Here's how much the stars of Shahs of Sunset are really worth

Bravo's Shahs of Sunset offers a glimpse into the luxurious life of Beverly Hills' most elite group of Persian Americans. They've got the luxe homes, the fancy cars, and all of the Louboutins (Lilly Ghalichi told Forbes she bought her very first pair with her first paycheck working at a law firm, and we've all seen Mercedes Javid's shoe closet). The gang's enormous display of wealth — and the attitudes that come along with a life so pampered — have led to mass outrage among Iranian Americans, at least according to the Los Angeles Times. It's nothing Reza Farahan's signature sense of self-deprecating humor can't shake off, and the truth of it is, most of the stars on Shahs don't actually rely on Bravo for a paycheck. They're real-life businessmen and women who just happen to enjoy airing their insane drama for the world to see.

So, how much are your favorite Shahs of Sunset stars actually worth? It might not be as much as you think — or it might be a whole lot more.

Golnesa Gharachedaghi

Golnesa Gharachedaghi is Shahs of Sunset's resident trouble maker. The fiery daddy's girl is apparently worth a whole lot of cash — but it's hard to tell just how much she raked in on her own merit. Fans of the series will remember that Gharachedaghi regularly bragged about the $7,000 per month allowance she received from her father, a wealthy architect, during the show's earlier seasons, but more recently, the reality star put on her entrepreneurial hat. So, how much does that bring her?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, GG is worth an estimated $12 million, and part of that comes from three independent sources of income. The star launched a line of hair extensions with her sister that's at least successful enough to be mentioned in Entertainment Tonight. As depicted in Season 7, Gharachedaghi reportedly "found [her] purpose through Cannabis" by launching WüSah, a line of medicinal THC and CBD products. Though we can't tell exactly how much Gharachedaghi pulls in from Shahs, we do know her co-star Reza Farahan received around $18,000 per episode in 2013, according to TV Guide. Considering GG is a central cast member, that figure has probably only increased over the last couple of seasons.

Mercedes Javid

Mercedes Javid's life has changed a lot over the last few years. The fact that she was single and inching deeper into her 40s was a major punchline on Shahs, but the star finally got married in 2018 and had a baby with the help of IVF. There's no shame in her timeline being a little relaxed as Javid was a mega career woman who was busy building a real estate empire.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Shahs of Sunset star is worth an estimated $5 million. A large swath of this income seemingly comes from her work as a real estate agent at Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise by agent count (according to their website, and you know how companies brag on their websites). If we've learned anything from Million Dollar Listing, it's that luxury real estate agents can make a lot — especially if they work on mansions in Beverly Hills, and are one of Bravo's most dramatic reality stars. Like her co-star Reza Farahan, who also works at Keller Williams, Javid probably makes at least $18,000 per episode. At an average of 13 episodes per season (or more) that means she probably doesn't ever have to pound a 'For Sale' sign into a front yard ever again if she doesn't want to.

Mike Shouhed

Mike Shouhed's dating life has long been a central plot point for Shahs of Sunset. His divorce — and the cheating scandal that unfolded during the divorce — wasn't easy. As it turns out, neither was his professional life. According to The Washington Post, Shouhed "lost his hat" as a real estate agent navigating "the Las Vegas housing meltdown." Thankfully, the star managed to rebuild his business as a real estate agent in Nest Seekers International's Beverly Hills office. Nest Seekers is no stranger to Bravolebrities, either. According to a press release from the firm, his co-workers include Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Marisa Zanuck and Sell It Like Serhant's Ryan Serhant.

Shouhed doesn't just sell houses — he also helps you move into them. The dude is basically a one-stop-shop for hopeful homeowners. After his divorce, the reality star bought — and rebranded — a moving company. According to The Blast, the star invested around $115,000 for a 33% stake in Royalty Moving, which might have actually been a colossal waste of time as Shouhed claimed his business partner "had no intention of paying him back," and he was never "paid back a single penny." Nonetheless, a hundred grand might be chump change for the star. He's reportedly worth anywhere between $3 million and $8 million.

​Reza Farahan

Reza Farahan is a Shahs of Sunset fan favorite. Much like his co-stars Mercedes Javid and Mike Shouhed, he's not relying on a Bravo paycheck (which was in the ballpark of $18,000 per episode in 2013, according to TV Guide).

Farahan is an accomplished real estate agent at Keller Williams, alongside his designer shoe-obsessed co-star Javid. It's helped him amass a $7 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which he used to buy a luxurious home in Los Angeles (the kind of home that has a literal golden chandelier hanging in the master bedroom).

If there's one thing Farahan does want us to take away from Shahs, it's the fact that him and his motley crew of uber-rich Persian friends are massive successes — even the ones who turn to daddy for a paycheck. In a stereotypically self-deprecating phone interview (via Newsday), the star said he prefers the Iranian American stereotype of "successful" and "wealthy" as opposed to "terrorists" who own "camels" and "Uzis." Do you blame him?

​Destiney Rose

Destiney Rose might be new to Shahs of Sunset, but she isn't new to the world of TV. Before finding her place on the reality show in 2017, the Persian beauty was a member of the often glazed-over Bravo show People's Couch. In other words, she was one of the people on the couch, though she doesn't appear in the IMDb credits.

During her time as a semi-professional TV commenter, she was also a manager at nightclub, where she worked with her sister Cathy, according to Bravo. She has an interest in "classic cars, knives, firearms, archery, and fencing," but hasn't yet turned any of those hobbies into a business, a typical transition for a reality star (see: GG's weed and Rob Kardashian's socks). At this point, it's tough to nail down Rose's net worth, however, if those reality TV paychecks keep rolling in on top of her career in the nightlife industry, she should soon be able to afford more classic cars than she can shake a collectible knife at.

