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Slade Smiley Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Born on the 29th of October 1973, Slade Smiley is an American businessman and reality television star, made famous by his appearances on the hit show “The Real Housewives of Orange County”.
So how much is Smiley’s net worth? As of early 2016, it is reported to be over $100,000 gained mostly from his years of modelling, his own company and from the reality TV show.
Born in Oakland, California, but growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, he discovered early on that he had a love for entertainment. He started performing at the age of 13 by joining a local choir, and acting in drama and musical productions at school. He later on graduated with a degree in international business from California State University, Long Beach.
Aside from performing, Smiley is also an athletic guy, participating in track & field, and skiing events. He is also an avid cyclist, having trained with the US National Cycling Team and even participated in the famed Tour De France, competing in 2003.
Slade Smiley Net Worth $100,000
Because of his love of cycling, Smiley often travels and trains in Southern California, and it was there in 1993 that his career in modeling and acting started. He worked with big names like Adidas, Volkswagen, Gillette, and Gatorade to name a few, and from these modelling and acting stints, his career and net worth started to grow.
In 2005, Smiley and his former fiance Jo De La Rosa, became part of the pioneering cast of the new show “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, which focused on the lives of real couples living in Coto De Caza, Orange County. The show was a big hit among fans, increasing the fame and net worth of Smiley and fiance De La Rosa, but after two seasons the two broke up and left the show.
Even though they are not together, Bravo TV saw it as an opportunity because of the couple’s popularity to have a new show, and In 2008, the new series “Date My Ex: Jo and Slade” was born, focusing on Jo De La Rosa and her search for a new love among 13 bachelors, while Smiley lives with the men and scrutinizes them on De La Rosa’s behalf. Though it added to the couple’s net worth and fame, the show was a flop and was discontinued.
In its fifth season, Smiley came back to The Real Housewives of Orange County and started dating Gretchen Christine Rossi. After being catapulted to fame because of the hit reality show, Smiley then made appearances in various television shows like “Extra”, “Oprah”, and “Access Hollywood” to name a few.
Aside from his television appearances, Smiley also manages his own company, Grayson Entertainment, LLC, maintaining his net worth. The company focuses on marketing and branding of products, with huge names on its list of clients. Some of the companies that they have worked with are Verizon Wireless, Asombroso Tequila, and HBL Magazine to name a few.