Orange County is one of the wealthiest areas in America and the ladies of RHOC have all the trappings of extreme wealth. But how did they make their money? From side hustles to long careers, find out how the OC ladies make their coin – and what they’re estimated to be worth.
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Emily Simpson’s net worth: $900 000
RHOC's Emily Simpson is a woman with many jobs. She’s a copyright attorney, a part-time party planner and now an OC Housewife (oh, and a mom of three!). It’s almost like she watched Phaedra Parks juggle law and being a mortician on RHOA and thought, ‘I’ll do that, but with a twist.”
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Gina Kirschenheiter’s net worth: $1 million
Prior to having kids, Gina worked as a flight attendant and an executive assistant and has a master's degree in health administration, according to Newsday. But, when she had kids, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Gina split from her financial planner husband Matthew towards the tail end of filming and while the soon-to-be divorcees have yet to state their assets, Gina has requested financial spousal support from her husband, according to Radar Online. In 2019, the couple got back together, so it's unknown what that means for her financial assets. In court documents it was revealed that Kirschenheiter made $100 000 in her first season of RHOC.
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Noella Bergener’s net worth: $1 million
This leggy beauty made her money in the early 2000s through modelling, but these days she has taken her skills to Instagram where she can be seen promoting brands for a buck. Only a year into her marriage to her personal injury lawyer husband, her finances started to take a turn. The government demanded her husband, James Bergener, pay a $5.8 million tax lien, which led to their divorce which we see play out on the show. It's unclear how the divorce will impact Noella's financial situation.
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Jennifer Armstrong’s net worth: $2 million
Don't let the pretty face fool you, this OC Barbie has an impressive resume. After graduating from Georgetown University with a Masters in Science, she went on to get her MD from the University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine. Today, she's the President and Managing Member at both the Pacific Coast Medical Group and OC Brachytherapy, while also holding a position as the Medical Physician at Concierge Medicine. Most of what we see on the show, though, is her private practice where she administers injections, laser treatments and more. However, her passion lies with research and she has written over 20 academic articles over the years.
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Shannon Beador’s net worth: $20 million
Prior to becoming an orange-carting cast member on RHOC, Shannon was a stay-at-home mom. Like most of the other Housewives, she posts occasional sponcon on social media, but her main source of income is from the show where she gets paid around $800 000 per season. Prior to her split from her husband David, Shannon’s net worth was estimated at $20 million by Celebrity Net Worth. In her divorce settlement from David Beador, the founder of the successful construction company Beador Construction, Shannon walked away with $1.4 million and $10 000 a month in child and spousal support (decreased from $30 000). Shannon has her frozen food line, Real for Real Cuisine, but her income from that business is unknown.
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Heather Dubrow’s net worth: $50 million
If you saw Heather's epic home tour in season 16, you probably already guessed she has a hefty net worth. Most of her dollars come from her plastic surgeon husband, 'Botched' star Terry Dubrow. However, we can only imagine that Heather is earning a pretty nice cheque for being asked to return to the show.