10 Wealthiest Real Housewives

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The first ladies of Bravo are a constant presence on TV, social media, and even in the news. They showcase the most lavish and luxurious lifestyles that viewers can only dream of living. But how do these Real Housewives make their money, and just how much are they worth? Find out below!

10. Ramona Singer

Ramona Singer
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Estimated net worth 18 million

Ramona Singer has been a constant presence on The Real Housewives of New York City since it began in 2008. Ramona began her career in fashion merchandising and marketing as a buyer for Macy’s after her graduation from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She continued her career in fashion working in sales management for Calvin Klein and French Connection. Ramona then went into business for herself with RMS fashions, a wholesale clothing company that works with major retailers around the country. Bravo has followed her other business ventures which include, Ramona brand wine, Ramona Pinot Grigio being her top selling product, Tru Renewal Skin Care, and working alongside her then husband, Mario Singer, in a family jewelry business. Ramona has also written a tell-all memoir, Life on the Ramona Coaster, about her difficult upbringing, career success, marriage, motherhood, and very public divorce.

9. Dorinda Medley

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Estimated net worth $20 million

Dorinda Medley became a Real Housewife of New York City during season 7. Dorinda began her career in the fashion industry working for Liz Claiborne. She then moved to London with her first husband where she opened a cashmere company, DCL Cashmere, which was worn and approved of by Princess Diana. Following a divorce from her first husband, she sold her company and moved back to NYC with her daughter. In 2005, Dorinda married hedge fund manager, Richard Medley. Medley owned a macro research and geopolitical financial advisory company. After Richard’s untimely death due to illness, Dorinda sold the company.

8. LuAnn de Lesseps

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Estimated net worth $25 million

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, has graced the small screen as a New York City Housewife since season one. When viewers first met “The Countess”, she was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, French entrepreneur and aristocrat, living in New York City with their two children. Her first few seasons showcased her charity work in NYC with the American Cancer Society. Throughout her time as a Housewife, LuAnn has dabbled in the music industry, releasing such songs as “Money Can’t Buy You Class”, “Chic C’est La Vie”, and “Girl Code”. She also released an etiquette book, Class with The Countess: How to Live Life with Elegance and Flair written with Diane Reverand. Following her divorce from the Count, LuAnn released a clothing collection named “The Countess Collection” with Evine.

7. Bethenny Frankel

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Estimated net worth $25 million

Bethenny Frankel rose to fame and wealth in front of viewers eyes over the past 10 years on Bravo. As an original New York City Housewife, fans saw Bethenny struggling to give away her baked goods at various health fairs and grocery stores. Then came the SkinnyGirl Margarita. This product launched her into the upper echelons of Real Housewife wealth. Bethenny sold the original SkinnyGirl Margarita to Beam Suntory for a reported $100 million dollars in 2011, but retained the SkinnyGirl brand rights for additional products and marketing. Bravo cameras followed Bethenny’s career during her initial 3 season run on Housewives, to Bethenny Getting Married?, and then Bethenny Ever After. Following the demise of her marriage, Frankel returned to her Housewives roots and is a current cast member. She also stars along Bravo real estate powerhouse, Fredrik Eklund, on the new show, Bethenny and Fredrik, following her success in real estate. Bethenny is also a New York Times best selling author with 10 books under her belt to date.

6. Tinsley Mortimer

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Estimated net worth $35 million

Tinsley Mortimer is the newest Real Housewife of New York City. She joined the cast in season 8. Mortimer is best known for being a socialite in New York City. She was married to Topper Mortimer from 2002 to 2009, but the couple had been together since boarding school. Tinsley also comes from family money, as her father was a real estate investor and developer. She has a line of handbags in Japan for Samantha Thavasa, a Japanese luxury fashion brand. Mortimer is currently dating CouponCabin founder and CEO, millionaire Scott Kluth.

5. Kandi Burruss

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Estimated net worth $35 million

Kandi joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta during the second season with an already impressive resume. Kandi is a member of the female R&B group, Xscape. Burruss left the group following its third studio album, Traces of my Lipstick. She is an accomplished songwriter and has worked with artists such as TLC, Destiny’s Child, and P!nk. She won a Grammy for her writing contributions to TLC’s hit song, “No Scrubs”. Kandi has also released two solo albums, “Hey Kandi…” and “Kandi Koated”. During her time as a Housewife, Kandi received 3 spinoff shows highlighting her music producing career, wedding, and a family vacation. Xscape reunited in 2017 with a tour and a new album.

4. Dorit Kemsley

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Estimated net worth $50 million

Dorit Kemsley, one of the newest cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in season 7. She is a successful fashion designer and recently launched a new line of swimsuits and beachwear called, Beverly Beach, under her fashion company called “Dorit”. She has been married to husband, Patrick “PK” Kemsley, since 2015 and the couple has two children. PK has a career as a real estate developer and celebrity manager, with notable clients being soccer star, Pele, and recording artist, Boy George. The couple is reportedly very close with Boy George and he is even godfather to the couple’s son.

3. Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards
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Estimated net worth $50 million.

Kyle Richards is an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is best known for her acting career which began in 1974 when she was just 5 years old and had a recurring role on Little House on the Prairie from 1975 to 1982. Kyle then went on to work on movies such as Halloween, and TV shows such as Down to Earth, and a 21 episode part on the popular medical drama, ER. Kyle’s fortune comes from her acting career and family money. Her husband is Mauricio Umansky founder and CEO of The Agency, a luxury real estate agency. Kyle’s older sister is Kathy Hilton, mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, and her younger sister is former child actress, Kim Richards, who also starred alongside her sister in the Real Housewives franchise. Kyle owns a high-end women’s clothing store in Beverly Hills called Kyle by Alene Too, which also contributes to her net worth.

2. Carole Radziwill

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Estimated net worth $50 million dollars.

Carole Radziwill joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City in 2011. She arrived in the Bravo universe with an impressive journalism and writing career. Radziwill started her career as an intern with ABC News in 1985. Her work with ABC grew into producing various news segments and stories while stationed in Iraq during the Gulf War, and Afghanistan in 2003. Radziwill was married to Anthony Radziwill, son of Lee Radziwill, née Bouvier and younger sister to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Anthony and Carole were quite close with John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Anthony had been diagnosed with cancer when he and Carole wed. Two weeks prior to Anthony’s death in 1999, JFK Jr. and Carolyn were killed in a plane crash. Carole wrote about the loss of her husband and best friends in her memoir, What Remains, which became a New York Times Bestseller. Carole wrote her first novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating, published in 2013.

1. Lisa Vanderpump

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Estimated net worth $75 million.

London-born Lisa Vanderpump, a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, is well known for her work as a restaurant mogul with her husband, Ken Todd. Over their 30 years of marriage, Vanderpump and Todd have owned and operated over 25 restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the US and abroad. The most notable being, Villa Blanca, SUR, and Pump in Los Angeles. Lisa has also had a career as a television and film actress. Vanderpump has been a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills since season 1 which aired in 2010. She has since spearheaded a successful Bravo TV spin off called Vanderpump Rules, which follows the employees at her restaurant, SUR, and the drama that ensues. She and her husband are credited as Executive Producers on the show. Vanderpump also has a line of vodka and sangria.

The Real Housewives phenomenon shows no end in sight and neither do these women’s bank accounts. While some come from money, most have worked and hustled their way to the top. Out of over 30 current Real Housewives, these 10 ladies are estimated to be the wealthiest. Will someone edge Lisa Vanderpump out of her top spot? Will Ramona Singer get passed up by a newbie? Only time will tell.