What is Dolores Catania's net worth? Once a shampoo girl at a hair salon, 'RHONJ' mom-of-two now owns two gyms
For the fans of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey', Dolores Catania was an instant favorite when she first guest-starred in the show way back in 2009. Her ratings went up pretty quickly and she was cast as one of the leading cast members on the show after Season 7.
Catania is well-reckoned among her fans for her affable yet determined personality, entrepreneurial talent, and balancing motherhood and career perfectly. Before Season 11 of the show unfolds more untold truths about her life, let us take a look at the reality star's net worth, career and lifestyle.
What is Dolores Catania's net worth?
As per a report by The Things, Catania has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Most of her fortune has come from her own hard work, unlike some of her counterparts who are married to wealthy partners.
Dolores, 50, who is divorced from her ex-husband Frank Catania, is still on amicable terms with him. The duo even managed a house-flipping business together in New Jersey. Dolores stopped being financially dependent on her husband after their divorce, but they are still friends.
Other than this, she owns and operates two New Jersey gyms under the brand, Powerhouse Fitness Centers. A fitness enthusiast herself, Dolores can often be spotted on Instagram talking about working out and a healthy lifestyle. From the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey', she reportedly earns between $30,000 and $60,000 per episode.
It is incredible to realize how far Dolores Catania has come simply with her own grit and hard work. Before starring in the reality TV show, she worked several odd jobs like a 'shampoo girl' at a hair salon, a surgical technician, and even a corrections officer. Her versatile skillsets have probably helped her earn success as a businesswoman.
Is Dolores Catania a philanthropist?
Dolores Catania is also a proud mother of Gabrielle and Frankie Jr. The substantial amount of money she earns from her ventures is not spent on her lavish lifestyle alone. Dolores is an avid philanthropist who believes in giving back to the community.
She is involved with an association named Roots & Wings, who provide foster-care children above 18 years with education and necessary skillsets for job, as well as help them find affordable housing.
She also works with New Jersey-based institutions like St Joseph's Children's Hospital and The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, where she contributes to improving women and children's shelters across the state.