Slade Smiley is a famous American entrepreneur and reality television personality. He is most renowned for appearing on ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Slade Smiley as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Slade Smiley was born on 29th October 1973 in Oakland in California in the US.
Slade Smiley spent most of his childhood in Anchorage in Alaska. Since his early childhood, Slade Smiley was fond of the entertainment industry. He had begun giving performances while he was still very young. At age 13, Slade Smiley participated in the local choir. While in school, Slade performed in productions including drama and musicals. He played roles in Hello Dolly, West Side Story, The Music Man, and others.
Slade Smiley completed his studies from high school. After that, Slade Smiley attended California State University where he earned his degree in International Business. In addition to his interests in the entertainment world, Slade Smiley enjoys sports. Slade Smiley enjoys cycling and has participated in the famous Tour De France in 2003. Slade Smiley loves traveling all over the world.
Slade Smiley has two children. Presently since 2009, Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi are engaged and might get married.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1993, Slade Smiley began his career as a professional model. Also, Slade Smiley joined with reputed brands like Gatorade. Slade Smiley earned well from his success, and that helped in building his net worth.
In 2005, Slade Smiley and Jo De La Rosa were the first to appear on the show ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County.’ Slade Smiley and Jo De La Rosa were married before getting separated. The show illustrates the lives of various couples residing in Coto De Caza, Orange County. The show was very successful and made Slade Smiley famous. After appearing in 2 seasons, Slade Smiley and Jo De La Rosa broke up and left the show. Slade Smiley started dating another housewife named, Lauri Waring but, they saw each other briefly.
Lauri Waring married George Peterson at the end of the 3rd season. During 5th season, Slade Smiley returned to ‘Housewives’ series and appeared with the housewife, Gretchen Rossi. Gretchen Rossi was engaged to Jeff Beizel who had died of cancer after the end of 4th season. In 2009, Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi got engaged. They have appeared in various shows including ‘Keeping It Reality.’ In 2014, Slade Smiley appeared on the reality TV series ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Slade Smiley is $1 million. Most of Slade Smiley’s wealth comes from his salaried income per episode for appearing on the reality television series. As a resident of Orange County, Slade Smiley first appeared with his girlfriend Jo De La Rosa in ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ and made his name and fortune. Slade Smiley now appears with Gretchen Rossi, his fiancée since 2009. Also, Slade Smiley appears on other reality television shows.
In 2008, Slade Smiley and Jo De La Rosa worked on a spin-off show called ‘Date My Ex: Jo and Slade.’ This show focused on finding a partner for Jo De La Rosa but, the show was not well received. Slade Smiley finds time for various charitable events for causes. One of his sons has Cancer.