Bosnian-born businesswoman and reality star Diana Jenkins are one of the show’s highest-paid cast members. She debuted on the May 11, 2022 episode of the show’s twelfth season.
She has built a successful beverage firm and is widely recognized for her social activism, especially in the area of human rights advocacy.
Sanela Dijana was the name under which Diana Jenkins was born in 1973. She came from a middle-class home and was the elder of two kids. The girl grew up with a pair of economist parents and an accountant sibling.
The family’s residence was a simple concrete apartment complex, a common sight during the communist era in Yugoslavia.
At the early age of 21, Diana’s younger brother Irnis was brutally killed by Serbian forces. Diana was an economics major at the University of Sarajevo when he was killed there.
During the April 1992 Siege of Sarajevo, she was compelled to leave Bosnia due to the onset of conflict. The dissolution of Yugoslavia precipitated the conflict. The fighting continued until December 1995.
Before settling in London, Jenkins was a refugee in Croatia for nearly a year. She put off returning to the City University of London for two years, but finally had the chance to do so.
Diana wisely decided to major in mathematics rather than English because it is possible to learn and utilize mathematics even if you do not know the language.
She completed her undergraduate studies with a BSc (highest possible) in both Computer Science and Economics.
While many of her fellow Yugoslavian immigrants were being granted temporary status at the time, Diana was awarded permanent citizenship due to her exceptional academic record and lack of welfare applications.
The Melissa Odabash Swim Collection
After finishing college, Diana worked a number of different jobs in London to save up enough money to open her own jewelry shop.
In order to capitalize on the popularity of her jewelry shop, Diana teamed up with model Melissa Odabash to introduce their joint swimsuit collection.
Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Heidi Klum, and many more famous women quickly became fans of the swimwear line. Diana still shares equal ownership of the wildly successful company.
Income and Resources
Melissa Odabash, a line of swimwear that Diana founded, was her first taste of financial success. The divorce settlement she received from her marriage to Roger Jenkins, an executive at Barclays Bank, was the primary source of her riches, though.
She received £150 million as a result of their divorce. She established several companies in her name to safeguard her fortune.
She started working in the booze and publishing sectors. Her episode-by-episode salary for RHOBH, however, remains unknown. She has donated a significant portion of her $300 million fortune to various causes.
Roger Jenkins, an employee at Barclays Bank, was Sanela Diana’s husband. Despite their shared children and 10 years of marriage, the couple recently split up. It’s been said that their initial encounter took place in a fitness center.