American entrepreneur and Socialite Dorinda Medley rose to fame after she acted in the Bravo reality show ‘The Real Housewives of New York’. Dorinda’s net worth today amounts to $23 million, she has undertaken various clothing and design ventures. Her Cashmere company, DCL Cashmere that was based in London, allowed her to have celebrity clients like Princess Diana, Joan Collins and more.
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Biography & Wiki
Dorinda was born in Berkshires, Massachusetts. She came to New York after completing her graduation and started working in Liz Caliborne showroom.
She got married and moved to London, where she opened her Cashmere company and established her name in the London Society with DCL Cashmere. She had a daughter with her first marriage and named her Hannah. She soon got divorced and came back to New York.
In the year 2005, she met Richard Medley, who was a doctor and financer. He was a Washington Power Broker and had also written speeches for Geraldine Ferraro, who was the vice presidential candidate. Dorinda lost her husband Richard in a tragic incident in the year 2011, and this is what made her and her daughter come close. However, this did not break Dorinda’s spirit. She bounced back to life, and New York, after meeting John Mahdessian, her boyfriend, and owner of Madame Paulette.
Dorinda takes keen interest in being with family, friends, relaxing at home, or vacation home, and enjoying home cooked food.
After her second marriage with Richard, Dorinda was actively engaged in fundraising events for multiple causes attached to celebrities like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Hilary Clinton, Desmond Tutu, etc.
Her appearance in the reality show ‘Real Housewives of New York’ is probably one of the most popular moves she made to become known. On the show, she was known for her quick wit and punchy one-liners.
Since Dorinda always had social circle to flaunt, she launched her own line of accessories by partnering with popular branding company Talent Resources. In this line, she had products like makeup bags, mugs, totes, phone cases, etc. and a lot of these were accompanied by her popular one-liners printed on them. This ended up creating a charm for her products
Awards & Achievements
Dorinda is popular in America as a socialite and entrepreneur, although she has made appearances on television and has also taken up charity and other fundraising events, she has not really been awarded for it. One of the things she can claim to have earned is the name and popularity.
Net Worth of Dorinda Medley
The rich housewife of New York, Dorinda Medly has an estimated net worth of $23 million as of 2017-2018. She has been part of multiple businesses, mainly in the fashion world, and was able to get fame after appearing on the reality show. Although she had appeared on the show many times before, as friends of other contestants, her final chance to be a participant herself only came later.
One of the main sources of her wealth can also be the selling off DLC Cashmere. Before coming to New York, she sold it off and came back with her daughter to experience life as a single mother.
Dorinda Medley has done well for herself. She managed to establish her business in London, get celebrity clients, come back to New York, have another business, and do well. She is currently a single mother, who is successful taking care of her daughter.