Paula Abdul Net Worth: $30 Million

Paula Abdul is a California-born dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and producer

Her career, which has spanned four decades, has ranged from choreographer to pop star to reality television star.

Paula Abdul was born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California.

She began taking dance lessons at an early age, and attended Van Nuys High School where she was a cheerleader and an honor student

Abdul started attending California State University, Northridge, in 1980.

During her freshman year, she was chosen out of 700 candidates to be a famed "Laker Girl" cheerleader for the LA Lakers basketball team.

A year later, she was named head choreographer.

Within six months, her choreography and dancing careers took off and she left the university.