Kim Zolciak is an American reality TV star who rose to fame in 2008 as one of the original cast members on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Before finding fame on the show, Kim was a single mother of 2 daughters who worked as a nurse. She had earned a nursing degree from the University of Connecticut after graduation from high school in 1996. While a couple of her co-stars on the RHOA show have fizzled out, Kim has done well to remain relevant in the entertainment industry. Her spin-off show Don’t Be Tardy which was started as Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding; the first spin-off of RHOA, has been soaring high since its premiere on April 26, 2012. Fans can’t seem to get enough of her glamorous lifestyle.
Kim Zolciak’s Net Worth
From working as a nurse to becoming a reality TV star, Kim Zolciak has come a long way, wealth-wise. Moving from Connecticut where she was raised by her parents to Atlanta proved to be quite a turn around in her life. Her ability to bring up drama immediately made her a fan favorite on the RHOA show which premiered on Bravo in October 2008. The show captured Kim’s relationship with a certain Big Poppa, her burgeoning music career as well as her subsequent marriage to then-NFL star Kroy Biermann.
Kim was a regular outfit on the show for the first five seasons during which the show racked up favorable reviews on Bravo which meant a meaningful increase of income for its stars. Her income for the show was reported to be about $600,000 per season, thus for the 5 seasons, Kim earned nearly $3 million plus an additional $150,000 for reunions. When she made a return as a guest cast in the 10th season of RHOA, Kim reportedly negotiated a hefty paycheck, however, the figures were not released.
Thanks to favorable reviews on her spinoff show, Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding which chronicled her preparations towards her wedding to Biermann, Kim came to have her own show Don’t Be Tardy solely focused on her life and family.
Kim takes home about $80,00 per episode of the show, thus for each 12 episode season, she banks about $960,000. Her husband earns about $60,000 per episode while her eldest daughter Brielle also takes home a sizeable paycheck. Kim has shown how much of a shrewd businesswoman she is by investing her TV money in other businesses.
Together with her husband, Kim started Kashmere Kollection, a skincare line that has received praises from fellow TV stars like the Kardashian sisters. The line which was found in 2016 has expanded to include fragrances. Kim has designed a line of eyelashes for Lilly Lashes, a favorite of the likes of Nicki Minaj and J-Lo. She collaborated with footwear designer Aminah Abdul-Jillil in 2016 to establish KZB Kidz, a kids footwear collection.
Her large social media following has earned her a number of lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of 310 Nutrition diet shakes, TeaMi detox drinks, and FabFitFun beauty packages.
Kim and her family live in a 17,000-square-foot Atlanta mansion in the exclusive neighborhood of Alpharetta. The mansion was valued at $3.7 million but when the developers were faced with bankruptcy, Kim bought the foreclosed property for a meager $800,000 steal.
The beautiful business mogul loves to live lavish and judging by the businesses she has going on well for her, she can afford the luxe living. Her net worth has been estimated to be at least $1.5 million while her husband is said to be worth $5.5 million. Combined, the couple is worth $7 million.
Husband (Kroy Biermann) and Children
Kim’s marriage to former NFL star Kroy Biermann no doubt helped boost her career. The two met in May 2010 during a charity event Dancing with Atlanta Stars. Kroy was at the time playing for the Atlanta Falcons. They got married on November 11, 2011, at their home in Roswell, Georgia. Kroy was selected in the 2008 NFL Draft with the 5th round selection by the Falcons. He played with the side for 6 years leaving in 2016 to join the Buffalo Bills. However, his performance wanned and he couldn’t see it to the end of his 1-year contract inked in August 2016 as he was part of the final roster cuts. Biermann has not played football since then and has gone ahead to involve himself with other businesses.
Kim and her husband share 6 kids. From her previous relationships, including a short-lived marriage to Daniel Toce (2001 – 2003), Kim had two daughters Brielle, born on February 25, 1997, and Ariana born on October 17, 2001, both of whom Kroy would come to adopt in 2013.
Her biological children with Kroy include; Kroy Jagger born on May 31, 2011, Kash Kade born on August 15, 2012, and twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren who were born on November 25, 2013.
Kim Zolciak has boldly admitted to going under the knife a number of times. She has had several Botox injections including one she did to perfect her cellulite dimples. She has gotten many lip fillers which is probably the body modification she has been slammed for the most. Kim has had cellulite injections and undergone breast enhancement and tummy tuck procedures. However, she has denied rumors that she has done a facial plastic surgery.
In May 2018, her daughter, Brielle took to her Twitter account to reveal that her mom had gotten fillers in her ears just so her heavy diamond earrings could fit better. The procedure involves having Restalyn injected into a stretched out earlobe so that the ear gets plumped up and the ear piercing smaller and able to hold heavy jewelry.