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Cynthia Bailey Net Worth: How Rich is the RHOA Star Actually?



Cynthia Bailey Net Worth

Cynthia Bailey is an American reality TV star, model, and actress. She is best recognized for her appearance on Bravo TV‘s reality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. She joined the reality TV show in the third season in 2010. As of 2023, Cynthia Bailey net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million.

Full Name

Cynthia Denise Bailey

Date of Birth

February 19, 1967

Place of Birth

Decatur, Alabama, U. S.


Reality star, model, actress


Mike Hill

Net Worth

$2.5 million

Early life

Cynthia’s full name is Cynthia Denise Bailey, and she was born in Decatur, Alabama, the United States on February 19, 1967, to her parents, Barbara and Elijah. Her mom, Barbara used to work at a sewing factory, and her dad, Elijah was an auto factory worker. Cynthia grew up in Tuscumbia, and while growing up there, she was inspired by her grandmother who used to sell hotdogs, hamburgers, clean houses and volunteered to care for the old woman. 

Cynthia studied at Deshler High School, where she became the first African American homecoming queen. She then went on to participate homecoming queen pageant, however, she didn’t win the title. Despite failing to get the crown, the modeling and talent agency, a Wilhelmina Models talent scout reached to her. Then, she relocated her place to New York City when she was 18, and signed a 5-year contract with Wilhelmina Models. 

Cynthia Bailey Net Worth & Career


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Cynthia started off her career working in the 1985 low-budget movie titled “The Dark Power”. She has also appeared in the music video of an English rock band’s song “Round & Round”. Cynthia continued her acting journey and appeared in several other movies like “Without You, I’m Nothing”, “The Five Heartbeats” and “For Love or Money”. She also made an appearance in a 1995 episode of the police drama series “New York Undercover”. 

Cynthia has likewise worked as a runway model for a year in Paris and Milan. She even worked as a model for popular magazines like Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Vanity Fair. In June 1995, she was featured on two Essence magazine covers. Cynthia has been described as a favorite model of  Essence’s magazine then editor in chief, Susan L. Taylor. 

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Bailey received further recognition after she joined Bravo’s popular reality series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2010. The reality show featured her relationship with her ex-husband, Peter Thomas, and her friendship with actress and TV star, NeNe Leakes. She was initially not willing to join the show, but she later took it as a business opportunity and joined the cast in its third season. Cynthia signed a contract with a modeling agency, Major Models in 2018. 

Besides her appearance on TV series and movies, she has also gained experience running several businesses. She had started an event space called The Bailey Room and a wine bar, The Bailey Wine Cellar in July 2019.

She was also in a partnership deal with Canadian multinational conglomerate, Seagram to create a signature drink called a Bellini cocktail, which was sold in April 2019. Bailey decided to end her journey with The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2021 after appearing for eleven seasons. However, she later appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise series “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip”.

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Personal Life

Cynthia Bailey has been married to Fox Sports correspondent, Mike Hill since October 10, 2020. They made their relationship public in August 2018. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some strict rules were implemented on their wedding to protect around 250 guests.

Cynthia has already gone through marriage experience before, as she was first married to the club owner, Peter Thomas on the 24th of July, 2020. Their wedding was premiered on the season 3 episode of The Housewives of Atlanta. Bailey and Thomas’s divorce was finalized in March 2017.

Cynthia Bailey Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cynthia Bailey’s personal wealth is reported to be around $2.5 million as of 2023. She has gathered a massive fortune through her involvement in several modeling assignments, acting, and reality show appearances. Cynthia was reportedly earning $300 thousand per season from being featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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