Dorinda Medley is an American socialite and reality TV star. She is best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of New York.

Her estimated net worth is around 20$ million.

Early life

Dorinda Medley was born on December 13, 1964 in Berkshire, MA. As a young girl she had a dream of becoming successful. She finished college and moved to New York City.


After graduating from college she started working in Liz Clairborne showroom. While working there she met her first husband, and married him soon after. Her life then took her to London. She started her own cashmere company with the help of her husband and worked with some of the biggest names in the U.K.

Some of her clients were Princess Diana and Joanna Collins. After almost ten years in London, she divorced her husband and decided to return to New York. She soon re-married and sold her cashmere business in London.

Dorinda often worked with her second husband on fund raising and charitable causes, to help those in need. She never kept her wealth closed in, and always tried to give back to the society.

The Real Housewives of NY

Few after the death of her husband, Dorinda got an offer to appear on the show called The Real Housewives of NY. The show, just like all the others that have a similar subject, revolved around the lives of NY housewives and their families. She appeared in the first few seasons as a guest star, and since the seventh season she is the regular cast member.

Dorinda shows how hard it is to be a working woman and a mother just like most of the women on the show. the show received good ratings and since the beginning of the airing the number of fans only increased. The reality TV show cameras follow cast members everywhere and there is not much left to hide from them.

Dorinda also confirmed that she will be coming back to the show in the ninth season together with Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps.

Most of her income comes from the show and its filming, and because of such great ratings the annual salaries are not low. Dorinda is a fan of glamour and she is a collector of unique art pieces. Besides being on the show, she still supports good causes and is often involved in fund-raising events.

Personal life

Dorinda met her first husband while she was working in Liz Clairborne showroom. She then moved to London with him to start a family. Dorinda has one daughter from that marriage which ended after almost ten years.

She then decided to leave London, even though she had made a name for herself there, and to go back to New York. It wasn’t long before she met her second husband, Richard Medley and married him in a private ceremony. The marriage was idyllic and he was a financier and marriage with him brought Dorinda a peaceful life she was looking for after her divorce.

Sadly, in 2011 Richard dies and Dorinda is once again left alone with her daughter. After sudden loss of her husband she tried to adapt to the new life and focused on her career. She is currently dating John Mahdessian, who is the owner of the Madam Paulette couture restoration house.

Even though her life wasn’t always easy, she is best known for her positive outlook on the world and her statement sequin outfits. Her appearance on the show gives us a lot of information about her personal life, and we will certainly see more in the upcoming season.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Dorinda Medley

Date of Birth: December 13, 1964

Birth Place: Berkshire, MA

Age: 52 years

Profession: reality TV star, socialite

Height: 1.70 m

Weight: 58 kg

Net worth: 20$ million