‘RHOBH’: How Did the ‘Real Housewives’ Get Rich?

One of the most popular series in the Housewives franchise is The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Premiering in October 2010, RHOBH was the sixth spin-off in the franchise and featured a full cast of fabulous women who have all gone on to achieve even greater fame and success. But how did the Beverly Hills Housewives originally make their fortunes? Let’s break it down and discover how some of the cast made their millions even before the camera spotlight shone on them.

How did Lisa Rinna make her money?

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Born in 1963, Lisa Rinna was able to achieve great success in a moderately short amount of time. She first became known to television audiences when she scored a role in the popular daytime soap, Days of Our Lives, in 1992. Over the years, well before her fame on Housewives, she has appeared in a wide variety of television shows and movies, including Veronica Mars, Hannah Montana, and Entourage

When Rinna married fellow TV star Harry Hamlin, her status grew even greater. She was rich before being featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – and now, Rinna is worth around $8 million

How did Lisa Vanderpump become wealthy?

Lisa Vanderpump was a well-known British television personality and highly successful restaurant owner long before she became a housewife on TV. She appeared in a wide variety of TV shows throughout the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, including Baywatch Nights, and the G.U.Y. music video by Lady Gaga. 

Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd have worked on over thirty restaurants in both England and the U.S. Her restaurant ‘Pump’ is a known celebrity hotspot and one of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles. Vanderpump was one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and has really made her mark on the show. Lisa Vanderpump’s net worth has grown to a staggering $75 million since being on the show, but obviously, doesn’t rely on the show for her substantial cash flow. 

Kyle and Kim Richards’ fabulous fortune

Sisters that grew from child stars into popular Housewives, Kyle and Kim Richards have been in the spotlight all their lives. Both sisters were in numerous film and television shows well before they were in their teens, including the iconic Little House on the Prairie series. Their hard work didn’t go to waste, and by the time they became adults, the Richards sisters were set for life.

Kim and Kyle Richards also have famous relatives – their half-sister is Kathy Hilton, mother of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. The insanely wealthy family definitely doesn’t count on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in order to pay their bills- Kyle Richards’ net worth is around $50 million, and Kim Richards’ net worth is slightly lower, at around $100 thousand

Denise Richards’ net worth

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The latest member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a well-known actress in her own right. Denise Richards first grew to fame in the late 90s, appearing in films like Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World is Not Enough. Her personal life has also frequently made headlines, most notably her turbulent marriage to Charlie Sheen, which produced two daughters and ended in divorce in 2006. 

Post-Sheen, Richards has enjoyed a career renaissance and has continued to work as an actress. Appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is definitely a natural next step for Richards, and she already seems to be getting along well with the cast. Richards has made her own money over the years, and her current net worth is around $12 million.