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What is Candiace Dillard Bassett's net worth? 'RHOP' star once worked for Barack Obama

Candiace Dillard Bassett's resume is definitely one of the most interesting ones amongst her co-stars
'RHOP' star Candiace Dillard Bassett (Bravo)
'RHOP' star Candiace Dillard Bassett (Bravo)

In order to land a spot on Bravo's hit reality franchise 'Real Housewives', one has to have a certain economic and social status. So, it comes as no surprise that all the ladies featured on 'Real Housewives of Potomac' have a pretty impressive bank balance to fund their extravagant lifestyle. Candiace Dillard Bassett is no exception. 

After watching 'RHOP' one might get an impression that Candiace's plush lifestyle is being bankrolled by her mother Dorothy, that might not entirely be the case. Although Dorothy did help out her daughter by funding her extravagant $100,000 wedding and letting the 'RHOP' star stay in her vacation home, Candiace's net worth is actually not that bad. With an impressive net worth of $4.5 million, Candiace is one of the top 5 richest housewives of the 'RHOP' franchise! If you're curious to know more about Candiace's wealth and how she managed to amass it, then read on.


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Early Life

Candiace was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in December 1986. Both her parents were Air Force physicians, who inculcated the values of hard work and striving for excellence in her from an early age. Candiace grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, with her parents and sibling, Chris and Crystal. Although the 34-year-old is often filmed butting heads with Dorothy, the mother-daughter duo share a strong bond with each other. 



Candiace's resume is definitely one of the most interesting ones amongst her co-stars. She graduated from Howard University. Much before becoming a household name, thanks to 'RHOP', Candiace had already kicked off her career and was actually doing really well for herself. She has always shown a keen interest in politics and public work, so it comes as no surprise that she worked as an intern at White House from 2010-2011, during President Obama's first term. Her role involved acting as a liaison between the White House and the African American community. In 2012, she took on the role of a staffer for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. 

Candiace's career took off after she was crowned Miss United States in 2013. She had been in the pageant circuit for many years and won several titles such as Sunburst, National American Miss, National Miss American Coed, Georgia Miss American Coed, Miss Maryland USA, Miss District of Columbia USA, and the Miss United States. She converted her rich experience of being in the pageant circle into a business venture by launching a pageant consulting business- Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting, to train aspiring beauty queens.  


Aside from her beauty pageant consulting business, Candiace is also the co-founder of Prima Hair Collection by Candiace Dillard, and co-owner of Chateau Salon Suites. In 2009, she also founded an organization called My Sister’s Keeper, a mentorship and women’s empowerment organization designed to give young girls the opportunity to interact with women in their communities. 

She is also broadening her horizons by trying to carve a space for herself in the R&B space as a singer. The 'RHOP' star is clearly a very ambitious lady, as she not only runs her three businesses but is also trying to earn another degree from Howard University.


Net worth

All her hustle seems to be paying off really well since the housewife's net worth has been estimated to be a cool $4.5 million, as reported by CheatSheet.The housewife's net worth is only set to see an upward trend as she continues to successfully juggle between filming for 'RHOP', running her businesses, and earning more degrees.

'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 6 airs every Monday at 8/7c on Bravo.