Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. – known as Perez Hilton in his blog posts, columns, and appearances – was born on March 23, 1978 in Miami, Florida. Raised in Little Havana and Westchester, nothing much happened in his early life to give him an idea of where he wanted to go in his adult life. However, he graduated the Belen Jesuit Preparatory school (an all boys Catholic school) in 1996 with something important: a scholarship to New York University and a dream of becoming an actor. He graduated New York University and attempted to start his career as an actor. It didn’t work well, but fortunately for him, he had been blogging during this time.
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2. Income & Salary
Though the blogging, he claims, began as a hobby, it took off. Hilton gave a different spin to the common celebrity gossip and had over 8.82 million hits in a 24 hour period after the website PageSixSixSix.com was given a scathing report. With spurring hatred towards other celebrity gossip pages, his blog seemed to become a safe middle ground. Though it wasn’t such for everyone: despite fawning over some celebrities, others had scathing reviews from him (such as Vanessa Hudgens and Taylor Momsen). Recent activity on the blog includes a scathing review of Ariana Grande, an anti-bullying campaign, and a claim that Micheal Jackson was pulling a publicity stunt with his cardiac arrest. Readers of his blog responded to all with a mix of love and scathing action via the comments.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Hilton’s net worth in 2013 was estimated to be $30 million. Perez’s net worth has stayed roughly the same throughout 2014 and 2015. Unlike many other celebrities or writers, he has maintained a stable net worth and has his writing skills to thank and Hollywood to thank for the gossip that keeps his blog going.
How much is Perez Hilton’s Net Worth? $30 Million!
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