Curiosity about Raquel Leviss' net worth has been rekindled following that controversial appearance that the former Vanderpump Rules star made on Bethenny Frankel's podcast.
During the Wednesday, August 16 episode of "Just B with Bethenny Frankel," Leviss gave insight into where things stand for her following the catastrophic aftermath of the so-called Scandoval, the cheating scandal between Pump Rules co-stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss that put the future of the long-running Bravo franchise in question.
And while we got definitive answers to several questions, including "Will Raquel return to Vanderpump Rules for season 11?" and what actually went down with that infamous Raquel Leviss Facetime video, we're still wondering where Leviss stands financially following the scandal and her departure from the Bravo series that made her a household name. Here's everything we know. (And if you're curious about who has the highest Vanderpump Rules cast net worth, we've got the scoop there, too.)
What is Raquel Leviss' net worth?
Prior to the Vanderpump Rules drama, Raquel Leviss' net worth was estimated at an astounding $30 million, according to several sources, second only to Lisa Vanderpump herself when it comes to the show's cast net worth.
That staggering sum was reportedly amassed from the star's acting, modeling and beauty endeavors (she teamed up last year with fellow Pump Rules personality Lala Kent to launch an eyeshadow palette, "The Bambi Eyed B*tch Palette," under Kent's beauty brand Given Them Lala Beauty), as well as her winnings as a former pageant queen.
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How much did Raquel Leviss make from Scandoval?
During her podcast appearance, Raquel Leviss alleged that her finances have been negatively impacted by the much-scrutinized controversy, while her co-stars like Ariana Madix, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay and Katie Maloney seemingly parlayed the heightened publicity into endorsement deals, merchandise lines and even a sandwich shop. (Here's what's going on with Something About Her, FYI.)
Explaining why she chose to appear on Frankel's podcast, Leviss said: "I just heard what you were saying on TikTok and using my case as an example of exploitation and the way that [Bravo] is running to the bank—like, laughing, running to the bank with this scandal—and I haven't seen a single penny."
"It's not fair," she continued. "And I feel like a toddler saying, 'It's not fair!' But it really isn't. And I feel like I've been portrayed as the ultimate villain. My mistakes that I've made on camera live on forever. And you mentioned the addiction of doing reality TV and the way they always dangle that carrot in front of you telling you, ‘You need to tell your side of the story, otherwise it’s going to be written for you.’ And that’s terrifying. So, I almost went back [for season 11] just because of that.”
Leviss also discussed how compensation worked for the Vanderpump crew, saying: “One of the things that producers also told me is that you get paid based off of your performance from the season prior. So that already set me up to want to perform well going into season 10. I was like, ‘OK, this could be my season. I could really stand out and I’m single for the first time. Like, I wanna embrace that.’ And I took direction well.” She also confirmed that she would not be returning to the Bravo series for the upcoming eleventh season.
In contrast to Leviss' allegations that she didn't profit off of Scandoval, a source revealed to TMZ that Raquel made more than $350,000 for the most recent edition of Vanderpump Rules, nearly $20,000 an episode during the 19-episode tenth season.
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