Paula Abdul is a popular American actress cum TV personality. She is a multitalented person as she is also a singer, dancer, songwriter and even choreographer. She began as a cheerleader before getting recognition as a popular choreographer.
After reaching top-tier of popularity, her career took a downturn until she became the judge of American Idol and carried her position for eight straight seasons. She has been the judge of various other popular reality show like The X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and likewise which made her an extremely popular TV personality. Keep reading to know more about Paula Abdul’s net worth in 2018.
Paula Abdul was born on 19th June 1692 in San Fernando, California. Her father belongs to the Syrian Jewish community, and her mother is a concert pianist. Paula always had a deep interest in dancing and joined ballet and jazz classes at an early age. She graduated from Van Nuys High School, and she was a cheerleader student. When she joined California State University, she was chosen to be the member of popular cheerleader group named Laker Girls for LA Lakers NBA basketball team.
After being a cheerleader for a year, she became a prominent choreographer. She married Emilio Estevez in between 1992 to 1994 and then to Brad Beckerman in between 1996 to 1998. Paula had to face many legal cases for hit and run situations. She also has many substance abuse allegations to her name. Apart from these, her health had betrayed her a few times as she had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She is an activist and took part in various awareness campaigns.
Paula started her career as a cheerleader for NBA team Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18. In a matter of a year, she became the choreographer for the group. She was spotted by the Jacksons and was signed to choreograph the music video for “Torture” single. Consequently, she got contracts from various singers to choreograph their music videos.
She released various DVDs in early 2000 entitled ‘Get Up and Dance’, ‘Cardio Dance’, and ‘Cardio Cheer’. She has been part of various movies like ‘Action Jackson’, ‘The Running Man’, ‘American Beauty’, ‘Cant Buy Me Love’ just to name a few. Her debut album was Forever Your Girl that was released in 1988. Eventually, she went on to release 3 more albums before she went into obscurity for a few years.
Paula made a comeback in 2002 by being one of the judges of American Idol. After being the judge for eight straight seasons, she moved on to become the judge of The X Factor. She had her own TV reality show named Hey Paula that followed her activities every day. Paula has been the judge of various dancing reality shows. Currently, she plays the role of guest hosts and gives guest appearances as a TV presenter and actor.
Awards & Achievements
Paula has won many awards in the long span of her career, and most of them are for her singing and dancing rather than her acting. She was the recipient of MTV Video Music Award For Best Female Video in 1989 for her single ‘Straight Up’. Paula was inducted into Kids’ Choice Award Hall Of Fame in 1991 and received an award for Favorite Female Singer. She has also received Primetime Emmy Award twice for Outstanding Choreograph. She is also the recipient of Grammy Awards for Best Music Video in 1991 for the song ‘Opposites Attract’.
Net Worth of Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul has an estimated net worth of over $30 million. The sources of her incomes are many as she is into multiple professions. Her primary earnings came from her role as the judge of popular reality shows. It is reported that she charges $5 million for being a judge for a season. Previously, her main earning came from acting in TV series and movies. She made quite a good deal of money from her music albums, choreography, and DVDs. She is a popular face on TV and hence, has many endorsement contracts under her belt.
Paula Abdul is an evergreen TV personality, and people just loves to see such multitalented inspiring persons all the time. She can be rarely seen on TV these days with a few guest appearances here and there. She is concentrating on her singing and planning to bring out a new music album after almost a decade.