American reality TV star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, Kathy Wakile has a reported net worth of £3.5 million.
Born Katherina Pierri into an Italian-American family in New Jersey on October 4, 1965, she began to be known as Kathy Wakile after marriage to Lebanese-American businessman Richard Wakile in 1993.
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Debuting on TV with the third season of the reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2011, Kathy Wakile began her walk in the limelight. The show focusses on the Wakile family, her ‘out of the closet’ younger sister Rosie Pierri, her feuds with her cousin’s wife Melissa Gorga and her cousin Teresa Giudice, and her wish to open a restaurant soon. Wakile’s salary per season is estimated to be £100,000.
After joining the series, Wakile launched Dolci Della Dea or Goddess Eye Jewelry (December 2011) and Red Velvet Cosmo (February 2012). The jewelry line donates part of its sales to the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and National Brain Tumor Society and the second, a ready-to-pour cocktail inspired by the red velvet cake (one of her favourite desserts), won a national tasting competition medal.
Wakile has also penned a dessert recipe book titled Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet (released in September 2014), a national bestseller, which also inspired her to introduce Indulge By Kathy Wakile (her own dessert line), along with gluten-free speciality coffees.
She is also brand ambassador of 90-ball Bingo, following a partnership with Pala Interactive on PalaBingoUSA.com in order to promote one of her family’s favourite hobby.