Sanela Diana Jenkins is an American philanthropist and businesswoman. Her net worth is estimated to be around 1.4 billion dollars, making her one of the wealthiest people in the world. Sanela has made her fortune through investments in various industries such as technology, real estate, and entertainment.
She is also a generous donor to charities that focus on social change, and she often involves herself in projects that further those causes. Sanela Diana Jenkins’ net worth allows her to make a positive impact on society through philanthropy and investments that focus on the greater good.
How much is Sanela Diana Jenkins worth?
Bosnian entrepreneur, philanthropist, and reality TV star Sanela Diana Jenkins has a net worth in excess of $300 million. Sanela Diana Jenkins is a woman who has successfully launched a drink startup and established herself as a respected human rights activist.
Diana Jenkins, the newest cast member of Bravo’s 12th season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” debuted on May 11, 2022.
Sanela Dianka is well-known for her fame on reality TV, her philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. She also sold a Malibu home to Jan Koum, founder of Whatsapp. We will tell you later that she sold her Malibu home to Koum for $87 million in February 2021.
Diana Jenkins was born Sanela dijana Catic, 1973 in Sarajevo. She was the oldest of two children from a middle-class family. Her father was an economist, and her mother was an accountant. The apartment was a small concrete block that was typical of the Yugoslavian communist era.
Tragically, Diana’s younger brother Irnis was killed by Serb soldiers at the age of 21. Diana was an economics student at University of Sarajevo when he was killed. She fled Bosnia in April 1992, when war broke out. The disintegration of Yugoslavia led to the war. The bloody conflict lasted till December 1995.
Jenkins spent more than a year as a refugee in Croatia before moving to London, England. After two years, she was able re-start her education at City University, London. Diana chose math as her focus, since you don’t need to know English to understand numbers. She earned a BSc (with distinctions) in Computer Science & Economics.
Many of her Yugoslavian fellow refugees fled around this time. Diana, however, was granted permanent citizenship due to her outstanding educational record and her refusal to apply for any government welfare.
Melissa Odabash Swimwear
After graduating, Diana worked in London at a variety jobs, gradually saving enough money to open her own jewelry shop.
Diana and Melissa Odabash, a model, teamed up with the success of the jewelry shop to launch a swimwear brand called Melissa Odabash. The swimwear line became very popular and quickly enjoyed by celebrities such as Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Heidi Klum. The brand continues to be very popular thanks to Diana, who continues to co-own it.
After marrying Roger Jenkins, a British banker, Sanela was transformed into Sanela Diana Jenkins in 1999. They met at the gym.
Roger and Sanela were parents to two children before they split after 10 years of marriage. Later, they described their split as the “happiest divorce” ever.
Diana was awarded a settlement of approximately $300 million as part of her divorce proceedings. Diana was instantly elevated to the top of the wealthiest women in the UK by the settlement.
Diana eventually moved from London to Southern California, where she purchased a stunning Malibu property on a clifftop. She turned her attention to philanthropy, as well as her entrepreneurial ventures.
Sanela Diana Jenkins, the founder of Neuro Drinks, is also the creator of Melissa Odabash swimwear. Neuro Drinks is a healthier alternative to caffeine and soda. The brand sells products that improve sleep, reduce stress and boost immunity, as well as energy. Sanela is the CEO and Chairwoman of the company.
Sanela Diana Jenkins has been a very active philanthropist. She has contributed millions of dollars to a variety of charities that support a wide range of causes.
She established the Sanela Diana Jenkins Foundation for Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Memory of Irnis Cratic, in 2002. According to reports, it is the largest private-funded Bosnian philanthropic organisation.
Six years later she founded Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project at University of California.
The Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization was her way of providing medical care for thousands of Haitian earthquake victims in 2010. This was a mutual effort between Jenkins and Sean Penn. She also organizes fundraisers for Elton John AIDS Foundation. She also posted bail for EjupGanic (ex-Bosnian President), who was held in the UK after a Serbian extradition request.
Sanela, a partner with George Clooney raised more than $10 million for “Not on Our Watch”, an organization that brings attention to the human rights atrocities in Darfur.
Elton John presented Sanela with the Enduring Vision Award in 2012 from his Elton John AIDS Foundation.
She was also named by Hague Institute for Innovation of Law as one of the “World’s Top Three Justice Innovationators” that year.
Sanela received the 2013 Isa-beg Ishakovic Patriotism Award.
Sanela Diana Jenkins sold her Malibu home in June 2020. The sale price was $125million.
The house was purchased by Sanela in 2000 for $21 million. According to reports, she found the house while touring homes with Kid Rock, her friend. Kid was supposed to be searching for homes, but Diana ended dropping $21 million.
It was announced that Jan Koum, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum purchased the property from her neighbor for $87 million in February 2021. Jan bought the property next door for $100 million in 2019, which is roughly $200 million in Malibu real estate.