s net worth has climbed to a whopping $60 million!
How Did RuPaul Get Famous?
RuPaul has been a performer since the 1980s. Prior to mainstream success, RuPaul became a noteworthy figure in the underground movie and nightclub circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. in 1982, he made his debut on the public access show The American Music Show, which he would continue to make appearances on for several years.
In 1987, RuPaul would help create the low-budget Star Booty film as well as an album by the same title. At the time, RuPaul also frequently performed at the Celebrity Club as a dancer and with his band Wee Wee Pole.
His first taste of national exposure, however, didn’t occur until he received the role as a dancing extra in B-52’s song “Love Shack.”
Fast forward to 1993, RuPaul released a dance music album, Supermodel of the World, through the Tommy Boy music label. The album’s biggest song “Supermodel (You Better Work)” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and ranked 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Between radio play and frequent rotations on MTV, the song and album became a hit. RuPaul would continue producing music and videos, such as “A Shade Shady (Now Prance)” and “Back to My Roots” – both of which topped various dance music charts at the time.
Finally finding mainstream success, RuPaul would sign a modeling contract with MAC Cosmetics and continue making appearances on the small screen. The performer would get his biggest break in the form of hosting the self-titled variety show The RuPaul Show, which featured celeb guests and musical performances.
Since then, the legendary drag queen has continued to build his empire and is easily one of the most recognizable people in the world.
Where to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race?
New episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 15) can be found on MTV every Friday at 8pm ET. Previous seasons, however, can be watched through streaming services Paramount Plus and Hulu!