These Are The Top 10 Richest Black 'Real Housewives' Based On Their Net Worths
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These Are The Top 10 Richest Black 'Real Housewives' Based On Their Net Worths

Billed as a successful reality television franchise with more than 30 series worldwide, the “Real Housewives” franchise is one of the most successful reality television series of all time.

The Orange County version of the franchise was the first to hit Bravo, making its premiere on the reality network back in 2005. As other versions of the franchise hit the air, the series became more and more popular, and the latest installment — dubbed “The Real Housewives of Dubai” — hit the airwaves in June 2022.

Despite all these incarnations, the show is not without its controversies.

As AfroTech previously reported, Nene Leakes — the breakout star of the Atlanta installment of the series — filed a lawsuit against Bravo, and the series’ executive producer Andy Cohen, alleging that she was being subjected to a racially insensitive work environment.

“The ex-Housewife felt like a ‘workhorse’ whose talents were over-used and under-appreciated (and under-compensated). She also claimed that her outstanding tax debt was used as a form of blackmail against her, which all but forced her to stay on the show despite repeated alleged microaggressions from Kim Zolciak-Biermann and other members of the Bravo team,” we reported.

Nevertheless, the “Housewives” sure know how to capitalize on their time on the show. With this in mind, we’ve come up with this list of the top 10 richest “Real Housewives,” based on their net worths.

Editorial note: The net worths listed in this piece are speculative estimates drawn from a variety of online sources.

Kandi Burruss

 

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Net Worth: $30 million

One of the richest “Real Housewives” is Kandi Burruss, who stars on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Prior to becoming known as a “Housewife,” Burruss was a successful singer and songwriter. In 1992, she first exploded into the mainstream as a member of the smash R&B group, Xscape (which also featured Tameka “Tiny” Cottle). She also has a writing credit on the classic TLC song, “No Scrubs.” In total, Burruss has a net worth of $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Karen Huger

 

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Net Worth: $10 million

Considered the “Grande Dame” of the “Real Housewives,” Karen Huger has a net worth of $10 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. 

Garcelle Beauvais

 

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Net Worth: $8 million

Celebrity Net Worth reveals that actress Garcelle Beauvais — the first Black cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — has a net worth of $8 million.

Phaedra Parks

 

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Net Worth: $6 million

A popular cast member on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” attorney Phaedra Parks has a net worth of $6 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Ashley Darby

Net Worth: $5 million

A former pageant winner-turned-“Real Housewife,” Ashley Darby — who appears on the Potomac installment of the franchise — has a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Mia Thornton

 

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Net Worth: $5 million

Page Six reports that Mia Thornton — who bills herself as a wife and mother, and is also the newest member of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” — recently overcame cancer, so we’re all definitely rooting for her. In any event, she has a net worth of $5 million.

Candiace Dillard Bassett

 

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Net Worth: $4.5 million

Though she only joined the “Real Housewives of Potomac” cast in Season three, Candiace Dillard Bassett has been a hit ever since. And, according to The Things, she has a net worth of $4.5 million.

Gizelle Bryant

 

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Net Worth: $4 million

Celebrity Net Worth reveals that Gizelle Bryant — one of the original cast members of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” — has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Eva Marcille

 

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Net Worth: $4 million

A former “Top Model” who is now a “Real Housewife” of Atlanta, Eva Marcille has a net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Eboni K. Williams

 

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Net Worth: $3 million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eboni K. Williams — the first Black cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York” — is an attorney with a net worth of $3 million.