Here's How Much Kelly Dodd Is Really Worth

The Real Housewives of Orange County is going through quite the cast shakeup, with OG Vicki Gunvalson and longtime cast member Tamra Judge leaving the show in January 2020. That means there's more than enough room for controversial queen Kelly Dodd to become the anchor of the show, although she might be too quick to scream, fight, and say ridiculous things for the honor. One thing is for sure, though, Kelly Dodd is not going anywhere, and her net worth is a good indication of why she might never quit. 

However, she might be pushing her limits with the network these days. In June 2020, for instance, a TMZ interview from 2016 resurfaced of Dodd saying, "I don't like Black guys. I don't even know any Black guys." Some fans and Tamra Judge are calling for her firing from the show, much like Vanderpump Rules stars, Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were for their problematic behavior toward Faith Stowers. 

Kelly did apologize for her comments, telling TMZ that she doesn't stand by them. The Arizona native also noted on Instagram (via Page Six) how she has experienced racism "personally" as a "woman of color," given her Mexican heritage. 

Controversy aside, let's take a look at how much Kelly Dodd is reportedly worth.

Kelly Dodd's net worth is pretty impressive

There's been no word from the network or the Real Housewives of Orange County production company, Evolution Media, regarding whether Kelly Dodd will have a future on the show after Season 15. Not all Bravo shows share the same production company, but Evolution is also behind Vanderpump Rules, so they might make a similar call with Kelly Dodd as they did with the four cast members they fired from Pump Rules. (However, RHOC is reportedly in a state of disarray, so keeping old cast members might take precedence right now.) 

That all being said, Kelly will probably be OK if they do get rid of her. She was reportedly making $150,000 in Season 11, when she signed on as the lowest-paid cast member, according to Radar Online, although that number has likely gone up. Vicki Gunvalson was reportedly making $420,000 per season by the time she left the show, a drop from her previous paycheck of $1.26 million, per Radar Online.

Overall, Kelly is reportedly worth $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Not too shabby, right?

Kelly's net worth might increase if she ends up marrying her fiance, Fox News channel correspondent Rick Leventhal. TBD.