Who are top 5 richest 'RHONY' housewives? From Bethenny Frankel to Luann de Lesseps, here's full list
When it comes to living by the motto 'work hard, play hard', nobody does it better than the ladies of 'Real Housewives of New York City'. All the women featured on Bravo's hit show are extremely successful in their careers and juggle between their work and social life pretty effortlessly. Be it jet-setting off for a luxury vacation or a night of heavy drinking and partying like there's no tomorrow, the New York housewives ace it with elan.
Fans of the show would have noticed that these ladies don't hold back when it comes to showing off their lavish and extravagant lifestyles. If you ever wondered how these women are able to afford their fancy lifestyles, and how much their net worth is, then we got you covered. While all the New York housewives look relatively well off in their beautiful homes, designer outfits, and accessories, some are a lot richer than the others. Here are five housewives from 'Real Housewives of New York City' whose net worth proves that these ladies know a lot more than just causing drama and engaging in petty fights on cameras!
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1. Bethenny Frankel: $70 Million
Bethenny Frankel is a walking and talking example of the success that can be attained by banking on reality TV stardom. When we first saw Bethenny in 2008, as the OG housewife on 'RHONY', she was making less than $8k for starring on the show. Fast forward to a few years later, and today she's a multi-millionaire with a net worth of a whopping $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Bethenny's raging success can be credited to her 2011 business Skinnygirl Cocktails. Her cocktail company launched her as not only a successful self-made businesswoman but also earned the reality star an impressive $100 million when she sold it. At her peak, Bethenny was taking home $55 million dollars between her cocktail company, two spinoff series, and best-selling books. Although Bethenny might no longer be a cast member of the hit Bravo series, she's still continuing to laugh her way to the bank.
2. Carole Radziwill: $50 Million
Prior to joining 'RHONY', Carole was already a pretty well-established personality. She was married to a wealthy Polish Prince, Anthony Radziwill. She inherited a small fortune following his death due to cancer. Although most of her $50 million can be attributed to her career as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. According to The Tab, during her stint on 'RHONY', she was reportedly being paid a whopping $500,000 per season.
3. Tinsley Mortimer: $35 Million
Unlike many of her co-stars, Tinsley Mortimer was born with a silver spoon. She was born in 1975 into a very wealthy family - her father was a successful real-estate investor, while her mother was a popular interior designer. Did you know that Tinsley is a descendant of Thomas Jefferson? Aside from being a socialite and reality star, Tinsley is also a very successful businesswoman, with her own line of handbags and clothing in Japan for Samantha Thavasa; she has launched a line called Riccime by Tinsley Mortimer, and has also been involved in condo development.
4. Luann de Lesseps: $25 Million
One thing that makes 'RHONY' particularly interesting is its cast members, who come from all walks of life ranging from entrepreneurs to royalty! Just like her co-star Radziwill, Luann too is royalty as she was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, a French aristocrat. Most of her net worth of $25 million can be credited to her divorce settlement. Following her divorce, she began venturing into writing books, singing, and even performing cabaret.
5. Dorinda Medley: $20 Million
Dorinda's $20 million net worth is a result of her marriage to hedge fund advisor Richard Medley and her successful business venture- DCL Cashmere in London, which boasted of high-profile clients like Princess Diana, and Joan Collins. After running the cashmere company for ten years, Dorinda sold it and moved to New York.Since moving to London, the reality star got married to Richard and starred on 'RHONY'.
Aside from Dorinda, the other housewives who share the same net worth as her are: Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Aviva Descher, and Kristen Taekman.
'Real Housewives of New York City' Season 13 is all set to premiere on Tuesday, May 4 at 9/8c only on Bravo.