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The moment The Real Housewives of Orange County aired in 2006, the drama-filled reality show became an American TV hit, serving as the catalyst for many subsequent spin-offs, like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, to name just a few. The franchise has since become a cultural phenomenon, and the leading ladies are what keep it churning.

With the notoriety these dramatic housewives have garnered, the thirst to peek inside their illustrious financial lives has become stronger than ever. We know their names and certainly know their drama, but do we know their net worth? Without further ado, here are the richest housewives in the Real Housewives franchise. 

Camille Meyer ($50 million)

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Don’t get on this housewife’s bad side, or you might just find yourself plastered all over her XTwitter feed.

Camille Meyer, formerly known as Camille Grammer, first appeared on season one of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but her presence was felt for years to come. She was famously tied to actor Kelsey Grammer from the hit shows Cheers and Frasier, but when she decided to star as a housewife, it stemmed from her desire to “step out of her husband’s shadow.”

The pair ultimately divorced in 2011, and when Camille reappeared in 2019’s season nine after several years away, it was for her wedding to her new husband, David C. Meyer. Her marriage to Meyer surely contributed to her net worth, but the most significant portion of this housewife’s money comes from the settlement she received from her first marriage, which was reportedly between $30-$50 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Sutton Stracke ($50 million)

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Don’t ask this Southern belle where she got her money from. Sutton Stracke of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is notorious for shopping all the big-named brands, but she’s in no hurry to share how much she’s worth or where she got it. In fact, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Sutton shared that she had no idea how much money she had until she got divorced from her ex-husband Thibault “Christian” Stracke, the global head of investment management firm PIMCO.

The pair were married for 17 years and Sutton ended up walking away with a substantial sum that landed her with an impressive $50 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth (not to mention the co-ownership of two minor league baseball teams and a timber company). That, combined with her boutique store SUTTON, has earned this housewife a place at the top of the pack.

Dorit Kemsley ($50 million)

Dorit Kemsley from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is posing for a picture on the red carpet.
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This polyglot housewife and fashion designer joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2016 for the seventh season of the show and hasn’t looked back since. The Sun reports that Dorit makes around $100,000 per season, but we wouldn’t be surprised if that number has increased in recent years, especially after the drama she brought to season 12 (i.e., getting robbed and held at gunpoint in her Encino home).

Kemsley has several fashion lines including Beverly Beach and Nektaria, while her husband, Paul Kemsley (otherwise known as “PK, my love”) is an English businessman, property developer, and former Vice-Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League football club. Their combined assets amass to an impressive $50 million for this Beverly Hills housewife, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Adrienne Maloof ($60 million)

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Even though Adrienne Maloof left The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on rocky ground, her financial success remains at its peak, with her net worth climbing year after year. This former housewife is currently looking at $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, likely from her renowned family empire, Maloof Companies, which was established by her father and multi-billion dollar business tycoon, George J. Maloof Sr.

While on the show, Adrienne was married to plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, but the two filed for divorce in 2012. Even after their divorce, Adrienne has managed to maintain her lavish lifestyle thanks to Maloof Companies.

Heather Dubrow ($70 million)

Heather Dubrow from The Real Housewives of Orange County has her hand on her hip.
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After five years away, Heather Dubrow finally made her return to The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2022’s season 16. The Real Housewives of Orange County was the first of the Housewives franchise to grace our television screens and has since then remained one of the most-watched. Dubrow is an actress who’s appeared in TV shows like Hot in Cleveland and Hawaii Five-0 and has earned her place in the Real Housewives Hall of Fame.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, a majority of Dubrow’s net worth comes from her plastic surgeon husband, Terry Dubrow, to whom she’s been married since 1999. Between 2022 and 2023, Dubrow’s net worth increased by $20 million.

Bethenny Frankel ($80 million)

Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York City is standing in front of an iHeart Radio sign.
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Bethenny Frankel is no stranger to money. The Real Housewives of New York City star earned herself a formidable fortune when she sold her company, Skinnygirl Cocktails, of which she was the founder and CEO. The company sold for a rumored $120 million, undoubtedly contributing to Frankel’s substantial $80 fortune, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Factoring that into the $1 million she made per season by 2018 on The Real Housewives of New York City, according to Reality Blurb, it makes sense why she’s worth so much.

