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How Dorinda Medley Achieved a Net Worth of $20 Million

Dorinda Medley and Other Housewives

Dorinda Medley is an American socialite, entrepreneur and TV personality who was born on December 13, 1964 in The Berkshires, Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Dorinda has worked hard in the entertainment industry to attain her current status, which has enabled her to become a millionaire.

According to various sources, Dorinda Medley net worth is currently $20 million. Here is an overview of Dorinda's life, and how she has been able to attain such an elite status.

Medley's Childhood and Early Years

Medley grew up in The Berkshires, Sandisfield, Massachusetts and was raised by her parents, John and Diane Medley. Her siblings, John Medley Jr. and Melinda, were raised alongside her. Dorinda and her siblings attended private schools from elementary through high school, and Dorinda graduated from The Franklin & Marshall college in 1986, which is located in Pennsylvania.

After college, Medley moved to New York to accept a gig working for Liz Claiborne. After working for Liz Claiborne, Medley moved to London with her first husband, who she met in New York, and they had a daughter together, Hannah. The couple was married for ten years before they divorced. Medley then returned to New York, where she raised her daughter.

How Medley Attained Her Millionaire Status

Dorinda's late husband, Richard H. Medley, was certainly a source of the actress' current net worth. Richard was the celebrity's second husband. Despite not being a celebrity, Richard Medley earned a very good living that enabled him to become a million.

He earned his living as a business executive and hedge fund investor. Richard Medley's net worth was about $5 million at the time of his death.

The fact that Dorinda was married to Richard Medley isn't the only way in which she has attained her current $20 million net worth. Being an actress on the hit TV show, The Real Housewives of New York (RHONY) is how she has been able to achieve a net worth of $20 million.

Dorinda Medley's Millionaire Business

Not only did Dorinda's millionaire second husband and her time on The Real Housewives of New York enable her to her to achieve her current wealthy status, but before Dorinda even married her second husband, Richard, she owned her own business. She owned her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere, which did quite well.

When Was Dorinda Medley on RHONY?

Donrinda Medley wasn't a regular cast member on The Real Housewives of New York in the beginning, as she made many different appearances on the show until season seven, when she became a regular cast member.

This is when Medley became popular and well-known as a celebrity. When Medley began making sporadic appearances on the show prior to season seven, she never believed in her wildest dreams that she would be asked to become a regular on the show. That is how she unexpectedly became famous.

Why Was Medley Fired From RHONY?

Many people believe that Medley was fired from RHONY, but this is untrue. The celebrity states that she was "put on pause," and she subsequently began appearing on a spin-off show, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girl's Trip. 

RHONY has had an ongoing feud with another housewife who appears on the show RHUGT. The two celebrities have very different views regarding many aspects of life, including Covid-19 and the vaccine that is currently available.

Rhonda Medley's Philanthropy Work

Not all celebrities who are of millionaire status do much philanthropy work, but Dorinda certainly does. In fact, she thrives off such work. She has worked alongside other celebrities, like Angelina Jolie, Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, and even Hilary Clinton, while doing her philanthropy work.

When her husband, Richard, was still alive, Dorinda would team up with him to create various fundraisers so they could donate all the proceeds to their favorite charities.

Dorinda's Fame Through Her Social Media Accounts

Since Dorinda has been able to become a famous celebrity, despite the fact that she didn't plan on becoming one, fans via the various social media platforms are curious about all aspects of her life and want to stay in touch.

Medley gives fans exactly what they want, as she has one million followers on her Instagram account, 239 K on her Facebook account, and her Twitter account has more than 277K followers. Medley keeps her fans updated by making the regular posts that they expect.

Why Did Dorinda Medley Become so Popular After Making Appearances on RHONY?

There are a number of reasons why Dorinda Medley became so popular after making appearances on Rhony, prompting producers to offer her a full-time gig. First of all, the actress is still very attractive, despite the fact that she's approaching 60 years old. She is very curvaceous and has ample breasts and cleavage. She has blond hair and blue eyes.

However, it wasn't merely Dorinda's looks that got her the full-time gig on RHONY. It was actually her personality and how well she depicted the image that producers were looking for. Medley fit right in with the other housewives, and she was able to get along and bring a great deal to the show.

What Is Medley's Personality on the Show RHONY?

People either love Dorinda Medley or hate her. She has often been thought of as a bitch, because she doesn't bite her tongue and she speaks her mind. A majority of the fans of RHONY love Medley and feel that she brings a lot to the show.

However, when it comes to The Real Housewives' Ultimate Girl's Trip, fans felt that her behavior was too outrageous and that she was behaving in a manner that they did not like. Some even referred to Medley as "obsessed," stating that she obviously missed being on RHONY so much that she's trying too hard on the new show, which isn't going well.

Fans of RHUGT state that Medley is "angry" and that her public confessions on the show are too over-the-top. Even fans of the show who previously liked Dorinda are starting to dislike her, because they don't like who she's become. Fans feel as if Dorinda is making an attempt to be a "mom" to the other housewives and boss them around, which no one is happy with, including the other housewives.

Dorinda needs to relax or she's going to get fired from RHUGT if she's not careful, says some other frequent watchers of the show. If Medley is fired or "put on pause," then this will certainly have a negative impact on the celebrity's net worth. She's outspoken, loud, and bossy, characteristics that not many people like. That is why so many people are surprised upon meeting her in person as well as watching her on TV.

What's in her Future?

Dorinda Medley has made a name for herself through the popular TV show RHONY, in addition to spin-off shows that she's appeared in. Since she is so popular already, it will be easier if she decides to pursue additional acting gigs in the future.

Medley still has some potentially good acting years ahead of her, and she is likely to make the most of it by continuing to be in the spotlight. It's obvious that she enjoys being the center of attention, and she will likely continue to seek out these positions.

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Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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