Watching the lavish lifestyles – and dramatic downfalls – of Todd Chrisley and his family on Chrisley Knows Best may bring up the question: Who is the highest-earning star? It may be surprising to some that Todd didn’t have the biggest net worth among his brood even before his fraud conviction, sentencing and imprisonment.
Although Todd amassed quite a fortune as a real estate mogul in the early 2000s, the Georgia native filed for bankruptcy in 2012. According to Forbes, the reality TV dad claimed at the time he had $4.2 million in assets and almost $50 million worth of debt.
“He guaranteed a real estate development loan and it failed,” Todd’s attorney, Robert Furr, told People in 2014 about how his client got into his financial situation. “He was on the hook for $30 million. If he hadn’t had that happen, he would have been fine, financially.”
In fact, the family’s reality show on USA Network may have saved the podcast host financially when it premiered in 2014.
“I’m blessed to be working every day with my family. The show has been a…