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Rachel Eileen Reilly Villegas was born on 16 October 1984, in Concord, North Carolina USA, and is a television personality, talk show host and actress, probably best known for appearing in the reality television show “Big Brother”, and winning its thirteenth season.
So just how rich is Rachel Reilly now? According to sources, Reilly’s fortune reaches $500,000, as of early 2017, largely collected through her involvement in the television industry which began in 2010.
Rachel Reilly Net Worth $500,000
Reilly grew up in Concord, along with her sister. She attended Northwest Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and after matriculation in 2002, she enrolled at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, obtaining her BA in chemistry in 2007.
Reilly got her start in the entertainment industry by appearing in the twelfth season of the popular reality television show “Big Brother” in 2010. While in the show, she became known for her relationship with another member, Brendon Villegas, as well as for her numerous feuds with other participants. She was evicted from “Big Brother” in the fifth week, finishing in ninth place. Due to the huge popularity the show had, Reilly and her first taste of fame, and it contributed to her net worth.
The following year she decided to enter the show once again, returning for the show’s thirteenth season with Villegas, who was now her fiance, being part of a ‘Returning Duos’ twist. They went on to form an alliance with several other participants, naming themselves ‘the Veterans’. However, the group soon fell apart, and Reilly started a feud with fellow participant Daniele Donato. As Donato stood behind Villegas’ eviction, Reilly got the opportunity to evict her shortly after. She went on to reach the final stage with Porsche Briggs, and won the show. The prize of $500,000 boosted her wealth considerably, aside from elevating her fortune, winning “Big Brother” brought Reilly a great level of recognition and fame. She later briefly appeared in the show’s fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth seasons, as well as in “Big Brother Canada”.
Following her win, Reilly was a guest in the CBS talk show “The Talk”, in which she won a vacation to Aruba. In 2012 she entered the reality competition show “The Amazing Race”, being part of a team with Villegas, finishing in third place in the final stage. The following year saw her as a member of the parody show “The Real Drunk Housewives of San Fernando Valley”. All added to her wealth.
In 2014 Reailly and Villegas returned to “The Amazing Race” for the show’s twenty-fourth season and its second All-Stars edition, now as a married couple. After winning three legs, earning $10,000 each as well as a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, the couple finished in third place again. Participating in the show reinforced Reilly’s popularity status and improved her net worth too.
Aside from the reality shows, Reilly has pursued an acting career. She had a recurring role as a waitress in “The Bold and the Beautiful” the popular CBS soap opera, and in 2014 she served as a reality TV correspondent and expert for the Fox television show “Hollywood Today Live”. She has also appeared in a number of other TV shows, such as “The Price is Right, “Entertainment Tonight Canada”, “Big Brother After Show” and “E-talk Live”, to name a few, further expanding her resume and her wealth as well.
Speaking about her personal life, Reilly has been married to Villegas since 2012. Their wedding ceremony aired on WE Network as a holiday wedding special. The couple has one child together.