Viewers have watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky since season one of the show and now we are getting to know a little bit more about one of the hottest Housewives husband courtesy of Bravo.
Mauricio wasn’t always in real estate. After graduating college, Mauricio started a clothing company called 90265. “I started the fad of oversized T-shirts on girls wearing leggings,” Mauricio revealed. Mauricio said his company “did quite well,” so much so that he was able to sell it when he was only 26 years old. While figuring out his next career move, he realized he would combine his love of sales and architecture to pursue a career in real estate. Soon, he got a job at the luxury real estate firm Hilton & Hyland, which was co-founded by his brother-in-law Rick Hilton.
Mauricio has had a lot of interesting clients over the years. Mauricio must be both a great broker and a great guy because Kyle’s ex-husband Guraish Aldjufrie gave Mauricio his first sale with his $7.5 million property in Brentwood, California, according to Worth. Mauricio’s clientele would only get much more star-studded after that, boasting names such as Lady Gaga, Michael Jordan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Mauricio has a no asshole rule at the Agency. Real estate can be a cutthroat business, but it doesn’t have to be. Mauricio implemented what he calls a “No ***hole Rule” at The Agency in order to foster teamwork. “I created the ‘No ***hole Rule’ at my company because we want to be able to share. We want to be able to have collaboration in the company, we want everyone to be able to trust each other, and if there’s an asshole, then we can’t trust each other,” Mauricio told Inman Next in 2012, as you can see in the clip above (that features some strong language). “That one bad seed, you know, really can destroy the entire company, so no ***holes.” This also just happens to be a good way to live your life in general.
Mauricio is no stranger to reality TV. Mauricio has also appeared on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles in the past. In fact, agents David Parnes and James Harris work with Mauricio at The Agency. He has also shown up on E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills as mentor to cast member Brendan Fitzpatrick, who also works at The Agency, and on ABC Family’s Job or No Job to interview that week’s real estate-focused job candidate.
Mauricio is not from Beverly Hills. Mauricio has a little bit of a foreign accent. Mauricio was born and raised in Mexico until he was six years old and moved to the United States. His family is also Greek and Russian. It’s no wonder we often see Mauricio out and about experiencing other cultures.
Mauricio comes from a family of high-achievers. His mother, Estella Sneider, is a psychologist and sex therapist that has appeared on RHOBH as well as on several other national TV and radio shows. His father, Eduardo Umansky, is also in real estate, having worked at Hilton & Hyland with Mauricio before joining him at The Agency.
Mauricio had health issues as a child. After he was born, Mauricio was diagnosed with neutropenia, which occurs when someone has an unusually low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infection. During the first four years of his life, Mauricio was in and out of the hospital as his weak immune system made him especially susceptible to illness. Mauricio overcame the disease.
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