Before we even get started here, let me make one thing clear – the New York Housewives are by far the coolest and the edgiest one out of the whole franchise. Yes, I’m completely biased towards them because I was born and raised in New York. Regardless, my opinion will not change even if don’t like the women.
Now let’s get started here. The New York Housewives are the most eclectic bunch, I think, there is. They all have such different and interesting backgrounds, no two have the same story. Another interesting fact is, not all of them are married.
This is much different than other cities, where almost all the women are either married are in serious relationships. The New York Housewives are fierce, savvy and oh yeah, rich!
Not that being worth $2 million is exactly pocket change, when you think of someone being a countess you expect them to have crazy funds. Well, Luann at one point did have seemingly unlimited funds. However, they seemed to dry up upon her divorce.
Countess Luann de Lesseps and originally married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, who is worth $50 million. Once the two divorced though, Luann was left with much less than she initially had.
Hopefully though, what she has found in her newly single life is happiness. Prior to marrying the count she was a licensed nurse and dabbled in modeling. Now Luann has started a new career – singing.
It’s difficult to truly rank Sonja Morgan’s net worth because, honestly she may not even be 100% sure what it is. Since joining the housewives Sonja has been having financial problems.
Originally married to the heir of J.P. Morgan, the two have since divorced and it hasn’t been pretty. At one point Sonja even filed for bankruptcy claiming she was $19.8 million in debt. Since then she has sold her $5.7 million home in France but, still has new New York town house.
Allegedly her ex-husband owes her quite a bit of money still from the divorce. So, no one is exactly sure what Sonja is worth but the generally consensus is any where from $8 million dollar up.
Heather Thomson, had a pretty brief stint on the Real Housewives of New York. During that time she developed a close bond with Carole Radziwill so, she would make appearance on the show even when she wasn’t an official housewife.
While she was on the show though, Heather was seen being a devoted mom and wife but also a strong business women. She founded Yummie Tummie, a successful shape wear line for women. Throughout her time on the show, viewers were able to see everything that went into creating the line and watching it take off!
Heather is estimated to be worth $10 million. While most of her fortune comes from Yummie Tummie some of it comes from her past career. Before taking on Yummie Tummie, Heather was a stylist and designer. Apparently she worked with some pretty big celebs…like Beyonce!
All throughout her time of the Real Housewives of New York Ramona Singer, emphasized the importance of women making their own money. Seriously, since Season 1 she’s been saying. She calls making money her “aphrodisiac.”
Well, she certainly has been hard at work all of these year making money. Romona has created multiple businesses and brands. Currently she owns “RMS Fashions…is the creator of Tru Renewal skin line and Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN, founder of True Faith Jewelry and Ramona Singer Collection on Amazon.” Of course, who could forget her favorite business venture – Ramona Pinot Grigio.
Even though she was happily married upon started the show, Ramona said it was important for women to have their own money so they could be independent. Well, sadly Ramona and her husband divorced but thankfully she listened to her own advice. Ramona herself, is worth $18 million.
When Kristen Taekman was on the Real Housewives, she often complained about how much her husband – Josh was working. Josh was trying to get eBoost, an all natural energy supplement, off the ground.
I can’t imagine Kristen is complaining too much now though. eBoost began dominating it’s market early in 2017, and the Taekman’s have seen a huge increase in their bank account since. Although most of Kristen’s money does come from Josh some, comes from her own businesses and career. Prior to marrying Josh, Kristen modeled and was involved in creating her own greeting card business.
Combined the two are worth $20 million. This is expected to grow, especially since the couple is planning to launch a nail polish line called Pop of Color.
Dorinda Medley joined the cast later in the game but now, no one can imagine the show without her. Before moving New York, Dorinda worked in fashion. She created her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere, which was based in London. During her time there she worked with extremely high profile clients.
Upon moving back to New York, she met her late-husband Richard Medley. Dorinda was no longer working in fashion at this time, instead she was a real estate broker. The two had a very happy marriage until Richard sadly passed away.
Richard Medley was an extremely successful businessman. He worked as a hedge fund advisor at George Soros. Thanks to all of Richard’s hard work throughout his life Dorinda is estimated to be worth $20 million.
Bethenny Frankel is almost a household name at this point. When she first became a housewife viewers saw her trying to launch SkinnyGirl cocktail. And wow has she come a long way since then. Apparently she sold the cocktail brand in 2011 for $100 million.
Although the cocktail brand has been sold, SkinnyGirl has continued to evolve under Bethenny’s watchful eye. It’s not an entire lifestyle brand. It covers everything from shape-wear, snacks, jeans, books and so many other things. In addition, Bethenny has also written books and briefly hosted a talk show.
She really is a completely self made woman and it the epitome of hard work paying off. Bethenny is worth $25 million.
I always wondered why we never really saw Carole working. I mean I knew she was writing a book but, she wasn’t moving very quickly with it. Well, that’s probably because she’s worth $50 million.
Carole has been wildly successful throughout her career in journalism. She started working for 20/20 and from there worked her way up to production jobs on various news shows. Something many people don’t know is Carole has won Emmys and a Peabody. During her time at ABC she met her late husband, Prince Anthony Radziwill.
He was part of the Polish Royal Family. Together the two were quite the power couple. Sadly Anthony passed away early in Carole’s life. Despite his fortune being left behind, Carole continues to work on her writing.
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