Top 20 Richest Real Housewives
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

This article provides an overview of the Top 20 richest real housewives. Bravo took the reality TV world by storm by introducing the Real Housewives franchise. The franchise includes long-running series like The Real Housewives of Orange County, now in its 13th season and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, with an eleventh season on the way.

Fans can’t seem to get enough as each series follows the lives of a group of wealthy women who live in the country’s wealthiest cities, like New York City, Beverly Hills, and Atlanta.

The following are the top 20 richest real housewives on Bravo TV. Net worth figures are estimated based on publicly available information. The figures are estimates and are constantly fluctuating. If you are aware of different numbers, please post a comment with the source.

List of the Top 20 Richest Real Housewives

1Carlton Gebbia, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Carlton Gebbia, Photo Courtesy of Bravo TV.

Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million

Carlton was a cast member on RHOBH during season 4. However, she only lasted for a single season. She is married to David Gebbia, who runs a variety of businesses ranging from financial services to sports management.


2Lisa Vanderpump, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Estimated Net Worth: $75 Million

Lisa Vanderpump is a cast member of the RHOBH. Lisa and her husband Ken Todd made their fortune primarily in the restaurant, bar, and club business. In total, the two have owned and operated more than 35 establishments in London and Los Angeles. Examples include the popular SUR, Villa Blanca, Pump, and the new TomTom restaurant/bar. In addition, she has a line of rose and sangria. Also, she has a line of luxury accessories for pets.


3Bethenny Frankel, The Real Housewives of New York City

Bethenny Frankel, Photo Courtesy of Bravo TV.

Estimated Net Worth: $70 million

Bethenny Frankel is one of the original cast members on RHONY. Also, she is a successful entrepreneur as the founder of Skinny Girl lifestyle brand. In addition, she founded the charitable organization, BStrong, which provides disaster relief.


4Adrienne Maloof, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Estimated Net Worth: Better $50 and 70 million

Adrienne Maloof, RHOBH, is a businesswoman and TV personality who co-owner of the Maloof Companies. So how did she get rich? The Maloof Companies have a partial ownership stake in sports organizations such as the Sacramento Kings (NBA team) and the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL team). In addition, they own a stake in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Also, they own Maloof Productions and Maloof Music.


5Carole Radziwill, The Real Housewives of New York City

Estimated net worth: $50 million

Carole Radziwill is a former cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City. Prior to joining the cast, Carole was a successful journalist and author. Carole was married to a Polish prince named Prince Anthony Radziwill, although he died in 1999.


6Kyle Richards, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kyle Richards, Photo Courtesy of NBCUniversal

Estimated Net Worth: $50 Million

Kyle Egan Richards is an American actress, socialite, and reality TV star. As a child actress, Kyle had acting roles in movies such as Little House on the Prairie, The Car, and Halloween (as well as many others). Since 2010, she has been a primary cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is married to a successful realtor, Mauricio Umansky.


7Camille Grammer, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Camille Grammer, Photo Courtesy of NBCUniversal

Estimated Net Worth: Approximately $50 Million

Camille Grammer is a former cast member on the Beverly Hills franchise. She was part of the main cast for the first two seasons. In addition, she was part of the recurring cast in seasons three, eight and nine. Also, she was a guest in seasons five, seven and ten.

Camile began her career as an actress, model, and dancer. In addition, she worked as a writer and producer for Grammnet Productions, which she co-owns with her former husband, Kelsey Grammar.


8Dorit Kemsley, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Estimated Net Worth: Less than $50 Million

Dorit Kemsley is an entrepreneur, TV personality, and current cast member on the Beverly Hills series. In 2009, she started a swimwear line called Dorit International. She is married to Paul “PK” Kemsley, owner of several sports franchises. The two have been marred in legal battles during most of her presence on RHOBH.


9Yolanda Hadid, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Estimated Net Worth: $45 Million

Yolanda Hadid is a former model, television personality, and cast member on RHOBH. She has three children, who are also models, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar.


10Jill Zarin, The Real Housewives of New York City

Estimated Net Worth: $35 Million

Jill Zarin is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and former cast member on RHONY. Jill married into money when she married Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse in NYC.


11Kandi Buruss

Kandi Buruss, RHOA, Photo courtesy of Bravo TV

Estimated net worth: $35 million.

