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Draya Michele Net Worth

draya michele net worth
Net Worth$600,000
Full NameAndraya Michele Howard
Date of Birth/AgeJanuary 23, 1985 (age 34)
Source of wealthActress, Fashion Designer, Media Personality
Country of originUSA
State/City of originReading, Pennsylvania
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Draya Michele’s net worth is $600,000.

How Did Draya Michele Make Her Money?

She is a model, actress, TV personality and fashion designer. Most of her money has come from her appearances on the TV reality show Basketball Wives and from acting roles. She also has three fashion design companies.


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Draya Michele has taken the fame, publicity and money that she earned on the TV show and invested them in her new business. She continues to interact with her many fans.

Swimming in Success

Michele has said that her flagship swimsuit line, Mint Swim, is designed for “the woman who wants to feel sexy and enhance all the right curves while staying fashionable. I started with four styles of swimsuits. From there, things just grew via social media.”

Michele has long credited social media with much of her success. She currently has 7.2 million Instagram followers and 683,000 Twitter followers.

In 2018, Mint Swim was featured in Vogue Brasil.


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Draya Michele Quick Facts

  • She has never been married.
  • She has two sons named Jru and Kniko.


Michele got engaged to football player Orlando Scandrick in 2013. They had one child together. The couple had an on-again, off-again relationship for six years before finally calling it quits in 2018.

That year, Scandrick filed a restraining order against Michele. He said that she had threatened to poison him with bleach and that she had been physically abusive on several occasions.

When Scandrick failed to appear at the court hearing, the order was dropped. The couple was later spotted together on a date.

In 2019, they announced that they were getting married. Shortly after that, they broke up again. It appears that their relationship is officially over.


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Draya Michele Career

First Taste of Fame

Michele first came to public attention as the girlfriend of singer Chris Brown. In 2011, that brief glimpse of fame led to something much bigger when she was asked to appear on the reality show Basketball Wives: LA.

She appeared in the same season that also featured Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Marques Houston.

There was some controversy over her appearance on the show because it was not clear that she was actually dating or married to any professional basketball player.

She was initially rumored to be linked to Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Laker. Michele denied that rumor vehemently.

She was apparently invited onto the show by cast member Gloria Govan, who met Michele in an acting class.


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Investing in Herself

She relocated to Los Angeles during the run of the show. Once it was over, she remained there and invested some of her money into developing her first fashion lines.

In 2011, she launched Mint Swim, a line of fashionable swimwear aimed at women of all shapes and sizes.

In 2013, she founded Fine Ass Girl, a line of casual-chic streetwear. This was followed by the launch of Beige & Coco in 2016.

Michele enjoys designing fashions and said it was always her dream to have her own fashion line. In an interview, she stated that she invested $12,000 from her earnings on the TV show into making her business dreams come true.


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Movie and TV Roles

Michele has had a steady career in TV series and TV movies. She has had small to medium-sized roles in several of them. Following is a list of the shows and her role in each.

  • Basketball Wives LA as Herself (2011).
  • Real Husbands of Hollywood as Herself (2013).
  • Will to Love as Candice Koleto (2015).
  • The Perfect Match as Holly (2016).
  • Bring Out the Lady as Dody Monroe (2016).
  • True to the Game as Cherelle (2017).
  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part as Amanda (2017)
  • We Belong Together as Tracy Jacobs/ Laura Santiago (2018).
  • All In as Gina (2018).
  • Star (TV series) as Chloe David (2018).


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Courting Controversy

Michele has not shied away from controversy. She has been romantically linked to a number of men including DeShawn Stevenson and Whiz Kalifa.

Because she was involved with many different men, there was some speculation about who the father of her youngest son Jru was.

In 2017, she said his father was her then-fiance’ Orlando Scandrick.

In 2019, she announced that she was going to appear in a movie special on Black Entertainment Television (BET). In response, Erica Mena of Love and Hip-Hop: New York fame tweeted to her followers, “Let’s get this right! @BET I’m ready when you are. Let’s get a GOOD actress in y’all movies.”

Michele’s response was short and sweet: “I’m never blowing out the next woman’s candle to make my flame shine brighter.”


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Interesting Facts About Draya Michele

In a 2013 interview on the Wendy Williams Show, Michele revealed that before she was cast on Basketball Wives: LA, she was making her living as a model and part-time stripper.

Favorite Quotes From Draya Michele

“I think people hate on people, especially when the person is in a higher position in life. That person is always hated on. I look at it like I’m better than them, so why not talk about me? You’re not doing anything.”

“I want to be known for my beauty secrets and sense of humor. That’s all I want. Is that too much to ask?”