Addressing The Rumor The Hollywood Darling Is Broke

Tori Spelling has been a Hollywood staple for over 30 years. She is the daughter of one the most successful TV producers ever. She grew up in the spotlight and has been constantly scrutinized by the paparazzi as well as the media. When the tabloids aren’t digging up dirt about the state of her marriage to actor Dean McDermott, they’re speculating about her finances—or lack thereof. So what’s the truth? Is the truth? Beverly Hills, 90210Is it possible that the star is really broke? Here, we take deep dive into Tori Spelling’s net worth to find out if the rumors are true.

Tori Spelling’s Has A Long And Varied Career

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Her Acting Career

Tori Spelling is a TV veteran. Born on May 16, 1973, she started acting at the age of six and appeared in a slew of popular ‘80s TV shows, including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island T.J. Hooker Saved by the Bell Her breakthrough came in 1990, when she was cast on the hit teen soap Donna Martin. Beverly Hills, 90210 Spelling was on the show for the entire 10 year run. She even returned to reprise her iconic role at the 2019 reboot. BH90210.

During that decade, she was a star on the original Beverly Hills 90201Spelling was also a familiar face in the world made-for-TV movies. Spelling was a part of a number small-screen successes, including Call Girl with Co-ed? A friend to die for, Mother, may I sleep with danger?(the latter became a Lifetime TV cult favorite). “TV movies were great for me because with the timing of filming 90210, I couldn’t do another series,” Spelling explained in a 2018 interview with Thrillist. “Feature films took longer, and we had such little time off because we [90210]Also did summer episodes. But the time we did have off was perfect for TV movies, so I did them as often as I could.”

A few years later, the original Beverly Hills 90210Spelling starred on the short-lived VH1 sitcom. So Important The show was loosely based upon her life. Although the show lasted only 10 episodes, it helped her to find a new niche for reality TV. From 2007 to 2012, she was on the show with Dean McDermott (her husband). Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (also known as Tori & Dean: Inn LoveFor its first two seasons.

The reality show followed the couple’s daily lives as they worked, raised kids, and faced the common trials and tribulations of married life. The show was a huge hit on Oxygen, and it ran for six seasons. It also broke ratings records. It also spawned its own spin-off. Tori & Dean: sTORIbook WeddingsIn 2011,

Other Ventures

Tori Spelling and her family at the Moana premiere

Spelling is also an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Her success in the business world led to her signing a book deal. Tori & Dean Published her first memoirsTORI Telling2008. She went on to write three more books focused on her life—MommywoodIn 2009, Uncharted TerriTORI 2010: It is best to spell it as it is2013. She also penned the children’s book Presenting TallulahIn 2010, and a party-planning book called CelebraTORI2012

Spelling launched The Tori Spelling Collection (a 12-piece collection of necklaces, earrings bracelets and cuffs) on HSN in 2007. Styled by Tori Spelling is a line of DIY fashion jewelry she launched in 2012 when she teamed up again with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “I love designing jewelry, and I love crafting,” Spelling said of the creative project. “With this line, I’ve combined both my passions. I give the styles and tools, and women can use their creativity to design their own jewelry.”

Tori Spelling has a tragic history with her wealth

Tori Spelling smiling at the camera

She was very wealthy

Tori Spelling was born to Aaron Spelling, one of the most prolific and successful TV producers ever. During his decades-long career—which made him a multi-millionaire—he was responsible for some of the small screen’s most iconic shows, including Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90201, Melrose Place?7ThHeaven Charmed.

Because of her father’s enormous success, Spelling grew up in the lap of luxury. Spelling says she never learned how manage her own finances. This eventually led to poor savings habits and poor spending habits. “I am not great with money,” the House of Yes actress admitted in a 2019 interview. “And I know people read a lot of stuff about my financial things going on. Since I was 18, I had a manager for my business, so I never handled any money. Everything went to them, so, unfortunately, I never quite learned about money.”

Spelling also acknowledges that she is unable to control her expensive tastes because she was raised in a wealthy home. “I grew up rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. I never knew anything else,” she wrote in It is best to spell it as it is(as reported by “Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes. Even when my tastes aren’t fancy, they’re still costly. I moved houses to simplify my life, but lost almost a million dollars along the way.”

She has been involved in various lawsuits

Spelling has been involved with a number of expensive lawsuits, in addition to her money management problems. 2014 three producers filed a $60 million lawsuit over her 2011 Oxygen show, Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings, They claimed that they had invented the idea.

In 2016, Spelling was sued twice by American Expressowing credit card debts totalling thousands of dollars. Spelling, McDermott also were in 2016. sued by the City National Bankallegedly failing the to make payments on a loan of four years.

Finally, 2017 saw the debut of the actress settled a personal injury lawsuitShe filed suit against Benihana restaurant in 2015. Spelling may have received a settlement for this case, but the suit took two years to complete and must have cost Spelling a lot in legal fees.

Her Financial Status has Long Been Speculated

Spelling’s money woes have made her a constant tabloid target, bolstered in large part by comments actress herself made in her 2013 book, It is best to spell it as it is. But the BH90201 star says those stories have been greatly exaggerated—and that she didn’t mean to give the impression that she was completely broke.

“I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too,” she explained in a 2016 interview with People. “We’re not perfect, we have made a lot of choices financially with real estate that didn’t work out…and that just escalated into this story about financial struggles, bankruptcy. To this day that haunts me!”

Tori Spelling’s Net Worth

Tori Spelling standing with her husband, Dean McDermott
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So what’s the truth about Spelling’s financial status? According to CelebrityNetWorth.comThe Tori & DeanStar is valued at $1.5 million. While we don’t know much about her assets, we do know she and McDermott listed a house in Malibu back in 2012 for $2.675 million. In 2020, the couple moved into a $3.7 million home in Hidden Hills, CaliforniaWith their five children.

We also know that Spelling was reportedly there when her father died in 2006. received a measly $800,000 inheritanceFrom an estate valued at $500 million. Spelling’s mother, Candy, inherited most of the money, and the mother and daughter weren’t speaking at the time. Today, the pair are back on good terms, which means Spelling just might stand to inherit some more of her late dad’s fortune in the future.