Melissa Gorga Net Worth
Melissa Gorga net worth: Melissa Gorga is a reality television star who has a net worth of $2 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband Joe Gorga. In 2012, it was revealed that Melissa and Joe are in debt. The couple reportedly owed Sterling Bank $2.25 million on a mortgage which they borrowed in 2007, and another $250,000 to various creditors. The couple has attempted to sell their property in order to pay the debt down but their home in Tom's River New Jersey is now worth considerably less after the real estate bubble burst.
Melissa Gorga is one of the stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She appears on the show with her husband, Joe Gorga, who is a real estate developer and also the brother of fellow cast member, Teresa Giudice.
In addition to her spot on the hit Bravo series, Melissa is a stay at home mother of three young children. She graduated from New Jersey City University with a B.A. degree in education and psychology. The ornate mansion she and her family live in was built by her husband, Joe. Melissa, with the help of her sister-in-law Teresa, did all the decorating. Melissa is a sassy Italian who is known for her personality. She is currently pursuing a singing career since music has always been her first love. Her single, "On Display" was released on iTunes to mixed critical reviews in 2011. Since then, she has released several new singles, as well as a four-track EP. She has also recently released a book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage which hit the shelves in 2013.
Legal and Financial Issues: Financial and legal issues have plagued the Gorga household over the years. In 2012, reports surfaced that suggested Joe and Melissa were $2.5 million in debt to at least one bank. Joe has also been sued on a number of occasions, typically because of unpaid bills. In one case, Gorga was being sued for $25,000 by a window company that claimed they have never received payment for their services. During this court case, the window company complained that Joe Gorga is flaunting his wealth on national television while not paying a simple bill worth 25 grand. In total, Joe Gorga has been the subject of 26 liens and civil court judgments in New Jersey alone. That being said, most of the civil judgments were small-claims matters of less than $15,000.
Real Estate: In 2009, Melissa and Joe paid $950,000 for a lavish home in Montville, New Jersey. The home has six bedrooms, a movie theater, a billiards room, library, gym, recording studio, pool and a hair salon. In 2012, at the height of their alleged financial struggles, they listed the 9,100 square-foot home for $3.8 million. They did not find a buyer even after reducing the asking price by nearly a million dollars. As of this writing they still live in the property. In August 2019, Melissa and Joe paid $1 million for a waterfront home in Toms River, New Jersey.
Here is a video tour of their Montville home:
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 21, 1979 (42 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|