After first appearing on our screens in 2006, The Real Housewives franchise has since grown in both size and popularity. The original series, The Real Housewives of Orange County, inspired nine other spin offs’ in other American states and several other cities across the globe, including one in the UK. It’s certain that the show would be nothing without the women that star in it. In total 117 housewives have appeared in The Real Housewives, each with their own careers and fortunes making them worthy of their title. However, which housewives are among the richest? Here’s our list of the ten richest Real Housewives stars and what they’ve done to get all that money.
10. Tinsley Randolph Mortimer – Approximately $35 million
Tinsley is a regular on The Real Housewives of New York City and has rightly earnt her place on this list with her sizeable fortune. She began her impressive career at Vogue and later launched her own line of handbags and a clothing collection, sold exclusively in Japan. The Real Housewives has not been her only television stint, also appearing as herself in episodes of Gossip Girl, Dr. Phil and America’s Next Top Model (among others) before claiming the wife title.
9. Heather Dubrow – Approximately $40 million
Even before appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County from season 7-11, Heather already had an extensive acting career under her belt, inevitably contributing towards her sizeable fortune. Since then, she has built her empire alongside her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, with the pair also owning the skin care brand, CONSULT BEAUTE. Heather has also had several presenting roles and a popular podcast.
8. Yolanda Hadid – Approximately $45 million
Yolanda Hadid appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until 2016, however, she originally made her fortune as a model. Yolanda is also the mother of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid and now has her own reality show, Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid. Born in the Netherlands, Yolanda grew up with humble beginnings, making her current wealth and status even more impressive!
7. Adrienne Maloof – Approximately $50 million
58-year-old Adrienne Maloof grew up around business and wealth, with her family owning several business properties in Western United States. Despite being heavily involved in the Maloof Companies before her reality TV debut, Adrienne is probably best known for being a cast member on the first three seasons on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. See how she made her money here, including everything you need to know about her love life.
6. Kyle Richards – Approximately $50 million
Kyle has appeared in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since its beginning and like some of her fellow housewives, her acting portfolio is quite impressive. The millionaire-ess has starred as both herself and other characters in multiple TV shows, launched her own fashion line, written a memoir and donated more than $100,000 to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. That’s quite a career!
5. Camille Grammer – Approximately $50 million
If you’re a housewife and you’re trying to decide which branch of the franchise you want to appear on, it seems The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the best choice if you want to earn a bit of money. With a net worth of approximately $50, Camille only appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for one season, but it seems her fortune goes far beyond the show. Beginning her career as a dancer/model, she has also produced several TV shows and has continued her acting career since the programme.
4. Dorit Kemsley – Approximately $50 million
Originally from Connecticut, current housewife Dorit made her dollars through her own company, Dorit International, selling affordable women’s swimwear. Arriving on the seventh series of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kemsley now lives in a Los Angeles home worth $6.5 with her family.
3. Carole Radziwiłł – Approximately $50 million
Radziwill joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City in 2011 and left the show after six seasons in 2018. Before starring in the series, the 56-year-old was already an accomplished journalist, primarily working for ABC. She has also written for Glamour magazine and has published a novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating, following the death of her late husband Anthony Radziwiłł.
2. Lea Black – Approximately $65 million
Coming in a worthy second place, Lea Black is the only housewife on the list from The Real Housewives of Miami. Since starting her mammoth career in the 1980s, Lea has made her fortune in the beauty industry and has recently created her brand, Lea Black Beauty. The reality star has many other talents up her sleeve, raising millions of dollars for charity and she has also released her own novel, Lea’s Little Black Book.
1. Lisa Vanderpump – Approximately $75 million
A drumroll please… at the top of the list with a whopping $75 million net worth is Lisa Vanderpump. Originally from the UK, Lisa attended drama school from the age of nine and moved to Beverly Hills during her adulthood. She appeared in nine seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and earnt her fortune in the restaurant business alongside her husband, Ken Todd.