American socialite Ramona Singer rose to prominence after joining the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City in 2008. Originally from a small New York town, the blonde worked as a sales manager for various brands prior to becoming a reality star. By the time she was in her thirties, she had launched her own business, working with a number of well-known retailers across the US.
Throughout the years, she’s proved herself to be a capable businesswoman. Having said that, it wasn’t until 2008, that she became a household name after being cast in the popular The Real Housewives franchise series.
Since then, she has remained on the show for close to a decade. Naturally, her fame and popularity has also continued to rise with her increasing on-screen time.
Currently, it’s estimated that she has a net worth of $18 million. What are her different sources of income? Let’s take a closer look at her career to find the answer.
Ramona Singer’s Net Worth 2018 – $18 Million
How did Ramona Singer Make His Money & Wealth?
Born on November 17, 1956, in New York, Ramona Singer, the daughter of Polish immigrants, spent most of her childhood in the town of Southampton. Although not much is known about her childhood, she has revealed (on the show) that her upbringing as a child was far from idyllic. According to what she said on television, her father was a verbally abusive man who often took his stress out on herself and her mother. Instead of letting that get to her however, Singer used that as motivation to become financially independent- as to not have to depend on her father.
Ever since she was young, Singer knew that she wanted to pursue a career in fashion. After graduating from high school, she relocated to New York City where she was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Despite her original intention of just obtaining a two year degree, she later decided to go for a full-on bachelor’s degree in business. With no financial support from her parents, the blonde had no choice but to take out a student loan; to support herself, she also worked 30 hour weeks while going to school.
One of the first students to graduate from their four-year honours system, she eventually joined Macy’s elite training program after obtaining her marketing degree. Before long, the blonde had become an established buyer. Continuing on with her career, Singer later started to work as a sales manager for popular brands, French Connection and Calvin Klein.
By the time she was twenty nine, she had launched her own business called RMS Fashions. The owner of a wholesale clothing company, Singer purchased extra items from various fashion stores and resold them to other shops for a cut of profit. Initially, her father had lent her money to kick off the business; before long however, the earnings had begun to roll in.
Hugely successful in her business endeavour, she was soon able to pay her father back, in full with interest, within just a few weeks. Considering that, it’s not too far fetched to assume that RMS Fashions has earned her a sizeable amount throughout the past three decades. Even know, her company continues to thrive in the United States.
In 2008, the businesswoman received a huge break after landing a role in the popular reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City. Originally premiered on Bravo in March of that year, Singer joined the show as one of the original housewives alongside Luann D’Agostino, Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, and Bethenny Frankel.
Easily one of the hottest shows on reality TV, The Real Housewives of New York City quickly turned the blonde into a household name. The second instalment of the franchise, it attracts millions of devoted fans to the screen every week. Considering its fanbase, it’s not surprising that the series has run successfully for close to ten years.
How much does the average housewife get paid to be on the Bravo reality series? This depends on the individual’s fame and status; obviously, the more popular they are, they greater their pay check. According to various online sources, Ramona earns upwards of $500,000 per season- making her one of the highest paid stars of the show.
To put things into perspective, her fellow co-star Sonja Morgan pulls in an average of $220,000 per season while Lisa Vanderpump, the highest paid star from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills earns $350,000 per season. The last time we checked, Singer’s salary is only surpassed by that of Bethenny Frankel, who was reportedly paid $1 million for her return to the series in 2015.
So, how much has the New Yorker earned altogether from her time on the show? Assuming that she makes an average of $500,000 per season, her total earnings from The Real Housewives of New York City works out to be more than $4.5 million over the nine years that she’s starred in the series.
Possibly the most prominent cast member in the show, Singer is the only housewife to have starred in all nine seasons. While her fellow co-star, Luann D’Agostino also appeared in all the seasons, she was only a “friend” during season six.
Without a doubt, Singer earned a large portion of her fortune from The Real Housewives franchise. However that’s not her only stream of revenue- considering how business savvy she is, it’s not surprising to know that she has taken on various other endeavors.
