For the net worth of all the housewives, go to this update:
Update April 22, 2011 Bethenny Frankel Sells “Skinny Girl” for $120 Million. Skinny Girl Sale
They may have money, but is it theirs? Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, LuAnn De Lesseps and Sonja Morgan married for money. Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord did not. LuAnn has Count de Lesseps only male heir so she will be able to hold some of his money. Sonja Morgan hit the rich man jackpot by marrying John Adams Morgan, the grandson of robber-baron JP Morgan. It’s hard to believe that Bobby Zarin is worth 35 million, Jill hustles that book too hard ( wait ’til you see my next post) to have that kind of money
All of the Real Housewives of New York City come off being loaded, and not just on Pinot Grigio. One of the prerequisites of being cast on the show is having money, and lots of it. Or at least living like you do with Hermes handbags, high end real estate and Caribbean vacations. So who is the richest and who, well, isn’t? Check out the list here.
The site Celebrity Net Worth gives an estimate of star’s wealth. They use public info to give an idea of what these celebrities have in their portfolios. But keep in mind these figures should be taken with a grain of salt.
Jill Zarin $35 Million – Primary from her husband Bobby’s business and family money.
Sonja Morgan $30 Million – From her ex-husband’s “old” money UPDATE; SONJA MORGAN FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
Ramona Singer $18 Million – From her businesses and her husband’s jewelry and trophy company.
Kelly Bensimon $15 Million – From her successful photographer ex-husband,Gilles Bensimon.
Bethenny Frankel $14 Million – From her best selling books, videos, drink company and other enterprises.
LuAnn de Lesseps $2 Million – She has a title but not much money.
Alex McCord $400, 000 – She didn’t marry super rich and both her and Simon continue to work to make ends meet. UPDATE 7/15/2011 Celebrity Net Worth doesn’t update. Alex McCord may have come from Kansas oil money, as stated on Episode 15, but there is no evidence she inherited anything.
Who’s the most successful? Bethenny Frankel, of course.She has been able to use her fame for gain more than any housewife in the entire franchise.
And the money is hers, no strings attached.
The “Lost Footage” Episode airs tonight on Bravo.