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Is Kyle Richards From ‘RHOBH’ the Wealthiest ‘Housewife’ and Did Lisa Rinna Overexaggerate Sutton Stracke’s Wealth?

Built on the backbone of lavish luxury and wealth, The Real Housewives franchise features cast members who possess unattainable wealth for 99% of the country. Lisa Rinna from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills gushed about new cast member Sutton Stracke‘s financial reserves during a visit to the private home of Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana.  

Sutton Stracke, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna | Kathy Boos/Bravo

“What does it say about Sutton that Dolce & Gabbana make a one of a kind piece for her?” Rinna asked in a confessional during the first episode of season 10. “It says that she’s rich, honey! She’s-a-rich!” 

Indeed Stracke is wealthy, but did Rinna overexaggerate her wealth? Complete net worth financial records may not be as readily available, but public information points to Rinna having a higher net worth than Stracke. Does that mean Kyle Richards still retains the title as the Housewife with the highest net worth? Maybe, at least for now.

Kyle Richards retains her crown as the richest ‘Housewife’ … for now

Richards is still the wealthiest cast member throughout the franchise. At $100 million in combined wealth with husband Mauricio Umansky, Richards alone is still wealthier than other current cast members. She earns a reported $270,000 per season putting at the “seasoned cast member” pay grade too.

However, Richards will be nudged off her throne by sister Kathy Hilton once season 11 premieres. Hilton is worth a reported $350 million primarily thanks to husband Rick Hilton’s hotel empire. Hilton will be the second Richards sister to join the cast. Kyle Richards’ sister Kim Richards was an original cast member on RHOBH. She left the series after five seasons, returning as a guest on various occasions.

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Other cast members are millionaires but nowhere near Hilton and Richards. Dorit Kemsley’s combined net worth with husband P.K. is $50 million. Rinna’s net worth stands at about $8 million and Erika Jayne’s reported net worth is $15 million, but her divorce and legal entanglements may change her financial status.

Is Sutton Stracke rich in cash or connections?

Viewers were flummoxed after Rinna effused about Stracke’s wealth. The only public disclosure of her net worth puts her at $2 million, which is significantly more than what most people have but far less than the other cast members.

Stracke expressed she is uncomfortable talking about money. But her passion for fashion and exclusive connections definitely impressed Rinna. “Sutton’s ex-husband’s into hedge funds, who knows, like money stuff,” Rinna said in a confessional during the first episode. “When they divorced Sutton had no idea she’d be set for life. Because there are homes, private jets and I think there’s a baseball team. Or two. Or more. I don’t know. She has a lot of f**king money.”

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Stracke opened up about her friendship with the Dolce & Gabbana designers. “They’re the nicest, most giving people,” she said on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. “They started giving me these tiaras for my birthday. Like I’ve never had a tiara before in my life. So I started getting a tiara for my birthday. And then I was kind of like I dig it. So you get addicted. They’re addictive.”

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