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How Tom Sandoval Achieved a Net Worth of $4 Million

Tom Sandoval

Tom Sandoval is a businessman and reality TV star from the United States. He is well known for his appearance on the iconic reality show Vanderpump Rules, where he was among the restaurant employees who featured on the drama series SUR. In the series, he features as the disloyal partner who is difficult to tame. Tom Sandoval's net worth is predicted to be approximately 4 million dollars as of 2022. Not only does Tom get money through acting, but he also co-owns the TomTom restaurant and is involved in various brand and product endorsements. The actor’s success is largely due to his ability to land roles in a number of commercially successful television series. He instantly gained thousands of followers after his appearance on the Bravo television show, where he works as the waiter at the SUR restaurant. He has had guest appearances on many television programs, including "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "The Playboy Morning Show," in addition to his numerous appearances on "Vanderpump Rules." Besides, he is a guitarist at Piece the Arrow band. Let’s delve into what enabled him to reach this success.

His Role in Vanderpump Rules

Lisa Vanderpump, who rose to fame after starring on the tv show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, ran a restaurant named Sexy Unique Restaurant on Vanderpump Rules. Vanderpump Rules is among the most popular spin-offs founded on the fame she gained there. The show follows Tom and his coworkers as they attempt to achieve their dreams. The show is quite dramatic, especially in terms of the relationships between the many employees, which is one of the show's most successful aspects. The series has grown in popularity over the years due to its portrayal of real-life dramas that are dear to fans' hearts. This resulted in a strong fan base for the program, as it drew a film-loving crowd that grew to be quite large. Tom portrays a waiter who aspires to be an actress or model in the show. Pierce the Arrow features him playing guitar as well. Tom has also made appearances in other shows such as Playing with Fire, Behind Your Eyes, and 23 Minutes Before Sunrise, along with his part on Vanderpump Rules. According to Stylecaster reports, Tom was paid 25,000 dollars per episode of the show. However, it was not his starting salary; for the first two seasons of this show, he was only compensated 38,000 dollars. However, as the series grew in popularity, he declined an existing agreement for an upgraded investment based on the series' commercial development. Tom's net worth has increased dramatically over the years as a result of his successful cast business. With that kind of net worth, Tom decided to put his money into real estate, and in Feb 2019, he purchased a home in Los Angeles for 2.07 million dollars.

Tom Sandoval has previously worked as a model and an actor

Sandoval was a model before becoming a TV celebrity. Sandoval modeled for major brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and even featured in the Bon Jovi song "Misunderstood" in 2002. According to People, Tom once claimed to have served in all major markets at ten different agencies in the U.S. Sandoval has acting experience and has been hired to be on 'Vanderpump Rules' for the past eight years Tom perfected his role in "Vanderpump Rules," for nine seasons. According to In Touch Weekly, with almost 20 episodes every season, this made a significant increase from their initial wages. Tom has a long list of acting credits under his belt. Additionally, he has been in the Television show "Social Status" and the film "Scare Us." In 2013, Tom said that being an actor was his "primary objective" on Reality Wanted.

Sandoval and Schwartz collaborated on the TomTom Restaurant & Bar with Lisa Vanderpump

In 2018, Sandoval and Schwartz joined with Lisa Vanderpump to launch the TomTom bar. As per Daily Mail, the budding entrepreneurs individually put $50,000 into the West Hollywood pub in exchange for a 5% ownership in the company. The work colleagues made sufficient money to buy a garden lounge in a nearby building. Even though the two men had no prior experience in business, Vanderpump took them under her wing since she thought they seemed to have the correct attitude and leadership abilities. Schwartz informed ET Online that he loved Sandoval's approach with the clientele at Sur while he worked as a waiter for years. Investing his money in the restaurant earned him a five percent stake in the restaurant which has played a huge role in his net worth. Most of his money is likely to come from the TomTom bar.

Brand And Product Endorsements

Tom has also achieved his net worth through brand and product endorsements. Tom partnered with Stryx for a skincare line mainly for men, and he is now officially part of the Stryx company. Ever since Tom Sandoval became a well-known celebrity, he has also earned money from making appearances in events, speaking during events, and marketing campaigns. Tom charges around $10,000 - $20,000 for an event, which has significantly contributed to his wealth. Companies that require guest speakers for conventions, conferences, trade exhibitions, virtual meetings, graduations, grand openings, and product launches can book Tom for a charge.


Tom Sandoval is a multi-talented American actor who has appeared on the covers of numerous American magazines. In the early 2000s, the social media mogul launched his career as an actor, where he amassed millions of fans worldwide. He has a net worth of $4 million, largely due to his role on the reality show "Vanderpump Rules," which he has been a part of for the past two decades. This Bravo series, one of the channel's most popular shows, enabled Sandoval to gain a lot of attention. Soon after, he was offered more acting roles and appeared in various films and television shows.

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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