Nema Vand

Nema Vand may not be the richest Shahs of Sunset cast member, but that's probably because he focused on building a career in the entertainment industry rather than something a little more traditionally lucrative. His co-stars are real estate agents, and his sister is a pharmacist, but he's the president of a casting agency — and not one of the agencies that cast the big stars.

Vand is the head of Extras on Avail, a firm that provides extras to productions like TV commercials and movie shorts. According to the company website, they've been in business for "over 15 years" and have a network of more than 2,000 extras (non-union Craigslist ads be darned). He's also dabbled in the world of producing. According to his IMDb page, he worked as a line producer his sister's show, Dr. Mona Vand: The Modern Pharmacist, and an associate producer on a short called The Scarecrow. Nonetheless, whatever income he makes is, of course, padded by a paycheck from Bravo, though he's only appeared in three Shahs of Sunset episodes, as of this writing.

Asa Soltan Rahmati

Before Asa Soltan Rahmati (pictured right) left her full-time role on Shahs of Sunset in 2018, she might have been the poorest cast member. Some reports claim the Iranian-born singer is worth just $250,000. Other claim she's worth a cool $3 million. Either way, the she's worked for everything she had. Unlike some of the other cast members (ahem, GG), Rahmati doesn't come from money.

In a blog post for Bravo, the reality star admitted that she's been supporting her parents since she was in her early 20s.

"We are a very very close knit family ... all money is OUR money," she wrote. "And if there is no money, you better believe that I am laser focused on getting it. Since my father lost his business a few years ago, it got more serious, and I more than ever realized that I want and need to make a lot of money and really take care of them. My father doesn't have a retirement plan or anything like that."

So, how does Rahmati support her parents? The star bought a property in 2003 that tripled in value. She rents it out, which she claims is her "main source of steady income." She also has a line of alkaline water called Diamond Water, but seems to have floundered in comparison to blk., a similar product produced by fellow Bravo stars, the Manzo brothers. As of this writing, Rahmati is also focusing on crafting kaftans, halter dresses and swimwear.

Lilly Ghalichi

According to Bravo, Lilly Ghalichi is a wasted talent of sorts. The "hot Persian Barbie" could have very well gone the way of Legally Blonde, but instead, had absolutely no desire to become an attorney. That doesn't mean she didn't pass the bar, which kind of seems like a whole lot of effort, and a mountain of law school tuition wasted on absolutely nothing but bragging rights.

Nonetheless, Ghalichi did find success beyond Shahs of Sunset fame (and the Bravo paycheck that undoubtedly contributes to her impressive net worth). The self-proclaimed "Persian Princess" moved to Los Angeles where she started a line of lingerie-inspired swimwear. She's also got a line of false eyelashes, which she reportedly wore while she was giving birth (the lashes were the "MILF" variety, so they're basically made for popping out babies). As of 2018, she was in the process of building a brand new home with her husband, which will hopefully add to her reported $2.5 million net worth when it's appraised.

Shervin Roohparvar

Shervin Roohparvar's Bravo paycheck likely took a hit in 2018. According to Reality Blurb, the former star was reportedly demoted alongside Asa Soltan Rahmati before the start of Season 7. Worse yet, the pair allegedly found out they were losing their full-time gigs after reading a Bravo press release. Unfortunately, tabloid rumors are just that: rumors. Since Rahmati admitted she decided to step back to focus on family and career, we're guessing Roohparvar probably did the same. According to Bravo, he's running a "business empire," and we can't imagine he'd have much time for anything else.

GG's on-screen besty has a number of businesses to keep him busy when he's not filming Shahs. He told Bravo that he's got "two computer companies in a tech space in Silicon Valley," a "headphone company in San Diego," a Seattle-based club, a Seattle-based restaurant, and a clothing boutique. All those business are quite removed from Shahs of Sunset's Beverly Hills drama, which probably makes it a bit difficult to be a full-time cast member. Nonetheless, it's all apparently worth more than reality TV fame, even though Roohparvar net worth has not been publicly disclosed. 

​Sammy Younai

Sammy Younai followed a similar path to some of his fellow Shahs of Sunset cast members. Though the former reality TV star isn't a real estate agent, he makes a heck of a lot of money in the real estate business. Whatever Bravo gave him to expose his personal drama was just the icing on top. We'll call it lunch money for the uber-expensive, five-star lunch you know he can afford.

According to Bravo, Younai is a property developer who works on constructing multi-million dollar homes — just the kind of gold-chandeliered Beverly Hills chateaus his Shahs of Sunset pals frequent. Though he's been known to occasionally pop up on screen since officially leaving his full-time role before Season 2, he's been pretty busy behind-the-scenes building, building, and selling, selling, selling. He told The Daily Dish that he built and sold around $40 million worth of real estate since Season 1, and yes, even though Reza trash-talked the home he was working on during his time on the show, it did eventually get put on the market for $13 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star's hard work paid off. He's got an estimated $10 million net worth.

Jessica Parido

Jessica Parido had a rough go during her time on Shahs of Sunset. Her divorce from Mike Shouhed was some of the juiciest — and hardest to watch — drama ever seen by the Bravo series. She even got called out on Watch What Happens live when Mercedes Javid accused the star of using her ex to get a "Rolls Royce and a Rolex and a Chanel." We're not really sure what Parido's net worth is, but we do know she tried to give it a slight boost by asking Shouhed for spousal support, which he attempted to deny

It's unclear how that spousal support fight shook out, but Parido's marriage to Shouhed officially ended in under two years when their divorce was finalized in 2017. The good news? Parido does have her own career. She's a registered nurse, which, according to Glassdoor, could earn her around $87,000 per year of base pay in the Los Angeles area, and that isn't half bad. It's no Rolls Royce money, but she can certainly afford a Chanel if she spends smart.