Rich and famous go hand in hand; the higher the celebrity status, more money rolls in. But with great wealth comes great responsibility. Because like other forms of entertainment, reality television pays. It’s how it’s managed that can make or break a star. According to their estimated net worth on Celebrity Net Worth (in USD), the Real Housewives are doing OK. Well, most of them, anyway.
Danielle Staub net worth: -$500,000
The RHONJ OG filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2012 and listed $500 000 worth of debt.
Kim Richards net worth: $400,000
Unlike her sisters Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton, Kim Richards has a pretty low net worth. As a former child actor and television personality, Kim has made money from roles in Disney movies and TV shows in the '70s and '80s. Most of her cash comes from RHOBH, where she made $100,000 per season.
Porsha Williams net worth: $500,000
Porsha is worth about half a million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Most of that money comes from her appearances on RHOA and her gig as a radio host. Porsha received very few assets following her divorce from NFL player Kordell Stewart.
Jacqueline Laurita net worth: $500,000
Jacqueline Laurita is a reality television star, author and former cosmetologist. In addition to her appearances on RHONJ, Laurita has appeared on Mercy and in Bad Parents. Jacqueline and Chris Laurita have experienced financial issues, including threats of foreclosure on one of their homes and a bankruptcy at their business.
Marlo Hampton net worth: $600,000
Even Marlo's castmates can't really figure out where her money comes from, despite all of her claims of being rich. While she claims she used to date a mystery billionaire that was a major source of income for her, she also has a high-end clothing boutique called Le'Archive.
Kenya Moore net worth: $800,000
The former pageant queen makes her money from RHOA as well as other television appearances like Celebrity Apprentice.
Shereé Whitfield net worth: $800,000
Shereé Whitfield's divorce settlement from Bob Whitfield was a pretty big contributor to her net worth, as she reportedly received a $775,000 lump sum payment on top of a $113,422 annual payment from his retirement assets, as well as about $2,142 for monthly child support. She's also got her hefty real estate investmet, Château Shereé, which is worth around $1.2 million.
Emily Simpson net worth: $900,000
Emily Simpson may not have the highest net worth on RHOC, but she might be the castmember with the most jobs. As a copyright attorney, a part-time party planner, a Housewife and a mom of three, she's definitely got her hands full!
Meredith Marks net worth: $1 million
After she found success in real estate, Meredith Marks started her own high-end jewellery business, which is ultimately where the RHOSLC star got her cash. Her jewellery line is celeb-approved, with big names like Charlize Theron and Rihanna donning her jewels.
Noella Bergener net worth: $1 million
After making her money in the early 2000s with her modelling career, Noella Bergener is now on Instagram promoting brands for cash. After being married to her husband, James Bergener, for only a year, Noella's finances took a turn when he was forced to pay a $5.8 million tax lien, leading to her divorce.
Gina Kirschenheiter net worth: $1 million
Gina reportedly worked as a flight attendant and an executive assistant before she had kids, and she also has a master's degree in health administration. Once she had kids, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom. Eventually, she split from her husband, Matthew, and she has since requested financial spousal support from her financial planner husband, Radar Online reports.
Chanel Ayan net worth: $1.5 million
Chanel has amassed a fortune as the first Kenyan model from the UAE. She's mentioned on the show that she's been involved in campaigns with most luxe bands, and she also runs her own makeup brand and talent agency.
Wendy Osefo net worth: $1.5 million
As an entrepreneur and political commentator, Wendy Osefo has earned herself a net worth of $1.5 million. Not only has she been a commentator on CNN, ABC, FOX News and BBC, but she also boasts a Ph.D. in Public Affairs/Community Development from Rutgers University. She also helps minorities receive higher education as a founder of the 1954 Equity Project, LLC.
Drew Sidora net worth: $1.5 million
Drew Sidora got some substantial cashflow from being an actress, appearing in movies like White Chicks, Step Up, Sister Code and The Choir Director. While she hasn't been in a big movie for a while, her husband makes "therapeutic music," supporting their spending alongside Drew's RHOA income.
Heather Gay net worth: $1.7 million
After stepping away from her religion, Heather Gay made a path of her own with Beauty Lab + Laser. Her company is a very successful medical spa, giving her a renewed sense of self (and a whole bunch of money to boot).
