Paula Abdul Net Worth: Bio, Age, Husband, Wiki, (Updated 2022)

What is Paula Abdul’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$30 Million
BornJune 19, 1962
Origin of CountrySan Fernando, California U.S
Source of WealthSinger, Dancer, Actress, Tv Personality
Last Update2022

Paula Abdul is an American dancer, singer, choreographer, songwriter, television personality, and actress. As of 2022, her estimated net worth is $30 million.

She started her career as a cheerleader leading to becoming a pop star and television personality.

She is known for many achievements in the field of music, dancing, and acting. But she is best known for her pop music hits. She has also worked in many films as an actress and producer.

She also appeared as a judge in American Idol in 2002. Later in the “Live to Dance” reality competition series. She was also the producer of the show.

… let’s check out Paula Abdul Story

How Was Paula Abdul’s Early Life & Education?

Her full name is “Paula Julie Abdul”. She was born on June 19, 1962, in San Fernando, California, US. She was born into a Jewish family. Her father Harry Abdul was born into a Syrian-Jewish family, raised in Brazil, and migrated to the united nation. 

Where her mother “Lorraine M. Rykiss” was born in a Canadian Jewish family. Her mother was a concert pianist. Paula Abdul has a sister “Wendy”. 

Abdul was very much interested in dancing. She was inspired by Gene Kelly from the film “Singin in the Rain”.

She started attending dance classes at an early age in Tap, Jazz, and ballet. She had the participating quality from her childhood. She attended Van Nuys High School. She was an honor student and also became the cheerleader of the school.

At her young age, only she has received many dance awards in her school. She has also appeared in short music films. 

After graduating from Van Nuys High School. She got selected in the cheerleading squad of the NBA basketball team (Los Angeles Lakers). In a year she became the head choreographer.

How Did Paula Abdul Start her Career?

She started her career as a cheerleader squad for the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team. She was Noticed by “The Jackson”. She got changed to become a head choreographer. 

Her choreography started growing. She appeared in music videos like “What have you done for me lately”, “Nasty” and “Control”. In 1988, she also got a chance to choreograph Tom Hanks’s “Big”.

Abdul was a good dancer and choreographer but she was not good as a singer. Though she has saved her money to try a chance in singing also. She started taking vocal coaching to improve her singing skills.

After that, she launched her debut album “Forever Your Girl”, Which became the most successful hit of that time. Then she launched a remix album “Shut up and Dance” and became the most successful remix album to date.

Now her career was at a peak and she was doing great as a singer, songwriter, choreographer. She has also got the 32 Grammy Awards for best music for “Opposites Attracts”. 

She was honored as a “Hollywood walk of fame” in 1991. She then didn’t stop and appeared in many music, tv shows, and films. She also received many awards and achievements.

She was the judge for the singing reality show “American Idol”. Where she has gained praise to be a compassionate judge and mentor.

In November 2010. She has founded a website called “Auditionbooth”. That promotes and allows new talents to connect with the directors and producers.

She also appears in a few other reality shows like Live to Dance, The X Factor and So You Think You Can Dance”.

She also performed in the 14th “America’s Got Talent” with Brian King Joseph and Light Balance Kids.

Paula Abdul Personal Life

From 1992-1994, Paula Abdul was married to Emilio Estevez. She was having treatment for bulimia. She revealed later that she had this problem since childhood. 

She was again married to Brad Beckerman from 1996-1998. She believes in the Jewish religion and she is a lover of dogs.

She doesn’t have any child. 

Paula Abdul Awards and Achievements

Though she has received many awards. Here I have mentioned the most popular one.

  • Grammy Awards – Best short-form music video – Opposites Attract
  • Grammy Awards – Best recording packages – Spellbound
  • MTV Video Music Award – Best Choreography – My Love is for Real
  • MTV Video Music Award – Best Female Video – Rush Rush

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Paula Abdul famous Quotes

“Keep the faith and always trust your gut.”

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“All you can do is the best of yourself.”

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“Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.”

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“I will never forget my humble beginnings as a Laker Girl. It was probably one of the most fun jobs I ever had.”

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“The more auditions you go on, the more you will learn not to take it personally.”

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3 important Lessons from Paula Abdul 

Follow Your Heart

Never get guided by others’ opinions. Always follow your heart. It will help you to make the correct decision in life to get successful.

Do Your Best 

Are you giving your 100% to your dreams? Start giving your best to whatever you are doing. Be the best version of yourself.

Keep the Faith

Keep grinding but always have faith in God and believe in yourself. Also, have faith in your action and vision.


Paula Abdul has achieved so much in her life, being a singer, songwriter, choreographer, dancer, actor, and producer. She has appeared in multiple music videos, movies, dance shows, and reality shows.

Yes, you must be thinking she is a versatile celebrity. Yes, she is but I would like to make a point here. Never make the mistake of pursuing multiple activities in your initial phase.

Remember she started as a dancer and when she has earned something. Then she has moved to do something else like singing and acting.

Net Worth of Paula Abdul is $30 as per the recent updates.

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