By Kayleigh Roberts published
Bravo: It's the network that brought us The Real Housewives of All Over the Country, starting with Orange County and then branching out to New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, Miami, Potomac, and Dallas. And even though some of the spinoffs have come to an end (RIP, RHO D.C. and RHO Miami), we'll never forget the stars (and the drama) they brought us. And then, of course, there are many more beloved Bravo unscripted shows—Million Dollar Listing, Top Chef, Shahs of Sunset, Project Runway, and Married to Medicine, just to name a few.
If the 2010s taught us anything, it's that being in the reality TV game is a lucrative business. Here's what 40 of our favorite Bravo stars are (allegedly) worth, in increasing order of richness.
Christian Siriano: $1.5 million
Project Runway alum and fashion designer Christian Siriano returned to the series in season 17 to serve as the show's mentor when Tim Gunn stepped down from the role.
In 2019, Siriano's net worth was estimated to be about $1.5 million, primarily earned through his successful fashion line.
Brandi Glanville: $2 million
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Brandi Glanville is an author and former model. She reportedly earned $175,000 per season for her time on RHOBH. Which is part of what makes Glanville's net worth an estimated $2 million.
Tamra Judge: $2 million
Tamra Judge is a current cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County, for which she earns a reported $350,000 per season. In addition to her work in reality TV, Judge co-owns a company called C.U.T. Fitness with her husband, Eddie Judge, and previously worked as a real estate agent. Her net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Gail Simmons: $2.5 million
Gail Simmons is a Canadian culinary expert and author who currently serves as a judge on Top Chef (she's been with the show since 2006!). Her net worth is estimated at $2.5 million.
Dr. Jackie Walters: $3 million
Walters is an Atlanta-based OB-GYN with celebrity clientele including Toni Braxton. In addition to her role on Bravo's Married to Medicine, Walters is employed as an associate at the Atlanta Women's Health Group, where she pulls in a reported salary of $200,000 per month. Her overall net worth is estimated at around $3 million.
Dr. Simone Whitmore: $3.5 milllion
Married to Medicine star Simone Whitmore is an Atlanta-based obstetrician-gynecologist with her own practice, North Perimeter OBGYN, where she reportedly earns a monthly salary of more than $100,000. Whitmore's net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million.
Contessa Metcalfe: $3.5 million
Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, who also stars on Married to Medicine, is a flight surgeon with her own medical concierge service. Through it she provides specialized treatments—and makes about $200,000 a month. Metcalfe's net worth is estimated at $3.5 million.
Heavenly Kimes: $4 million
Dr. Heavenly Kimes wears a lot of hats. Not only does the Married to Medicine star own her own dental practice, Heavenly Dental Associates, Inc., but she also earns income as an author and inspirational speaker, and holds a real estate license, an insurance license, and a Series 65 certification (which means she can be an investment advisor). With all these revenue streams, Kimes' monthly salary is estimated at $300,000 and her net worth is estimated at $4 million.
Eva Marcille: $4 million
Before joining the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Eva Marcille was best known to reality TV fans as the winner of cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model. She built her wealth primarily through modeling and acting. Marcille's net worth is estimated at $4 million.
Mercedes Javid: $5 million
Mercedes "M.J." Javid of Shahs of Sunset is a high-end real estate agent in addition to her work in reality TV. Javid's net worth is estimated at $5 million.
Vicki Gunvalson: $7 million
Vicki Gunvalson is independent insurance agent, author, and, of course, an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County. She reportedly earned an average $500,000 per season during her time on the 14-season (so far!) series. Gunvalson's net worth is estimated at $7 million.
Reza Farahan: $7 million
Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan earned most of his fortune in real estate. His net worth is estimated at $7 million.
Sonja Morgan: $8 million
Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan modeled professionally before finding reality TV fame on the Bravo hit. Her net worth is estimated at $8 million.
