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Santino Quinto Rice was born on the 20th August 1974, in St. Charles, Missouri USA, and is a fashion designer, television personality and actor, perhaps best known for his participation in the second season of “Project Runway” (2005). The show represented a big break in Santino’s career, and marked the beginning of his net worth.
Have you ever wondered how rich Santino Rice is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rice’s net worth is as high as $500,000, earned through his successful career in design, and appearances in competitive television programs.
Santino Rice Net Worth $500,000
Santino Rice has a very diverse and rich heritage. Both of his parents are multi-racial, and he is said to be of African-American, Jewish, Native American, Italian as well as distant French, Welsh, and German ancestry. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he was on a scholarship. Afterwards, he supported himself by working in Hollywood as an extra, though he also reportedly did some work as a voice actor, and in costume design. His breakthrough moment came in 2005, when he appeared as a competitor in the second season of the fashion-focused reality show, “Project Runway”. Here, Santino distinguished himself by his sense of humor, and at times abrasive personality. His charisma in front of the cameras, coupled with his creativity and designing prowess, earned him third place at the end of the show. He later returned to the show for the TV special “Project Runway: All-Star Challenge” in 2009, as a designer, giving him more exposure and a boost to his net worth.
After his stint on “Project Runway”, Santino got his own TV series – “On the Road with Austin & Santino” (2010), in which he and his co-star Austin Scarlett travelled around the United States, stopping at various small towns, where they then took it upon themselves to dress up women for special occasions. He also secured a small role in the independent horror film “L.A. Zombie”, in which he played a homeless person. Santino’s longest-running project to date has been his role as a judge in the reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2009-2015), as well as in its spin-off, “Drag Race: Untucked!” (2010-2014). He stayed on the show for six seasons as one of the main judges, and appeared in the seventh season as a guest judge, which also improved his wealth. Afterwards, he retreated from the public eye, with his next project yet to be announced.
Regarding his personal life, Santino has often been asked about his sexuality, to which question he would hail as a bisexual. He stated that he likes men, and that he is attracted to beautiful women.