An entrepreneur who ventured into many fields, Paul “PK” Kemsley is a talent manager, property developer, and reality TV star. He’s held executive roles at two pro football clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and New York Cosmos. Many know him by appearing in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As of 2023, Paul Kemsley has a net worth of $50 million.
Paul Zeital Kemsley was born on August 17, 1967 and was raised in Stanmore, United Kingdom. Ever since he was a kid, Kemsley learned about different ways to make money.
He went to Atholl School, and at 15 years old, he worked at John Paul Menswear every Saturday. There, he met retail businessman Mike Ashley, who had just built his first Sports World store across the street.
Mike and Paul used to play darts to earn extra cash. In 1984, at 17, Kemsley dropped out of school to begin working full-time with aspirations to later run his own business.
He worked as a Junior Surveyor at a company called Goss Fine for a year. Kemsley was then employed as an agent at the real estate firm Ross Jaye from 1985 until 1992.
He left to help his old buddy Mike expand Sports Direct. In 1995, Paul decided to establish a business of his own. He created Rock Joint Ventures Ltd. The business invested in residential and commercial properties.
It became a huge success, and he started to try other endeavors. Kemsley was hired as the Director of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur in 2001.
In 2005, he made his reality TV debut on the BBC One series titled The Apprentice. He became the Vice-Chairman of his football club a year later. However, Kemsley left Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. The following year, he also left The Apprentice.
He started focusing on his business pursuits in the United States. In 2010, Paul Kemsley became famous for relaunching the New York Cosmos soccer team. With this, he became the team’s Chairman.
To help promote the new club, Paul started the management agency Sport 10, now known as Legends 10. In 2016, he returned to reality TV by appearing in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with his partner, Dorit Kemsley.
Net Worth and Earnings
PK started getting success when he founded Rock Joint Ventures Ltd. In 2007, he built an outstanding portfolio of £750 million. The experienced executive used his funds to invest in other projects.
He earned a lot from running professional football clubs in the US and UK. As a wealthy figure, it is expected that he is paid a hefty sum for appearing on national television. This is why he has a net worth of approximately $50 million.
Paul Kemsley was first married to a woman named Loretta. They had three children together, but they split up in 2012. Paul met Dorit in a New York restaurant and got married in 2015.
Later on, the couple were blessed with two children. However, their marriage wasn’t always smooth sailing. In late 2021, Paul was arrested for driving under the influence.