The Real Housewives of Atlanta is one of the highest rated cities in the Housewives franchise. The Atlanta ladies bring the fashion, and they always bring the drama too. While each woman on the show is fabulous in her own right, some do shine brighter than others.
Some of the women have gotten spin offs from the franchise, and other have had success in ways that reality TV can’t provide. However, one thing each woman has in common is a strong bank account. You have to in order to live the way these women do.
Their houses, lives, cars and basically everything surrounding them is extremely luxurious. While some of the women are worth significantly less than others, they still are doing just fine. Here’s the net worth of the women on the Real Housewives of Atlanta!
Even though she left the franchise over 10 years ago, Lisa Wu still left her mark in Housewife history. Lisa is referred to as one of the first wives to turn herself into a brand. She built her net worth through her own hard work and determination.
During her time on the show she was able to open her own real estate firm, Hartwell and Associates. In addition to this venture, she has two fashion lines – Hart 2 Hart and Wu girls. Before starting her own businesses though, this mom of three had quiet a different career path.
She spent many years in the film industry and was even a backup dancer.
With all of this time working, many would think Lisa’s net worth would be higher. However, after divorcing her husband Ed Hartwell – Lisa has had to rebuild her bank account. She is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000.
Next is Sheree Whitfield. She has been on-and-off the franchise over the years and is currently on as just a friend of the women. Her story hasn’t always been exactly a fairytale though.
While she was on the show, Sheree sadly was going through a nasty divorce. After years of being married, her and husband Bob called it quits. The most heartbreaking aspect was Sheree revealing that Bob was physically abusive towards her.
Eventually she was able to confront him about the physical abuse. She admitted it even included him choking her. Even worse, her children found out about it.
Still, Sheree has been able to overcome the adversity she’s faced throughout her time on the show. She is a successful business woman, who is starting her life over. Sheree is the founder of She by Sheree and is worth $250,000; all on her own!
Despite only being on the Real Housewives of Atlanta for a short time, Claudia Jordan has made her way to our list. Much like Kenya, Claudia also spent time in the pageant world. She was crowned Miss USA in 1997.
This Rhode Island born beauty also was extremely athletic growing up. In high school, she was a top sprinter and competed in three Junior Olympics. From there she ran track in college, and was named an All-American sprinter.
After this, Claudia began to spend time in the entertainment industry.
During this time she was in commercials. She also competed on Celebrity Apprentice. Claudia is no longer on the show, however it hasn’t affected her bank account at all.
This athlete turned actress is worth $500,000.
When we first met Porsha Williams, she was a true housewife. She was married to NFL player Kordell Stewart. She was basically was given anything she wanted, as you could see from watching the show.
Their marriage was short lived though. The couple divorced in 2013. The divorce completely blindsided Porsha, and also resulted in a huge financial hit to her.
Apparently Porsha did not receive any alimony from the divorce. Instead, she has been faced with having to start all over in order to support herself. Lucky for Porsha, she has been able to turn being a reality TV personality into a career.
She’s become a contributor to Dish Nation, and has even done occasional acting. In addition, she has started her own podcast Porsha4Real.
Through all of this, Porsha has created a net worth for herself of $500,000. Not too bad for the girl who once lived off her husband. You go, Porsha!
Kenya Moore, who is best known for being the former Miss USA, joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta when Sheree Whitfield announced her departure. Once she joined the show, there was never a shortage of drama.
Her over the top personality has gotten her into quite a bit of trouble over the years. Many of her comments, actions, and snarky remarks have left her the topic of conversation. However, another aspect of Kenya’s life that many are flustered by are her finances.
It’s estimated that she’s worth around $1 million. She is currently the CEO of Kenya Moore Haircare, and has many other exciting business ventures on the horizon. It’s currently unclear how much her new ventures will heighten her net worth.
Kim Zolciak-Bierman, I’m not sure where to even start with her. I almost feel like she is a blonde Kardashian. When she first started on the franchise, she was a single mom dating a mystery man. Fast forward to now though, Kim is a successful businesswoman.
After meeting her husband, Kroy, during an episode of the franchise, the two quickly wed. Kim, her two daughters, and Kroy clicked almost instantly. Due to her popularity on the housewives, Bravo gave Kim and spin off called Don’t Be Tardy For the Wedding.
This new series featured Kim and Kroy’s wedding. It was a complete hit. Now the couple stars on their own Bravo show with their 6 six children called Don’t Be Tardy For the Party. Kim is also still a cast member on the Real Housewives.
Kim herself is worth $1.5 million. She’s built a huge business empire for herself. The real bread winner in their house though is Kroy, who is worth $5.5 million.
Nene Leakes is perhaps the most well known Housewife out of all the Atlanta women. She’s funny, cunning, and refuses to be pushed around by anyone. Nene is the OG of the Atlanta housewives.
She brings the entire show to life with her huge personality. Nene has also had an acting career which helped contribute to her income. Although her husband Gregg is a successful real-estate investor – Nene still keeps herself busy. Recently, she acted as the fairy godmother in Broadway’s version of Cinderella.
When all is said and done, the queen of Atlanta is estimated to be worth $12 million.
Ever heard of the song “No Scrubs”? Well, you can thank one woman for that and it’s Kandi Burruss. She is a musical genius and is wildly successful in the music industry.
Kandi was also a member of the girl band Xscape. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter also has many other successful ventures as well. She owns OLG restaurant, and recently debuted a cosmetic line she named Kandi Koated.
This mom shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Her and husband, Todd, are hoping to expand their family soon.
Kandi is the epitome of hard work paying off. She’s estimated to be worth $35 million.
The Real Net Worths Of The Real Housewives Of New York City Might Surprise You
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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