What is Bershan Shaw's net worth? 'RHONY' star made it big with 3 months to live
Being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer can be a huge blow to even the most strong-willed person. Bershan Shaw was not only diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer but was also given just three months to live. The motivational speaker not only managed to beat cancer but also managed to amass an impressive fortune of $5 million after surviving her deadly diagnosis.
The 47-year-old is truly the epitome of never giving up and living the example of the mountains that one can scale with just sheer determination and hard work. Bershan is all set to make her big debut on Bravo's hit 'Real Housewives of New York City'. Ahead of her debut, let's take a look at how Bershan managed to grow her net worth.
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What is Bershan Shaw's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bershan's net with has been estimated at $5 million. She is a woman of several talents and makes her living by wearing multiple hats such as an actress, businesswoman, business coach, and motivational speaker. In an interview with SurvivorNet, Bershan explained how her cancer diagnosis changed her life forever. "My drive came from my story, believe it or not. My story of being a warrior, of getting stage 4 breast cancer and them telling me I have three months to live," she shared.
Bershan was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2007, with no lymph node involvement. After she had her lumpectomy, things settled down for a bit, and everything went back to normal. But two years later, Bershan started experiencing severe back pain. She went to see several doctors, chiropractors and even had MRIs, but everybody thought it was a slipped disc, until one doctor diagnosed it as stage 4 terminal cancer. "Oh, it’s nothing. It’s probably a slipped disc they had said. No one was believing that it could be cancer. But that’s why I was an advocate for my health. I kept going and kept going. I definitely take control of my health. I realize that if you don’t, who will? Doctors aren’t going to stay on top of you. I told myself, “Get busy living or get busy dying," she told the outlet.
Shaw successfully managed to beat her cancer, and she credits it to her mental strength. "I believe you are what you think and you are what you believe. Cancer was my diagnosis, not my prognosis. You know, cancer is the disease. And so, I’ve risen above it. I rise above cancer," she explained. After beating her cancer, Bershan created her "Warrior Method" technique, which she shares during her motivational speaking engagements. According to her website, she also offers transformative coaching and has graced the stage with notable names like Les Brown, Tony Robbins and Pitbull to name a few, sharing her transformative story of turning her business into a million-dollar enterprise from the chemo room.
Although her main source of revenue is her speaking engagements, Bershan also regularly appears as a guest on ABC 7's 'Good Morning Washington and has her own podcast called 'Buckle Up', where she interviews film producers, designers, and entrepreneurs about their success stories. 'RHONY' won't be Bershan's first stint with reality television, she has appeared in an OWN show called 'Love in the City' which gave the audience a peek into her life after she survived her breast cancer diagnosis.
With her stint on 'RHONY', we are sure Bershan's net worth will continue to soar higher.
You can catch Bershan on season 13 of 'Real Housewives of New York City' which airs every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.