Marlo Hampton's net worth: From foster care child to billionaire's GF, inside 'RHOA' star's life
All eyes are on Marlo Hampton, as the 'pot-stirring queen' of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' finally got her long-awaited promotion to a full time housewife on the Bravo show. Over the years fans witnessed Marlo take digs at her co-stars' wealth and status while flaunting her own extravagant lifestyle and her taste for haute couture. This left many wondering about what exactly Marlo did for a living and her net worth as well.
Marlo's estimated net worth of $600,000 might place in comparison to some of her other fellow housewives' fat bank balances, but that doesn't mean that the 'RHOA' star's net worth is anything to be scorned upon. The new housewife's story is a real-life rags to riches story, considering how she managed to overcome several obstacles in her life such as growing up in the foster care system to the successful entreprenur/ reality star she is today. Though dating a billionaire definitely helped her along the way, there's no denying that Marlo's hard-work and grit will continue to help her rise up the ranks.
Marlo Hampton's early childhood and education
After watching Marlo's diva lifestyle, we wouldn't blame you if you thought that she was born with a silver spoon. But the reality couldn't be further from the truth. According to the 'RHOA' star's website she was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. Owing to her mother's drug addiction and abuse, Marlo became a ward of the state and grew up in the foster care system. To cope with her situation, Marlo turned to fashion and style as an escape, which eventually shaped her into becoming one of the top stylists in the industry.
She received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Science in 2003 from the University of Southern Florida where she studied Social Work and Interdisciplinary Science, before deciding to move to Atlanta and attempting to break into the world of fashion and style.
Marlo Hampton's billionaire boyfriend
You may have heard Marlo mention that she dated a billionaire on 'RHOA'! Though Marlo hasn't revealed the name of the billionaire she dated, according to grapevine it's none other than Jane Fonda's ex-husband and CNN founder Ted Turner. During an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen', Marlo snuffed the rumors that the media mogul was the billionaire she dated.
She however did share that dating a billionaire helped her learn how to manage her money. She explained, "My grandmother told me at a young age how to invest in property. I've owned properties for years. I also dated a billionaire." Marlo was in a relationship with the mystery billionaire for five years, during which time he bought her the townhouse she currently resides in and also gifted her mother a rela-estate property. Though the billionaire man is no longer in the picture, Marlo continues to maintain the same lifestyle thanks to her hustle.
Marlo Hampton's net worth
One of the biggest questions on everybody's minds is what does Marlo do for work? Well, as it turns out she's a woman of many talents, which means she's not only an entrepreneur, but she's also a reality star, and a philanthropist. She has a wig line, an accessory business called Arrie and Emma, named after her foster grandmother and mother. She also sells t-shirts on her website featuring some of her best looks and lines from 'RHOA', aside from running her own high-end clothing boutique called Le'Archive. All these ventures helped her amass a fortune of an estimated $600,000 as per CelebrityNetWorth.
She is also a huge believer in giving back to the community and helping out others. Marlo formed the Glam It UP! project which is dedicated to encouraging young girls, 13-17 in the foster care system to excel beyond their current status to achieve success in all areas of their lives. Thanks to her recent big promotion to a full-time housewife, we're sure that her net worth is only set to see an upward trajectory, considering she was reportedly earning a whopping $100,000 per season prior to her promotion! We can't wait to watch more of Marlo's impeccable style and also get a peek into her life on the upcoming season of 'RHOA'
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season 14 is all set to premiere on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 8/7c on Bravo.