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Draya Michele Net Worth: How Rich is Basketball Wives Star?



Draya Michele Net Worth

Draya Michele is an American reality star, model, and fashion designer. She is best known for starring in VH1’s reality series “Basketball Wives: Los Angeles”. The reality show features ladies living in Los Angeles who are married or dating basketball stars. As of 2023, Draya Michele net worth is estimated at $600 thousand.

Full Name Andraya Michele Howard
Birthday January 23, 1985
Birthplace Reading, Pennsylvania
Profession Reality TV star, model
Ex-boyfriend Orlando Scandrick
Net Worth $600 thousand

Early life

Draya Michele was born on January 23 in the year 1985 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She belongs to African heritage from her father’s side and Italian heritage from her mother’s side. Michele was born the eldest kid of her parents. As per the reports, she lost her father in 2021. Her mother’s name is known to be Valeria Diaz.

Draya studied and completed her high school education at Reading Senior High School. Following the completion of her higher studies, she shifted her place to Los Angeles to pursue a modeling career.

Draya Michele Net Worth & How She Made Money?


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At the early stage of her modeling career, she appeared in many modeling events and fashion weeks. She also worked under many modeling agencies and famous magazine brands. Draya was likewise featured on the various magazine cover pages. Apart from being a model, she is also a fashion designer. Draya launched her own swimwear line, Mint Swim in 2011. After two years, she started a lifestyle clothing line named Fine Ass Girls in 2013.

Michele then started a new clothing line, Beige & Coco in November 2016. Earlier in 2011, she appeared on TV for the first time on “The Wendy Williams Show”. Following that, she appeared in many TV shows and movies. Her notable TV shows appearances include “Inside the Huddle”, “The Perfect Match” and “Dream Builders Project: A Brighter Future for Children”.

However, Michele claimed prominence after she starred on VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives: Los Angeles”. At that time, she was dating former Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Javaris Crittenton. She went on to receive immense popularity for being the show’s antagonist.

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Draya also got into the limelight for getting a public feud with another castmate of Basketball Wives, Sundy Carter. Draya and Sundy even got into a massive physical altercation during the time they were on a Palm Springs Vacation. The altercation resulted in Sundy with a serious black eye.

Besides her appearance in several TV shows, she has starred in several movies. She was featured in the 2014 movie titled “Drake Vs Blake”. In 2015, she starred in the romantic movie “Will to Love”. She was last seen as Beverly Williams in the TV movie “The Fight That Never Ends” in 2021. 

Personal Life

Draya Michele has been in a few unsuccessful relationships. She was in an on-again and off-again relationship with football cornerback, Orlando Scandrick from 2014 to 2019. Draya met Orlando for the first time in 2014, and soon they started dating.

In 2015, Orlando proposed to her by presenting a $400 thousand engagement ring while they were on a movie date. In January 2016, she announced her pregnancy with Orlando. Draya delivered a baby boy named Jru Scandrick in 2016. The pair had multiple splits throughout their relationship. They finally split up permanently in 2019.

Draya also has another kid named Kniko Howard. As per the reports, she gave birth to her first kid when she was just 17 years old. She has not provided the name of the father of her first child. The reports claimed that she dated several men during that time including the basketball player, Gilbert Arenas who was reported to be the father of her kid.

There were claims that Gilbert paid her $20 thousand to shut down the news. She has likewise been in a relationship with Chris Brown from 2011 to 2013, and French Montana in 2013.

Draya Michele Net Worth

Draya Michele’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $600 thousand as of 2023. Her exact salary from Basketball Wives: LA has not been revealed but, the reports stated that her payout was doubled since she made her debut on the reality series.

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