What is Lea Black’s Net Worth?

Lea Black is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, reality television star, and author who has a net worth of $85 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband, criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who is best known for representing William Kennedy Smith in his 1991 rape trial. Lea starred on the Bravo reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Miami” from 2011 to 2013, and she published the book “Red Carpets & White Lies: A Novel” in 2015. Black launched Sudden Youth Skincare in 1985 and has gone on to establish Lea Black Beauty and Lea Black CBD Beauty Skincare. Since Lea first got involved in the beauty industry, she has developed more than 400 products. She also hosts the podcast “Lunch With Lea Black.”

Early Life

Lea Black was born Lisa Lea Haller on April 23, 1956, in Texas. She has three younger sisters, and after briefly attending college, she left to manage a Fitness World gym. Lea eventually managed 40 Fitness World locations.


Black went into the health and beauty business in the mid-1980s, and after noticing that the majority of her company’s sales were coming from Europe and Latin America, she decided to leave Texas and move to Miami. Lea has written advice and lifestyle columns for numerous magazines and websites, including “OK Magazine,” “Palm Beach Woman,” and “The Huffington Post.” She was the subject of a 2008 documentary about philanthropy titled “The Fundraiser,” and in 2010, she co-founded a new cosmetics company with Oprah Winfrey’s personal stylist, Andre Walker. The company produces Andre Walker Hair Products and Sudden Youth Skin Products. From 2011 to 2013, Lea was a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Miami,” appearing in 41 episodes. She also appeared on several episodes of Jeff Lewis’s Bravo series “Flipping Out” from 2017 to 2018, and she has been a guest on his SiriusXM podcast.

Personal Life

Lea married Roy Black on October 7, 1994. The two met when Lea was a juror in the 1991 William Kennedy Smith trial, and they ran into each other nine months later, after Roy had separated from his second wife. He asked Lea to dinner, and though she was in a relationship with Al Perkins, a business associate, she accepted, thinking they were “going to reminisce about the trial.” Six months later, Lea broke up with Perkins and began a relationship with Roy.

The couple has a son, RJ, who has appeared on “The Real Housewives of Miami,” and Lea is stepmother to Nora, Roy’s daughter from his marriage to Naomi Morris Black.

Since 1992, Lea and Roy have hosted the charity event The Black’s Annual Gala and have raised millions of dollars to help the youths that are involved with Lea’s nonprofit organization, The Consequences Charity. The charity’s purpose is to “empower at-risk youth through education, after-school activities, counseling, and intervention.”

Real Estate

In 2004, Lea and Roy bought a 3,536 square foot Hollywood Hills home for $1.76 million, and they put it on the market in 2016 with an asking price of $2.895 million; they own a larger Hollywood Hills home as well.

In 2011, Roy and Lea paid $7.1 million for a 10,636 square foot mansion in Miami on the famous Star Island. They put the waterfront home (which they’ve never actually lived in) on the market for $34 million in June 2021. They did not accept any offers initially and they re-listed the home in December 2023 for $37.5 million. Here is a video tour:

In 2004, the couple purchased a 3,536 square foot Hollywood Hills home for $1.76 million, and they listed it for sale in 2016 with an asking price of $2.895 million. Roy and Lea have also owned homes in Coral Gables and Key Largo as well as a larger Hollywood Hills estate. Lea and Roy own homes in Coral Gables and Key Largo.

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