Paula Abdul Net Worth 2024: Age, Kids, Parents, Biography, Early Life

Paula Julie Abdul is one of the most iconic TV personalities. She has been a public figure since the early 1980s. As of 2024, her Net Worth is $30 Million,

Paula Abdul is a renowned singer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality who rose from prominence as a cheerleader and soon established herself among the top artists in the entertainment industry. In her career of over four decades, she has earned name, fame and a significant amount of wealth as well. Paula Abdul net worth 2024 is somewhere around $30 million which she has earned it completely off her talent. Interesting details about this versatile personality such as personal life, professional career, and her recent Thanksgiving controversy are covered in this post.

Paula Abdul Net Worth as in 2024

NamePaula Abdul
ProfessionSinger, dancer and actress
Net worth (2024)$30 million
Annual salary$2.5 million
Monthly salary$200k

Paula Abdul Biography

Paula Abdul was born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California to Lorraine M. Abdul and Harry Abdul. Both her parents are Jewish. His father was raised in Brazil wholater emigrated to the United States and her mother was a concert pianist. Paula has an older sister named Wendy.

Abdul married actor Emilio Estevez in 1992 but they got divorced him in 1994 on claim that Paula wanted children whereas Emilio, already a father of two from previous relationship, did not. 2 years later, in 1996, Paula and cloth designer Brad Beckerman tied a knot but the couple split up only after 17 months, citing irreconcilable differences.

Full namePaula Julie Abdul
ProfessionSinger, dancer, choreographer, actress, television personality
GenresR&B, pop, dance. new jack swing
Years active1978 – present
Age61 years
Date of birthJune 19, 1962
Marital statusMarried
HusbandEmilio Estevez (1992 – 1994) Brad Beckerman (1996 – 1998)
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
Height1.52 m
ParentsLorraine M. Abdul (mother) Harry Abdul (father)

Paula Abdul Early Life

At a very early age, Abdul started taking dance lessons in ballet, jazz and tap. She became a topmost cheerleader and an honor student at her school and received a scholarship to a dance camp near Palm Springs when she was only 15. Paula has also appeared in a low-budget independent musical film, Junior High School in 1978 while she was still at school.

After graduation, Paula began studying broadcasting at the California State University where she got selected for the cheer leading squad of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team in her freshman year. She became the head choreographer of the squad before being discovered by The Jacksons.

Popular movies & TV shows of Paula Abdul

Paula has made appearances in many movies and television shows over years. Check out the list of a few popular ones below. Other than this, Abdul has choreographed for many other movies too.

  1. Impractical Jokers: The Movie
  2. A Sister’s Secret
  3. Romy and Michele: In the Beginning
  4. Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story
  5. Neighbours
  6. Real Husbands of Hollywood
  7. Lip Sync Battle
  8. Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
  9. Fresh Off the Boat
  10. So You Think You Can Dance

Awards & Nominations received by Paula Abdul

Paula is the recipient of multiple awards American Music Awards, Brit Awards, Grammy Awards and many others. Talking about her nomination list, it can go even longer than the list of awards Paula has received. Check out the popular awards and nominations earned by Paula Abdul:

American Music Awards

  • Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist in 1990
  • Favorite Dance Artist in 1990

Grammy Awards

  • Best Short Form Music Video for Opposites Attract in 1991

MTV Video Music Awards

  • Best Female Video, Best Dance Video, Best Choreography in a Video & Best Editing in a Video for Straight Up in 1989

People’s Choice Awards   

  • Favorite Female Musical Performer in 1990, 1991

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Choreography for The Tracey Ullman Show in 1989
  • Outstanding Choreography for The 17th Annual American Music Awards in 1990

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice TV: Reality Babe in 2003

Paula Abdul- Thanksgiving Day Performance & Criticism

Paula Abdul got media attention for her recent performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Abdul was supposed to be doing a tap-dancing number while singing but was unable to woo the audience with the performance. She was rather roasted by the fans for this performance and many labeled it as a disaster.

Apparently, Paula was not actually singing her songs but lip-syncing them and some people also accused her of tap-syncing because some of her footwork seemed unsynchronized with tap-dancing sounds. Although some people were impressed by her amazing flips that she did with great smoothness even at the age of 61 years.


What is the net worth of Paula Abdul in 2024?

$30 million

Does Paula Abdul have a child?


Do Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul get along?

Yes totally and over the years, their relationship have and they have become more friendlier than ever.

When did the Jacksons discovered Paula Julie Abdul?


Is Paula Abdul still working?

Yes, she is working on the American TV show called “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”.

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