Kandi Buruss has been a primary cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, since the show’s second season. She scored a spinoff show from RHOA called “The Kandi Factory”, but the series didn’t attract enough interest to continue. Also, Kandi made appearances on Thicker Than Water.

It has been reported that she earns approximately $450,000 in salary per season.

Originally, Kandi built her fortune as a songwriter and member of the band Xscape. The majority of her income comes from her songwriting. For example, she wrote such songs as “No Scrubs” for TLC and “Bills, Bills, Bills” for Destiny’s Child.

In addition, Kandi manages a number of business ventures. She owns an Atlanta-based restaurant called “The Old Lady Gang” that specializes in Southern-style food. There is speculation that the restaurant my get its own spin-off show.

In addition, she has an adult toy line called Bedroom Kandi and hosts a sex and relationship web series.


12Tinsley Mortimer, RHONY

Estimated Net Worth: $35 million

Tinsley Mortimer is a socialite, TV personality, author and cast member on the Real Housewives of New York City. How does she earn her money? In several ways. She has a line of housewares that are sold through Bed, Bath, and Beyond. In addition, she has a line of fake eyelashes in collaboration with a beauty products company. Also, she partners with RuMe to offer a line of travel, fashion, and beauty accessories.

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13Heather Dubrow, RHOC

Estimated Net Worth: $30 Million

Heather Dubrow is an actress, television personality, and former cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heather made money from roles on such shows as That’s Life, Hawaii-Five-O, Stark Raving Mad, and many others. She is married to Terry DuBrow a successful plastic surgeon.


14Luann De Lesseps, The Real Housewives of New York City

Estimated Net Worth: Less than $25 million

Luann De Lesseps is an original cast member of the RHONY. She is known as a television personality, actress, model, singer, and author. So, how does the former Countess earn her money? In part, Luann’s wealth is due to owning high-end real estate. She owns an apartment in NYC, a waterfront home in upstate New York, and a home in the Hamptons. In addition, she earns income from the release of several songs, including “Money Can’t Buy You Class” and “Chic, C’est la Vie.” In 2009, she released a book on etiquette titled Class With The Countess, How to Live With Elegance and Flair. As an actress, she played a minor role in Law & Order: SVUEden and Difficult People, and a TV movie known as Maternal Secrets.


15Dorinda Medley, The Real Housewives of New York City

Estimated Net Worth: $20 to $25 million

Dorinda is a former cast member on RHONY. She founded a cashmere company in London, but later sold it and moved to the U.S. Then, she married Richard Medley, a partner and hedge fund advisor at George Soros. It is speculated that she earned a salary of $250,000 per season for her role on the Bravo series.


16Shannon Beador, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Estimated net worth: $20 million


17Ramona Singer, The Real Housewives of New York

Estimated net worth: $18 million


18Stephanie Hollman, The Real Housewives of Dallas

Estimated net worth: $18 million


19Lydia McLaughlin, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Estimated net worth: $15 million


20NeNe Leakes, The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Estimated net worth: $14 million

Nene is a former cast member on RHOA. During her time on the show, her salary was estimated at $1 million per season. This salary made her the highest-paid Bravo housewife of all time. In addition, she appeared on a number of other TV shows and specials and has a clothing line.


21Teresa Guidice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Estimated net worth: $11 million


22Karen Huger, The Real Housewives of Potomac

Estimated net worth: $10 million

Karen Huger is a cast member on RHOP. She is married to Raymond Huger, a CEO of a technology company.


Questions

If you have any questions about this list of the Top 20 Richest Real Housewives, please post a comment below. Also, if you have any new or updated information on these figures, please let us know.

As a reminder, these are all estimated amounts that fluctuate over time. In some cases, when our research indicates that one of the celebrity’s riches is declining, we may note that in the description and they will move down the list. When our research indicates that their financial empire is growing, they will move up the list.

20 COMMENTS

  1. Just a side note but Dorinda and Romana wore Tinsley out about living in a Hotel but according to you she could almost buy both of them for cash. I just find that so funny. Good for Tins.

  2. Carlton Gebbia whose net worth is an estimated $100 mil, and Adrienne Maloof, estimated at $50 mil, should definitely be on this list.

  3. So basically from this list, most of them married well. And if not for the RH franchise they would not be worth what they are worth.

    • Based on what we were able to find Erika Jayne has a net worth between $5 million and $15 million. Much of her wealth was actually her husband’s (Tom Girardi). She’s still one of our favorite housewives!

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