Lisa Vanderpump is the most glamorous housewife on Bravo’s hit Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. But let’s get real here, how rich are these women exactly? Coming in second on the list of the richest Real Housewives, Vanderpump earned her fortune primarily from the food business. Owning 26 bars, nightclubs and restaurants, including some of the hottest spots in Hollywood like Villa Blanca, where celebrities go to see and be seen, this British transplant has staked a firm foothold in the Hollywood scene.
Lisa Vanderpump Net Worth As of 2017: $65 Million
Early life – 2009
People may know Vanderpump best from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that wasn’t her first brush with the silver screen. Born and raised in London, England, Vanderpump attended drama school at a young age. Since 1974, she has starred in several movies and TV series, including A Touch of Class (film), The Wildcats of St Trinian’s, Silk Stalkings and Baywatch Nights.
In 1982, she married Ken Todd six weeks after meeting him. She was 21, while he was 36. The couple has been living happily ever after for thirty years and counting.
Vanderpump has designed 26 London-based restaurants and bars that she co-owned with her husband. After moving to California, the power couple opened the celebrity hot spots Villa Blanca and SUR.
2010 – 2013
Aside from amassing a fortune due to her insanely successful restaurant business, Vanderpump also dabbled in books and magazines. In 2011, she authored Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining. And every month, she breaks down her design know-how for the readers of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine as a regular contributor.
But Vanderpump’s real claim to fame came in 2010 when she debuted on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as one of the original cast members. Her salary per season is $500,000. Six years of The Real Housewives alone has made the restaurant mogul $3 million richer. Not to mention in 2013, Vanderpump got her own spin-off show, Vanderpump Rules, which features the staff of her West Hollywood restaurant, SUR.
Talk about free promo that earns.
In February that year, Vanderpump competed on the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars, further consolidating her star-status. She was partnered with professional dancer Gleb Savchenko. They were the second couple to be eliminated from the competition, leaving in 10th place.
2014 – 2016
She may not be a dancer, but she was fashionably pink in the Lady Gaga music video “G.U.Y.” in 2014. Later that year, she released a line of homewares called The Vanderpump Beverly Hills Collection by Pop Culture Promotions. (The Martha Stewart of Beverly Hills?) The following year, 2015, in celebration of humans’ best friend she launched a line of luxury pet accessories, Vanderpump Pets. Because who doesn’t want couture collars for their dogs?
In October 2016, Vanderpump extended her branding to the tech world, launching a line of emojis, titled Vandermojis, just so we can all text in Vanderpump-speak.
In recent news, Vanderpump is looking to add some new faces to the Vanderpump Rules cast. In a Tweet, she told fans she was looking for “gregarious, experienced bar and waitstaff” and told those interested should get in touch with SUR Restaurant. Although it wasn’t an official casting call, the show does revolve around the SUR Restaurant and the people employed there. As the fifth season continues to air, the production of a sixth is likely due to television ratings.