Billy Porter

Billy Porter
Net Worth:$ 5 million
Last Updated:2021

Billy Porter was born in 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, he is a son of William E Porter and Cloerinda Jean Johnson Porter Ford. Billy has a sister named Mary Martha Ford.

He studying from Reizenstein Middle School, then Billy attends Taylor Allderdice High School. After completing his high school, he went to Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Art School in 1987. Porter graduated from Carnegie Mellon University of Fine Arts college.


After completing his graduation Billy appears in few films, Porter also playing a role in Seth Michael Donsky’s Twisted in 1997. He also appears in a popular show called The RuPaul Show.

In 1994 Billy played Teen Angel of Grease, he also playing role in some other show like top-dog at City Theater, Dreamgirls, and Jesus Christ Superstar at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera in 2004.

In 2005 Billy Wrote and performed Ghetto Superstar at Joe’s Pub, New York. It is his one-person autobiographical show, porter was nominated for 17th GLAAD Media Awards for his outstanding performance in this show.

He also appears in Signature theatre Companies 20th anniversary of Tony Kushner Angels in 2010. He also plays the role of Lola in Kinky Boots in 2013 for this role porter won Tony Award for best actor in a musical and  Drama Desk Award for Oustanding Actor in a Musical.

Billy Porter also has a musical career, he released his three solo albums, Billy Porter, At the corner of Broadway, and Billy’s Back on Broadway. In 2006 He also featured a few songs in the tribute album it’s Only Life: the songs of John Bucchino.

In 2019 Porter nominated for Golden Globe Award and also won the Primetime Emmy Award for his outstanding performance in a drama series named pose. He also featured in a music video of Taylor Swift called You Need to Calm Down in 2019.

Personal Life

He is openly Gay, Porter is not interested in women, on 14 January 2017 he married to Adam Smith. Adam is a successful businessman, he is the Co-owner of a luxury eyewear company. Billy and Adam met in the year of 2009, he is a big part of Billy Porter’s successful life journey.

Billy Porter Net Worth

Billy Porter Net Worth estimated at around $5 million, over the course of his career. He is well known as actor and singer, Porter earns lots of money from his Stage performance career. He made history with winning Emmy Award as an openly gay Black man for Lead Actor in a Drama for his turn as Pray Tell. 

5 Facts On Billy Porter That Might Surprise You!

  1. Apart from his acting career Porter also has a music career, he released his three solo albums.
  2. He is openly a Gay, In 2017 Billy married a successful businessman Adam Smith.
  3. The stage actor Billy was nominated for Golden Globe Award in 2019, for his outstanding performance in a drama series called pose.
  4. He wrote his autobiography called Ghetto Superstar and also perform at Joe’s Pub, New York.
  5. Billy earns a huge amount of money from his overall career, his estimated Net Worth is around $ 5 million.