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Some RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars contestants walked away with a cash tip of $10,000. Some RuPaul’s Drag Race winners earned a cool $100,000. However, a few alumni from this reality series made millions of dollars since their time on the show. 

Here’s what we know about the former contestant with the highest net worth and which contestant trails close behind.

Drag queen Trixie Mattel attends the Build Series to discuss 'Barbara'
Drag queen Trixie Mattel formerly of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ attends the Build Series to discuss ‘Barbara’ | Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Trixie Mattel has the highest net worth of the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestants

This legend, icon, and star is known for finding success outside of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Trixie Mattel released the chart-topping folk-country albums Two Birds and One Stone (she’s gay, she loves themes.) She created her own makeup company, Trixie Cosmetics. 

Alongside her season 7 sister Katya Zamolodchikova, Trixie Mattel appeared on the Netflix YouTube series, “I Like to Watch.” They also co-star in the WOW Presents YouTube series, titled UNHhhh

Additionally, the skinny legend tours and performs original music, sometimes even covering songs on the clarinet and with her guitar loop pedal. Of course, Mattel is the crowned queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 3, earning $100,000 in addition to the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Out of all of the “Ru Girls,” Trixie Mattel is the drag performer with the highest net worth, sitting at an estimated $10 million. However, several other contestants on this reality series walked away with thousands of dollars, whether from winning challenges or their work outside of Drag Race. 

Courtney Act is the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alumni with the second-highest net worth

She’s the thunder from down under. As a season 6 finalist, Courtney Act rose in popularity because of her charisma, singing skills, and iconic runway looks. 

This drag performer then became the “Queen of Reality Television.” She starred in Dancing With the Stars, Single AF, and Celebrity Karaoke Club. Before she even competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race, she was a contestant on Australian Idol, making it to the finals.

The singer also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, winning the entire season in the process. Courtney Act is reportedly sitting at a net worth of $5 million. That’s $1 million more than her season 6 sister, Bianca Del Rio. 


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alumna, Trixie Mattel, Performs Concert at the RuPaul’s DragCon NYC Mainstage

What is the net worth of RuPaul from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?

As the Emmy Award-winning host of this reality competition, RuPaul has several avenues of income. There’s her music, which earns millions of plays on the platform Spotify. She has her own line of chocolate bars, her podcast, her merchandise, and RuPaul’s DragCon, the world’s largest drag convention. 

That’s not including the many RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoffs, like RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, Canada’s Drag Race, and others. As a result, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that RuPaul currently has about $60 million. 

Music by Trixie Mattel, including albums Two Birds and One Stone, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.