Southern Charm documents the lives of a group of socialites in Charleston, South Carolina. The reality TV show will be back for its 9th season and remains a fan favorite on the Bravo network. Given how wealthy they appear on screen, fans are curious about who is the richest person on the show.
Richest Southern Charm Cast Members:
1. Patricia Altschul – $50 Million
Patricia Altschul is by far the richest member on the show. She is the widow of former Goldman Sachs partner and banker, Arthur Altschul. Arthur is one of her three husbands and Ms. Altschul is currently engaged to a mystery man she called “Mr. C”.
Patricia began as a teacher at George Washington University before rising to become an assistant professor of art history. Later she became a private art collector.
Altschul became a recurring character in the show as the mother of Southern Charm’s creator. Patricia is a straight shooter and doesn’t care what others think. Her late husband left a fortune that granted her a net worth of $50 million.
2. Shep Rose – $4 Million
Next on the list is Shep Rose, who is considered by many reality TV fans as one of the most handsome celebrities on Bravo. The majority of his wealth comes from his family as his father is a successful lawyer.
He first started working in real estate development in the South Carolina area. Shep later opened up a restaurant called Palace Hotel with a group of friends. Palace Hotel is a big hit with the locals!
The heartthrob has been in the series since the first season and is paid $25,000 per episode. In 2017, he was given a spinoff show called “RelationShep,” where he tried to find a love interest but it only lasted a season. Rose’s estimated net worth is $4 million.
3. Leva Bonaparte – $3 Million
Leva Bonaparte is an accomplished entrepreneur and lives a great life. She made her wealth partnering up with her husband, Lamar. They are the owners of Republic Development Management Group, a company that manages nightclubs, restaurants & bars.
Bonaparte is known for overseeing a number of high-end restaurants in Charleston. This includes Bourbon N’ Bubbles, Mesu, 1st Place, and Republic Garden & Lounge.
Leva was a recurring cast member from seasons one to six. She’s been promoted to be a regular since season seven. Bonaparte’s personal fortune now stands at $3 million.
4. Whitney Sudler-Smith – $2 Million
Patricia Altschul’s son and creator of Southern Charm, Whitney Sudler-Smith, is a flourishing filmmaker and director. His deceased father, Lon Hayes Smith, was an investment banker.
Whitney began his professional career directing small indie films in the late 1990s. He also became a screenwriter before having the idea to start a reality series.
Sudler-Smith occasionally makes an appearance on the program, and he has executively produced two spinoffs: Southern Charm New Orleans and Southern Charm Savannah. Whitney’s personal wealth is around $2 million and is expected to inherit a significant sum from his mother.
5. Cameran Eubanks – $1.5 Million
Among the few cast members who have maintained a regular job is Cameran Eubanks, who works as a real estate agent. She’s also had a long entertainment career behind her.
Before joining Bravo, Cameran was already a recognized reality star on MTV. Eubanks was a prominent character in The Real World: San Diego and a couple of its spinoffs.
As a Charmer, she was a main cast member for the first six seasons but turned down the offer to return for season seven. Eubanks’ net worth is still well over $1.5 million.
6. John Pringle – $1.5 Million
Several generations of John Pringle’s family have worked in the commodity industry. Though he earns a considerable amount working in the same business, he is also an energy stock trader.
Moreover, he used to be a musician, with his biggest project being an LP titled Strange Points of View. After producing two EPs, he had the opportunity to go on tour.
Pringle is a college friend of Shep Rose, which is how he got featured in season seven of the series. However, if he only made a guest appearance in season 8. John has a $1.5 million fortune.
7. Madison LeCroy – $1.25 Million
Madison LeCroy is among the most in-demand hair stylists in South California. She shows no signs of slowing down and brings this energy in every episode.
LeCroy started out in a salon somewhere on King Street. After saving up enough money and experience in the industry, she opened up her own shop and called it Blush and Brushes.
Her expertise in hair coloring earned her the nickname “The Blonde Whisperer” and a reality television gig. Madison became a primary cast member in season seven, and it helped her accumulate a net worth of $1.25 million.
8. Austen Kroll – $1 Million
The majority of Austen Kroll’s wealth has been inherited from his parents, who worked for the FBI and in the software industry. Austen is a self-proclaimed beer expert and owns a brewery called Kings Calling Brewing Co.
In the past, Austen worked as a territory sales manager for Red Hare Brewing Company. This was perhaps why he started his own beverage company. The beer business is booming and they have released new flavors.
Since season four, Kroll has been noted for his laid-back personality, making beer and having fun. Kroll’s net worth is reported to be $1 million. Austen also features in Winter House.
9. Kathryn Dennis – $800,000
Kathryn Dennis has a fascinating personality that undoubtedly stirs up controversy. Even her personal net worth is an issue to many viewers because of her background.
Dennis was only a small-time model before appearing on reality television. Furthermore, in 2020, she made headlines after being spotted working in a department store.
Even so, considering that she has been featured on the series since season one, her salary from Bravo must be hefty. Plus, she now gets notable endorsement deals that give Kathryn an $800,000 fortune.
10. Craig Conover – $700,000
Craig Conover may be second last on this list, but is one of the longest-running cast members on Southern Charm. Fans have witnessed how much Craig and his business have grown over the years.
He is a lawyer by profession, but made a smart financial decision by starting a business. Conover created a pillow company called Sewing Down South. They sell stylish pillows, totes, t-shirts, and hats,
Because he’s one of the original cast members that are still hanging around, Conover has a massive fan base. Furthermore, Conover has accumulated a net worth of $500,000.
11. Naomie Olindo – $500,000
It is speculated that Naomie Olindo is another of the cast that will inherit significant wealth from their family in the future. Her family owns a successful restaurant business in both California and France.
However, she also has her own endeavors, first working in the real estate market. More recently, Naomie released a fashion line called L’ABEYE. Currently, she’s planning to dive into the alcohol business.
Olindo was introduced in seasons three to five as a friend to the Charmers. In season six, Olindo became part of the official cast. She was absent in season seven but returned in season eight with her $500,000 net worth.