Lisa Rinna: $8 million
Actress and author Lisa Rinna joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in season 5. Before that she was best known for her roles on Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place. Rinna, who is married to successful actor Harry Hamlin, has a net worth estimated at $8 million.
Karen Huger: $10 million
Karen Huger is a member of the cast of The Real Housewives of Potomac. Her husband is a software executive. Her net worth is reportedly $10 million.
Adriana de Moura: $10 million
Model and art dealer Adriana de Moura starred on the now-defunct Real Housewives of Miami, for which she reportedly made $75,000 a season. Her net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Kelly Dodd: $10 million
Kelly Dodd joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County in season 11. Dodd's net worth is estimated at $10 million, likely a result of the fact that her ex-husband was the COO of '90s tech company LeapFrog.
Golnesa Gharachedaghi: $12 million
Most of Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa "G.G." Gharachedaghi's wealth is family money, but the reality star also dabbles in entrepreneurship. Her net worth is estimated at $12 million.
NeNe Leakes: $14 million
RHOA veteran NeNe Leakes is an actress and entrepreneur in addition to being a reality TV super star. Still, the bulk of her income is thanks to Real Housewives, for which she reportedly earns a cool $1 million per season. Leakes' net worth is estimated at $14 million.
Ramona Singer: $18 million
Ramona Singer has the distinction of being the only Real Housewives of New York cast member to appear as a regular in every season of the series (so far, at least). She currently earns a reported $500,000 a season for her role on the show.
In addition to her RHONY money, Singer built her wealth as the owner of RMS Fashions, creator of the skin care line Tru Renewal, and through sales of her Ramona Singer Jewelry line for the Home Shopping Network, in addition to other business ventures. All of that brings her net worth to an estimated $18 million as of 2019.
Stephanie Hollman: $18 million
Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman is married to Travis Hollman, whose locker company boasts high-profile (and high-dollar) clients like the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks, American Express, Facebook, and SoulCycle. Hollman's net worth is estimated at $18 million.
Tom Colicchio: $20 million
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio currently serves as head judge on Bravo's Top Chef. He's also notable for being the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants and is the co-founder/former executive chef of Gramercy Tavern, a very chi-chi eatery in NYC. His net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Dorinda Medley: $20 million
Dorinda Medley is a New York socialite, best known publicly for her role on RHONY. Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
Shannon Beador: $20 million
Shannon Beador joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County in season 9, earning a little under a half-million per season. She also sells a line of food products on QVC. Her net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Ryan Serhant: $20 million
Ryan Serhant is an actor and real estate agent and one of the stars of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York. He started his TV career in 2007, with a run on the popular soap opera As the World Turns, on which he played Evan Walsh IV.
After his soap days, Serhant made real estate his primary focus and reportedly sold more than $100 million in property in his first two years as a broker. He serves as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Nest Seekers International, one of New York's fastest growing real estate firms and makes regular TV appearances as a real estate expert outside of his time on Million Dollar Listing.
Serhant's net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Karlie Kloss: $21 million
The supermodel stepped into Heidi Klum's iconic Project Runway hosting gig in the show's 17th season, which premiered in March 2019. The 27-year-old has reportedly earned more than $1 million a year since she was 18 and has diversified her personal ventures beyond modeling. She even runs a nonprofit, Kode with Klossy, which she launched in 2015. In 2018, Kloss married into the Kushner real estate empire when she wed Jared's little bro, Josh. Recent estimates put the model's overall net worth at about $21 million.
Josh Flagg: $25 million
Josh Flagg is best known as one of the realtors on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. His net worth is estimated at $25 million.
Luann de Lesseps: $25 million
Before her RHONY gig, Luann de Lesseps was married to royalty—French entrepreneur and aristocrat Count Alexandre de Lesseps, that is. In her younger days, she also worked as a nurse and model before turning to reality TV. Her net worth is estimated at $25 million.