Frankel also had her own talk show, Bethenny, although it lasted for only one season, and was married to pharmaceutical sales executive and former real estate agent Jason Hoppy. The two were together from 2010 to 2012, at which point they embarked on a stressful eight-year-long divorce. Barring the mental and emotional stress Frankel endured, it seems like this Housewife ended up on top.

Lea Black ($85 million)

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She can deal with a lot, but she can’t deal with stupid. This OG Real Housewives of Miami star, who reigned supreme from 2011 to 2013, has been quietly building her fortune ever since she left the scene. Thanks to her criminal defense attorney husband Roy Black and her lucrative skincare line Lea Black Beauty (not to mention her mystery novel Red Carpets & White Lies and the money she made from RHOM) Black currently sports a net worth of $85 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Although she didn’t return for the 2021 Peacock reboot of the show, in true Lea Black fashion, she did pop in to give Lisa Hochstein some tough love about her divorce from Lenny Hochstein. Here’s hoping for more from her.

Lisa Vanderpump ($90 million)

Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is holding her two dogs.
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Leave the crown where it belongs, darling. This housewife made her name a household one during her tenure on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump is one of the few who needs no introduction. During her 10 years on the show, Vanderpump made as many friends as she did enemies, ultimately leaving on uneven footing due to accusations of slipping news to the press.

According to Radar Online, Vanderpump, like her co-star Kyle Richards, was making $500,000 per season. Factoring that into her many lucrative restaurant businesses (Pump, TomTom Restaurant & Bar, and SUR Restaurant & Lounge), it’s no wonder she has such a hefty $90 million net worth per Celebrity Net Worth.

Carlton Elizabeth ($100 million) 

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When it comes to this housewife, money doesn’t talk, it swears. Carlton Elizabeth may have only been on one season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but she left a wicked mark. This self-proclaimed witch was loud and proud about her sexual habits and loose tongue, earning herself a place just outside the social circle.

Her fortune likely comes from her acting days on The Young and the Restless and Pretty When You Cry, but also from her divorce from her ex-husband of 18 years, David Gebbia, an extremely wealthy businessman and owner of Stockcross Financial Services. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she’s worth $100 million.

Kyle Richards ($100 million) 

Kylie Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is smiling at the camera.
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Kyle Richards kick-started her acting career at just six years old when she starred in big roles like the iconic horror movie Halloween and the charming TV series Little House on the Prairie. The main source of Richards’ income likely comes from her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which she has been on since 2010. How much she makes per season has not been concretely confirmed, with some sources saying $500,000 per season and others saying $1 million.

Needless to say, after 12 years on the show, she has netted a considerable amount of money and is the only remaining original cast member. She also has her boutique fashion lines: Kyle by Alene Too, which closed its doors in 2018, and Kyle x Shahida, which is still going strong. 

Of course, we’d be remiss not to factor in the money she sees from her husband Mauricio Umansky’s real estate empire, The Agency. At present, her net worth is $100 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Diana Jenkins ($300 million)

Diana Jenkins from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is smiling at the camera on a red carpet.
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Make way, Diana Jenkins of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is here to steal the spotlight. This housewife joined the single-season club alongside Carlton and Joyce Giraud from RHOBH when she departed the show following season 12.

Jenkins spiced up the season with her fearless acceptance of “the villain” role, but her personal and professional background includes a large amount of philanthropic and humanitarian work. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jenkins fled the country in the mid-’90s only to relocate to London where she studied at City University of London, and received a Computer Science and Economics degree.

The businesswoman acquired the swimwear line Melissa Odabash and in 2009 launched Neuro Brands, a wellness beverage line. Even with her successful businesses, the bulk of Jenkins’ net worth comes from her divorce from Roger “Big Dog” Jenkins, who Wikipedia reports was once the “highest paid banker in the City of London.”

The divorce settlement earned Jenkins a jaw-dropping net worth of $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which not only made her one of the richest women in the U.K. but also made her the richest cast member of Real Housewives history.

Honorable Mention – Kathy Hilton

Kathy Hilton from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is standing in front of a blue backdrop.
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The second Kathy Hilton joined season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ⏤ after 10 years of estrangement from her sister, Kyle Richards ⏤ she became the richest Housewife in all the franchise. I mean, she’s a Hilton for goodness’ sake. Her net worth is currently $350 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

However, it should be noted that technically Kathy wasn’t a cast member; she was a friend of the cast. Still, to not mention her $350 million fortune would be a shame. Don’t expect her to return to RHOBH any time soon, though. That drama with Lisa Rinna was enough for her. Season 12 was officially her last… for now.


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