Besides the Bravo series, Singer has also appeared in a variety of TV programmings such as The Tyra Banks Show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The View, Big Morning Buzz Live, Watch What Happens: Live, Bethenny, and The Real.
In 2011, the reality star released her own jewelry line, which made its debut on HSN. Inspired by her travels across North America, the collection consists of various styles and pieces, including necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. Available for purchase online, the elaborate accessories start at a little over $200.
Even before that however, she had helped to co-found True Faith Jewelry (a sister company of his family business) with her then husband, Mario in 2005. Allegedly, promoting the company was the original reason why she had signed on to The Real Housewives of New York City.
And that’s not all- in 2013, the blonde launched her own line of skin care products called Trump Renewal. Advertised for being an anti-aging, she teamed up with Dr. Sharon Giese, one of the top doctors in New York City, to put together the formulation, which is said to be “perfect for all skin types”. According to Singer, the green algae used in her skin care line helps to build collagen, and reduce the look of wrinkles.
On top of all that, the housewife has got her own line of Pinot Grigio- that’s right, wine! One of the most popular delle Venezie IGT wines according to her official website, it is said to be 100% Pinot Grigio from Veneto, Italy.
In the summer of 2015, she also penned a memoir called, Life on the Ramona Coaster.
Currently, it is approximated that Ramona Singer has a net worth of $18 million. As we’ve discussed above, this amount came from a number of different sources- from the reality TV show to her various business endeavours. Assuming that she’ll remain on the Bravo series following the end of the current season, it’s likely that her pay will once again be bumped up.
Ramona Singer’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Ramona Singer Married?
No, the reality star is currently single. Just last fall, she ended her 22-year marriage with her former husband, Mario after he was caught in multiple cheating scandals earlier that year. Although she had poured endless amounts of energy into making her marriage work, him reconnecting with his mistress over the summer was the last straw for the blonde. Their divorce was later finalized in September of 2016.
Since then, she has began to see other people- allegedly, from “around the world”. Regarding whether or not she has met Mr. Right yet, Singer has stated that “no one has stuck yet”, but that she now knows what she wants in a relationship.
Does Ramona Singer Have Any Children?
Yes, Ramona Singer has a daughter named Avery with her ex-husband, Mario. No stranger to the show, she has made a number of appearances on RHONY since the series first premiered on television in 2008. Currently in her early twenties, she is finishing up her education at the University of Virginia.
Did Ramona Singer Go to College?
Yes, Ramona Singer went to The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, after her high school graduation. She eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing after four years of studying.
Where Does Ramona Singer Live? Pictures of Ramona Singer’s House
After splitting with her adulterous husband, Ramona Singer listed her Hamptons mansion in the rental market. At one point, she even leased it for five months from Memorial Day to Labor Day- the price tag? $320,000.
Sitting on 1.48 acres, the 7,000 square foot property includes six bathrooms, six bedrooms, a double-height foyer as well as a curved, floating staircase. Fitted with elaborate French doors, it also boasts a pond overlook, a games room, a media lounge, as well as a sky-lit ceiling in the master bathroom.
What Kind of Car Does Ramona Singer Drive?
Information regarding Ramona Singer’s vehicle is currently unavailable.
Ramona Singer as a Philanthropist
Last holiday season, Singer made the headlines after leaving a generous $100 tip for her restroom attendant at The Ainsworth sports bar and restaurant in Manhattan.
As far as charity work goes, she has worked with a number of non-profits, most of which support the women and children of domestic abuse.
An inspirational entrepreneur, Ramona Singer’s various business ventures have been nothing but successful. On top of her flourishing clothing venture, she has managed to released her line of jewelry, skincare products and wine- all within a relatively small time frame.
While it was never her original intention to become a TV star, she has since also become one of the most well recognized personalities on reality television.
On television, Ramona Singer is currently starring in the ninth season of The Real Housewives of New York City, which premiered earlier this Spring.
This May, she also celebrated her daughter’s college graduation at the University of Virginia. In a rare sight, the pair were seen accompanied by her ex-husband, Mario.