- Full Name: Paul DelVecchio
- Born: July 5, 1980
- Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island
- Occupation: Actor, disc jockey, TV personality
- Marital Status: Single
Pauly D’s Net Worth History
Local disc jockey Pauly D made a big hit on the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show. He has been nominated twice for the “America’s Best DJ” award and earns a salary of $150,000 per TV episode. Forbes reported his income for 2012 as $11 million. His success on “Jersey Shore” generated a spin-off show, “The Pauly D Project,” which reenacted episodes from his career as DJ. He has opened for Britney Spears and signed a recording contract with 50 Cent.
About Pauly D
Pauly D has publicly stated that he thinks his big break into television was due less to his music than to his distinctive look. Nevertheless, he had a “passion” for his work as a disc jockey and was employed in that capacity from the age of sixteen. More than for his high-rise spiky hair, Pauly D was known for his eclectic music selections and distinctive style. He describes his trademark skill, as a DJ, as “the exceptional ability to mix in and out of top 40 and house music.”
His celebrity status and good physical condition, together, have earned Pauly D accolades from magazines that rank “the hottest bodies,” and he’s been described as “The Sexiest Man Alive.” His personal life is a matter of some mystery. He claims to be the unmarried father of a daughter, and has sued for custody of this child. Neither his web site (djpaulyd.com) nor the celebrity gossip magazines mention any past, present, or future marriage.
Pauly D was nominated three times, and selected once, for the Teen Choice Male Reality Star Award. He is described as having “rabid fans.”
In addition to Britney Spears and 50 Cent, other performers with whom Pauly D has worked include Big Sean, Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and The Black Eyed Peas. His recordings include “Night of My Life,” “Back to Love,” and “Beat Dat Beat.”
Although his web site photo features wine bottles, it’s been reported that one reason why Pauly D was selected to be the topic of a spin-off reality show may be that he’s more likely to come to work on time and sober than some of his “Jersey Shore” co-stars were. Temperate use of alcohol has been specifically mentioned as a quality that made him “fun and easy to work with,” in contrast to other stars who appeared to be “a drunken mess.”
Pauly D’s television projects have not been limited to music. As a celebrity whose sponsors probably chose him for his model potential, he also promotes beverages, Miracle Whip, MEDL Mobile (which he claims as “his app”), tanning lotions (he certainly has a deep even tan), and Dirty Couture clothing (he’s a partner in that business).
Pauly D currently claims St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as a favorite charity. He has also worked on behalf of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), and dosomething.org.