How Did Lisa Vanderpump Make Her Money?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump recently downsized her home, although “downsized” is a relative term, since her new home is still massive and gorgeous. So how exactly did Lisa amass such a fortune? Read on, dahlings!
One of Lisa’s earliest jobs was working at a bar in London. In fact, she first met Ken at this bar when she hassled him for not paying the entrance fee — but she didn’t realize he owned the place. Oops! Nonetheless, the two were married six weeks later, even though she was 21 and he was 37.
After their wedding, Lisa dabbled in acting and tried to make it in Hollywood. It didn’t quite work out for her, unless you count roles in such TV shows as Silk Stockings and Baywatch Nights to be a big success. (Wait — so Lisa knows David Hasselhoff? We suddenly are so jealous.)
Lisa moved back to London, and she and Ken — who had made money in textiles — started to make a name for themselves as restaurateurs. To date, they have owned 26 bars and restaurants, mostly in London. The London Evening Standard reports that Lisa and Ken sold four of their London bars to the Trocadero group in 1998 for 10.5 million pounds sterling.
Nowadays, Lisa rakes in a pretty penny for appearing on Real Housewives, as she earns $250K per season, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As for her other business ventures, Lisa’s efforts are centered on Villa Blanca and SUR in Los Angeles, and SUR will be the focus of her upcoming spin-off, Vanderpump Rules, which debuts January 7 on Bravo.
But that’s not all for Lisa. She also writes for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine, she has her own shoes, and she has helped to developed a skin care line. We’re getting exhausted just thinking about all that she’s involved with.
As for the bottom line, Lisa’s net worth is estimated at an eye-popping $65 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Long story short, Lisa never has to appear in another Baywatch spin-off again.
Sources: Celebrity Net Worth, The Richest, The London Evening Standard
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