Dorinda Medley was born on 9 June 1965, in The Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA. She is a socialite and reality television star perhaps best known for being included in the main cast in the latest season of “The Real Housewives of New York”. Success on television, her previous business and the wealth she acquired with her late husband Richard Medley, put her net worth where it is today.
How rich is Dorinda Medley? Sources estimate that her net worth is at $20 million in early 2016. Most of this can be attributed to the wealth she attained even before joining “The Real Housewives of New York”. Her wealth is likely to continue to rise as her popularity increases both on and off television.
Dorinda Medley Net Worth $20 Million
Earlier in her life, Dorinda found success in the fashion industry. After graduating college, she worked in one of the showrooms at Liz Clairborne where her skills became noticed. She then moved to London with her first husband Ralph Lynch, and opened her own cashmere company named DCL Cashmere. The store would achieve significant success, gaining high profile clients like Princess Diana and Joan Collins. Her net worth would steadily rise from this point. After ten years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce and Dorinda decided to sell her company to move back to the United States. She moved to New York, where she would meet Richard Medley, partner and hedge fund advisor, formerly with George Soros. Richard was also the chief economist for the US House Banking Committee in 2005. They married, and worked together on various philanthropic causes partnering with some of the most famous people around, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and many more.
Richard died in 2011 due to illness. After his death, Dorinda tried to move forward with her life. She had cameo appearances in some episodes of “The Real Housewives of New York” before, but eventually was cast as one of the main housewives in the seventh season of the show. It’s not uncommon for a long running reality television show to rotate the cast and this is especially true for “The Real Housewives of New York”. The show has seen its fair share of roster changes over the years. Dorinda was well received which continued to boost her popularity and net worth. She is one of the wealthiest housewives in the show, trailing only behind Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill. She seems to have adjusted well to the pace and difference of reality television, where cameras are a bit more intrusive to their personal lives. The seventh season aired its last episode in September 2015 and will likely return for an eighth season in 2016. Only a few members of the cast have announced their return for the next season.
In her less-than-private personal life, Dorinda still mentions that she grieves and thinks about her late husband. However, she is dating John Mahdessian, president of Madame Paulette. Dorinda also has a daughter from her first marriage, and continues to reside in New York.
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