What is Barbara Kavovit's net worth? Ex 'RHONY' star will run for NYC mayor a second time
Barbara Kavovit is running for mayor for the second time again! The 'Real Housewives of New York' previously ran in 2021 and criticized Mayor de Blasio for being clueless and that she had to save the city as it was "in a state of crisis." She took her to her Instagram to announce her previous run and said, "I may not be a politician, but I’m a Bronx-born New Yorker who isn’t fearful of the hard work and tough decisions that lay ahead." However, she soon left the race claiming that she wanted the best for her city and wants a qualified woman to take the lead.
Fast forward to this year, she tells Page Six about her decision to run in the mayoral race once again. The 'RHONY' star broke the news at the Seeking event at the Baccarat Hotel saying, "Damn straight I’m running for mayor again. We have safety issues on our streets and within our transportation system, our streets are the homes of our homeless. Our business community is under attack. We need to protect our economy and our city’s real estate and construction industries." The author, businesswoman, former political candidate, and reality television personality continued, "We are losing police officers at a record rate, and people are leaving because they don’t want to be here… We need more money in our budget for police officers, now more than ever."
The CEO of Evergreen Construction, a construction company she founded at the age of 21, explained that the city needed someone who could make fair use of their business skills. She stated, "The city doesn’t need another politician, they need someone like me who will use their business skills to make changes to these problems." Previously, she did not qualify for ballot access but was a write-in candidate in 2021. The next elections will be held in 2025 fall. With so much going on in Barbara's life, one might wonder about her net worth.
What's Barbara Kavovit's net worth?
Barbara, apart from being a television personality, is also an acclaimed author and an entrepreneur. She has written two books — Room For Improvement (2005) and Invest in Your Nest (2006). However, it was the fictional semi-autobiographical 'Heels of Steel' (2019) that did wonders for her. Barbara made headlines with her company Evergreen Construction which was contracted to do Harvey Weinstein's former New York offices. She chose female tradespeople and a female project manager, which helped her land the deal as well.
According to Popular Bio, her net worth is estimated at around $2 million which cannot be confirmed. However, she did file for personal bankruptcy in 2015 after she and her father took out a loan of $2.6 million for a mansion in Wainscott. She later put the mansion on rent charging $130,000 per month to pay off the rest of the amount to Deutsche Bank. It was reported back in August 2020 that she was in settlement discussions with the bank.