Celebrity Net Worth – Chris Laurita
Chris Laurita is a successful businessman and reality television star best known for his appearances on Bravo series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Hailing from New Jersey, Chris is married with two sons and works as president of BLK Beverages before owning real estate companies with homes located both Franklin Lakes, NJ and Las Vegas. Additionally, Chris participates in various charitable activities benefitting children with autism or special needs.
David and Jacqueline share the spotlight in The Real Housewives of New Jersey where they have made headlines with their lavish lifestyle and high-profile relationships. Married since 2002 and parents to two sons together, the couple has gained fame as wealthy and influential people – as well as making headlines outside of reality TV show for issues related to business ventures that went sour.
Velocity Brands Group was initially formed by businessman Joseph Lauritas to launch clothing lines such as Rocawear and Eve’s Fetish line, however after it ran into financial difficulty they were forced to file bankruptcy and go through this tough experience together with real estate investments, when threatened foreclosure on their Franklin Lakes home was threatened; eventually though they worked out an arrangement that worked well with both parties involved allowing them to retain it.
Though his family has struggled financially in the past, this businessman and his wife now appear to be faring well financially. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his current net worth to be somewhere around $500 thousand thanks to his work on The Little Kernel as well as other business ventures such as owning properties both in Las Vegas and New Jersey with profits donated back to a foundation helping parents of children on the autism spectrum.
Family members have also experienced success professionally. His sister Caroline, an actress and producer who has appeared in films such as Manzo’d with Girls, Dina’s Party, and Tainted Dreams has seen her career flourish significantly. Dina Manzo is also a reality television show personality who rose to fame on Manzo’d with New Kids on the Block as well as most recently appearing in Bethenny Ever After. Lauren is also an author, having written the book You Can’t Control Everything. Additionally, Manzo Studios was formed as part of their family business ventures to venture into filmmaking. Studio One Seventy has produced several movies distributed through Warner Bros. and other distribution companies. Their inaugural effort, entitled The Jersey Devil (2009) starring Robert De Niro as well as Chris’ cousin Sammo Hung was their debut production.