While we all know, love, and in some cases (me) worship Lisa Vanderpump due to her simply iconic role on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, please note that she ARRIVED on that show rich. Long before becoming reality TV stars, Lisa and her husband Ken dominated the world of restaurants and they. are. loaded. In fact, Lisa is one of the richest Housewives—which makes sense given that she once wisely mused “Life is a sexy little dance, and I like to take the lead.”
In case you aren’t aware of Lisa’s many accomplishments even though quite frankly you should be, how dare you, here’s the deal: before moving to the United States, Lisa and Ken had opened over 25 successful bars and restaurants in ye olde England. They then opened a fleet of fancy eateries in California including Villa Blanca, Sur, and of course PUMP. On top of all that, Lisa has released her own line of homeware, launched a line of deranged pet accessories, and written a book called Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining, which I can only imagine left Martha Stewart absolutely shaking.
^If this isn’t the perfect pet toy, IDK what is.
Also, real fans know that Lisa has her own line of emojis, which I speak in almost exclusively. Consider yourself lucky I was in the mood to write this article in words. So, how much does Lisa have in her bank account? An investigation:
Kay, So Bravo Pays Lisa Vanderpump *Very* Kindly
Lisa doesn’t need Real Housewives to thrive (I mean, she quit RHOBH in 2019 and is doing just fine) but her Bravo salary was certainly icing on a very wealthy cake. LVP reportedly made $500,000 per season and was on RHOBH for 9 seasons, so…you do the math. JK, I’ll do the math, it’s $4.5 million. That’s a lot of money, but please note that Lisa also allegedly took home $500,000 per season of Vanderpump Rules so she was getting somewhere around $1 million from Bravo per year for a while there!
On top of all that Bravo money, Lisa has income from her acting days (everyone please watch the horror film Killer’s Moon, you will not regret it) and from her brief stint on Dancing with the Stars. We have a whole breakdown of how the $ on that show works, but TL;DR: contestants make $125,000 for the rehearsal period and the first two weeks on air. If they make it to Week 3 they start getting paid extra money per episode—though the most they can take home is $295,000. I mean, it’s a lot! But barely a drop in Lisa’s money bucket, so moving on.
P.S. No, I haven’t forgotten about Lisa’s new show Overserved. TBD on what she’s being paid for it, but it better be millions.
Lisa’s Restaurant Biz? Also PAYS
Lisa and Ken have owned a gazillion restaurants and bars together and it’s scientifically impossible to chart exactly what they’ve made from each one. But here are a few fun details for you:
Obviously, Lisa and Ken’s bars being featured on both RHOBH and Vanderpump Rules has brought even more business through the door, because visiting PUMP is basically a requirement of L.A. tourism at this point.
Villa Rosa Is Worth a Fortune
You’ve seen Lisa’s gorgeous home in all its glory on RHOBH, and—unsurprisingly—it’s worth a vast sum. Lisa and Ken bought Villa Rosa for almost $12 million in 2011 and it’s said to be worth over $20 million today. Impressive, but these two are used to making a profit in real estate. Once upon a time they bought a Beverly Hills home for $14.4 million and then turned it around for $18.8 million a few years later. Oh, and apparently they also own a house in Montecito, which is where, casually, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry live. Just in case you weren’t clear on how fancy they are.
Lisa Vanderpump Is Richer Than Most of the Kardashians
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lisa’s total net worth is a whopping $90 million—which makes her one of the wealthiest people in the L.A. area. Even some of the *Kardashians* are worth less, specifically Kourtney and Kendall, whose net worths are $45 million a piece. Kay, that’s all, off to find myself a pair of VanderPUMPS on eBay. Pls don’t try to talk me out of it because in the words of Lisa, “I might listen, but I’m not interested.”
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