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Each installment in Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise has its own niche: New Jersey is family, Orange County is blonde, Atlanta is shade-throwing (well, aren’t they all), and Beverly Hills is just plain wealth. Though each of the other entries have seen their share of housewives filing for bankruptcy and dealing with foreclosure, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is all “diamonds and rosé,” as Lisa Vanderpump would say.

This season we were introduced to two new cast members in the form of gothic Wiccan Carlton Gebbia and Puerto Rican pageant queen Joyce Giraud. To join the ranks of Lisa and the rest of the crew, you know you’ve got to have the stacks of cash to back it up. But which new housewife is worth more, Joyce or Carlton?

Wetpaint asked Viggle users that very question during last night’s (January 20) episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and while the vote was close, you’d be surprised to know one woman largely exceeds the other in her net worth.

The 55 percent that guessed Carlton was wealthier were absolutely correct — and quite a bit so, at that. Close behind were the 45 percent who incorrectly believed Joyce to be worth more.

So here’s the shocking part: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carlton is said to be worth around $150 million, about 15 times what Joyce is worth at $10 million. Brandi Glanville’s new kissing pal — a former actress turned designer — amassed her fortune when she married Beverly Hills businessman David Gebbia, a principal owner in a successful brokerage firm and part owner in his family’s sports management and construction companies.

Whew! We knew Carlton had a pretty major home and wasn’t really hard up, but that’s some serious cashola.

Catch Carlton, Joyce, and the rest of the ladies on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!