Paula Julie Abdul is a famous American singer, dancer, and actress and TV personality. She started her career as a cheerleader and later on The Jacksons found her. She began working in the music videos of Janet Jackson and later on she signed a contract with Virgin Records. In the year 1988, she has her debut album, and there were seven million copies sold at that time.
She is known as the 7th top female solo performer during that album. She was also one of the judges in the famous series American Idol form the year 2002 to the year 2009. If you are interested to know about the net worth of Paula Abdul in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 19th June in the year 1962 in San Fernando in California. She was born to Jewish parents, and her father was Harry Abdul and mother was Lorraine Rykiss. She also has got a sister named Wendy. In the year 1980, she completed graduation from the Van Nuys High School. She started taking dance lessons at an early age, and she was a cheerleader in her school.
When she was fifteen years old, she got a scholarship to a dance camp. In the year 1978, she also appeared in a movie but it was a low budget film, and that’s why she gained no recognition at that time. She started studying broadcasting at California University. She was selected as a cheerleader for LA Lakers NBA team and later on, she was the head choreographer.
In the year 1992, she got married to Emilio Estevez and divorced him in the year 1994. She got married to Brad Beckerman in the year 1996. Both of them get divorced in the year 1998 just after seventeen months of their marriage. She is known to be proud of her heritage as she is Jewish. In the year 2004, she hit another vehicle when she was in her Mercedes Benz. She had to pay a huge amount of money as fine. She is known to be a dog lover and also creates awareness by remaining connected with the charities and foundations.
Career, Awards & Nominations
She was found by The Jacksons where she used to do choreography for videos and then in the year 1987; she started saving money for giving a singing demo. She signed a contract with Virgin Records. She was also good at singing, and that’s why she went to the studio and gave her debut album in the year 1988. Her album reached on number one in the chart of billboard top 200 songs.
She has also won a Grammy award for giving the best music video. In the year 1991, she again has a successful studio album. She has also appeared in a diet coke commercial and has got her name inducted in the Hollywood walk of fame in the year 1991. She was also the judge for the American Idol and won many awards till now.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Paula Abdul is around $35 million which she has earned by being an actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer. She has won total two Emmy awards for her choreography, and she has also hosted American idol for total eight seasons. She has been able to get $2.5 million for per episode.
She has been involved in a number of controversies because of her drug abuse problem and affair with Corey Clark. She had a car accident in the year 1992 and got an injury during the plane crash of the year 1993. She is a successful woman who has achieved a lot in her life by working with full dedication.