Teresa Giudice net worth: Teresa Giudice is a reality television star and author who has a net worth of of -$11 million. Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are cast members on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1972. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Itlay. She attended a Catholic elementary school, and later went on to Berkeley College, where she majored in Fashion Marketing and Management. After leaving college she held the position as a contributor to Vogue Magazine. She also worked for Macy's as an accessories buyer.
Teresa and Joe met while still in high school. Over the years Joe has owned a variety of businesses throughout New Jersey including a pizza parlor, laundromat, and clothing company. Joe has had a number of run-ins with the law. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and was sentenced to ten days in jail, community service and was forced to pay a fine of $1000. He was arrested again after he drove his car into a pole and subsequently had his license suspended. In 2010 Joe was arrested for fraudulently obtaining a drivers license. He is facing a possible ten years prison sentence.
In addition to the Real Housewives, Teresa Guidice has appeared on shows like Live With Regis and Kelly, TheToday Show, Rachael Ray, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and more. She has appeared on the cover of Life & Style, U.S. Weekly, People and OK Magazine. She periodically blogs for the websites of People.com and Bravotv.com and has released two cookbooks called "Fabulicious: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook" and "Skinny Italian". Teresa has also established her own jewelry line, as well as her fashion and accessories line called TG Fabulicious. She produces everything from flowered hairbows to baseball caps, designed for young girls and women. There are screen printed T-shirts with expressions such as, "Happy Wife, Happy Life" and "Delicious." Her jewelry consists of bracelets which she has named after each of her daughters, Audriana, (2009), Milania (2005), Gabriella (2004), and Gia (2001).
In 2011, Joe and Teresa filed for bankruptcy. In their filing they claimed to be more than $11 million in debt. They were forced to auction many of their household items and put their mansion up for sale. The couple have also been accused of concealing information about their income, assets and expenses, and hiding their involvement in many businesses.
On July 30, 2013, both Joe and Teresa Giudice were indicted with 39 counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and making false statements on loan applications. Both Teresa and Joe face a maximum of 50 years in jail and Joe, who is not a US citizen, could be deported back to Italy. In the indictment, the government claims Joe and Teresa overstated their incomes to receive roughly $4.6 million in mortgages and lines of credit. They allegedly then under-stated their income and net worth while filing for bankruptcy protection.