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Who Is the Richest Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Star?

How much are the Real Housewives of Orange County worth? What kind of a fortune does it take to keep up with the Real Housewives of Orange County? Not nearly as much as the neighboring Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but still a hefty bit. And it looks like Vicki Gunvalson stands above the rest when it comes to fortune.

Vicki, who’s rumored to take home the biggest salary of the show, owns something of an insurance empire with Coto Insurance and Financial Services and is a two-time author. (Her books are titled More Than a Housewife and Internet Life Insurance Selling Made Easy.) The soon-to-be-divorced mother of two (and grandma) also co-owns Wine by Wives with castmate Tamra Barney. Her luxe 5,400 square foot Coto de Caza mansion is estimated to be worth around $2.7 million.

Coming in second is “fancy pants” Heather Dubrow, a former actress with some financial swagger of her own. Her net worth comes in at $4 million, but she has some help paying the mortgage on that custom-built mansion. Her husband, Terry, is a plastic surgeon who makes a very nice living. (In addition to the slicing and dicing, she and Terry are said to have bought and sold nine houses in eight years.) In fact, during her name-changing party on the Season 7 finale episode, she gave away a nice little diamond just for giggles and glam.

Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney have both been in on the real estate sales game (though Tamra’s divorce from Simon Barney left her in her own little home-selling rut). Now they’re both busy launching their own business ventures to boost their status among the OC elite. Gretchen’s put out cosmetic and clothing lines, as well as a music single, while Tamra looks to kick off her first fitness center in the near future.

Oh, and Gretchen’s crib might not be a McMansion, but the Costa Mesa pad was once listed for more than $800,000.

Check out the figures below if you want the full scoop on the ladies’ net worths:

Vicki Gunvalson
– worth $7 million
Heather Dubrow – worth $4 million on her own, $12 million with Terry
Gretchen Rossi – worth $3 million
Tamra Barney – worth $500,000


04.4.2013 / 10:07 PM EDT by Amanda Bell
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