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Full NamePaula Julie Abdul
First NamePaula
Middle NameJulie
Last NameAbdul
Birth NamePaula Julie Abdul
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Television Personality
EthnicitySyrian, Ukrainian
Birth CitySan Fernando, California
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameHarry Abdul
Mother NameLorraine M. Rykiss
Mother ProfessionConcert Pianist
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
Relation WithEmilio Estevez, Brad Beckerman
No Of Children0
AwardsGrammy Award,Primetime Emmy Award,People's Choice Award,MTV Video Music Award,American Music Award
SibilingsWendy Abdul
FilmographyAmerican Idol,The X-Factor,Live to Dance
EducationVan Nuys High School, California State University, Northridge
Height152 cm
Networth$30 M
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Date of BirthJune 19,1962
Age58 years

Paula Abdul is a California-born American singer/songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and TV personality. 

A Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning actress, Abdul's net worth as of March 2020 is $30 million.

Here is how she made her wealth:  

How Paula Abdul Made Her Net Worth Of $30 Million?   

Paula Abdul has had a prolific four-decade career, starting in 1978, during which she has dabbled in singing and songwriting, dancing and dance choreography, and acting.

Paula performing with Janet Jackson
Paula performing with Janet Jackson

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Abdul got her big break in 1982 when the family pop group, The Jacksons, who had seen her performing her cheerleading routine during a Los Angeles Lakers game, recruited her to choreograph the music video for their song Torture. She left an indelible mark after which she found work readily as a choreographer in music videos for Janet Jackson and dance numbers for Tom Hanks in the movie Big.

Paula then turned her sights to music despite having no prior training, and by 1988, she had released her debut studio album, Forever Your Girl. The album was highly successful, peaking at #1 at the Billboard 200 music charts, and has been certified Platinum seven times by the RIAA.

To date, she has additionally released two other studio albums, two remix albums, five compilations, eight B-sides, and four video albums.

The earnings from her albums are listed below:       

Source of IncomeYearEarnings (In $)
Record Sales of the album "Forever Your Girl "198812,000,000
Record Sales of the album "Shut Up and Dance: Mixes"19901,100,000
Record Sales of the album "Spellbound"19913,435,000
Record Sales of the album "Head over Heels"1995500,000
Record Sales of the album "Greatest Hits"2000138,000

In 2002, Paula stepped up as one of the three judges, alongside Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, for the debut season of the televised singing reality TV show, American idol. She had an eight-season stint before making her exit before the ninth season due to monetary conflict.

Paula, who was earning $5 million for each season wanted $20 million for season 9 and onwards. The amount was thought to be exorbitant, and she was swiftly replaced by Ellen DeGeneres

Paula also hosted the MTV cheerleading competition Rah! in 2009 and served as the judge in the dance competition reality TV show, Live to Dance, and the singing competition reality TV show, The X-factor, albeit for a short time.

She also had guest judge gigs in the tenth season of So You Think You Can Dance and RuPaul's Drag Race.


Paula also has an eponymous jewelry line to her name. The Paula Abdul Jewelry specializes in jewelry, handbags, and accessories. When Paula's jewelry line first debuted on the QVC shopping channel in 2007, it resulted in 15 sellouts amounting to over 34,000 pieces.

Real Estate

In 2012, Paula listed her Sherman Oaks estate for sale with a market price of $1,899,000. The 4,679-square-foot estate has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. 

Paula's Sherman Oaks estate that she listed in 2012
Paula's Sherman Oaks estate that she listed in 2012

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The two-story mansion opens to a foyer and a winding double staircase complete with wrought-iron balusters. The living room is hardwood floored, and the estate itself has multiple fireplaces. The master suite has its own fireplace, a walk-in closet, a private balcony, and a spa-like master bath. 

Outdoors is a private patio and a spacious garage overlooking a vast expanse of canyons.   

Paula Abdul: Short Biography   

Early Life, Childhood, And Education

Paula Abdul was born Paula Julie Abdul on June 19, 1962. A Syrian Jewish from her father, Harry Abdul's side, and Ashkenazi Jewish from her mother, Lorraine M. Rykiss's side, Paula, was born in San Fernando, California, with her older sister, Wendy Abdul

Paula was an avid dancer and trained in jazz, ballet, and tap. She studied at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles and was a cheerleader. Upon her graduation in 1980, she enrolled at California State University, Northridge, and studied broadcasting. 

Still a proficient cheerleader, Abdula made the cut out of 700 prospects to land a cheerleading gig for the NBA basketball squad, the Los Angeles Lakers; within a calendar year, she was promoted to head choreographer. 

Personal Life

Paula was married to Emilio Estevez: an actor and the brother of Charlie Sheen. They tied the knot on April 29, 1992, but got divorced two years later. Their divorce was finalized on May 10, 1994.

Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez
Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez

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Paula married for the second time, this time to clothing designer Brad Beckerman, on October 24, 1996. Their wedding ceremony took place at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. Paula's second marriage would last shorter than her first, and by 1997, mere 17 months after their marriage, they would divorce.  

Paula has battled with bulimia nervosa since her teenage years. She sought professional intervention for the eating disorder publicly in 1994, when she mentioned how the condition had exacerbated after she found fame. 

In the statement, she revealed:

"Battling bulimia has been like war on my body. Me and my body have been on two separate sides. We’ve never, until recently, been on the same side. I learned at a very early age I didn't fit in physically. I learned through years of rejections from auditions. I would ask myself, 'Why can’t I be tall and skinny like the other dancers?' I felt nervous and out of control, and all I could think about was food. Food numbed the fear and anxiety. I'd eat and then run to the bathroom. I thought, 'God I’m not perfect. I’m going to disappoint people. That’s what I thought. It became a living hell for me. I wanted to get help. I want to be free from weighing myself on the scales. Whether I was sticking my head in the toilet or exercising for hours a day, I was spitting out the food – and the feelings."  

In April 2005, Abdul came forward with another condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, which is characterized by chronic pain, around, but not limited to, the lower extremities. 

Besides debilitating physical disorders, Paula was also involved in a hit-and-run in December 2004, when the car she was driving changed lanes and collided with another vehicle. She pleaded "no contest," and was mandated to pay $900 and an additional $775 in reparations to the vehicle she collided with. 

Besides that, she was also accused of drug abuse and having sexual relations with one of the contestants of American Idol season 2, Corey Clark. There was no sufficient evidence of their relationship, and at best, the rumor has been thought of as a publicity stunt by Clark to promote his book.   

Updated On Tue Mar 31 2020 Published On Tue Mar 31 2020 By Shreejan