Rupaul Sells for $2.4M in West Village
RuPaul made a name for himself flamboyantly dressed as a woman, but the renowned drag performer's taste in real estate has proven to be much more, well, conventional. He recently sold his apartment in New York City's West Village for $2.4 million, and at a nice profit, too. The Real Deal's Sarabeth Sanders has the scoop. Click to the jump to read more.
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When RuPaul Charles, the drag queen, model, author and reality television host hit it big, he did what many New York City celebrities have done for years: He invested in real estate in the West Village.
"The odds are very high that the cycle of poverty will repeat itself. I knew at least to save what I had and not spend it on flashy crap meant to impress other people... I knew it was safe to invest in real estate that wouldn't depreciate," he wrote in his latest book, "Workin' It: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style," which came out this year.
Indeed. According to Streeteasy.com, RuPaul dropped $1.095 million on a 1,490-square-foot unit at the River West Condominium at 296 West 10th Street in 1998, and a deed recorded today shows that he resold that apartment earlier this month for $2.4 million.
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