What is Leah McSweeney's net worth? How 'RHONY' star's brawl with NYPD launched her upstart clothing label
Leah McSweeney launched her clothing line Married to the Mob in 2004 after winning hefty settlement money from the NYPD
'Real Housewives of New York City' is undoubtedly one of Bravo's most popular shows. These ladies from Big Apple are the living epitome of 'boss ladies'. All the housewives are sitting pretty atop the career ladder. Leah McSweeney is no different.
Leah was introduced as a housewife on Season 12 of 'RHONY'. Her extremely relatable personality and unproblematic persona instantly charmed the audience making her a fan-favorite housewife in her debut season itself. Aside from her wry sense of humor, Leah is also a pretty wealthy housewife. Her net worth might be a tad bit lower than her co-stars' but that doesn't mean that her net worth is any less impressive. Although she was born into a relatively well-off family, Leah's net worth of an estimated $3.5 million is self-made. Read on to know how the Married to the Mob founder makes her money.
What is Leah McSweeney's net worth?
According to Nicki Swift, Leah was born and raised in New York City, where she had a very rough childhood. The reality star was reportedly expelled from an elite Manhattan private school following which she had to transfer to a school in Connecticut. This ended up straining her relationship with her mother Bunny. Their relationship was further strained when Leah began abusing alcohol.
She eventually turned her life around after getting into a brawl with the NYPD. The 38-year-old filed a lawsuit against NYPD and won $75,000 in a settlement. She used the settlement money to launch her upstart fashion label called Married to the Mob in 2004, as she was always interested in fashion. Married to the Mob was branded as a high-end street fashion wear which the celebrities couldn't get enough of. Stars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Fergie have donned Married to the Mob apparel in the past.
Although Leah's primary source of income is her business, she also makes additional income via her columns for publications such as Penthouse and Hypebeast. Leah has added another source of income when she joined the cast of 'RHONY' during Season 12. According to RepublicWorld, when Leah joined 'RHONY' her net worth was $1 million, but since joining the reality show her net worth has increased significantly. Her net worth jumped to $2.5 million, bringing it to a grand total of an impressive $3.5 million as of 2021.
Leah also managed to bag a significant rise in her salary from Bravo while negotiating for the renewal of the contract. According to the outlet, Leah was reportedly earning an approximate $3,000 when she joined 'RHONY'. She negotiated a $7,000 pay increase for Season 13, bringing her total income to $10,000 per episode of 'RHONY'. The reality star's net worth will continue to only rise as her popularity grows thanks to her stint on 'RHONY'.
'Real Housewives of New York City' Season 13 airs every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.