What is Dorit Kemsley's net worth? How 'RHOBH' star manages to stay glam despite bankruptcy and lawsuits
The Beverly Hills housewives are known for their glitz and glamor. These ladies not only serve drama but also looks. Erika Jayne and Dorit Kemsley manage to stand out ' among their peers for their extremely edgy style and fashion. Dorit doesn't play around when it comes to looking her best at all times, even if it means locking horns with her fellow 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' stars, especially Kyle Richards. Kyle and Dorit got into a huge fight when the housewife showed up late to a workout retreat looking all dolled up, which left the OG housewife fuming.
But Dorit remained unfazed and continued serving us with her signature edgy looks featuring dramatic hairstyles and designer labels. Have you ever wondered where Dorit gets her money from or how she can afford such expensive clothes and accessories? Well, we got you covered. Dorit and her husband Paul "PK" Kemsley together have a combined net worth of a whopping $50 million! But the couple's financials are marred with several controversies and lawsuits. Read on to know all about it.
Dorit was born in 1976 in Connecticut. The reality star always dreamt of traveling the world, so at the age of 19, she left her hometown to pursue her dreams. She landed in Italy and began working at a global swimwear company. The housewife used her bachelor’s degree in marketing, design and communication to grow the swimwear company into a successful venture and worked at the company for over a decade. In 2009, she decided to move back to the US and launch her own swimwear line and so shifted to New York City. Alongside launching her swimwear line called Dorit International, the housewife also ended up meeting her husband PK in New York.
In 2015, Dorit and PK got married and have two children together. PK is a real-estate developer and celebrity manager. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he currently manages soccer legend Pele and singer Boy George through a management company called Nixxi Entertainment. Dorit is the co-owner of Nixxi Entertainment.
Dorit is best known for being a reality star on 'RHOBH'. She was introduced to 'RHOBH' by former star Lisa Vanderpump in 2016. The housewife managed to grab everybody's attention with her glam and drama. She used her newfound fame to launch another range of swimwear line called Beverly Beach in 2017. Her new swimsuit collection focussed on designing affordable and trendy swimsuits in Los Angeles. "I think most of my fans want to see [my life online]. I like to have a nice variety there to incorporate all the different tiers of my life and who I am, which is family, business, and fashion," the housewife told Insider during an interview.
In 2019, the brand expanded into athleisure and accessories. Recently, Dorit released a capsule collection of bridal gowns in collaboration with the Australian bridal designer, Nektaria, with trunk shows planned across the US for 2021.
Dorit Kemsley's net worth
Thanks to Dorit's thriving career as a reality star and fashion designer and her husband PK's successful venture as a celebrity manager and real-estate developer, the couple managed to amass an impressive $50 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The couple has a pretty decent real-estate portfolio. In 2019 the couple spent $6.5 million to purchase a home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. In September 2020 they put this home on the market for $9.5 million. The home listing was handled by Mauricio Umansky (Kyle's husband). On 'RHOBH' the couple can be seen living in a large mansion in Beverly Hills which they reportedly co-own with a business partner. The mansion was listed for $12 million.
Bankruptcy and lawsuits
Although on the surface Dorit and PK's life may look picture-perfect, there's more to them than what meets the eye. Over the years the couple has managed to get themselves into several sticky situations thanks to their finances. PK reportedly managed to stack up a debt of $3.6 million by gambling at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. According to the court filing, he reportedly made five payments to the Bellagio between 2010 and 2011 totaling $850,000.
To get rid of their huge debt the couple filed for bankruptcy in 2012. The housewife was sued by one of her former business partners who claimed that he fronted over $200,000 to help Dorit launch her swimwear line. The Kemsleys deny this claim. Despite their legal and financial woes, the couple continues to live an extravagant and lavish life.
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 11 premieres on Wednesday, May 19 at 8 pm ET/PT only on Bravo.