The Oppenheim Group continues to expand real estate operations on their Netflix show, Selling Sunset. The newest addition to the cast is realtor Chelsea Lazkani. She debuted in season five as a fierce real estate agent that caught the attention of many viewers. As of 2023, Chelsea Lazkani has a net worth of $1 million.
Lazkani was born on January 26, 1993. Many noticed her British accent, and that’s because she was raised in London, United Kingdom. Her parents, Elizabeth and Segun Adefioye, have Nigerian blood.
Her mother was a business executive and her father was a real estate developer and architect. Her parents’ jobs became a huge inspiration for Chelsea’s future career decisions. She attended the University of Buckingham and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
She got a master’s degree in Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland. She traveled to Los Angeles and only planned to stay temporarily but ended up settling in permanently.
Though she already had real estate knowledge because of her parents, Chelsea didn’t immediately dive into the property business after college. She made use of her studies and worked in the oil industry.
She worked for various organizations as a corporate strategist and solar analyst. It was in 2017 that she decided to move into the real estate world. At 29 years old, she got her real estate license and hasn’t looked back since.
Lazkani first joined Rodeo Realty in 2017 and worked with a wide range of clients, including first-time homebuyers and developers. Rodeo Realty is a well-known LA based real estate brokerage, the same broker that employed Josh Flagg. After three years, she left her company to join The Oppenheim Group.
Joining Selling Sunset
The Oppenheim Group recruited Chelsea Lazkani in 2021. With this, she became the newest cast member on Selling Sunset. Chelsea was introduced to Jason Oppenheim through her husband Jeff Lazkani. Jeff had previously used Jason as an agent before.
She entered the show in its fifth and latest season. Chelsea was seen as courageous, and she formed an unexpected friendship with Christine Quinn, the show’s depicted villain. A new agent was needed to help breathe life into the show as it was becoming stale.
Christine’s rivals, Emma Hernan and Chrishell Stause, also established a good bond with the new star. However, it doesn’t seem that she is up for the drama that unfolded in the show’s story.
Net Worth and Earnings
Perhaps the main reason that she was accepted into The Oppenheim Group is her sales skills and entrepreneurial drive. Lazkani sold nearly $10 million in her first year as a real estate agent. That’s not an easy feat to accomplish, especially for beginners without any connections.
As a reality TV star, she also earns on every episode she appears in Selling Sunset. However, as a new cast member, her per-episode pay hasn’t been revealed yet. As of now, she has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
One of the factors that made Chelsea stay for good in Los Angeles is her husband, Jeff Lazkani. They got married in 2017. Now, they are raising two children: Maddox and Melia.
Jeff appears with his loving wife in Selling Sunset, but he made his money as a managing partner in Icon Media Direct. It is reported that he has a $5 million net worth.