Jules Wainstein's Net Worth Shows That 'The Real Housewives Of New York' Star Fits Right In
It's always fun when we have a brand new Real Housewife to look forward to meeting. And, Season 8 of The Real Housewives Of New York brings Julianne "Jules" Wainstein to our attention. As someone who, according to her Bravo bio, has traveled the world and was born in Hong Kong, she is sure to bring some different vibes to the New York ladies' lives. But, what kind of bank account will she be adding to the cast? What is Jules' net worth?
Well, I don't have an exact number, but I can do some math and guesstimate based off of her co-stars' alleged reality TV salaries. According to Page Six, the average RHONY star earns "about $65,000 per season," while bigger stars can earn up to $500,000. I would place Jules somewhere in the lower range since she's new to the show. Bustle reached out to Bravo for comment on these figures, but had not yet received a reply.
At any rate, Jules is married to Michael Wainstein, who is very successful in his own right. Michael is an investment banker, and, according to Jules' Bravo bio, is a principal at Private Capital Group which focuses on investment. So, I'm sure he is not exactly counting his pennies. According to Glassdoor, the national average salary for an investment banker in New York is $100,675. Not a bad paycheck!
Jules herself is a full time, stay-at-home mother to her two young children. She also considers herself a socialite and a philanthropist according to her Bravo profile. In the season premiere, she told Bethenny at brunch that she thinks if mothers were paid salaries, she would be earning a lot more than her husband. But, she joked that her pay comes in the form of her husband's credit cards.
Jules does have one pretty cool business venture with her best friend, though. The two of them both come from Japanese roots and have used their shared heritage to create a detoxifying drink called Modern Alkeme. According to the website, it uses an ancient Japanese recipe to cleanse the body of toxins and kick start a healthy system.
So, while she isn't a full time career woman, Julianne is definitely pulling her weight as a full time mom, reality star, and a part-time entrepreneur. Plus, if RHONY helps her star blow up, she could be raking in even more cash soon!
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