Net Worth and Career: How The Real Housewives of Orange County Make Their Money
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.
Vicki GunvalsonVicki’s not just a whoop-it-up gal. She’s also super serious about her business and has been her family’s breadwinner since long before RHOC. Vicki worked in insurance and financial services in her pre-OC days in Chicago, then went on to found her own successful insurance company, Coto Insurance, which she still owns and operates along with her son Michael, the company’s VP.
After 13 (!) seasons on RHOC, Vicki also pulls in a sizeable income from the show and has a current net worth of $7 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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Tamra JudgeWhen we first met Tamra back on season 3 of RHOC, she was a realtor working in the OC, but she got out of the real estate game years ago and moved on to other ventures. Her current hustle is CUT Fitness, the gym she co-owns and runs with her husband, Eddie. She's also dabbled in Instagram ads, promoting everything from DIFF eyewear (her sunglasses in this pic!) to the monthly wine subscription Bright Cellars.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tamra’s net worth is $800,000.
Shannon BeadorPrior 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. Prior to her split from her husband David, Shannon’s net worth was estimated at $20 million by Celebrity Net Worth. David, the founder of the successful construction company Beador Construction, now pays Shannon $22,500 in child and spousal per month, according to People.
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Kelly DoddKelly’s soon-to-be ex-husband Michael was an executive at the children’s tech company LeapFrog, where he reportedly brought in seven figures annually. Kelly briefly held a sales position, but she’s stayed at home with the couple’s daughter Jolie for the majority of their marriage. Kelly’s net worth has been estimated at $10 million by Celebrity Net Worth, but most of that sum is likely a result of Michael’s wealth.
According to reports on court proceedings from the first time Kelly filed for divorce from Michael back in 2011, Kelly had asked for $41,666 in spousal support – a figure Michael claimed was way too high. The couple ultimately remained together after their 2011 split and it has not yet been revealed what Kelly is seeking as she proceeds with the divorce this time around.
Gina KirschenheiterPrior 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. 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. 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.
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Emily SimpsonRHOC newbie Emily’s 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.”