Dolores Catania is an American television personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who is well-known in her home country of Italy. In addition to being a prominent cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, she has also been in the show’s seventh season, which aired in 2016.
|Full Name||Dolores Catania|
|Birth Date||28 December 1970|
|Birth Place||New Jersey, United States|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Life & Career|
Dolores Catania was born in New Jersey, on 28 December 1970. Catania was born into an Italian-Irish family, with a police officer father and a homemaker mother. Catania went on to Seton Hall University to earn her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Gambling Law after finishing her education.
She subsequently worked as a correctional officer for a short time before deciding to pursue allied medical education. Catania worked as a surgical technician after completing formal medical training, but she soon recognized it wasn’t her passion. Her brief career came to an end when she entered the American real estate market. She spent 15 years as a successful realtor before deciding to try her hand at acting.
In year 2016, Dolores Catania became a member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She immediately became a household celebrity, with the audience getting a glimpse into her personal life, which included her two children, ex-husband David Principe, and current doctor partner.
Dolores began a 6-week weight-loss programme early this year at Elite Center in New Jersey. Her regimen featured the divisive diet, which combines hormone boost with a calorie-restricted diet. After 1 week, Dolores had dropped 8 pounds, and after 28 days, she had lost 18 pounds.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Dolores operates a number of fitness businesses with her ex-husband Frankie Catania. The Powerhouse Gym in New Jersey, is one of her facilities. She is also a philanthropist who supports a number of nonprofits around the United States. Roots and Wings, an organization that provides support for young adults who have aged out of foster care, is one of the groups she has mentioned on social media.
Catania originally enjoyed a happy marriage with her ex-husband, Frank Catania, an American entrepreneur with whom she had been married for about a decade. However, after 18 years of marriage, the couple separated after she discovered he had cheated on her with another woman. In the years preceding their divorce, Frank and Dolores produced two children, a girl named Gabrielle and a boy named Frank Catania.
Despite the fact that they had feelings of animosity and hate toward one another immediately following the divorce, they have now developed a friendly connection with one another. They own and operate enterprises together, and he assisted her in financing the refurbishment of her kitchen. The Real Housewives of New Jersey has used their relationship as a plot point in one of its episodes.
Dolores has a net worth of $4 million at the moment. Her affluent lifestyle and salary are due to her popularity as a reality TV celebrity, as well as her companies and charities. A hefty $30k per episode for her work on RHONJ is speculated to be her salary.
This makes the 49-year-old one of the highest-paid stars of the programme, as well as one of the most popular. Dolores’ prior careers as a physician and a real estate agent may have also played a role in her wealth acquisition. The average yearly compensation of a surgeon is $400k.
Adding to it, the average yearly salary of a realtor is around $40k. She may expect to make even more money in the future as a result of brand endorsements and appearances, which are a byproduct of her television celebrity.