Aviva Drescher is the only cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City to be born and raised in New York City. At just six years old, Drescher was the victim of a farm accident which caused her to lose her left leg. She now wears a prosthetic leg and recently authored a memoir entitled Leggy Blonde which chronicles her childhood experiences, her struggles with panic disorder, and recent life as a reality television star. Drescher has a master’s degree in French Literature from New York University and a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She’s also an active philanthropist working with multiple charities, including The One Step Ahead Foundation which helps child amputees afford prosthetic limbs, The Cancer Schmancer Movement, Trash Cancer, So Gay So What, and Live4Life.
In 2013, Drescher was involved in a salary dispute with network Bravo. She was last reported to be earning $200 thousand per season. Her net worth is $20 million.