For many of the women who appear on the “Real Housewives” series, the show is a vehicle to fame but not fortune. Nearly all of them go on to become household names in one way or another, but beyond that their lack of, um, skills tends to be a limiting factor.
Sutton Stracke’s estimated net worth is $30 million, so it’s worth exploring how she differentiated herself from the rest of the Real Housewives pack.
Early in her career, Stracke’s goal was to be a dancer. Born in Georgia in 1971, she studied at the Davidson Fine Arts high school, and she moved to New York, intent on getting into ballet. But Stracke soon discovered that she had a knack for a completely different set of dance moves. She married Christian Stracke, a wealthy financier who supposedly had a healthy inheritance and a lucrative career.
She first appeared on Real Housewives in Season 10 as a friend of the Beverly Hills babes and was able to quickly impress them with her burgeoning wealth. Having found her people, Stracke was all set to come on board as a regular cast member when a fly in the ointment surfaced.
That fly was her husband’s refusal to appear on the show. Christian allegedly refused to allow their children to appear, too. That refusal helped fuel their split, which of course increased Stracke’s ability to generate the appropriate kind of controversy for the show.
Stracke quickly began moving on up in the Real Housewives world, and soon became America’s ultimate party girl, in a manner of speaking. She actually does work as a party planner, and she reportedly gets paid $100,000 for planning and hosting events.
Not surprisingly, Stracke has also turned her attention to high-end Beverly Hills fashion, opening a boutique called The Sutton Concept in West Hollywood. She’s promised that no client will ever be bored, nor will the shop be boring. This means the store is basically a high-end concept for plenty of reality show drama.
Real estate has also been a prominent part of Stracke’s portfolio. Where there’s a Beverly Hills babe, there’s inevitably gotta be a Beverly Hills mansion to house her. In 2012, the couple paid $7 million for their Bel Air mansion, which Sutton received in the divorce.
She listed it for close to $10 million and ended up getting nearly $8 million. Later she went on to buy a different Bel Air mansion for $5.4 million. She also owns another mansion in Georgia and a spacious condo in New York. Sutton is clearly not lacking places to lay her celebrity head!
Party planning and various positions on high-level dance boards aside, Stracke is rumored to have a new love. She’s currently dating Sanjit Das. The pair have been seen at a variety of events and Das appeared in the latest season of RHOBH. He works as a lawyer and the couple has only been together for a few months.