An American businesswoman, Vicki Gunvalson is also known for appearing in reality TV series. She has successfully appeared in ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ on Bravo TV. She has been appearing in the series since 2006. She is very dedicated to her work and as an entrepreneur, she is the founder of Coto Insurance. To know more about the net worth of Vicki Gunvalson in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Victoria “Vicki” Steinmetz, she has been following her father’s business. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in March 1962. She is the daughter of Joanne Steinmetz. Her father, William J, Steinmetz died in 1992 after having Alzheimer’s disease. She has got four other siblings named Lisa, Bill, and twins Kim and Kathy.
The TV personality received her high school degree from William Fremd High School. But she was determined to pursue higher studied and decided to enter college. She went to Illinois’s Harper College. There’s not much known about the childhood details of Gunvalson.
In 1982, Vicki Gunvalson got married to Michael J Wolfsmith. She was 21 at the time of her marriage and also adopted the surname “Wolfsmith”. They are the parents of two children named Michael Wolfsmith and Briana Wolfsmith. However, the couple divorced in 1991. She then got married to Donn Gunvalson in 1994. The couple called it off in 2014. She is currently single. She is also a grandmother when her daughter gave birth to Troy William Culberson in 2012.
Career, Award & Nominations
After the death of her father, Vicki Gunvalson decided to join the health insurance business. With her hard work and success, she then formed the Coto Insurance and Financial Services in 1994, along with her then-husband Donn Gunvalson. She has successfully owned the company since its inception. Due to this she soon found her way into television and became a reality TV personality.
In 2006, Gunvalson became one of the cast members of the reality TV series, ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’. With her highly skilled performance she has been appearing in it for almost 12 years. That makes a total of 187 episodes in over twelve seasons. The show also made her won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the inaugural Real Housewives Awards of 2014.
She has also won the Orange County’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Reality TV Award in 2016. But her first TV credit was in 2005 when she appeared in ‘Dr. Phil’. In 2008, Vicki made her presence in the A-List Awards. To further add, she has also made her appearance in the reality TV competition, ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’. In addition to this, she has also appeared in the TV show ‘Watch What Happens: Live’.
Net Worth & Earnings
A person who has been doing many endeavours in her career must have made a good money in her entire career. We wonder that she has got a good fortune in her career. She has appeared on television and is also active in the business. In doing so, she has been able to make a net worth of over $8.5 million. She has also launched her own perfume called “V by Vicki Gunvalson”. She is the writer of the book, ‘More than a Housewife’. She has also assisted in writing the books ‘Let’s Talk Money’ and ‘Action Money’.
Vicki Gunvalson deserves all the accolades she has won in her career. She is indeed an inspirational person who is not just restricted to be a housewife. She has got immense potential both on television and business, and we can’t wait to see more from her.