Sutton Stracke's Net Worth Is Not What You Think

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills might just be the glitziest and most glam group of women on Bravo — and that's saying a lot. One of the newest additions to the RHOBH cast, Sutton Stracke, made a memorable first appearance in the Season 10 premiere by trying on personal, custom made outfits by Dolce & Gabbana in Domenico's very own apartment and by just generally acting like she was born drinking champagne out of the finest crystal flutes. Castmate Lisa Rinna, who is reportedly her connection to this particular group of women, sang her friend's praises when it came to her financial standing. 

"She's RICH, honey, she's rich," Rinna crooned in her interview during the premiere. "She buys couture, and none of these other hoes do," she added, noting that her friend was "set for life" following her 2016 divorce from Christian Stracke, who is a managing director of PIMCO's Newport Beach office and a global head of credit research. Basically, he's all about the moola. So what about Sutton? 

Sutton Stracke knows how to throw a party

Sutton Stracke was born in Augusta, Ga. and is a true Southern socialite. Per Bravo, she married her childhood friend Christian Stracke in 2001, and they divorced in 2016 — the couple has three children together: a daughter named Porter and two sons, Philip and James. Before becoming a mom and a member of the Real Housewives franchise, Sutton moved from Georgia to New York City in her twenties to become a ballet dancer. Eventually, she became a fundraiser for the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Augusta Ballet's executive director. Now, she sits on a ton of boards — like any true socialite — including the American Ballet Theater. According to The Huffington Post, she was also named one of the top party hosts in America by The Salonniere, which is a pretty big deal. Stracke was nestled among impressive women such as Oprah and Michelle Obama! 

Now divorced, she has recently opened a boutique named SUTTON and taken on her role as Friend of the Housewives. Still, all that work hasn't earned her that much money, which is pretty surprising. How is she buying designer bags for all of her new castmates then? 

Is Sutton Stracke truly set for life?

According to Slice, Sutton Stracke's net worth is a mere $2 million, which is hardly enough to be set up "for life," as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmate Lisa Rinna suggested. Of course, celeb net worth sites can always get their estimates wrong, and it seems that someone so "broke," in Housewife terms, would not be mingling with the likes of Dolce and Gabbana or be honored at the 2016 PSLA Gala for her and her husband's philanthropic endeavors, per Harper's Bazaar. It's likely that her family in Georgia has money, and that her husband is worth a pretty penny given his job in finance. According to Bravo, she also owns a ritzy Bel Air mansion, in addition to homes in New York City and Augusta — that has to be worth something. 

So we might not know what Sutton on her own is really worth, but we do know one thing: If you're that wealthy, you likely don't need to sign onto a reality show that mostly entails you fighting with other women. It's good publicity, but is it boosting her bottom line? Let's discuss. 

Sutton Stracke's drama could drum up more money

The highest paid Real Housewives include OGs such as RHONY's Bethenny Frankel, RHOA's Nene Leakes, or Vicki Gunvalson of RHOC, who make $1 million, $2.75 million, and $750K per season, respectively, as per CheatSheet. According to the same outlet, RHOBH cast member Denise Richards was also paid around $1 million for her season, but she brought some Hollywood star power with her.

Sutton Strack isn't even billed as full time — she was demoted to a "friend" because her ex reportedly didn't want her to film with her kids, according to an interview she did with Access Hollywood — so she likely makes significantly less than her full-time castmates. But judging by all of the drama she's already bringing in Season 10, such as insulting Dorit Kemsley's fashion choices, complaining about the lack of place cards at Kyle Richards' (pictured center) dinner table, and calling a pregnant Teddi Mellencamp (pictured left) boring, Strack will likely have a diamond (and a couple more zero's on her check) next season. 

Until then, she's reportedly still set for life when it comes to money. Maybe it's just proper Southern etiquette for her to keep just how much a secret.