Jennifer Armstrong net worth: $2 million
After graduating from Georgetown University with a Masters in Science, Jennifer Armstrong headed to the University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine to get her MD. Now, she's the President and Managing Member at the Pacific Coast Medical Group and OC Brachytherapy. She's also still a Medical Physician at Concierge Medicine, and runs her private practice where she administers injections, laser treatments and more.
Sanya Richards-Ross net worth: $2.5 million
Track and field Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross brought home gold in more ways than one. Winning several Gold medals in the Olympics, it's no wonder this athlete-turned-Housewife has an impressive net worth.
Cynthia Bailey net worth: $2.5 million
Aside from her hefty RHOA paycheck, Cynthia has her own modelling agency, a thriving eyewear line and various other businesses that keep her busy.
Melissa Gorga net worth: $3 million
Like her sister-in-law Teresa, Melissa and husband Joe have reportedly owed hundreds of thousands to various creditors.
Tamra Judge net worth: $3 million
Tamra’s a long-time Real Housewife, but her net worth is considerably less than some of her reality peers. When she was on the show, she brought in a reported $350,000 per season — a significant increase from the $7,000 salary she started with. She also co-owns CUT Fitness with husband Eddie.
Eboni K. Williams net worth: $3 million
As an American attorney and television host, Eboni K. Williams has accrued a net worth of $3 million. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, she worked in private practice and as a public defender. She also has plenty of TV experience, working as a correspondent for CBS News and becoming the cohost of the Revolt TV talk show State of the Culture.
Robyn Dixon net worth: $3 million
Aside from her time on RHOP, Robyn Dixon is also a publicist and event manager, with a business marketing degree from the University of Maryland.
Sara Al Madani net worth: $3 million
Born and raised in the UAE, Sara Al Madani started working as a model and promoter at the young age of 15-years-old. At the time, she was saving up to start a clothing business, and she eventually graduated from the Sharjah American International School. Since then, she's become an award-winning businesswoman, dipping her toes in social media, restaurants, NFTs, health and beauty.
Whitney Rose net worth: $3 million
This Utah reality star rebelled from her Mormon faith. Despite stepping away from the church, Whitney was able to amass a hefty fortune of her own after divorcing her former husband. She then married her boss at the time and launched her own skincare line, Iris + Beau, which is now Wild Rose.
Katie Rost net worth: $3 million
Katie Rost is not only famous for her time on RHOP, but she's also a well-known model. Born and raised in Potomac, Maryland, Rost eventually made her way to New York to model where she joined the Vogue 100 List.
Jen Shah net worth: $3 million
Kim Zolciak Biermann net worth: $3 million
Siggy Flicker net worth: $4 million
Siggy was a successful relationship expert and author before she joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She's made several TV appearances and has expanded her brand since becoming a Housewife.
Gizelle Bryant net worth: $4 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gizelle comes from a "very prominent and powerful DC family." She was married to Jamal Bryant, a famous pastor of a megachurch, and now has her own makeup line called EveryHue Beauty.
Monique Samuels net worth: $4 million
Candiace Dillard net worth: $4.5 million
While she hasn't been on RHOP for very long, Candiace Dillard has quite the impressive net worth. The former Miss United States has not only worked at the White House offices and on Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, but she's even the CEO of a pagent consulting company, co-founder of Prima Hair Collection, and co-owns Chateau Salon Suites.
Carole Radziwill net worth: $5 million
Carole's earnings come from all kinds of things, from her gig on RHONY, her career as an author, her past work as a journalist and money from the estate of her late husband, Anthony Radziwill, a member of the Polish royal family.
Kathy Wakile net worth: $5 million
Kathy Wikile starred on RHONJ alongside her cousin, Teresa Giudice. She owns a fashion and accessory line called TG Fabulicious Guidette, and is married to Rich Wakile, who works in real estate and retail gasoline
Meghan King Edmonds net worth: $5 million
Meghan's worth $5 million — though technically most of that wealth comes via her husband, Jim, a former MLB player and sports announcer.
Lisa Barlow net worth: $5 million
Lisa Barlow can't bear to spend too much time away from her work, and her net worth reflects that. She owns a marketing company, a tequila brand called Vida, and most recently, a men's skincare brand she founded with her kids called "Fresh Wolf."
Ashley Darby net worth: $5 million
Ashley Darby's wealth mostly comes from her husband, real estate mogul Michael Darby, who's 29 years her senior. Currently they're in the process of a divorce, so it'll be interesting to see if her net worth fluctuates as a result.
