Perez Hilton is a celebrity blogger who rose to infamy for running a controversial blog that outed the sexuality of allegedly closeted celebrities.
The blogger also has two YouTube channels, including a parenting channel best known for showcasing his struggles as a parent, particularly with his daughter’s surgery.
In addition to this, he is also infamous for a plethora of controversies from using derogatory terms against a Miss USA 2009 contestant to claiming Michael Jackson's death was a publicity stunt and later removing his claims after realizing it was not a hoax, the blogger has a colourful persona, to say the least.
Celeb Perez Hilton’s net worth in 2020 is $30 million, the bulk of which he made form blogging and YouTube.
He has not only been successful as a blogger but also as an actor appearing in a couple of Broadway shows and some TV shows too.
According to a Forbes, report the blogger earned around $575,000 per month from his blog alone. Similarly, here is a list of his earnings as a blogger.
|2013||$453,500||Ad Revenue From Sites (Monthly)|
|2009||$6,200,000||Yearly Revenue From Blog|
An online source has also claimed that his earnings in 2019 were in excess of $3.4 million per month.
Hilton also operates two YouTube channels, he has a family-oriented channel aptly titled Perez Hilton And Family. He started Perez Hilton And Family on 2 Dec 2015. As of April 2020, his channel has over 20 million views, SocialBlade reports that he earns $889 to $14,200 per year.
Another one of his channels is his self-titled channel, Perez Hilton, which he started on 8 March 2006. The channel boasts over 230,860,236 views as of April 2020.
According to SocialBlade, he earns anywhere from $370 to $5,900 from the channel per month, which is $4,400 to $71,000 per year from over 318,000 subscribers.
The controversial celeb has an Instagram account with over 796k followers as of April 2020. His posts on the platform are as controversial as his other works.
According to Influencermarketinghub, his account generates anywhere from $2,373 - $3,955 per post.
Hilton posted on PerezHilton.com, claiming DJ Samantha Ronson had planted cocaine in Lindsay Lohan’s car and set her up to be intoxicated in front of cameras.
He had only repeated the gossip that initially started on CelebrityBabylon. After the judge was informed that Ronson had sued and won against CelebrityBabylon, the court awarded Hilton $85,000.
Hilton is infamous for outing celebrities that are allegedly homosexual. He was also criticized for being partially responsible for Lance Bass ('N Sync member) having to come out as gay.
He has time and again defended his actions saying
"I don't think it's a bad thing. If you know something to be a fact, why not report it? Why is that still taboo?”
Various gay rights activists and organizations have also heavily criticized for outing celebrities without them wanting to.
Perez Hilton was born Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. on March 23, 1978, in Miami, Florida, the US to Teresita Lavandeira and Mario Lavandeira. He moved to Little Havana and Westchester, Florida as a child where he grew up.
He also attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and later went to New York University. Hilton has 3 children Mario Armando Lavandeira III (born February 17, 2013), Mia Alma Lavandeira (born May 9, 2015) and Mayte Amor (October 4, 2017).
Perez is openly gay and had all of his children via surrogacy. He also received criticism for saying that it would be easier as a parent to raise a heterosexual child.
Some online sources have also linked him to Stevie Ryan, but Perez has not confirmed or denied the rumours. In fact, Hilton has not revealed the details of his relationship with the media and the public.