How Did Lisa Vanderpump Make Her Money? An Inside Look at Businesses and Net Worth

Many have come to know Lisa Vanderpump for her extravagant lifestyle, but how did she make her money? Here's what we know about her businesses and net worth.

Chris Barilla - Author

Feb. 8 2023, Updated 9:00 p.m. ET

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Throughout her tenure on both The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump has become widely known her lavish (and clearly expensive) lifestyle. Unlike many of her reality TV cohorts, Lisa has gone to extreme lengths to diversify her business interests and accrue a serious net worth in the process.

So, how did Lisa make her money? Here's what we know about the star's finances, including the ways she gets her income aside from reality TV.

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How did Lisa Vanderpump make her money? She has invested in a variety of businesses.

Aside from her salary on Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump commands a serious income thanks to her other business ventures. Alongside her husband, Ken Todd, Lisa has owned and operated a staggering 36 restaurants, event venues, and bars throughout London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

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These prestigious venues have often won awards in their respective cities. Locations that the Vanderpump-Todds currently own and operate include SUR Lounge, Pump Restaurant, Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesars Palace, and Vanderpump à Paris in the Paris Las Vegas hotel. (Lisa's acclaimed restaurant Villa Blanca .)

Lisa Vanderpump

TV personality, Businesswoman, and Actor

Net worth: $90 Million

Lisa Vanderpump is an English TV personality and businesswoman. Along with her husband, Ken Todd, she has owned more than 30 restaurants in the U.K. and the U.S. She was a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from 2010–2019. She is now one of the stars of Vanderpump Rules.

Birthdate: Sept. 15, 1962

Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England

Birth name: Lisa Jane Vanderpump

Father: John Vanderpump

Mother: Jean Vanderpump

Marriages: Ken Todd (1982–present)

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Both Lisa and Ken have been in the restaurant business for roughly three decades, and their eye for taste in the field has churned out hotspot after hotspot, commanding millions in profits each year. Ken, who originally made his fortune in textiles, joined Lisa after they were married in acquiring properties as their main source of income.

Lisa has also been involved in other projects and businesses, such as her lifestyle blog Very Vanderpump, a line of homewares for Pop Culture Promotions, and numerous beverage brands including Vanderpump Vodka, Vanderpump Sangria, and Vanderpump Wines.

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From March 2017 to October 2018, Lisa served as the editor-in-chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.

In July 2019, Lisa launched yet another home collection, this time in collaboration with Nick Alain. Her latest collection was recently shown at the Winter 2023 Las Vegas Market.

What is Lisa's net worth? She still makes an impressive salary from 'Vanderpump Rules.'

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lisa's monetary valuation is estimated to sit somewhere around $90 million. However, due to financial loses during the pandemic, other sources estimate her net worth to be around $65 million. Either way, it's an impressive sum, thanks in large part to her diverse portfolio in the food, beverage, and design industries.

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Beyond that, she still commands an impressive salary for taking part in her namesake reality show. She reportedly makes around $500,000 per season of Vanderpump Rules.

How did Lisa get her start as a business mogul?

Lisa benefited from a childhood full of travel, something that clearly affected her business decisions later in life. Born in Dulwich, England, she lived in London, Monte Carlo, and the south of France as a young girl.

A drama student by age 9, Lisa went on to star in countless productions both on and off-stage. Through a variety of performances — she reportedly appeared in more than 100 commercials by the age of 19 — she accrued some notable wealth, which she began investing in restaurants.

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In 2010, Lisa was famously cast as an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and remained with the franchise until 2019. That combined with her role on Vanderpump Rules has solidified her as a household name in the reality sphere. The fame she has garnered has also translated into success with her other business ventures.

If anything is clear, it's that Lisa seriously knows how to churn a dollar out of anything.

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