Vanessa Joy Lachey is more famous by her maiden name – she is Vanessa Minnillo, an American TV personality, show host, fashion model and actress with an estimated net worth of $8 million. Minnillo is best known for her work on television, hosting the “Total Request Live” show between 2003 and 2007, and acting as the New York City correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” in 2005. In addition, Vanessa Minnillo has enjoyed a successful career in acting, with a long filmography featuring appearances in well-known and acclaimed shows like “How I Met Your Mother”, “CSI: NY”, “Psych” and “Wipeout”. This, together with Minnillo’s early career in modelling, accounts for the American television personality’s stunning net worth.
Vanessa Minnillo Net Worth $8 Million
Born to an American father and Filipina mother on November 9, 1980 in the Philippines city of Angeles, Vanessa Minnillo spent much of her early life on the move. Owing to his work in the US Air Service, Minnillo’s father was frequently on the move, and Vanessa herself grew up a regular army brat – living variously in Germany, Japan and different parts of the Unites States, and attending eight separate schools in the span of only nine years. When Minnillo’s parents divorced in 1986, she moved to live with her mother and step-father in Turkey for a time – however, several years later, Vanessa would move back in with her father, spending the rest of her teenage years in South Carolina, USA.
It was in South Carolina that Vanessa Minnillo first found fame as a competitor in teen beauty pageants. Minnillo was named Miss South Carolina Teen USA in 1998, followed shortly by her victory in the Miss Teen USA pageant of the same year – the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina. Her success as a model meant Minnillo was soon noticed and offered a place in the entertainment industry – in 2003, she accepted an offer to become the host of MTV’s show “Total Request Live”, a position Minnillo kept until 2007. An excellent track record as host meant a place with the daily entertainment news show “Entertainment Tonight” in 2007, where Vannessa Minnillo enjoyed her greatest success to date as the show’s New York City correspondent – giving Minnillo’s net worth a huge boost. Since then a high-profile television personality and actress, Minnillo has gone on to feature as a guest in various different and often highly popular shows, including an episode of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” – where she appeared alongside lead actors Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris – and the police drama “CSI: NY” together with fellow guest star Kim Kardashian and regulars Gary Sinise and Melinda Kanakaredes.
How rich is Vanessa Minnillo? Currently, Minnillo’s net worth is believed to be around $4 million, most of it from her successful career as a television host and actress. Minnillo has appeared in various shows and series over the years, contributing to her fame and ensuring her net worth continues to rise.
In 2011, Vanessa Minnillo married her long-standing boyfriend, American singer and songwriter Nick Lachey of the boy band “98 Degrees”. Today, Minnillo lives with her husband and their son, Camden John Lachey.