Paula Abdul is a California-born dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and producer, with an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars and annual salary of $2.5 million for hosting The X Factor. Paula Abdul began her career as a cheerleader for LA Lakers, but left the job to work as a highly successful choreographer. She also recorded three studio albums, resulting in six #1 singles and one Grammy Award. She has also won two Emmy Awards for her choreography work. She hosted "American Idol" for eight seasons, and now hosts "Live to Dance".
Paula Abdul Salary
What is Paula Abdul's salary per season of The X-Factor? $2.5 million
Paula Abdul was born in San Fernando, California. She began studying dance as a child, and while in college for broadcasting, was hired to become a Laker Girl. She became their choreographer three months later, and within six months, her choreography and dancing careers took over. Her first major job was choreographing the music video "Torture" for The Jacksons. She subsequently choreographed their "Victory" tour, as well. More choreography work soon followed, including many of Janet Jackson's videos, and the films "Big", "Coming to America", "American Beauty", "Can't Buy Me Love", and "The Doors". She also choreographed large awards shows, including the Academy Awards. She released her first pop album in 1988, and it went to #1 and was certified multi-Platinum. Her second album was an even bigger hit and sold 7 million copies around the world. Her third album was less successful and she took time away from music and returned to choreography. From 2002-2009, she was a judge on the television show, "American Idol". She is next slated to serve as a judge on the show, "X-Factor".