Money in the bank, baby! Season 8 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and we couldn’t be more excited that the ladies of Franklin Lakes are finally back on our small screens. Though we live for the drama, we also love the fact that the gals of RHONJ — including newbie Margaret Josephs — each have a side hustle and are moguls in the making.
With all their entrepreneurial endeavors, fans are often left wondering how much series OG Danielle Staub and the rest of the gang are worth. Well, allow your curiosity to subside because Life & Style rounded up their reported net worths. Check them out below!
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Danielle, 55, who is back on RHONJ after a five-season hiatus, wrote a tell-all book in 2010 called The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey. In addition to writing the tome, Dani girl also tried her hand at music à la Kim Zolciak and released the sensual dance track “Real Close” that same year. We’d like to think that Danielle’s literary and musical efforts have contributed to her current fortune, an estimated $3 million according to The Richest.
Though she’s faced money troubles in the past — you know, just a casual 11-month prison sentence for bank fraud, which she completed in December 2015 — Teresa, 45, has seemingly recovered financially. According to The Richest, the New York Times Bestselling author, who just released her latest memoir, Standing Strong, is worth an estimated $11 million.
Teresa’s sister-in-law and co-star, Melissa, 38, has parlayed her reality TV fame into a singing career (you know “On Display” is a grade-A bop), has written a marriage advice book, Love Italian Style, and, most recently, opened a Montclair, NJ, clothing boutique called Envy by Melissa Gorga. And while she has yet to achieve Tre’s level of financial success, all of Mel’s hard work hasn’t been for nothing. According to The Richest, she is worth an estimated $1.5 million.
Siggy, 50, who joined RHONJ in Season 7, was a successful relationship expert and author before she was a Housewife. The Israel-born beauty, who once said she was “the poorest girl in town” growing up, has certainly relieved herself of any financial turmoil. According to The Net Worth, she is worth an estimated $5 million. You go, girl!
While she admittedly let her ex-husband, Frank, support her lavish lifestyle in the past, Dolores, 46, has recently said buh-bye to depending on a man and hello to a new life as an entrepreneur. The Bravolebrity, who joined RHONJ with Siggy in Season 7, is now a successful business owner and operates two New Jersey gyms: Powerhouse Fitness Center in Whippany and Powerhouse Gym of Old Bridge. According to The Net Worth, she is worth an estimated $3.5 million.
Margaret, 50, who is the newest addition to the cast of RHONJ, is a fashion entrepreneur with a successful lifestyle brand called the Macbeth Collection. In 2012, the pigtail enthusiast was featured in a CNN special called Moms Making Millions, in which it was reported that her company was bringing in $30 million in annual sales. #GOALS.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
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