Perez Hilton is one of the power celebrity bloggers, TV personality and columnist from the United States of America who has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He is best known for his popular blog, perezhilton.com.
Biography & Wiki
The man now known as Perez Hilton was named Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. by his parents. He was born on March 23, 1978, in Miami, Florida, United States. his parents are from Cuba. He grew up in more than one State. He initially lived in Little Havana and then Westchester.
He received his education from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, and then the New York University. He attended the university on scholarship. Perez Hilton is open about his sexuality. He has always admitted that he is gay and he is an influential member of the LGBT. Perez Hilton has two children all born by surrogate mothers. The children are Mario Armando Lavandeira III born in 2013 and Matyr Amor born in 2015. He lives in New York with his family.
Perez Hilton worked as a freelance writer for gay publications prior to his career as a blogger. According to him, blogging look like an easy feat that is why he started it. He has associations with celebrities including Lady Gaga and Sophia Bush. The blogger has also gained disapproval from a number of celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens.
Perez Hilton has been accused of putting his emotions ahead of his writing. According to some people, the blogger writes favorably about celebrities he is close to but does otherwise with other celebrities. Perez Hilton’s blog was initially called pagesixsixsix.com. The blog became popular after the insider named it the most hated website in Hollywood in 2005.
His popularity rose when singer Fergie mentioned him in her song “Pedestal” as someone who wrote negative things about her on the internet. He later received some pretty harsh criticisms for falsely announcing the death of President Fidel Castro. He later revealed that, that announcement on his website is one thing he regrets. Another one of such incidents was when he posted on his blog that Michael Jackson was faking the heart attacked prior to his death.
Perez has also blogged about a couple of other issues that have created some bad blood. This includes Miss California USA rep, Carrie Prejean, singers Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and his once close friend Lady Gaga. His friendship with game ended in 2011 and the reason has not been revealed.
Perez has made a number of television appearances. He was seen in “The Sopranos”, “The View”, and the 2015 edition of “Celebrity Big Brother”. He also hosted the 2008 edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards. The controversial blogger also hosts a radio show called “Perez Radio”, a show on which he discusses some of the contents of his blog.
He also published a book titled “The Boy with Pink Hair” in 2011. He revealed in an interview that the book was inspired by his own childhood. In 2008, he released a song titled “The Clap”. The song was about Gonorrhea.
Awards & Achievements
Perez Hilton has been applauded on several occasions for his contribution to the LGBT. There are however no records of awards won by the blogger.
Net Worth of Perez Hilton
The blogger Perez Hilton has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2017-2018. His blogging has proven to be very lucrative considering the fact that blogging has been his main source of wealth. The blogger also makes wealth from his appearance in television shows. The shows he hosts also make him some income.
Perez Hilton is one of the most controversial bloggers. His blog his been praised as much as it has been criticized. He also uses his blog to reveal a lot about celebrities he suspects are gay. His constant poking at such celebrities has made some come out.
He has been criticized for somehow being responsible for stars Lance Bass and Neil Patrick coming out. Other bloggers have expressed their displeasure at his approach. However, he believes he is doing the right thing.