Now lighting up screens in The Real Housewives of Dubai (RHODubai), Caroline Stanbury is the most recognized name to appear in the new series. Previously known for her starring role in Ladies of London, she’s now a stylist, podcaster, and entrepreneur. As of 2023, Caroline Stanbury has a net worth of $30 million.
On April 28, 1976, Caroline was born to fashion executives Anthony and Elizabeth Stanbury. Raised in London alongside her three siblings Victoria, Edward, and Alexander, her upbringing was deeply intertwined with the world of fashion and entertainment.
Her father is the former managing director of the fashion group Jaeger, while her mother is the owner and primary designer of a knitwear brand. Thanks to her mother, Caroline was exposed to fashion and entertainment at a young age.
Both of her parents were supportive of everything she did growing up. As for education, the London-born star is a graduate of Westonbirt School and also attended King’s College London.
Stanbury started out as a stylist but later set up her company, Gift Library. The business sold luxury gifts, ranging from cashmere dog sweaters to keychains. Gift Library closed down and its domain name was acquired by Amaro.com, a competitor.
On the back of her fame on reality TV, she became an influencer and brand ambassador. The savvy entrepreneur has collaborated with brands including CosmeSurge, Berkeley Assets, and Al Barari.
In 2014, Caroline Stanbury was invited to join the cast of Ladies of London. She became a popular personality in the reality series, appearing in all three seasons. The show was canceled by Bravo in 2017 as the viewing figures were falling.
After Ladies of London, Caroline still picked up some TV work but craved more spotlight. She featured on Face to Face with David, This Morning, and Watch What Happens. In 2020, she started the “Divorced Not Dead” podcast which is highly rated on Apple podcast.
She didn’t have a regular TV show until The Real Housewives of Dubai started filming at the end of 2021. Caroline came back to Bravo for a second time, declaring that she is a better person now.
As an empowered woman in Dubai, Stanbury aimed to display the life of modern women in the United Arab Emirates, stirring excitement among reality TV fans worldwide.
Net Worth and Earnings
In Ladies of London, the stars were paid an average of $10,000 for every episode. However, Caroline’s earnings on RHODubai haven’t been disclosed yet as the first series ended in September 2022. More than likely, the British blonde is one of the highest-paid.
Even so, Stanbury’s business and online ventures are enough to give her an estimated net worth of $30 million, making her the richest cast member on The Real Housewives of Dubai.
A Peek into her Personal Life
Caroline Stanbury married Cem Habib in 2004, but their relationship ended in 2019. They have three children together. Habib is a banker reportedly worth $50 million and in the divorce, Stanbury should have received a hefty divorce settlement.
Now, she is married to Sergio Carrallo, a former football player for Real Madrid FC. Carrallo is wealthy in his own right and has a net worth of $5 million. In 2021, they had a lavish wedding at Raffles The Palm Dubai and currently live in a luxury home in Dubai. Despite skepticism from viewers about their 19-year age difference, Caroline and Sergio’s love story continues to unfold.