The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast was shocked to learn that Jackie Goldschneider has more money than anyone expected!
On the January 15th episode of RHONJ, the Jersey Housewives learned that Jackie’s family is loaded! This revelation came to light after Jackie revealed her mom bought a $15,o00 engagement ring from her ex-boyfriend so he wouldn’t propose to her. Jennifer Aydin was so intrigued by this news that she did some digging and found out that Jackie’s Hamptons home rents out for $50,000 a month.
In a preview for this week’s episode, Jackie confesses to the group: “I have family money.”
So, I bet you’re probably dying to know where Jackie’s family money comes from especially considering that we already know her parents “served time” for fraud.
During season 9 of RHONJ, Jackie revealed that her parents went through similar legal issues to Joe and Teresa Giudice.
“Can I explain something about my past to you? In my family, that happened also. My father went away for fraud,” Jackie confessed to Dolores during season 9.
“My dad was six months,” Jackie explained when Dolores asked for how long. “It’s part of our family. It’s just something we talk about.”
In her confessional, Jackie elaborated, “When I was in college my dad went away for tax evasion and my mother was on house arrest. Going through it was really tough especially waiting to find out their sentence but once they were doing their time we weren’t ashamed of it at all.”
Fast forward to 2020 and we are learning a lot more about Jennifer’s family including the fact that they are apparently very wealthy.
On The Daily Dish podcast, out on Thursday, January 23rd, Jackie explained where her family money comes from.
“My parents both came from absolutely nothing,” Jackie revealed. “My father grew up in the projects in Brooklyn and my mother grew up in Israel and came over here at 13 years old. She didn’t speak any English; her parents had not a penny. They moved in with relatives in Brooklyn and my mom ended up graduating valedictorian of her high school. She went to Brooklyn College and she started a computer software consulting firm when she was in her late 20s, early 30s, and she ended up writing a lot of the software that huge companies were using… I love looking at her college yearbook because she was the only woman in the entire economies chapter of the yearbook.”
She then explained her mother’s success turned into monetary wealth.
“My parents were very smart about it,” Jackie explained. “My father also did very well for himself and everything that they made together, they started investing. They invested in stocks, they invested in real estate, and they really did amazingly well for themselves.”
Jackie says because of her family’s money she knew that whoever she married would need to sign a prenup, which she did end up having with hubby Evan Goldschneider even though he was successful and came from “some money” as well.
“By the time my parents really started making money, I was already… almost 13 years old. I grew up in a little house in Staten Island. I was a scruffy kid; I didn’t really have any money… So the way I am, money to me is not what makes you an impressive person or an admirable person, so it’s not something that you brag about. And I buy things; I do spend money but I just don’t flash it all over Instagram, because I find it tacky,” she said.
Despite her family’s wealth, Jackie makes it clear that she and Evan do NOT live off her trust fund. In fact, Jackie says that whenever she’s received money from her trust fund she’s invested it in real estate. Jackie also runs a “small real estate management company” on the side.
As for Jennifer’s reaction to her wealth, Jackie says, “She now views me as, oh my God, what’s wrong with her? Why isn’t she spending this money? Which is a total misconception because I spend the money; I just don’t show it off. If you look in my closet, you’ll see probably double the amount of Chanel bags that Jennifer has, but I would never put that on Instagram because it’s tacky.”
Meanwhile, on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Jackie revealed that her Hamptons beach house actually rents out for $60k a month!
“Why is your beach house $50,000 a month?” a caller asked Jackie. “Like, that’s crazy!”
“My beach house is actually $60,000 a month, so let’s just get that right!” Jackie clarified.
Andy was impressed by it all and chimed in, “By the way, dude, it’s on the ocean in the Hamptons, it’s multi-bedrooms, and that is actually the going rate!”
“Yeah, so I’m just over here being rich!” Jackie laughed.
Turns out Jackie’s beachfront Hamptons home may be worth a cool $2.7 million.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.