What is Lauren Conrad’s Net Worth?

It’s been more than a decade since MTV’s The Hillsfirst graced our television screens. The show followed Lauren Conrad, previously of MTV’s Laguna Beach, as she navigated life after graduation. Back in 2018, The Hills officially received the green light for a reboot, and the new show premieres on June 24 — sans Lauren Conrad. How much is the MTV-star-turned-fashion-mogul worth today, and why isn’t she returning to the show?

Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad | Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Kohls

Conrad was the original star of ‘The Hills’

When The Hills first premiered, it was essentially a spinoff of MTV’s highly successful teen reality show, Laguna Beach. Conrad was one of Laguna Beach’s main cast members, and she was constantly in the midst of teenage drama, including boy problems with Stephen Colletti and beef with Kristin Cavallari. When Laguna Beach came to close, MTV kept viewers around by giving Conrad her own spinoff show. The Hills premiered in 2006 and was loaded with new characters and new drama. But by the show’s end in 2010, Conrad wasn’t close with many of the show’s cast. In fact, they said they won’t miss her in the 2019 reboot.

She has her own fashion brand, which has been her focus for several years

Ever since Conrad was on Laguna Beach, she’d wanted to break into the fashion industry. And once The Hills started, Conrad finally got the chance to intern with fashion magazines and eventually launched her own line. She has launched both Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad, which is a partnership with Kohl’s. She’s been in the fashion industry for more than a decade, and her lines are largely responsible for her net worth today. They’re also the main reason she left The Hills in 2009; she wanted to pursue other career opportunities, plus the producers had been pressuring her with storylines she wasn’t happy with.

Conrad is also an author and is currently expecting her second child

Along with Conrad’s successful fashion lines, she has also found success in writing books. She’s a New York Times Bestseller and has published nine books. In 2014, Conrad married her boyfriend, William Tell, who is the former guitarist of the band Something Corporate. The two have one son together, and Conrad is currently expecting their second child.

Conrad is currently pregnant with baby no. 2.

There was a lot of drama that took place during the first run of The Hills, and when a reboot was announced, Conrad didn’t want any part of it. Plus, between her career and family life, she isn’t in a place to do reality television anymore. Her former co-stars don’t appear to miss her, so maybe it’s not a bad thing that she decided not to return to the show.

Conrad is worth an estimated $25 million

Conrad’s business ventures have earned her a solid net worth of $25 million. Her books, fashion line, and general publicity has helped her rake in a ton of cash, so she definitely doesn’t need reality television to keep her relevant. The Hills new reboot premiered on June 24, and it will be interesting to see how the show reinvents itself without Conrad or Cavallari.

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