Who are top 5 richest 'Southern Charm' stars? From Patricia Altschul to Leva Bonaparte, Charleston's affluent socialites
Bravo's 'Southern Charm' has always managed to give us all the tea we needed to see the lavish lifestyle of the socialites from South Carolina. The show focuses on the Southern culture and political history of the area and has featured local historical places like Lewisfield Plantation and the Mikell House.
It's no doubt that each of the cast members on the reality show has nothing less than a million dollars of net worth. But who do you think has the fortune that makes them the richest cast member of the 'Southern Charm'? Here we'll be exploring the richest of the rich.
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The American socialite grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Her parents were Francis Pearl Sudler Dey and Walter Pettus Dey. In 1962, Altschul married L Hayes Smith and had a son named Whitney. That relationship did not last long and she then had a series of relationships after that. In 1996, she married Arthur Goodhart Altschul, a general partner in the investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Company from 1959 to 1977. Altschul's net worth as of today is $20 million.
Her wealth and fortune are inherited. In 1997, the Altschuls purchased a 30-room mansion on Long Island, and Patricia sold the home for $12.5 million in 2009. She is known as "the resident madcap grande dame," according to Architectural Digest.
2. Thomas Ravenel
The American politician and reality television star ran for the US Senate in 2004. He came in third in the Republican primary election. After Ravenel endorsed Republican Jim DeMint, DeMint went on to win the Republican runoff and the general election. His net worth is around $6 million. After his split with Heather Moscoe, he bought a beautiful home worth $1.8 million in 2020.
3. Shep Rose
Shep Rose is easily one of the biggest names to come from 'Southern Charm'. He's 'Southern Charm's heartthrob. Shep's net worth is around $4 million. The money comes from the family and he's invested it in bars and real estate. Shep's father is a lawyer and his granddad was a successful businessman in the steel industry. Whitney, the director of the show, offered Shep a role in the series and he accepted it. After agreeing to be on the show, Shep invited the group to film a “sizzle reel” to pitch the series to networks at his family’s farm. He gets paid around $25K per episode for the series.
4. Leva Bonaparte
The Persian star was born in India. But she's constantly traveled to different parts of the world and has experienced diverse cultures. She's lived in Charleston for 18 years and she and her partner are in the restaurant business. The actress is worth a whopping $3.6 million. Bourbon N’ Bubbles, Mesu, and Republic are just a few of the restaurants that she and her partner own.
Leva and her husband own multiple bars and eateries around the place.
5. Whitney Sudler-Smith
The American film director was born in Washington, DC, but brought up in Virginia. In 2010, Sudler-Smith directed the documentary 'Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston' about Roy Halston, the famous fashion designer who helped to create the casual chic look. Suddler has a net worth of about $4 million. He is the son of Patricia Altschul.
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