'Real Housewives of New York' Star Carole Radziwill's Net Worth Is Pretty Great For A Journalist & Author

If you've spent more than five minutes watching the Real Housewives of New York City , then you know that these ladies are LOADED. Some of them have made their own money off of their own business ventures, while others seem to have just been well-to-do for the majority of their lives. The one cast member whose wealth intrigues me the most, though, is Carole Radziwill. She's a journalist, author, princess (?), and overall badass, and as a writer myself, I've got to admire a woman who's found so much success in her craft. So, inquiring minds want to know: How much money is Carole Radziwill working with? A hell of a lot more than most journalists, that's for damn sure.

That's due in great part to the fact that Carole is the real deal in the writing world. Her first book, a memoir entitled What Remains , was on the New York Times bestseller list for 12 weeks, and her second book, A Widow's Guide To Sex & Dating, was so much more than just fodder for Aviva Drescher's #Bookgate accusations. Her journalism career isn't anything to sniff at either—she worked as a reporter for ABC News for Peter Jennings' documentary unit, and produced profiles on range of celebrities and high-profile figures, including Julia Roberts and George Stephanopolous. In short, she's had an insanely awesome career before RHONY, she'll have one when she's done, and she's basically the tits. In addition, she was married to Prince Anthony Radziwill, a member of the Polish royal family, for five years. So yes, that makes her a Princess. Move over, Countess.

According to CelebrityNetWorth, Carole's worth about $50 million, but since that's not exactly the most reliable of sources, let's just use our brains and look at her successes one by one.

One can assume that she was left a considerable amount of money after the death of her royal husband, but since I'm not privy to the ins-and-outs of royal living, I can't say with any certainty just how much. I'm going to assume it's a boatload, which is a technical financial term that I don't expect most people to know. According to TopJournalismSchools.org, a successful journalist can earn anywhere between $53,000 and $60,000 a year, which, IMHO, is a pretty respectable sum. On top of that, Carole raked in a nice six-figure check for her second book deal. Assuming she received a similar sum for her first book deal, that's a pretty impressive number. We also have to take into account the money she received for multiple printings of her book, as well as the upcoming TV adaptation of her second book, a deal that surely left her with a pretty pile of cash.

What all of that said, I think I'd place her net worth around $25 million. It's not $50 million, for sure, but it's a helluva a lot more than I'm ever going to make as a writer, so excuse me while I print out a poster of Carole and hang it up over my laptop to serve as inspiration for all of my life's endeavors. Also, I'm now going to set my sights on royalty. Prince Harry, here I come!

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