Watching the lavish lifestyles – and dramatic downfalls – of Todd Chrisley and his family on Chrisley Knows Best may bring up the question: Who is the highest-earning star? It may be surprising to some that Todd didn’t have the biggest net worth among his brood even before his fraud conviction, sentencing and imprisonment. Although Todd amassed quite a fortune as a real estate mogul in the early 2000s, the Georgia native filed for bankruptcy in 2012. According to Forbes, the reality TV dad claimed at the time he had $4.2 million in assets and almost $50 million worth of debt. “He guaranteed a real estate development loan and it failed,” Todd’s attorney, Robert Furr, told People in 2014 about how his client got into his financial situation. “He was on the hook for $30 million. If he hadn’t had that happen, he would have been fine, financially.” In fact, the family’s reality show on USA Network may have saved the podcast host financially when it premiered in 2014. “I’m blessed to be working every day with my family. The show has been a blessing to us in so many ways,” the family patriarch told TV Guide in August 2021 “In more ways than it has ever been a curse. I hope what people have taken from it is this family is imperfect. We are going through the same things they’re going through.” Those weren’t the only financial troubles Todd ran into over the years. In August 2019, Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley, turned themselves in for tax evasion and eventually settled. The husband and wife paid close to $150,000 to resolve the claims and were cleared of all charges a few months later. Chrisley Knows Best seems to be Todd and Julie’s main income driver and working together brought the already tightly-knit couple even closer. “I think before the show Todd and I both had careers, but we’ve always kind of stuck to ourselves,” Julie explained to TV Guide. “Our focus has always been on our marriage, our children. That hasn’t changed. Yes, I have wonderful friends as does Todd. At the end of the day, it’s about us as a family and as a couple. If we’re doing all the things to feed and nurture those things, we don’t have a lot of time for anything else.” Unfortunately, Todd and Julie’s money issues resurfaced when they were indicted on 12 counts of fraud in February 2022. After the case went to trial that May, the couple was found guilty on all charges, In Touch confirmed in June 2022. Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud and wire fraud. On November 21, 2022, In Touch confirmed that Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison and Julie was sentenced to seven. The couple were ordered to pay $17.2 million in restitution, according to the New York Post. The outlet also reported that Todd and Julie might need to sell their two $9 million mansions as a result. The pair began their respective prison sentences on January 17, 2023. Keep scrolling to see which Chrisley Knows Best family member has the highest net worth.
1.Julie Chrisley: $1.5 million
That’s right, Julie has the heftiest net worth among her famous family members, which is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be around $1.5 million. “She is well-off. She has her own money,” Robert Furr previously told People, adding that Julie had even lent her own cash to Todd over the years. It’s unclear exactly where the matriarch’s wealth comes from. Some outlets report she comes from family money, while others credit lucrative real estate and product investments. She also has a show called What’s Cooking With Julie Chrisley.
2.Lindsie Chrisley: $1.5 million to $2 million
Although Lindsie Chrisley is estranged from her famous family, she’s done very well on her own with an estimated net worth between $1.5 million and $2 million, as reported by multiple outlets. She left the USA show in 2014 and now works as a podcast host on “Coffee Convos” with Teen Mom alum Kailyn Lowry and “Southern Tea.” She’s also a social media influencer and has secured multiple partnerships deals.
3.Savannah Chrisley: $500,000
Savannah Chrisley has her hand in a few projects, which contributed to her estimated net worth of $500,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In addition to her Chrisley Knows Best and Growing Up Chrisley salaries, the former beauty queen is also a fashion designer and makeup mogul. She dropped her first clothing line, Faith Over Fear, in 2017 followed by a second line called Rampage x Savannah Chrisley in 2019. She also has a cosmetics line called Sassy by Savannah.
4.Chase Chrisley: $500,000
Chase Chrisley has a similar estimated net worth to his younger sister, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He also makes a good chunk of money from both of the family’s USA shows. He also has a candle company called Chase Chrisley Collection.
5.Todd Chrisley: $1.5 million
Todd’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That being said, it’s likely the family patriarch makes a substantial salary that keeps him afloat. Between two reality shows, his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast and partnership deals, it’s safe to say he takes home quite a bit.
6.Kyle Chrisley: $500,000
Todd’s oldest son, Kyle Chrisley, was estranged from his father for years amid his struggle with drug addiction and bipolar disorder. In 2019, they reconnected and made amends. Kyle has an estimated net worth of $500,000, per several outlets. In March 2023, Kyle was working for a trucking company located in Smyrna, Tennessee, when he was arrested for allegedly threatened his supervisor by waving a “fixed blade” in his face and upper body. The supervisor further claimed that Kyle threatened to stab and kill him, according to the warrant obtained by In Touch. Additionally, police noted that the victim sustained head, neck and hand injuries during the violent interaction. Kyle was arrested and booked on felony aggravated assault charges in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was released from jail the same day after posting a $3,000 bail bond.
7.Grayson Chrisley: $1 to $3 Million
Todd’s youngest, Grayson Chrisley, is just a teenager. Based on his successful siblings, it will come as no surprise when he starts raking in the big bucks. Grayson has an estimated net worth between $1 to $3 million, thanks to his family, according to multiple outlets. The teen also started his own Cameo account amid his parents’ trial where he charges $40 for a personalized video message.
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