Peter Thomas Is a Reality TV Star and Entrepreneur Worth Millions

Peter Thomas's journey with financial highs and lows has kept him in the news since he divorced 'RHOA' star Cynthia Bailey.

Stephanie Harper - Author

Mar. 6 2024, Updated 11:23 a.m. ET

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Viewers who bounce around between different shows within the franchise probably also recognize Peter Thomas from his time on The Real Housewives of Atlanta when he was in a relationship with Cynthia Bailey.

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They are no longer married, and he has been dealing with some highs and lows, some of which played out on Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac. Now, he's facing a million-dollar debt regarding his role as an entrepreneur.

Where does Peter's net worth stand today? Here's a breakdown of his finances and career history.

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What is Peter Thomas' net worth?

According to The Richest, Peter currently has a net worth of $3 million. He achieved his current net worth from his career as an entrepreneur and restaurateur. He also has a small handful of high-end bars and restaurants under his belt.

Peter opened a Miami Beach-based restaurant called Bar One in 2021. He also currently owns a restaurant called Sports One Bar and Lounge in North Carolina.

Peter Thomas

Reality TV star, entrepreneur, and restaurateur

Net worth: $3 million

Peter Thomas is a reality TV star, entrepreneur, and restaurateur. He's featured in The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Birthplace: Jamaica

Birthday: Oct. 1, 1960

Education: Unknown

Spouse: Cynthia Bailey (2010–2016)

Children: 5

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The Jamaican-born businessman has become a familiar face to Real Housewives fans who recognize him from both RHOA and RHOP. Earlier on in Peter's career, he was making a name for himself in the music industry as a hip-hop artist manager and music PR person. National Today reveals that Peter worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre when they wanted to blow up in the U.K. and the U.S.

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Peter spent the better part of the '90s organizing concerts and events from behind the scenes. Since he was so heavily involved in the hip-hop world, he was one of the last to see Notorious B.I.G. alive and well before the rapper's untimely death in 1997.

Here’s what else Bravo fans should know about Peter Thomas.

For people who want a little more insight into Peter's personal life, he co-wrote an autobiographical memoir called Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight with Cynthia. He crossed paths with Cynthia for the first time in a nightclub before they decided to tie the knot. They were married for six years before calling it quits in 2016. His current lifestyle happens to include reality TV cameras.

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Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey
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During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2020 via Essence, Wendy asked Peter if he cheated on Cynthia or embezzled money from her to cause their divorce. He shut those rumors down by saying, “Never. Never. Never."

There wasn’t any huge breaking point between Cynthia and Peter to cause their divorce, but it simply wasn’t working out for them anymore. When it comes to his childhood though, Peter has been known to keep those details closer to his chest.

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Peter's past is as private as it gets, even though his current lifestyle, especially his finances, keeps him in the news.

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Peter Thomas has faced several lawsuits for unpaid rent for his restaurants.

Peter's finances have made headlines since he's been on RHOA and RHOP. In March 2024, the entrepreneur faced a $9 million lawsuit from the landlord from his former Miami restaurants, Bar One Miami Beach and 1 Society. According to RadarOnline's court documents, a Miami judge ruled in favor of DTS DT Retail against Peter for unpaid rent and for failing to open 1 Society.

Peter was reportedly planning to create an “upscale supper club” separate from Bar One, which he opened in Miami in 2019. The business never took off, and the company formed for the restaurant was later dissolved. DTS DT also stated he "breached the lease" for his business by failing to pay back rent between October 2022 and January 2023 and was eventually evicted. In January 2023, DTS DT filed a separate lawsuit stating Peter owed $61,000 in unpaid rent and did not produce Tenant Plans within 30 days of the lease being executed.

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Additionally, Peter refused to hand over the keys to 1 Society and was told to vacate the premises and pay back all his debts. So far, Peter hasn't paid anything and denies any wrongdoings involving the case. Still, the court "granted the default judgment" and ruled that Peter and 1 Society pay DTS $9.1 million for unpaid rent and attorney fees. Peter planned to appeal the hefty ruling, stating he was "micromanaged" by the landlord and failed to give him the keys to the space on time.

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"I'm going to win," he told RadarOnline. "They'll never see a dime."

The former Bravo star's ruling came several weeks after he was also in the news for being arrested for a DUI in January 2024.

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