Dolores Catania is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is known as the main cast member for ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
|Real Name||Dolores Catania|
|Birth Place||Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Date of Birth||28th December 1970|
|Ethnicity||Italian and Irish descent.|
|Source of Income||Television personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.|
|Age||50 years (As of 2021).|
|Mother’s name||Valerie Spagnola.|
|Siblings||She has two sisters, Laura and Valerie.|
|Residence||Montvale, New Jersey.|
|School||Ross Vet School|
|University||Sacred Heart University.|
|Educational qualification||Graduated summa cum laude.|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches / 170.18 cm.|
|Weight||62 Kg / 136.68 Lbs.|
|Body Measurement||35-24-35 (Inches).|
|Husband||Frank Catania (1994- 1998).|
|Relationship||David Principe (2017-Till present).|
|Children||Gabrielle “Gaby (Born 1995).|
Frank “Frankie” III ( Born 1998).
|Profession||Television personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.|
|Facebook /Dolores Catania|
|Net Worth||$ 4 million (Rs 29.73 Cr).|
|Last Updated||November 2021.|
She was born on 28th December 1970, in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.She was raised in an Italian-Irish family. Her father was a police officer and her mother was a housewife.
She completed summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University. She was formerly married to businessman Frank Catania who she met when she was 19 and was married for ten years. They have two kids as a result of their relationship, daughter Gabrielle who was born in 1995 and son Frankie born in 1998.
She briefly made an appearance on RHONJ in 2009 but was not made an official member until years later.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
She stands 5 feet 7 inches / 170.18 cm tall and her body weight is 62 Kg / 136.68 Lbs. Her Body Measurements are 35-24-35 (Inches). She has Brunette hair and brown eyes.
After completing school she was briefly employed as a corrections officer. After realizing her desire to be in medical studies and completing medical training, she started working as a surgical technician. She later went on to be a realtor for fifteen years.
She joined ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ in 2016 & became a household name, with the audience having a peek into her personal life involving her two kids, ex-husband and current doctor boyfriend, David Principe.
Her relationship with Principe is a topic of discussion after she repeatedly refused to move in with him on the show. Fans quickly pointed to the fact that she shared a home with her ex-husband.
Apart from the breakup she and David confirmed they’re still a couple as of February 2020.
She is also an active philanthropist for multiple charities across the United States. One of the organizations she has mentioned on her social media posts is Roots and Wings, which provides resources for young adults who come out of foster care.
She occasionally shares organizations she donates to and what they’re doing for communities.
She has a current net worth of $ 4 million (Rs 29.73 Cr). She achieved her success as a reality TV personality, as well as her businesses and philanthropy, which have given her a comfortable lifestyle and salary.
She makes $30,000 (Rs 22.28 Lacs) an episode for RHONJ. It also makes her one of the highest-paid stars of the show.
Dolores’ previous jobs as a surgeon and realtor also may have contributed to the accumulation of her wealth. The average yearly salary of a surgeon is $ 400,000 (Rs 2.97 Cr) and for a realtor, it is about $40,000 (Rs 29.71 Lacs).
With brand deals and appearances a byproduct of her TV stardom, she can expect to gain even more in her bank.
RHONJ’: This finally explains how Dolores makes her money
For the cast of “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, one member’s appearance has been something of a mystery. Part of reality TV like the “Real Housewives” franchise is getting to the top place behind the curtain of the lives of rich and famous people whose fortune gives them access to a different kind of lifestyle.
Her appearance on RHONJ was a modest one at first. She wasn’t even an official “friend of” the cast, but she was a real-life friend to a few of the cast members, and she managed to make some appearances that stuck with fans.
She was promoted to cast member. As fans have tried to figure out her story, some have questioned how she appears to be doing quite well for herself — managing to make her money.
The question is likely rises in the fact that Catania didn’t have much to her name when she started on the show:
She said in an interview that she only had about $500 (Rs 34.12k) in the bank before joining the cast.
She eventually found a career in law enforcement as a corrections officer. It was her next passion though, that changed her life.
That helped her build the friendship that would eventually turn her into a reality TV star.
She worked her way up to a more stable financial position. Through a house business she ran with her former husband, she made her way to a $ 4 million (Rs 29.73 Cr) net worth.
Her experience in real estate helps her entrepreneurial success. A fitness enthusiast, she was a natural fit for a gym business, and she owns two of the facilities under the brand Powerhouse Fitness Centers.
On top of that, she’s reportedly paid between $30,000 ( Rs 22.27 Lacs) and $60,000 (Rs 44.54 Lacs) per episode for her time on the show.
She has also given back to the community at large and has invested in Roots & Wings, an organization that helps those who have struggled to find stability and safe housing.
Who is the richest RHONJ housewife?
Margaret Josephs is considered the richest RHONJ housewife, with an estimated net worth of $50million ( Rs 3,71.36 Cr).
Most of her wealth comes from her successful Macbeth Collection clothing line, which she established in 1999. Along with that, she was a successful dress designer.
The Macbeth Collection sells bags, beauty products, home goods, and luggage, all of which can be shipped worldwide.
The second-wealthiest RHONJ housewife, Jennifer Ayden, trails far behind Margaret, with a net worth of about $7million ( Rs 51.99 Cr).
Catania is the third-wealthiest RHONJ housewife, with a net worth of about $4million $ 4 million (Rs 29.73 Cr).
Is Catania a philanthropist?
She is also a proud mother of Gabrielle and Frankie Jr. She is also a philanthropist who believes in giving back to the community.
She is involved with an association named Roots & Wings, which provide foster-care children above 18 years with education and necessary skillsets for jobs, as well as help them find affordable housing.
Q.What does Dolores Catania son do for a living?
Ans:-He is an asset manager at a real estate company in New Jersey called Revolve Capital.
Q. What’s the name of Dolores Catania’s daughter?
Ans:- Gabrielle Catania.
Q. What is the Dolores Catania Instagram?
Q. Who is Dolores Catania’s father?
Ans:- Mr Lawrence.
Q. What’s the name of Dolores Catania’s son?
Ans:- Frankie Catania.