Though she’s only in her fourth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd learned pretty darn quick how to make a splash—and score some screen time. (Maybe she’s born with it, maybe she took notes from other Bravolebrities.
The mom and entrepreneur’s knack for drama has since resulted in not one but two very public social media feuds with fellow cast members Tamra Judge and “OG of the OC” Vicki Gunvalson. Not to mention, that time Shannon Beador ended up checking into the emergency room after Kelly hit her on the head as a joke.
And that’s just this season.
So, what exactly is Kelly Dodd’s net worth?
Despite the dramz, Kelly is doing pretty well for herself.
After joining the franchise in 2016, Kelly was offered $150,000 to come back for her second season, according to Radar Online. If that number still stands, she’s one of the lowest paid cast members of RHOC, with more tenured stars of the show (looking at you, Tamra Judge) making quadruple what Kelly is making per season.
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But Kelly’s still having the last laugh—all the way to the bank.
According to Romper, she’s one of the overall richest Housewives in the OC cast. Plus, with her, let’s just say, ability to be a part of some seriously jaw-dropping rumors, Kelly’s likely to be on the show for a while.
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When the company went public in 2002, it raised $115 million and was the best performing new stock of the year, Fast Company reported at the time. So, it’s probably safe to assume that, as Chief Operating Officer, Michael was well-compensated.
But Kelly was also a businesswoman in her own right. There isn’t much to be found about the company on the internet these days, but according to Radar Online, Kelly was the COO of a cosmetics company based in Newport called Kiss Me Mirrors before she joined RHOC.
After moving out, Kelly moved into an oceanfront bachelorette pad a couple houses down. She made some important changes to her new home, like building a brand new walk-in closet (is there any other kind?) and salvaging a chandelier from her old house to hang above her new kitchen table, she told Bravo.
Kelly believes in the curative powers of bling, per Bravo.
Besides bringing some positive energy into her home with one seriously sparkly chandelier, Kelly typically sports a $65,000 diamond-encrusted Cartier watch, according to Bravo, and can be found driving around town in her white BMW.
Oh, and based on the Instagram stories Kelly posted from the luxury yacht she and Leventhal booked to sail around the Amalfi Coast in Italy this summer (ya know, as one does), Kelly is definitely living her best life.
And her business investment might already be paying off.
Now brb, gotta make a Target run just to try these out..