Bethenny Frankel: $25 million
Bethenny Frankel was one of the OG RHONY cast members, and starred on the series from seasons 1 to 3 and again from seasons 7 to 11. The savvy star reportedly earned more than $1 million a season in her later years on the series and, in 2016, was the highest-paid reality TV star on television whose last name wasn't Kardashian or Jenner.
Add to that the earnings from the sale of her "Skinnygirl" cocktail empire and Frankel has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Fredrik Eklund: $30 million
Fredrik Eklund is a real estate agent and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York. He built his fortune in real estate (obviously), but also in past work as an adult film star and Information technology (IT) entrepreneur. Eklund's net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Jill Zarin: $35 million
Former RHONY star Jill Zarin amassed her fortune as a real estate agent and as a marketer for her husband's company, Zarin Fabric Warehouse and Home Furnishings. In 2019, Zarin's net worth was estimated at $35 million.
Kandi Burruss: $35 million
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is a massive success outside of the popular show. She's had a long career as a singer, songwriter, and record producer that predates her reality TV stardom.
Burruss first became famous in the early '90s as a member of the R&B girl group Xscape. Her biggest success came later, however, as a songwriter—a talent that earned her a Grammy in 2000 for her work cowriting TLC's hit "No Scrubs."
Tinsley Mortimer: $35 million
New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer joined the RHONY cast in the show's ninth season, which aired in 2017. Before her Real Housewives stardom, Mortimer, who comes from family money courtesy of her real estate investor father, was married to investment banker Topper Mortimer from 2002 to 2009, dabbled in fashion design, and tested the reality TV waters with a role on a short-lived series called High Society back in 2010. In 2019, her net worth was estimated at $35 million.
Padma Lakshmi: $40 million
Longtime Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi (she serves as an executive producer on the show, too) also works as an actress, model, and author (of three cookbooks and a memoir). She started modeling when she was 21, which helped her pay off her student loans. Lakshmi's net worth is estimated at $40 million.
Camille Grammer: $50 million
RHOBH alum (and sometimes guest star) Camille Grammer is known for being the ex-wife of Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer, to whom she was married from 1997 until 2011. During their marriage, Camille and Kelsey shared a company, Grammnet Productions, where she worked as a producer and writer. Grammer's net worth is estimated at $50 million.
Dorit Kemsley: $50 million
Fashion designer Dorit Kemsley is most famous to the public for her role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She joined the cast of the hit series in season 7, which aired in 2016. Kemsley's net worth is estimated at $50 million.
Carole Radziwill: $50 million
RHONY alum Carole Radziwill had a long, successful career before her Bravo days. In addition to her turn as a reality TV star, Radziwill is a journalist and best-selling author. Her memoir, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love, was a New York Times best-seller and she also wrote a novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating.
In addition to all of that, Radziwill is both a princess and a Kennedy. According to People, "her late husband, Anthony, was the nephew of John F. Kennedy on his mother’s side"—Anthony's mother was Lee Radziwill, née Caroline Lee Bouvier, Jackie O's sister—"and technically a Polish prince on his father’s."
Radziwill has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Kyle Richards: $50 million
Kyle Richards has been with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since its first season and now reportedly earns $270,000 per season for her part on the show. Most of her net worth, however, comes from family inheritance and her marriage to successful real estate agent, Maurico Umansky. She was also a famous child actor, appearing in The Little House on the Prairie.
Richards' net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.
Andy Cohen: $50 million
Holding his own with the Real Housewives is Andy Cohen, who hosts Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo. Cohen is also the former Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development for the network and is the producer responsible for shaping its slate of reality programming.
Cohen's net worth is estimated at as much as $50 million.
Lisa Vanderpump: $75 million
In the end, you can't compete with Real Housewives money. Lisa Vanderpump, of the Beverly Hills version of the show, is estimated to be worth more than anyone else in the franchise.
Vanderpump's wealth comes from a number of sources, including the 26 restaurants she co-owns, her $500,000 per season Real Housewives salary, and her fees from other appearances.
All in all, Vanderpump does rule, with an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.
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