8. Amanda Lepore (Net Worth: $1.7 Million)
This singer/model/performance artist was born as Armand Lepore in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. She underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 19 and has undergone many additional surgeries to achieve the perfect female look. Lepore even had her ribs broken to appear thinner. Now a millionaire, she has appeared in fashion magazines, appeared in ads for big name companies like M.A.C. Cosmetics and Swatch, has a line of cosmetics in partnership with CAMP Cosmetics called “Collection Lepore,” and is considered a muse to many photographers including David LaChapelle and Terry Richardson.
7. Carmen Carrera (Net Worth: $2 Million)
Carrera has been earning bank as a model, actress and burlesque performer since 2011. Born Christopher Roman in New Jersey, she gained fame on the reality television show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” its spin-off series “RuPaul’s Drag U.” She is a social media maven who has also appeared on TLC’s “Cake Boss” and the CW’s “Jane the Virgin.” In 2014, Carrera was featured as one of The Advocate’s annual “40 under 40” title winners. Carmen has been open about her multiple plastic surgeries to enhance her femininity.