The Real Housewives of New Jersey are perhaps some of the toughest Wives on television. Not one of these ladies will stand for any drama. The women on this show are extremely loyal to one another. Perhaps it’s because a lot of them are actually related!
The family and friend dynamics on this franchise always keep things interesting. There is never a shortage of drama for the New Jersey women. Another thing they never seem to be short of is trying to show each other up. All of the women on this show continue to amaze viewers with their wealth.
Although some of the women have had their fair share of financial trouble – they always seem to come out on top. From least to greatest – here are New Jersey housewives net worths that are worth mentioning.
Even though she’s no longer a regular on the show, Jacquline Laurita was part of the franchise for five seasons. Ultimately, she decided to leave the show due to an issue with the network. During her time though, viewers were able to take part in her emotional journey.
Jacquline’s last season on the show featured the current adversity she was facing. Neither problem was a small one. This Mom of threes youngest son was diagnosed with autism. Jacquline, and husband Chris, did everything in their power to help their son. In addition to facing daily challenges with Nicholas – the Laurita’s also starting having financial problems.
They lost a majority of their fortune which, greatly affected their net worth. The couple has a new business venture though that is helping them to rebuild their bank account – The Little Kernel, which is a popcorn company. As of now, Jacquline is estimated to be worth $500,000.
Melissa Gorga joined the New Jersey Housewives during it’s third season. When she joined, a majority of her storyline consisted of her battle with sister-in-law Teresa Giudice. Since then, the two have resolved the family drama and are tighter than ever.
Melissa never allowed herself to fall into Teresa’s shadow. She quickly made a established her own identity on the show. Between her singing career and new business venture, Melissa has been busy. Much to her husband’s dismay, Melissa opened up her store – Envy by Melissa Gorga.
Envy does not majorly impact her $1.5 million net worth – but we’re sure it helps a little! Most of the money comes from Joe, her husband, who is a real estate developer.
Now in her second season of the New Jersey Housewives, Dolores Cantania has become a favorite amongst fans. She tells it like it is, and has no time for women who are going to be catty. For the most part, if the drama doesn’t involve her she stays right out of it.
We can’t really blame her. Dolores is a busy woman. Not only is she a single mother of two, she is also is the mama of four rescue dogs. She’s quick to tell everyone that her rescue dogs actually rescued her and she’s completely obsessed with them. They’re totally adorable!
Before opening up her two gyms, Powerhouse Fitness Centers, Dolores spent time working as a corrections officer and them changed to a real estate agent. There is no doubt that she earned every penny of her $3.5 million net worth.
Dina Manzo is the youngest in the Manzo clan. Her and sister, Caroline, were both members of the first two seasons of The New Jersey Housewives. Dina then decided to take a break and rejoined for only season six. She left the show entirely after that due to relocating to California.
When Dina was on the show she had been recently divorced and was raising her daughter Lexi. Another large part of her storyline became her feud with her sister Caroline. To this day, Dina and Caroline still have no spoken.
Dina still speaks to her other siblings – including Jacquline’s husband Chris Manzo.
Dina runs the nonprofit foundation called Project Ladybug, and this organization helps families with the medical bills for their children.
She’s constantly working on fundraising ideas. To add to her $4.5 million net worth – Dina also launched a skincare product line titled Glow by Dina.
This beauty born in Israel joined the New Jersey cast and brought her straightforward and outspoken attitude with her. Siggy Flicker is a “relationship expert” who has made a her fortune through a multitude of ways.
Despite being married to Michael Campanella, who is a successful businessman, Siggy has earned her money through her own hard work and determination (you go girl!). This mom of two has amassed her fortune through speaking engagements, TV appearances, and book sales. She is constantly in high demand and truly loves her job.
People trust Siggy’s advice because she truly practices what she preaches. This has allowed her to build up a net worth of $5 million, all on her own!
Caroline Manzo was one of the original New Jersey Housewives. She stayed on the show for five seasons until scoring her own spin off called Manzo’d with Children.
During her time on The Housewives, she was more or less the enforcer of the group. She, much like the other women on this show, had no time for drama or pettiness. Throughout her time on Bravo, huge moments in Caroline’s life were documented.
One of these moments being her daughter’s wedding. Nowadays, Caroline runs a soap company called The Friendly Monkey Soap Company.
However, her $8 million net worth comes mostly from her husband, Albert. Caroline’s husband of 30 plus years co-owns The Brownstone. It’s a catering and event space venue that was made famous by appearing on The Sopranos.
Perhaps the most well known New Jersey Housewife, Teresa Giudice, has had a pretty wild past few years. The OG of the New Jersey franchise hasn’t had the easiest time at home or with her finances lately.
Teresa recently served time behind bars. This mom of four though didn’t let that stop her. Even though she was arrested due to her husband Joe’s actions, she remained positive and the two are still married.
Though, most of Teresa’s wealth does come from her husband – she is extremely successful in her own right as well. She has published multiple cookbooks, and even opened up a restaurant with her brother Joe Gorga.
Although her family is having a lot of financial trouble at the moment, Teresa’s net worth still ranks high above the other housewives – she’s estimated at $11 million.
Margaret Josephs joined the The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2017 and made quite the impact on the group. This feisty blonde is not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what is right. Perhaps that’s what has made her such a successful businesswoman.
As the creator and founder of Macbeth Collection – Margaret has been able to establish an extremely strong net worth for herself. Although her husband works, she is the breadwinner in their family.
Macbeth Collection has had is fair share of controversy though. Vineyard Vines sued Macbeth Collection for “trademark infringement.” The company has been ordered to pay $300,000 to Vineyard Vines.
Margaret’s exact net worth is hard to pinpoint. However, it’s a known fact that it is somewhere between $16 and $30 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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