Monique Samuels, a fan favorite of ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’, is returning to reality television, but not to Bravo. After a turbulent fifth season, the reality star and entrepreneur quit the Bravo series with no regrets. But now, she’ll lead the OWN offshoot of ‘Love & Marriage: Huntsville’, a franchise that will follow four couples living and working in Washington, D.C.
The wife of retired NFL star Chris Samuels has always been a collector of coins, which means her nest egg is poised to grow this year. And, with the announcement of Monique’s return to reality television, we must ask the obvious question: What is Monique Samuels’ net worth? Continue reading to find out the answer.
What is Monique Samuels’ Net Worth?
As of this writing, Monique Samuels’ net worth is estimated at a whopping $4 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Monique managed to acquire her multimillion-dollar net worth from her time on RHOP, managing her husband Chris Samuels’ real estate investment company, and writing for the blog Not For Lazy Moms. In addition, she is also the CEO and founder of Mila Eve Essentials, a lifestyle brand that sells essential oils and self-care products.
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And with the announcement of her return to reality television, it’s safe to say that Monique Samuels’ net worth will certainly see growth this year.
How Monique Samuels Made Her Multimillion-Dollar Fortune?
Monique Samuels rose to public prominence as a regular cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac. She first appeared on the show in season 2 and stayed for four seasons. While she is best known for her sass on the Bravo reality show, she has converted her 15 minutes of fame into much more.
Prior to the reality show, Monique was a full-time wife to her retired NFL husband, Chris Samuels. She was in charge of the couple’s multiple properties, as well as Chris’ non-profit organisation and his other investments.
Monique was a rap artist before she became a wife and mother. She has performed multiple freestyles on the show and was once a member of a rap trio. She halted her career due to concerns with record labels attempting to oversexualize her music. But after Monique joined the Bravo platform, she released her first official single “Drag Queens,” along with its music video.
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Monique has also launched her own podcast and mommy-brand, Not For Lazy Moms. The brand began as a Facebook group and has since expanded to include its own products and services. She is also the founder of Mila Eve Essentials, her own essential oil collection.
While she was formerly recognised as the wife of an NFL star, Monique has built her own multimillion-dollar empire and continues to do so.
What was Monique Samuels’ Earning During Her First Season of ‘RHOP’?
Monique joined the ‘RHOP’ cast in Season 2. Though she had a high-profile marriage and appeal, she claimed her paycheck was not as heft as many people believe.
According to Monique, she was paid for 12 episodes her first season. She earned nearly $42,000, which rounds out to roughly $3,500 per episode.
During an appearance on the podcast Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef, the wife of Chris Samuels revealed:
“I spent more on my wardrobe and makeup than I made that first season. My light bill went up [because of production constantly filming]. That check wasn’t anything.”
Monique said she didn’t pocket the money the first season. She started making money only after the third season of the show.