Dubai may be the playground of the rich, but how do the ultra-rich make their money? The cast of the newest Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Dubai, may offer us a clue. From fashion lines and talent agencies to real estate and fruit cake companies, these women are all bosses in their own rights. Read on to discover the net worth of every single cast member and learn a bit more about how they make their coin.
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Chanel Ayan’s net worth: $1.5 million
Chanel is the first Kenyan model from the UAE, and as she herself mentions on the show she’s been involved in campaigns with pretty much every luxe brand around. That’s helped her to amass her fortune for sure, but these days she also runs her own makeup brand and runs a talent agency to boot. As far as we’re concerned, that means she’s definitely thinking about how to grow that wealth for herself and her family in the future.
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Dr. Sara Al Madani’s net worth: $3 million
Sara was born and raised in the UAE, staring her working career when she was 15 years old. At the time, she worked as a model and promotor to save for a clothing business, and eventually she graduated from the Sharjah American International School. Since then, she hasn’t looked back, focusing on her public speaking and entrepreneurship. (She was the youngest board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce when she was in her twenties.) In short, she’s a successful and award-winning businesswoman who, in her thirties, has pretty much done every business out there — from social media, to restaurants, to NFTs, to health and beauty. This boss has earned every penny of her impressive net worth.
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Caroline Brooks’ net worth: $4 to 6 million
This entrepreneur and real estate mogul has worked hard to establish her wealth, which she hopes to grow via the launch of a new spa in Dubai. Caroline began her career as a real estate agent with nothing following a divorce, and worked her way up to being the executive director of her firm. Now, her portfolio of properties is more than impressive. In addition to the new spa she also owns a spa and hotel and has a luxe beachfront property to her name, meaning she’s got more than enough projects to draw income from (and to keep her busy with!).
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Lesa Milan’s net worth: $5 to 9 million
Back in 2010, Lesa was Miss Jamaica. Since then, she has gotten married, had kids and proved to be quite the entrepreneur. Her main source of income is her other baby: Mina Roe. As the creator and head designer of the maternity wear brand, Lesa has gotten her clothing on some pretty notable celebrities, from Beyoncé and Serena Williams to Gigi Hadid and Khloe Kardashian. On top of that, she also founded the kids’ education company My Little Makers, which makes educational toys for children of all ages.
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Caroline Stanbury’s net worth: $30 million
Fans are familiar with this British businesswoman from the three seasons she starred in Ladies of London. Or perhaps you recognize her from her podcast, Divorced Not Dead. No matter how you know her though, there’s no denying Caroline has some serious coin. Some of that is from her previous marriage to Turkish financier Cem Habib, with whom she shares three kids. But she has also helmed her own businesses, including a furniture line that she launched back in 2017. These days she shares her wealth with her husband Sergio Carrillo, a retired pro soccer player.
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Nina Ali’s net worth: an estimated billion
Nina’s net worth is currently unknown, however, her husband Munaf Ali (whom she married in 2010 and shares three kids with) is one of Dubai’s most successful businessmen and is estimated to be worth a cool billion. As for Nina, she’s got her own stuff going on too. Her Instagram account, Lipstick Mommy, boasts more than half a million followers. And then there’s the fruitcake company that she co-founded, which isn’t the rum-filled stuff you get at Christmas but gorgeous concoctions topped with fresh and tropical fruit.