Serving as a spin-off of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules follows cast member Lisa Vanderpump and the employees of SUR, a fancy West Hollywood restaurant. And yes, it features all the glorious soap opera-esque drama you've come to expect from these types of shows. The show has now been going strong for seven seasons and over 140 episodes, meaning its cast members are now good and famous. But does fame necessarily equate to riches? Does being on a popular Bravo reality series guarantee you millions?
Schwartz only had a recurring role on the show for the first two seasons before he was promoted to series regular in season 3. Tom is known for dating Katie Maloney, and he used to work as a bartender at SUR. However, he has since opened his own restaurant called TomTom Bar with his best friend, Tom Sandoval. This change proved prosperous for Tom, as he is now worth $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The man is certainly ambitious, and his ambition looks to paid off quite literally. He's come a long way from being a bartender, that's for sure!
Talk about equal partners! Tom Schwartz's best bud and business partner, Tom Sandoval, is also worth $2 million. Like Schwartz, Tom Sandoval was also a bartender at SUR, and he worked there for over a decade before opening TomTom Bar with Schwartz. Most of Tom's show drama stems from his romantic relationships with Kristen Doute and Ariana Madix, but personal relationships don't pay the bills now, do they? Well, we suppose they do if you're on a popular reality show. But still, owning and operating your own bar has to be more lucrative.
Brittany Cartwright is a relative newcomer to the show. She began her stint as a guest in season four, as she was dating cast mate Jax Taylor, before becoming a recurring cast member in season five. It wasn't until season six that she was finally promoted to series regular, and she is now worth an estimated $50,000. Cartwright eventually married Taylor, and the two recently starred in their own spin-off (of a spin-off) titled Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky. That must have served as a comfortable boost to her net worth! But still, $50,000 is surprisingly low for a reality TV star. Maybe reality TV doesn't pay that well after all.
Brittany's husband, Jax Taylor, is currently worth an estimated $500,000 thanks to his work on Vanderpump Rules and his spin-off (but mostly his spin-off). Before he appeared on Vanderpump Rules, Jax did a lot of modeling work in New York City and has modeled for the likes of Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Esquire, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
And, fun fact, Jax shared an apartment in New York City with none other than Channing Tatum! He also does some acting (like his old roommate), but you'd be forgiven if you missed him as Guardsman #2 in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Maybe Channing can get him some more substantial roles in the future.
You may not remember Vail Bloom too well, as she was only in one season of the show. She was a hostess at SUR throughout season three, but you don't earn a net worth of $400,000 by being a hostess. Even if it's a fancy restaurant. She is perhaps most well-known for her role as Heather Stevens on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, a role that garnered her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 2018, Vail Bloom gave birth to a daughter named Charlie Olivia Grace, and we wish her all the best with motherhood!
Hey look, another cast member worth a reported $2 million! Lala Kent enjoyed a recurring role on the show in seasons four and five, where she worked as a hostess at SUR. She was promoted to series regular in season six and has remained such for season seven. Kent has also starred in a few movies, including One Shot and The Row, and also owns her own line of beauty cosmetics called Give Them Lala Beauty. We don't know if the movies are paying particularly well, but the beauty line must be doing well for her to be worth so much money!
Aspiring actress Scheana Shay has seen a solid amount of success as an actress. She has appeared in episodes of Jonas, The Hills, and 90210, and in 2012 she appeared in seven episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This, of course, led to her stint on Vanderpump Rules, where she has remained a series regular for all seven seasons.
Now that has to be lucrative! One of her most famous "storylines" involved her drama with Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, as Scheana had slept with Glanville's husband, Eddie Cibrian. Scheana is currently worth an estimated $150,000, which is certainly nothing to laugh at.
Stassi Schroeder began her TV career on The Amazing Race, where she appeared alongside her father, brother, and step-mother. This was followed by numerous modeling gigs with Vanity Fair and Us Weekly before she landed over at SUR, and by extension, Vanderpump Rules. Alongside her work on the reality show, she also starred in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens and wrote a book titled "Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic B***** Handbook," which reached #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her reality, acting, and clearly lucrative writing work have combined to earn her a net worth of $300,000.
Kristen Doute was well-known for her relationship drama with Tom Sandoval. Despite dating for four years, the two were in a relatively hostile relationship which was fraught with accusations of cheating. And wouldn't you know it, the accusations turned out to be true. On both sides. Don't you just love these shows? Alongside her work on Vanderpump Rules, Doute has acted in various movies, including Blood on Canvas and Behind Your Eyes. Her role on the show must be very important, because she is currently worth a cool quarter of a million dollars, and she certainly wasn't earning that kind of money with those movies.
If your name is on the show, you will be making some big bucks. And Lisa Vanderpump is making big bucks. Lisa not only produces and stars in Vanderpump Rules, she also owns over twenty restaurants, including the decadent SUR and Villa Blanca. All this work has combined to give her an estimated net worth of $75 million, which of course is far more than the rest of the cast (they must be jealous). She also earns an estimated $500,000 per season of Vanderpump Rules, which is more than most of the cast is worth. So, yeah, the woman is pretty darned rich and powerful. Now how do we go about opening our own fancy restaurants in Hollywood?