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Trixie Mattel is an American drag queen, singer, songwriter, comedian, and TV personality who has a net worth of $10 Million. She rose to prominence after winning the third season of the reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars”.

After winning this hit show, Trixie continued to appear on other series as well as TV shows. She made her return as a contestant on the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

Apart from TV shows, Trixie Mattel is easily recognized for her extremely contoured makeup and Barbie-like style. Her rise to fame is also memorialized by her comedy, being one half of a comic duo on “Viceland”.

What is Trixie Mattel Net Worth?

Net Worth$10 Million
BornAugust 23, 1989
ProfessionDrag queen,
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$1.5 Million
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Brian Michael Firkus was born on August 23rd, 1989, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and is half Ojibwe. She was raised by a single mother because her father was absent while growing up.

At the age of 15, Brian moved in with her grandparents, a period which she speaks about in the 2019 documentary “Moving Parts”. Her grandfather was a country musician who taught Brian to play guitar.

After high school, Trixie attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee to study musical theater. That time she also became dabbling in Drag after being introduced to it by performing in a production of “The Rocky Horror Show”.


Trixie began her journey by first performing in Drag at LaCage NiteClub in Milwaukee. Eventually, she became a regular performer in Milwaukee’s Drag scene and quickly became a regional staple.

Trixie attended beauty school in 2014 before withdrawing to participate in “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. In 2015, the confidence Trixie gained in the local scene inspired her to submit the audition tape for the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” show.

Trixie Mattel as seen in a post (Trixie Mattel / Instagram)
Trixie Mattel as seen in a post (Trixie Mattel / Instagram)


The drag queen was accepted for the show on her first attempt. However, showing up at the RuPaul workroom, Trixie became a bit unsure. It was because all the competitors appeared to her as much more talented and experienced than herself.

Trixie was eliminated, placing sixth overall. Although she became the first queen to last more than one episode after being voted to return to the competition. She further returned to win the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” in 2018.

Trixie is also a singer and released her debut studio album “Two Birds” in 2017 which wound up peaking at #2 on the US Heatseekers Billboard Albums chart. Next year, her second album “One Stone” came out. Trixie followed that up by releasing her third project “Barbara” in 2020.

Since her debut on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Trixie performed stand-up comedy tours, released a hit album, as well as appeared on American Horror Story. Additionally, she also launched her popular web series titled “UNHhhh” in 2016. Thanks to all that success, Trixie Motel has a net worth of $10 Million.

Other Ventures

Trixie teamed up with her fellow Drag Race co-star Katya and launched the show called “The Trixie & Katya”. Trixie also released the New York Times Best Selling Book with Katya called “Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood”.  

She started a podcast with Katya called “The Bald and the Beautiful” in 2020. Some more ventures that came along for Trixie included a spot on the judging panel for the “Queen of the Universe” singing competition. Her shows including “Trixie Mattel: One Night Only” and then her Discovery Plus reality show “Trixie Motel” debuted.

It’s no doubt that Trixie Mattel has her own unique makeup look. Since debuting her wild contour face in “Drag Race” it’s since become legendary in the Drag Community. At the beginning of her career, she painted her face more traditionally.

She claimed that she was getting bored with her look and she was even on the verge of quitting Drag altogether. However, Mattel realized she could turn the stage persona and look into anything she dreamed up. Trixie also said her makeup got bigger following her first appearance on Drag Race.

Career Highlights

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars (Third season _ Won)
  • Appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Seventh season)
  • UNHhhh (Starting her own websieres)
  • 2017 Streamy Award, Show of the Year _ Nomination
  • 2022 Critics’ Choice Television Award, Best Comedy Special _ Nomination
  • 2022 Webby Awards _ Five Won

Trixie Mattel Net Worth

Trixie Mattel has one of the most recognizable faces in Drag Race history. Her face still has gone through some changes over the years.

The drag queen makes money from numerous sources which include her music ventures, podcasts, comedy specials, appearance on TV shows, commercials for SKYY Vodka, etc.

She has found a ton of success in her Drag Race career, winning the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars”. Not to mention, she is the CEO of her brand named “Trixie Cosmetics”. As of 2023, Trixie Mattel’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

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