Here's How Much Billy Porter Is Really Worth

Billy Porter's net worth is worth striking a Pose over! The seasoned actor and fashion icon — he's so stylish he basically becomes an instant meme every time he hits a red carpet — has had a huge career boom in recent years. Before popping up on American Horror Story: Apocalypse in 2018, the Broadway veteran starred as Lola in Kinky Boots. In 2020, Porter showcased his pipes, hitting the Oscars stage and singing alongside Janelle Monáe during her superb opening medley. 

In 2018, he landed the role of Pray Tell – an emcee in the legendary New York City ballroom club scene, per Esquire — in Ryan Murphy's FX hit Pose. Per NPRPorter was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role at the 2020 Emmys after winning the award for the same role at the 2019 Emmys.

Speaking of the 2020 Emmys — which were held virtually and in a Covid-19-friendly fashion, hazmat suits and all — on Sept. 20, 2020, Porter starred in a 60-second ad aimed at increasing diversity on the small screen. "We are more than a splash of color on your white canvas," Porter said in the ad, per The New York Times. According to the outlet, in 2019, he "became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama."

Meanwhile, fashion-wise, where to begin? From his head-turning tuxedo dress at the 2019 Oscars to his privacy screen hat at the Grammys (which allowed literal shade), there have been so many amazing looks. Anywho, here's Porter's impressive net worth! 

Billy Porter works hard for his money

So what is Billy Porter's net worth? The star of stage, screen, and the red carpet is worth approximately $4 million, according to Celebrity Net WorthPart of that net worth, per the outlet, is undoubtedly due to his numerous Broadway and television appearances. Additionally, Porter has released multiple albums, which consist of Broadway standards, originals, and cover songs — and his stock appears to be rising.

The star is slated to appear in more films, including a live-action version of Cinderella due out 2021, per Insider, starring Camilla Cabello as Cinderella and Porter in an updated take on the fairy godmother role. Apparently, Idina Menzel is slated to play the evil stepmother. Okay, can't wait for this. Real estate-wise, per a 2014 interview with The New York Times, Porter lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Harlem with "floor to ceiling windows" and incredible views, alongside his husband, Adam Smith, who he has been married to since 2017, per Playbill.

The living arrangement is quite a change for Porter since, per The New York Times, for 13 years, he lived out of "three suitcases, 26 boxes and a chaise lounge." Yup, Porter even made financial hardship glamorous. "It was a really difficult down period. I actually had to file for bankruptcy in 2007," Porter told the outlet. "I bought my chaise lounge before I had a place to live." Well, Porter's chair certainly has a home now.