Diana Jenkins Is The Richest 'RHOBH' Cast Member—And She Knows It

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Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

Diana Jenkins is a newbie on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she’s quickly made her mark by speaking her mind and being a little, well, over the top.

Case in point: During one part in the season, Sutton Stracke calls Diana a “soulless person” to which Diana responds, "You need a new villain? Here I am."

A few other spicy tidbits have come up during this season, including the fact that Diana—whose first name is Sanela, but she goes by her middle name—had a pretty tough upbringing but she’s now rich AF. In fact, she’s reportedly the richest RHOBH star these days. But what is her net worth, exactly, and how did she get here? Here’s what you need to know:

She's a Bosnian refugee.

Diana was born in Bosnia and became a refugee who fled the country in the mid-90s due to war, according to her foundation’s website. “The Siege of Sarajevo in 1992 forced her to flee her home and spend more than a year in Croatia as a refugee,” her website reads. “She escaped Croatia and managed to make her way to London, where she reported to the immigration authorities. Jenkins was granted the right to live, work, and study in the United Kingdom.”

Since then, she’s become a huge advocate for refugees and launched several advocacy programs, Page Six reported. That includes UCLA’s Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project and the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization, which she formed with actor Sean Penn.

One of her first jobs was clerking at Covent Garden.

Diana went to college at the City University London, where she studied computer science and economics, her website says.

After that, she took a job as a clerk at Covent Garden, a shopping and entertainment hub in London, and saved enough money to open a jewelry stand.

She bought Melissa Obadash swimwear.

Diana used to be a competitive swimmer and she eventually bought celebrity-favorite swimwear line Melissa Obadash. Heidi Klum, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga have all been spotted in her looks, BTW.

She was married to one of Britain’s 500 wealthiest men.

Diana eventually met and married Roger Jenkins, Barclays' former head of Private Equity. The two split in 2009, but they've remained on good terms. Roger, BTW, is worth between $80 and $100 million today, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

"We had a bit of a hippy marriage," Roger told the Daily Mail. "Not a bad one, just an unconventional one, and now we’re having an unconventional split."

“Will she take half my money? Of course. And quite rightly so. I will happily give it to her,” Roger said. “You have to have a degree of integrity and ethics in a situation like this. Diana and I had a wonderful marriage for ten years. We have two fantastic kids together. Without her, I would not have anything like the success I have had. We built our fortune together from scratch so why shouldn’t she get half?”

So...she definitely got a lot of money from that divorce. How much exactly? Uncertain. But probably in the hundred-million range. Celebrity Net Worth suggests it was an estimated $300 million, and that the settlement made her "one of the richest women in the UK."

She pulls in some money from her company Neuro.

Diana has her own beverage company, Neuro, which has the tagline, “Drink with a purpose.” Drinks include Sleep, Bliss, Sonic, and Immune.

According to RocketReach, the company makes a revenue of $79 million.

She has enough money to start her own foundation.

Diana’s "Sanela Diana Jenkins Foundation for Bosnia and Herzegovina" was created in memory of her brother, Irnis Ćatić, who was “brutally killed by Serbian forces in the closing days of the Bosnian war” when he was just 21, the foundation’s website says.

The foundation has supported or fully funded more than 100 projects since 2004, “with a special emphasis on rebuilding Bosnia’s devastated medical and educational infrastructures,” the website reads.

How many houses does Diana have?

Diana listed her Malibu mansion for $125 million in 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal—and she previously bought it in the early 2000s for $21 million. She ended up selling her house in 2021 for around $87 million, according to Bravo.

Diana has now “downsized” to a roughly $13 million Hidden Hills home that’s more than 13,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, according to real estate site Dirt.

Her Hidden Hills home isn't her only real estate, though. “Geographically, I usually have a set of houses that I move around with,” she explained during an interview on the show, per Bravo. “Currently, it’s L.A., Sarajevo, Hvar. Around five, six houses.”

And her London home was apparently designed by Giorgio Armani, which Diana informed everyone of during the first episode of season 12.

What is her total net worth?

Okay, so all of that adds up to a pretty big number. Estimates put Diana's net worth around $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. So, yup. She definitely seems to be the richest housewife on the series so far.

But Kathy Hilton, who is showing up again as a "friend" on season 12, definitely gives Diana a run for her money, though... And I'll be staying tuned for the drama.

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