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- Which platform brings in the most money?
As of now the actual show RuPaul’s DragRace is on the LOGO TV network and it the key bread winner of the RuPaul brand. LOGO pays the producer an undisclosed amount, but sources site they are certain RuPaul is the main money intaker.
Each individual queen receives $900 per episode this season, not including the finale. Drag race also pays for their hotel and airfare while they’re touring for the show. Meals are also provided 3 times a day whilst the queens are on the show.
- How much money do the other platforms raise (approximately)?
Take a LOOK and GAG over how not only FIERCE but FILTHY, Rich that is, these queens are: of course MaMa RuPaul, taking home most of the bacon:
The other platforms are when individual artists (Queens) will go off on their own and choose to work doubly, or away from RuPaul. However, if they are smart the chose to continue to be a part of the RuPaul Drag Family as well. Located below is a link to some of the queens linked and not linked to Mama Rupaul. These are some of the wealthiest drag queens there are now.
Many have their own clothing lines, make-up lines, albums and singing tours, performances for other artists, trios that are spokespeople for brands such as the American Apparel Girls (Alaska, Courtney Act, and Willum). When queens stray away from the DragRace name they do not owe royalties to RuPaul or LOGO TV, however; most chose to use the advertisement because of the vast popularity of the show and its recognition.
- What is the primary way the franchise makes money?
RuPaul makes her money primarily from the show now on Season 9. Logo also has a deal with Netflix which banks the franchise much money while viewers catch episode repeats and can catch their favorite seasons. Also, From her hit releases starring the drag queens (available on ITunes), cosmetic branding, touring with the seasons’ queens (Drag Race after tours), merchandising, and at her NEW Dragcon, much similar to Comicon, but with EVERYTHING drag hosted in Las Vegas, NV.
To read an interesting biography of the MOTHER herself, RuPaul; please entertain yourself to the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul
- How does this affect the way the franchise develops?
Queens, their products (albums, performances, merchandise) can only promote the overall popularity of the show, which in turn makes the franchise more and more money. The more attention the show generates and the more viewers come into their overall audience, the more money obviously LOGO will generate into the show. Therefore the show and the franchise expands as its users (audience) does as well- Cause and Effect.