Living comfortably! Vanderpump Rules OG Kristen Doute stepped away from reality TV after her 2020 firing, but fans were ecstatic to see her highly anticipated cameo during the explosive season 10 finale. Since ​she left the Bravo hit, Kristen has been successful in new business endeavors and ​maintains an income to live her California lifestyle. Keep reading to find out Kristen’s net worth and how she makes money!

What Is Kristen Doute’s Net Worth?

The Michigan native has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2023, per Celebrity Net Worth.

How Much Money Did Kristen Doute Make From ‘VPR’?

At the beginning of the series in 2013, the TV personality reportedly made $1,400 per episode. By season 8, she was making an estimated $25,000 per episode. 

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How ​Does Kristen Doute Earn Money?

Currently, Kristen hosts the “Sex, Love and What Else Matters” podcast where she talks about relationships. However, the podcast was a go-to for Vanderpump Rules fans as the former reality star gave exclusive tea during the midst of Scandoval, including the moment Ariana Madix found out Tom Sandoval cheated on her with Raquel Leviss.

“Ariana had [Sandoval’s] phone and she told me she just had this gut intuition to look at it,” she said during a March 2023 episode of her podcast. “She went into his photos – he had screen recorded a FaceTime of he and Raquel.”

In June 2020, she published a novel titled He’s Making You Crazy: How to Get the Guy, Get Even, and Get Over It. The text deals with Doute’s romantic relationships over the years — including Sandoval, James Kennedy and Brian Carter. Though she never mentions any of them by name, most Vanderpump Rules fans were able to fill in the blanks.

“I was all in from day one, but for him it was a slow build,” she seemingly wrote about Tom referring to him throughout as a “Mactor” — a.k.a. model-actor.“ Any straight Mactor has girls throwing themselves at him constantly. He could have anyone, but I knew we were meant to be. I just needed to show him that. I had to make a bold move.”

In 2014, she launched James Mae, a Los Angeles-based clothing line that features designs for men and women.

Kristen Launched a Wine Collection With ‘VPR’ Cast Members

In February 2019, Kristen, Stassi Schroeder who was also fired from Vanderpump Rules and Katie Maloney released a pinot grigio called “Basic Witch Potion No. 1.” Later, in June, they released their second selection of wine, a rosé called “Basic Witch Potion No. 2.”

However, the business stopped producing the Bravo-related wine shortly after Kristen and Stassi’s 2020 firing for making racially insensitive comments and actions toward former costar Faith Stowers.

“The term of our agreement with the ladies expired months ago and we have taken any remaining inventory down from the website,” a rep for Nocking Point told Us Weekly in June 2020, noting that the wine was “sold out and removed from our main shop for many months.”