Erika Girardi net worth: $5 million
Erika is worth about $5 million, thanks to a string of hits on the Billboard Dance Charts, not to mention her marriage to her lawyer husband, Thomas Girardi, who's 40 years her senior. She's currently going through a messy divorce and several lawsuits, where she'll most likely see a change to her net worth when it's all said and done.
Phaedra Parks net worth: $6 million
Like some of her former RHOA co-stars, Phaedra made a reported $300,000 per season before she dramatically exited the show, but her job as an attorney and managing partner of the Parks Group PC gives her an edge on the others.
Dina Manzo net worth: $6.5 million
In addition to being a reality TV star, Dina Manzo (now Dina Cantin) is an interior decorator and entrepreneur. She starred on the HGTV reality show Dina's Party and worked as an interior designer for years. She also runs her own charitable foundation, Project Ladybug, helping children with cancer
Vicki Gunvalson net worth: $7 million
This RHOC star not only accrued a ton of wealth after being on the show, but she also gets her cash from being an independent Insurance Agent and author. In fact, she's written several books such as More Than a Housewife and Internet Life Insurance Selling Made Easy.
Joanna Krupa net worth: $8 million
Before appearing on The Real Housewives of Miami, Joanna had a successful career as a model and appeared on various magazine covers including Maxim and Playboy. She was married to club owner Romain Zago from 2013 to 2017, and they divided the finances amicably. Joanna also served as host for 6 seasons of Poland's Next Top Model.
Garcelle Beauvais net worth: $8 million
Garcelle Beauvais is not only a RHOBH star, but she's also an actress, singer, and former fashion model. She's had roles in television shows and films like The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue and Coming to America.
Sonja Morgan net worth: $8 million
Sonja’s had her fair share of financial troubles, which have been well-documented on RHONY. But most of them amount to Rich People Problems. She still has plenty of assets, including several homes, as well as salary from RHONY.
Kelly Dodd net worth: $10 million
Although she gained her fame from RHOC, Kelly Dodd used to work as an executive for a major tech toy company. As part of her on-again-off-again relationship with Michael Dodd, the pair eventually sold their 4 bedroom Newport Beach mansion for a whopping $5 million, which definitely helps her net worth.
Lisa Rinna net worth: $10 million
Lisa's been in Hollywood since the 1980s. With memorable roles in Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives, Lisa used her star power to become the spokesperson for several brands, then launched her own fashion line, Lisa Rinna Collection.
Karen Huger’s net worth: $10 million
Karen has affectionately called her husband the "Black Bill Gates." He works in tech, but his net worth isn't quite as close to Gate's in reality.
Denise Richards net worth: $12 million
This model-turned-actress had a thriving career in the late '90s with memorable roles in films like The World Is Not Enough, Starship Troopers and Wild Things (just to name a few). Denise gained notoriety outside of her acting career for her on-again-off-again relationship with Charlie Sheen. Denise and Charlie married in 2002, had two children, then eventually divorced in 2006 which garnered Denise $52,000 a month in child support.
Caroline Manzo net worth: $12 million
Caroline Manzo starred on RHONY before getting her own show, Manzo'd with Children. Her money doesn't only come from television, she also has her hands in real estate. In fact, Manzo owns real estate firm Opus Properties, and she's served on the board of her sister's foundation, Project Ladybug.
NeNe Leakes net worth: $14 million
The reality star has made a decent living from acting, and from her others jobs as a TV host, entrepreneur and author.
Ramona Singer net worth: $16 million
Ramona has a hefty fortune thanks to her many years as a Housewife, as well as her side businesses, including RMS Fashions and Ramona Pinot Grigio.
Shannon Beador net worth: $20 million
Shannon's earnings are up there, thanks to the joint income she brings in from her soon-to-be-ex husband's successful construction business, Beador Construction.
Jill Zarin net worth: $20 million
Jill's net worth is thanks to her former career as a luxury real estate agent and from her role in her husband's company, Zarin Fabric Warehouse and Home Furnishings.
Luann de Lesseps net worth: $25 million
Luann has a net worth of $25 million. Most of it comes from her long-standing gig on RHONY, but she also earns a pretty penny from her clothing line and her years as a model, actor and nurse. Luann also married into money, earning herself a rich ex-hubby, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, and the title of Countess. Now that's priceless.
