Lea Black’s Net Worth, Personal Info, Career & Relationships – RHOM

Lea Black is an American businesswoman, author, philanthropist, and TV personality known for “The Real Housewives of Miami.” She also is known for her book, Red Carpets & White Lies: A Novel” in 2015.

The American multi-hyphenate beauty is also famous for being the wife of Roy Black, who has represented William Kennedy Smith as a criminal defense attorney for the latter’s 1991 rape trial. Lea has also launched Sudden Youth Care in 1985 and went on to establish Lea Black Beauty, including Lea Black CBD Beauty Skincare.

Lea Black's Net Worth

In 2021, Lea Black’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million. Her career as an author, businesswoman and reality TV appearances are her main sources of income.

Her wealth is also increasing from her husband’s work as a criminal defense attorney and other business undertakings. In addition, Lea also earns from her other endeavors, including a podcast “Lunch with Lea Black.”

Lea Black's Early Life

Lea Black is 65 years old. She was born on April 23, 1956. Lea was born in Texas, United States and was raised by her parents, Lonnie and Linda.

The lovely celebrity has three younger sisters. Besides, additional details about her father and mother are not known as of this time.

Lea Black's Education

Lea Black is smart and has a lot of talents. Her fans want to know about her educational background. However, there is no exact information available regarding her education.

In other words, she hasn’t disclosed yet where she finished high school and college education. Lea hasn’t mentioned anything about it.

There’s one account that she briefly attended college but dropped out to start a career in being a fitness instructor. In her youth, her parents encouraged her to be ambitious.

Lea Black's Husband/Boyfriend and Family Life

The 65-year-old star then married a lawyer named Roy Black. They met some time while she was a juror for the William Kennedy Smith case. Lea and Roy tied the knot in 1994.

They have 2 kids together. Her children are RJ Black and Nora (from Roy’s previous relationship). Since 1992, Lea and her husband host an annual charity event called “The Blacks’ Annual Gala.”

Lea Black was married twice. Her first marriage was with an unknown partner, last named Haller. Then, they divorced later on.

Lea Black's Career

After she dropped out as a college student, Lea Black started a job as a fitness instructor. She has managed a lot of fitness gyms at that time.

Later, she joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Miami” between 2011 and 2013 where she amassed a majority of her net worth. During her time on the show, Lea was reportedly one of the highest-paid cast members.

Lea Black also made guest appearances on other TV shows.  She has served as a cast member and appeared of many episodes of “Flipping Out,” a reality show by Jeff Lewis. She was also once a guest on Lewis’s Sirius XM podcast.

In addition, Lea launched her first beauty line, Lea Cosmetics International Inc., in the mid-80s. The company has produced more than 400 beauty products.

In 2010, Lea Black partnered with Oprah Winfrey’s stylist, Andre Walker, to launch a new cosmetics company. From then on, that made her a household name in the beauty industry.

Another business venture by Lea is her beauty and skincare website, “Lea Black Beauty.” The site displays the wide range of products available for purchase.

Besides, Lea has written advice and lifestyle columns for a lot of magazines and websites. That includes OK Magazine, Palm Beach Woman, and The Huffington Post.

Lea is also an author with quite a number of books to her name. She wrote Red Carpets & White Lies, Little Black Book, and Beauty from Within.

In addition to her multiple streams of income, she has also explored the world of audio media. Lea launched her well-known web series, “Lunch with Lea.”

The reality TV personality has also invested on real estate. With that, Lea and her husband own a lot of real estate properties in different places across the country.

Today, Lea Black remains to be a powerful force in the entertainment industry and in the business world with her enviable personality. She also continues her work as a famed philanthropist.

Real Housewives of Miami Storyline for Lea Black

Lea Black joined “The Real Housewives of Miami” in Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3 in 2011 to 2013. She was one of the full-time cast members.

Later on, she returned to Bravo for numerous episodes of “Flipping Out” in 2017 and 2018. However, Lea didn’t return to “The Real Housewives of Miami” for Season 4.

Obviously, Lea was at the center of the friend group during the show’s original three-season run. Since the Miami socialite didn’t return for Season 4, a lot of fans want to know the reasons.

Lisa Hochstein, one of her co-stars on the show, is surprised that Lea didn’t join the reboot of the Real Housewives franchise. Lisa and Lea had a rocky start to their friendship in Season 2.

During Season 2, Lea essentially sabotaged Lisa’s lingerie charity event by bringing the felonious Girls Gone Wild creep, Joe Francis, as a guest. It was really a dramatic moment between the two reality stars.

However, Lisa hoped Lea would rejoin the show. She admitted “She’s still a good friend of mine, I love Lea. I think that she would’ve been a good re-addition to the show, but the other one’s [not coming back] didn’t surprise me.”

In February 2021, Lea Black shot down reports that she declined an offer to return to the show. She even said that she hasn’t officially signed on, either.

Lea Black's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height5 ft 9 in
1.78 m
Weight63 kg
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Body TypeSlim
Sexual OrientationStraight

Facts About Lea Black

NationalityAmerican
Estimate Net Worth$85 million
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac SignTaurus
BirthplaceTexas, United States
BirthdayApril 23, 1956