Ross Mathews' Stunning Net Worth Revealed

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Ross Mathews has managed to take a stint as an intern and turn it into a successful television career. He was a communications major at the University of La Verne when he was hired as an intern on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Mathews – who became known as "Ross the Intern" – managed to impress his bosses and was eventually made a correspondent, covering movie premieres, awards shows, and more (per The Famous People).

His exposure on "The Tonight Show" led to Mathews making frequent guest appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and "The View," and he became a contributing correspondent on "The Insider." In 2010, Mathews landed a spot on the E! News red carpet team, and in 2013 was given his own show on the network, "Hello Ross," which ran for two seasons. Since 2015 he has been a regular judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." And in 2018, Mathews came in second during the first season of "Celebrity Big Brother."

"I really was just an intern working behind the scenes," he told The Columbus Dispatch in 2020. "I wanted to interview celebrities and the audience. It could have been a gimmick, but I earned people's respect ... Jay and Chelsea, and now RuPaul, all let me shine. Now I'm 40, grown-up and proud that I've made a brand."

Ross' TV career has earned him millions

Ross Mathews has been working in television for 20 years and his hard work has earned him a net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In addition to his onscreen work, Mathews has released two books titled "Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence" in 2013 and "Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories" in 2020, per his official website.

"I've seen some extraordinary things," he said when talking about the latest book (per Twin Cities). "And some of these people broke my heart. I felt I had an obligation to all the other pop culture super fans out there to write this."

Mathews' personal life is also going strong. He announced his engagement to Dr. Wellington García in February 2021 on "The Drew Barrymore Show." "Fiancé, you stay!" Mathews wrote on Instagram. "I am so proud to announce that after over a year together — navigating a pandemic, quarantine and opposite coasts — the smartest, funniest and kindest man I've ever met said, 'Yes!' Dr. García, I love you. A lifetime of adventure awaits."