Crystal Kung Minkoff net worth: $30 million
Crystal's net worth is mostly based on her income as an entrepreneur, but her husband is where the money's really at. He's the director of The Lion King and several other children's movies.
Caroline Stanbury net worth: $30 million
This British businesswoman starred in Ladies of London before moving to RHOD. She has some pretty big money under her belt from her own businesses – including a furniture line and her own podcast – and her previous marriage to Turkish financier Cem Habib.
Kandi Burruss net worth: $30 million
Outside of her role as a Housewife, Kandi has several other successful endeavours, including a line of adult toys. But prior to joining the cast of RHOA, Kandi was a successful songwriter who penned hits like Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "No Scrubs" for TLC. Music to her ears — and bank account.
Tinsley Mortimer net worth: $35 million
Tinsley's money goes way back. She's a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, and her father is a wealthy real-estate investor. Her ex-husband, Topper Mortimer, also came from old money. Tinsley also has a clothing line and a line of luxury handbags in Japan.
Yolanda Hadid net worth: $45 million
Yolanda is mega rich. After divorcing Mohammad Hadid in 2003, she received a $6 million Malibu home and $3.6 million in cash, among other payouts. She made a little more after her split from David Foster. Throw in her former RHOBH salary, her work as a model, and her current gig as momager to two supermodels and ka-ching!
Lisa Hochstein net worth: $50 million
Former Playboy model and RHOM star Lisa Hochstein has a net worth of a whopping $50 million. A good chunk of her cash comes from her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard "Lenny" Hochstein, but they've filed for divorce, which could cause her net worth to fluctuate.
Heather Dubrow net worth: $50 million
Heather's wealth comes partly from her years acting on sitcoms, but it's the assets she holds with her plastic surgeon husband (and Botched star) Terry Dubrow, that puts her near the top of the top-earning Housewives.
Sutton Stracke net worth: $50 million
Sutton Stracke's net worth clocks in at $50 million as a result of her boutique store SUTTON and her hefty divorce settlement with Thibeault "Christian" Stracke. Christian is a managing director and global head of the credit research group at PIMCO.
Camille Grammer net worth: $50 million
Camille is half-owner of Grammnet Productions, a studio that produced hit shows including Girlfriends, Medium, and The Game. She also received a lot from her divorce from Kelsey Grammer.
Dorit Kemsley net worth: $50 million
Not only is Dorit Kemsley a star on RHOBH, but she's also a fashion designer with her own line. Part of her $50 million net worth comes from her husband, Paul Kemsley, who is a businessman and celebrity manager. Fun fact (which Dorit just loves to mention): one of his clients is Boy George!
Bethenny Frankel net worth: $80 million
Bethenny is one of the self-made Housewives. When she first started on the show, Bethenny was struggling financially, but within a few years time she launched Skinnygirl Cocktails — a company she later sold for a reported $120 million.
Lisa Vanderpump net worth: $90 million
Over the years, Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, have launched a string of successful restaurants and nightclubs — first in England and France and then L.A. — not to mention her gigs on RHOBH and spinoffs Vanderpump Rules and Vanderpump Dogs — it's no wonder she's rolling in it.
Kyle Richards net worth: $100 million
Her massive fortune is the result of a mix of work and family money, including Kyle's work as an child actor. She also owns a clothing store, but her husband Mauricio Umansky's mega-successful real estate career certainly helps.
Diana Jenkins net worth: $300 million
RHOBH Season 12 newcomer Diana Jenkins has quickly climbed the Net Worth ranks, making a name as one of the richest Housewives of all. With a Computer Science and Economics degree from the University of London under her belt, Jenkins owns several businesses including swimwear line Melissa Odabash and wellness beverage line Neuro Brands. Despite her success, most of Jenkins' net worth comes from her divorce settlement with Roger "Big Dog" Jenkins, which earned her $300 million.
Kathy Hilton net worth: $350 million
Surely, you've heard of Kathy's last name, which is part of why she tops this list. While Kathy Hilton recently moved from Housewife to "friend of," her massive net worth is definitely worth a mention. After retiring from acting, she married hotel magnate Richard Hilton and birthed her two famous daughters, Paris and Nicky.
Nina Ali net worth: An estimated $1 billion
While Nina's net worth is currently unknown, it's estimated at a whopping $1 billion. Her husband Munaf Ali is one of Dubai's most successful businessmen and is worth $1 billion. Nina also runs her Instagram account Lipstick Mommy and a fruitcake company that she co-founded.