Real Housewives stars' surprising net worths

Ever wonder how much money your favorite “Real Housewives” stars really have? is rounding up the net worths of some of the ladies from the Bravo franchises, starting with birthday girl Dorit Kemsley, who turns 45 on July 14, 2021. Dorit’s net worth, combined with husband Paul “PK” Kemsley’s, is reportedly around $50 million. That’s due to his business dealings, which include real estate development and managing Boy George. Dorit also owns her own swimwear company, Beverly Beach. Whispers of financial problems swirled on season 9 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but the couple seem to be doing just fine.

So how do the ladies from other “Housewives” franchises measure up? Keep reading to find out…

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Lisa Vanderpump is up next! The former “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star said it best herself with her season 7 tagline — “The crown is heavy, darlings, so just leave it where it belongs.” Her net worth is estimated to be around $90 million. That should come as no surprise to fans, who over the years have had a front-row seat to the action at her insanely luxurious mansion, Villa Rosa, and seen her hustle as a businesswoman: Lisa and husband Ken Todd own restaurants in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and London including the frequently discussed SUR, Villa Blanca and Pump. They also have lines of vodka and sangria and produce the Bravo spinoff “Vanderpump Rules.”

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The ladies of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” top this list — Kyle Richards is next. Her net worth comes in at $100 million, largely due to a family inheritance and husband Mauricio Umansky’s wildly successful real estate company, The Agency.

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Former “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Carole Radziwill has a reported net worth of $50 million. She’s written a bestselling memoir, “What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love,” and a novel, “The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating.” Carole, a former journalist, is also the widow of Emmy-nominated journalist Anthony Radziwill, who’s the nephew of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the son of a Polish prince!

Kandi Burruss is sitting pretty with an estimated fortune of $30 million. The “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star made most of her money as a member of the ’90s group Xscape and as a songwriter and producer for bands like TLC and Destiny’s Child.

With a $35 million net worth, Tinsley Mortimer is next. The “The Real Housewives of New York City” star was previously best known as a socialite thanks to her roots as a Southern belle from Virginia born to a wealthy real-estate investor as well as her short marriage to boarding school sweetheart Topper Mortimer, an investment banker. She’s also started handbag and clothing lines in Japan.

Over the years, we’ve watched Bethenny Frankel develop her own massive fortune. She launched her Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail business in 2009 and in 2011 sold it to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global for around $8.1 million (a widely reported sale price of $100M was later revealed to be inaccurate). Before leaving after season 11 of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” she was earning a reported $40,000 per episode. Her net worth was estimated to be $70 million in 2021.

“The Real Housewives of New York City” star Luann de Lesseps used to be known as The Countess, as she was previously married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps. That marriage no doubt contributed to her estimated $25 million net worth, but she was also a model prior to her reality TV days and wrote a book, “Class With the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair.” Luann — who also sings — has also added to her bank account with her touring cabaret show.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador has a reported $20 million fortune, most of it coming from her ex-husband, David Beador, who owns the successful business Beador Construction. Their messy divorce — which was chronicled on the show — saw Shannon get $22,500 a month in spousal support.

Dorinda Medley had a successful career in fashion before joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” She got her start at the brand Liz Claiborne and later started her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere (the late Princess Diana wore pieces from the line!), all of which helped establish her estimated $20 million net worth. Her late husband, Richard Medley, was also very successful financially as he worked in politics, finance and as a professor.

Ramona Singer’s various businesses are responsible for her estimated $18 million net worth. She started True Faith Jewelry with ex-husband Mario Singer and has both a skincare line and a line of pinot grigio wines, among other endeavors.

NeNe Leakes earned a reported $1 million per season when she was on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which helped established her net worth of $14 million. Husband Gregg Leakes is a real estate investor, which has also helped amplify her financial situation.

When Kelly Dodd joined “The Real Housewives of Orange County” cast in 2016, viewers were wowed by her gorgeous home and luxurious lifestyle. The reality star, who left the show in 2021, now has an estimated net worth of $10 million, most of which comes from her now-ex-husband Michael Dodd, who worked for a major toy company.

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” star Karen Huger has a net worth estimated at $10 million. That’s mainly thanks to husband Raymond Huger, whom the reality star has been known to refer to as “the Black Bill Gates.” He started an information technology company called Paradigm that he sold in 2004. On season 4 of her franchise, viewers saw Karen launch her very own product — a perfume called La’ Dame.

This one might be a surprise: Former OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson, who starred on the first 13 seasons of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and made a reported $500,000 per season, has an estimated net worth of $7 million. The star, who owns Coto Insurance and Financial Services, is known as a shrewd businesswoman.

Sonja Morgan’s net worth is around $8 million. A large sum of that is thanks to the fortune she got from her ex-husband, John Adams Morgan, a descendant of the investment banker J.P. Morgan (and President John Adams). She had also had a clothing line, a jewelry line and other businesses over the years.

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” star Ashley Darby’s fortune is estimated to be around $5 million, while husband Michael Darby is said to be worth $20 million thanks to his investments in real estate and restaurants.

“The Real Housewives of Dallas” star Kameron Westcott has a reported net worth of around $5 million. She’s married to a venture capitalist from a prestigious family and she herself hails from the ritzy California town of Montecito (where Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan reside). She’s also carving out a name for herself in the business world with her pink dog food, Sparkle Dog.

Teresa Giudice’s net worth? A reported $500,000 now after dipping down to a negative $11 million, thanks to her bankruptcy filing with now-ex-husband Joe Giudice and their huge legal bills. The “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and bestselling cookbook author famously served time in prison in 2015 after being indicted on charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

Candiace Dillard from “The Real Housewives of Potomac” has an estimated net worth of around $4.5 million thanks to her ventures in a hair brand, Prima Hair Collection, and Chateau Salon Suites, a space for beauty professionals. She’s also a former Miss United States — she won the title in 2013 — and owns a pageant consulting company.

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