Emma Hernan is one of the empowered ladies that star in Netflix’s Selling Sunset. She works as a real estate agent at The Oppenheim Group. But even before this, Emma was already a self-made millionaire prior to getting into the real estate space. As of 2023, Emma Hernan has a net worth of $3 million.
Hernan was born in Scituate, Boston, on July 14, 1991 and 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 a nanny, she also worked as a model at age 12.
Hernan started in South Shore Plaza, but at 16 years old, she modeled at fashion shows in Paris, France. She eventually established her own company, Emma Leigh & Co, selling seafood, spring rolls and other related products.
Real Estate Career
At 19 years old, Emma bought a home in the Hollywood Hills in 2017. The people she worked with, Brett and Jason Oppenheim, persuaded her to become a real estate agent.
In 2018, she officially became a real estate agent at The Oppenheim Group, focusing on commercial and residential properties in Boston and LA. Consequently, she became a cast member in season four of Selling Sunset 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 hands-on with her business pursuits. She spends a lot of her time on growing Emma Leigh & Co, the business is worth an estimated $1 million.
The food company partnered with Beyond Meats to produce 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 put money into cryptocurrencies and 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 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 earnings from her company and investments yet. Hernan’s fortune currently stands at $3 million.
The drama between Christine Quinn and Emma Hernan started when Christine claimed they both dated the same guy, 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 chemistry but it seems that the two are not in an official relationship.