What Is Donn Gunvalson’s Net Worth, What Does He Do For A Living

Profile summary of Donn Gunvalson
  • Name: Donn Gunvalson
  • Date of birth: NA
  • Place of birth: NA
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Rockford East High School, Illinois State University
  • Parents: NA
  • Spouse: Vicki Gunvalson (1994-2014)
  • Occupation: Director of Sourcing-Commodities at White Cap Construction Supply
  • Years active: NA
  • Net worth: $4 million

Donn Gunvalson only became popular after his wedding to Vicki Gunvalson, the only cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County who recorded appearances on all six seasons of RHOC. Since he isn’t a mainstream celeb, vital aspects of his life are not known. However, it is common knowledge that he works in the insurance sector as the co-owner of Coto Insurance and Financial Service Inc alongside his ex-wife Vicki.

Early life and family background of Donn Gunvalson’s

Because Donn Gunvalson is not a mainstream celeb, many grey areas exist in the record of his early life and family background. Gunvalson’s year of birth has never been mentioned in the public space, but his birthday celebration comes up every 4th of June. Donn’s close associates say he is getting into his 70s. There is also nothing to go by on his parents and no info on his siblings if any.

We had to resort to Donn’s Linkedin profile to get details on his academic history. Gunvalson’s profile on the platform says he is an alum of Rockford East High School but didn’t mention his graduation year. Joining Illinois State University, Donn bagged a B.Sc. in Business – after a course that spanned from 1971 to 1975. Going by the man’s academic records, we can surmise that he has been in the US from childhood even though he may have been born elsewhere.

He works in both the insurance and construction sectors

Donn Gunvalson’s LinkedIn profile also provided info on his professional life. From the platform, we gathered that Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-husband works in the construction industry. He is currently engaged as the Director of Sourcing-Commodities at White Cap Construction Supply.

Also, Donn has a finger in the insurance sector, Coto Insurance and Financial Service Inc. is co-owned by him and his ex-spouse. The company is quite popular and offers insurance, retirement planning, and real estate plans.

Donn’s career paths are everyday kinds of work that is deemed incapable of shooting someone to the limelight. However, he gained popularity through his ex-wife’s role in The Real Housewives of Orange County. With that said, the insurance boss is far from the attention-loving type; he is more on the reserved side

Donn Gunvalson’s net worth is approximately $4 million

Going by the records, Donn Gunvalson is worth a handsome $4 million earned majorly from his work in both the construction and the insurance sectors.

On the flip side, Vicki Gunvalson, his ex, is way richer with $7 million as her bottom line. This is almost double what Donn has. The lion’s share of Vicki’s income comes from her acting roles, Real Housewives of Orange County for one pays the actress a tidy $500k per season in addition to what she makes from her joint business with Donn.

Donn Gunvalson and Vicki Gunvalson wedded in 1994

Donn Gunvalson
Don and Vicki – image source

We cannot place our fingers on the exact time Donn Gunvalson crossed paths with Vicki Gunvalson as the details of the duo’s dating history is not accessible. However, it’s public knowledge that they became man and wife in 1994.

The couple went to town on their 15th wedding anniversary in 2009, marking the occasion with a vow renewal. However, that particular vow renewal has been deemed misleading as it painted a false image of marital bliss between the couple.

Their union crashed one year after they renewed wedding vows

Barely one year after their renewal of wedding vows in 2010, the ostensibly happy couple shocked fans with the news of their divorce. The proceedings for the couple’s divorce were protracted, leading the public to believe that there was still hope for reconciliation for them.

However, all hopes were dashed when in 2014, the process was finally finalized, leaving the duo free to go their separate ways. When quizzed on the real reason behind their split, Vicki claimed Donn Gunvalson was having an affair outside their marriage, but this wasn’t confirmed.

The post-divorce Life of Donn Gunvalson and Vicki Gunvalson

After their divorce, Vicki was the first to move on as she got engaged to Steve Lodge who she has been dating for three years. It was in April 2019 that Lodge asked for Vicki’s hand in marriage and they were slated to cement the relationship in 2020, however, the COVID-19 restrictions forced them to postpone their wedding plans.

From postponement, news broke that the wedding has been canceled and the duo have gone their separate ways. Donn and Vicki even took their separation to social media, deleting each other’s photos and unfollowing each other.

Though they never made the reasons for their split public, Vicki’s statement suggested that it was by mutual agreement. According to the actress, the relationship wasn’t working as expected and the best thing to do was to let go. The news about their spit hit the airwaves on the 28th of September, 2021. Vicki has since moved on with another man in a relationship that has gone Instagram official.

On the side of Donn Gunvalson, nothing has been heard about the man’s current relationship status. We can say that by cutting ties with the only reason he came to public attention, the spotlight practically left Donn and since he is no longer under the radar of the media, it’s hard to say whom he is with.

The last that was heard of the Illinois State University alum was that he was battling prostate cancer – a condition that was diagnosed as far back as 2012. However, he appears to be managing it well and still lives at his home in Newport Beach CA.

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Vicki thinks her involvement in reality television led to her separation from Donn

From 2006 to 2019, Vicki was making appearances in RHOC, and according to what she told David Yontef on his podcast, Behind The Velvet Rope, that greatly contributed to the crash of her marriage. Vicki is of the opinion that their marriage would have had a fighting chance if not for her work on television.

She was so engulfed with playing her role on TV that she forgot to pay attention to her personal life. With time, this took a toll on their marriage and they drifted apart. There have been rumors that she actually misses Donn and wants back in.

There is no child to show for the Couple’s relationship 

Before their union crashed in 2014, Donn Gunvalson and Vicki had already spent two decades as man and wife, but they never had any children. However, Vicki is a mother of two from previous relationships.

It must be noted that the Real Housewives of Orange County star had been married and divorced before meeting Donn who is regarded as her children’s stepfather. Michael Wolfsmith and his sister, Briana Culberson have made Vicki a grandmother – a position shared by Gunvalson who is also a grandfather to his ex-wife’s grandkids.

From what is obvious, Gunvalson has never sired any children of his own to date and doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to do so.

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