About Patti Stanger:
Patti Stanger, Controversial Matchmaker for the Rich
Patti Stanger is both celebrity and high-powered business woman. She is well-known for speaking her mind, often in a way that is sexist and judgmental. She sees men as being driven by their "primal urges" and refers to them on her business website as "products." The Millionaire's Club only offers "beautiful and intelligent" women in her online catalog of female prospects, which men can search by race -- white/Latin, black, or Asian. Absent are women of other nationalities, and you will not find any "BBW" on her site.
"Men are visual creatures. They are hardwired to respond to beauty first. Unless they feel attraction from a photo, they will not step off the curb to meet someone. Since MC is not the manufacturer of the product (men), but the distributor, we can only tell women what the mind of a millionaire man is thinking and give them pointers along the way to attract their interest." -- Patti Stanger, The Millionaire's Club
She sums up the value of women to men with a similar mentality, than in order to "get a better man" you must be physical stunning. A quick browse of Patti's website presents women in two-piece bikinis so tiny very little is left to the imagination:
"In order to get a better man, a person needs better photos! Men are visual creatures. They are hardwired to respond to beauty first. Unless they feel attraction from a photo, they will not step off the curb to meet someone. Since MC is not the manufacturer of the product (men), but the distributor, we can only tell women what the mind of a millionaire man is thinking and give them pointers along the way to attract their interest... Professional photos make a woman look her most attractive... and our millionaires expect the best. Affluent men do not respond to snapshots or low quality photos. Snapshots or collegiate photos never make anyone look good." -- Patti Stanger, The Millionaire's Club
Date of Birth and Birth Place: May 31, 1961, in Short Hills, New Jersey to Jewish parents.
Marital Status: Single, however, Stanger has been engaged. In August 2010, Stanger announced on Twitter that she had called off her engagement with Andy Friedman, a real estate executive. Stanger and Friedman had been brought together by another matchmaker. She indicated the reason for the breakup was that they did not agree on children (she wanted kids and he did not.) Following the breakup, Stanger received a lot of negative publicity about her ability to be a matchmaker if she was not able to find love for herself.
Current Residence: Stanger currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Net Worth: Stanger is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $4.5 million. Considering all her ventures and high visibility, this number may be a low estimate.
- From approximately age 24-34, she worked in the fashion industry at Unionbay Sportswear, JouJou Jeans, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Former Director of Marketing for Great Expectations until 2000
- Founder and CEO, Millionaire's Club International,Inc.
- Boasts that she is a third-generation matchmaker.
- Star and executive producer of her own television show, The Millionaire Matchmaker, on Bravo.
- Books: Author of Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate (2009, Copyright, Patti Stanger)
- DVDs: Married in a Year
- Patti's Blog
The Millionaire's Club: In 2000, Patti Stanger founded Millionaire's Club International,Inc. She is the current CEO. "MC" now boasts an online dating catalog of more than 30,000 "beautiful and intelligent single women." The company has an estimated 45 employees. Based in Los Angeles, the company sells franchise licenses (for now, only outside of the U.S.) starting at $1 million. Services include matchmaking (an enhanced dating service), relationship coaching, counseling, and even physical makeovers and plastic surgery referrals. For additional income and branding, MC sells advertising space on its website to service providers including to professional photographers and caterers.
Millionaire Matchmaker: Stanger is the star and producer of the hit show Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo). The show matches millionaires, and an occasional millionairess with potential mates. Her show was hit from its first season and averages 1.9 million viewers each week. On the show, Stanger repeatedly passes harsh judgment on both the women who interview as potential dates, as well as on the club members.
Radio Program: Since 2009, Stanger has had her own call-in radio program, P.S. I love you produced by Clear Channel for XM Satellite Radio.
Vodka Promotion: During the summer of 2011, Patti Stanger, star of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker partnered with Pucker™ Vodka's in their "Break Up and Match Up" program. According to a press release, Patti began promoting the vodka in June of 2011 by "pairing fun and flirty flavored-vodka drinkers' personalities with equally spirited cocktails made from Pucker Vodka - a new, flavored vodka that gets its naturally bold taste from fruit. Patti will help these flavored-vodka fans cast aside their boring, tired vodka they've been drinking all year for the bold and tasty flavors each bottle of Pucker Vodka offers."
Clothing Line: In 2012, Stanger plans to launch a new line of date wear apparel that will be sold online.
Appearances and Speaking Engagements: Stanger remains in demand for top talk shows, magazines, and has even been offered movie deals.