Carole DiFalco Radziwill was born in 1963 in New York City, NY. She grew up in Suffern, NY. After studying English at Hunter College in New York City, she began her career in journalism at ABC as an intern for the show 20/20. In 1994, she married her co-worker, Anthony Radziwill, who came from a Polish royal family. After a five-year battle with cancer, her husband died in 1999 at the age of 40.
Radziwill is known most widely today as a recent newcomer to Bravo’s reality television show, “The Real Housewives of New York City,” which documents the lifestyles of wealthy women living in New York City. However, Radziwill was a highly successful television producer prior to joining the cast. She produced segments for ABC on the Gulf War, the War on Afghanistan, as well as on landmines in Cambodia. She has won numerous awards for her work, including three Emmy Awards, the Robert F. Kenney Human Rights Award, a GLAAD award, and a Peabody Award. In 2005, she wrote a memoir entitled “What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love.” The book includes details about her childhood, her career at ABC, her marriage to Anthony Radziwill, as well as her husband’s battle with cancer.
Carole Radziwill’s net worth is reportedly around $50 million. She was rumored to have earned around $60,000 in 2012 for her first season in “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Undisclosed sources say that she negotiated a salary of $100,000 for the sixth season, which premieres in 2014.