Dorinda Medley Net Worth: How the 'RHONY' Star Has Made Her Fortune

Dorinda Medley of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City'
Dorinda Medley of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City' | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Dorinda Medley has been an official cast member on Real Housewives of New York City since Season 7, but she was a name in New York high society long before that. Celebrity Net Worth estimates her wealth at $20 million.

According to Bravo, Dorinda got her start working in the showrooms of Liz Claiborne, before marrying her first husband and moving to London. There, she started a cashmere company, DCL, which boasted high-profile clients, including Princess Diana herself.

After she divorced, Dorinda moved back to New York with her daughter. In 2005, she married Richard Medley, a powerful financier, and the two enjoyed their historic Blue Stone Manor in the Berkshires until Richard's tragic death in 2011.

Dorinda eventually overcame tragedy and started dating current boyfriend John Mahdessian, founder of the luxury dry-cleaning empire Madame Paulette. The star also also tours her own aerobics classes, Dorobics, and is involved with charity work, including supporting the Born This Way Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.