Ryan Serhant is a real estate agent, writer, and TV star from the United States. The 39-year-old writer appears on the Bravo TV show "Million Dollar Listing New York" and its related program, "Sell it Like Serhant."
Serhant operates his own real estate business in New York. In this article, learn in detail about Ryan's net worth and professional life.
How Wealthy is Ryan Serhant?
Ryan Serhant, an American who works as an actor, real estate broker, reality TV personality, and author, has a net worth of $40 million. He started as an actor, playing Evan Walsh in the TV show "As the World Turns" from 2007 to 2008.
Later, Serhant turned to real estate and became one of New York's top brokers, ranking 15th in 2012. He gained more fame on the Bravo TV show "Million Dollar Listing New York."
Ryan Serhant Career Highlights
Ryan Serhant began his journey in the New York real estate world in 2008, but his first year brought in only $9,000. His persistence paid off when he made his first significant sale of $8.5 million. By 2012, he was recognized as the 15th top real estate agent in New York by "The Real Deal."
In 2008, Serhant joined Nest Seekers International, where he rose to the position of executive vice president and managing director. Four years later, he established the Serhant Team, a bi-coastal group of over 60 professionals based in New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, and the Hamptons, focusing on luxury residential sales and new developments.
On September 15, 2020, Ryan took a significant step by launching his real estate firm, SERHANT. This company quickly became one of the most dynamic real estate firms in the United States, leveraging a substantial social media presence to facilitate property sales.
By April 2021, SERHANT, Serhant's firm, was reporting an impressive average of $100 million in sales volume each month during its first half-year in operation.
In 2010, Ryan Serhant tried out for and was chosen to be one of the real estate agents on the reality TV show "Million Dollar Listing New York" (MDLNY). The show, which first aired on Bravo on March 7, 2012, features Serhant along with Fredrik Eklund and Michael Lorber, showcasing their work on high-end real estate deals in New York.
Serhant has been a guest on several major TV networks including CNN, CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
After starting on "Million Dollar Listing," Ryan made guest appearances on other shows, including "Inside Amy Schumer." He also had a supporting role in the 2014 film "While We're Young," directed by Noah Baumbach.
In 2017, Serhant created and started the show "Sell It Like Serhant" on Bravo. This show, a spin-off from MDLNY, sees Serhant helping salespeople improve their skills.
The 9th season of "Million Dollar Listing New York" began in Spring 2021. Alongside this, a new show featuring Serhant, "Ryan's Renovation," also premiered. This limited series follows Ryan and his family as they remodel their Brooklyn home.
On September 18, 2018, marking his ten years in real estate, Ryan Serhant released his first book, "Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine." This book quickly became popular, making it to the top-seller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.
Sell It Like Serhant: The Course
Then, on August 15, 2019, Ryan Serhant introduced "Sell It Like Serhant: The Course," a training program focused on selling in the real estate industry.
Ryan Serhant Controversies
Lawsuit Over Expansion Plans
Ryan Serhant and his team faced a lawsuit from Keller Williams Black Label, a real estate company in Pennsylvania. They accused Serhant and his Pennsylvania team leader, Andrea Desy Edrei, of stealing clients, confidential information, and staff from their company to help Serhant's firm grow in Pennsylvania.
The company is suing for over $10 million, claiming significant damage to their business.
Accusation of Illegal Business Practices
Ryan Serhant was also involved in a $1 million lawsuit where his former client, Aaron Coppelson, accused him of dishonesty and illegal actions. Coppelson said that in 2015, Serhant gave misleading information about a property in Manhattan and acted as a real estate agent for both sides without proper disclosure.
However, a New York judge later dismissed this lawsuit, finding no evidence to support the claims.
Social Media Controversy
Ryan Serhant also encountered criticism on social media over a photo of his young daughter he posted during the 2020 presidential election. Some people thought he was using the photo to share political views.
Serhant took down the photo and explained on Instagram that it was simply a photo of his daughter and not meant to be political.