Gretchen Rossi Net Worth in 2013
34 year old Gretchen Rossi is the youngest cast member of the long running series Real Housewives of Orange County. She has become one of the most controversial characters being married to Slade who was married to another RHOC cast member. The relationship was revealed during the Reunion when Tamra Barney claimed she was having an affair with Slade Smiley while her former husband was dying. She was introduced on the series in season 4 and was loved for her spunky nature. She was married to Jeff Beitzel a millionaire who made his fortune in the automotive industry. Jeff was worth $40 million from several investments. He earned $3 million a year as Chief Operating Officer for Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, Inc. She left her first husband Chris Rossi for Jeff in 2007. He alter died just a year later from leukemia which is when she got the title of gold digger.
Before earning millions through her marriage to Beitzel she was in Real Estate. She was born Gretchen Forward in LaCresenta California. She stopped selling houses after she began appearing on RHOC. In season 8 her salary is $100,000 per season. Gretchen returned to real estate shortly after Jeff’s passing and used her money from his passing to invest in her own make-up and accessories line called Gretchen Christine. She was forced to pay $138 thousand in back child support for Slade Smiley’s son from a previous relationship. He was diagnosed with cancer and Gretchen has been held accountable for the medical bills since Slade has no income. The two are now engaged and plan on having children before their official wedding date.