Emma Hernan is one of the empowered ladies that star in Netflix’s reality series Selling Sunset. She works as a real estate agent on the show’s featured brokerage, The Oppenheim Group. But even before this, she was already a self-made millionaire prior to entering the competitive real estate world. As of 2023, Emma Hernan has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Hernan was born in Scituate, Boston, on July 14, 1991. Her family owned the Yankee Trader Seafood. However, she decided to make money on her own at a young age.
She became a babysitter, and the father of the family she worked for was an investor. This inspired her to invest in stocks as a teen. Aside from being a young investor and nanny, she also worked as a model at age 12.
She started in South Shore Plaza, but at 16 years old, she got to model at fashion shows in Paris, France. She eventually established her own company named Emma Leigh & Co, selling seafood, spring rolls and other related products.
Real Estate Career
With the wealth she built at 19 years old, Emma bought a home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, in 2017. The people she worked with were Brett and Jason Oppenheim, who persuaded her to become a real estate agent.
In 2018, she officially became a real estate agent at The Oppenheim Group. She focused on commercial and residential properties in Boston and LA.
Consequently, she became a cast member of Netflix’s Selling Sunset reality show. She joined in season four and immediately got entangled with the show’s main villain Christine Quinn.
Current Business Ventures
As she gained real estate and media success, Emma Hernan continued to be on-hand with her business pursuits. She continues to spend a lot of her time on growing Emma Leigh & Co.
The food company partnered with Beyond Meats to produce perhaps their most successful product, plant-based empanadas. Emma also bought a manufacturing plant located in Hingham, Massachusetts.
She also continued her investing endeavors by becoming an angel investor, financing startups for co-ownership. Hernan has also put her money in cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, she still gets modeling gigs from time to time.
Net Worth and Earnings
Some reports estimate that Emma makes around $500,000 annually from The Oppenheim Group. The agents normally get a 3% commission on each listing they successfully sell.
While that’s a big amount, it can be argued that she earns a similar or bigger figure with her personal business pursuits. However, the real estate star hasn’t revealed her income from her company and investments yet. She has a fortune of $3 million.
The drama between Christine Quinn and Emma Hernan started when Christine claimed they both dated the same person, Peter Cornell, at the same time years ago. However, Emma has stated that this was false.
In season five of Selling Sunset, Micah McDonald, a real estate developer, was seen flirting with Emma. They have a chemistry going on, but it seems that the two are not in an official relationship yet.