Diamond and Silk Net Worth

Diamond and Silk have a net worth of $5 million. The Black-American sisters made their fortune from multiple income sources.

Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, as their real names say, are social media personalities, television hosts, businesswomen, authors, podcasters, moviemakers, and more. The controversial duo gained public attention after they joined the Republicans in campaigning for Donald Trump, which saw his emergence as the 45th President of The United States.

How Much are Diamonds and Silk Net Worth?

Diamond and Silk’s net worth is $5 million. The Hardaway sisters have never let on how much they earn on a monthly and annual basis.

How Did Diamond and Silk’s Net Worth Accrue?

Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and her sister, Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, made their fortune from multiple sources. They are on most of the major social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

Apart from their exploits on social media, the Hardaway sisters also make money from the mainstream media. Ineitha and Herneitha were once affiliated with Fox and later started appearing on Newsmax TV

Another major source of income for Diamond and Silk is business, as the sisters engage in the sale of merchandise online. According to reports, they charge people who wish to see them or take pictures with them, and the sisters also make a tidy sum from the podcast and the sale of their memoirs.

Though Ineitha and Herneitha have had their social media career for years, the black-American sisters only started gaining public attention after they made the switch from supporting Democrats to Republicans during the time that Donald Trump launched his first presidential campaign in 2015. They only needed to catch the presidential aspirant’s attention with their unflinching support for their videos to go viral.

Another reason why millions of people got curious about the Hardaway sisters was the fact that they were black and endorsed Trump, and spoke up for conservative values despite the fact that Trump has been dubbed racist by many.

Twitter is Among Diamond and Silk’s Earliest Handles

On the Twitter platform, Diamond and Silk can be located @DiamondandSilk. Their Twitter handle was launched in December 2014, one month prior to their YouTube channel, and so far, it has amassed over 2 million followers with 24.9k tweets. Needless to say, this handle is a money spinner for Ineitha and Herneitha.

During the Corona Virus pandemic, the sisters were caught disseminating false information about the virus, and this led to the suspension of their account, albeit temporarily.

The Black-American sisters have never been one to shy away from controversies, no matter the circumstances, and this has resulted in mixed blessings for them. While reaping massive followers for supporting Trump, they faced a lot of sanctions from the management of several social media platforms for breaching their policies. The sisters’ Twitter ban was just the first of many to follow.

Their YouTube Channel was Launched in 2015

The sisters’ YouTube channel operates under the username @DiamondandSilkTheViewersView. After they joined the platform on the 2nd of January 2015, Ineitha and Herneitha mostly shared videos concerning burning issues in America. They first shared videos about police brutality in the US, entitled “Black Lives Matter” – this montage earned them 17k views within a short while.

One of their initial videos was about a Black-American woman Sandra Bland who lost her life while serving in Texas jail; this particular video earned 32,000 views.

By June 2020, Diamond and Silk were already making long-form pro-Trump videos on YouTube when Dennis Michael Lynch, an American commentator, contacted them and changed their story. It was Dennis who trained Ineitha and Herneitha on how to make short videos with the capacity to go viral; he went on to sign them to a short-term deal and also dubbed them “Diamond and Silk,” which has remained their stage moniker to date.

After training the sisters, Dennis joined effort with them in producing their debut short pro-Trump video, and true to expectation, it garnered over one million views within a short while. Their sudden popularity on YouTube was what created inroads into the mainstream media as Dennis went ahead to book Ineitha and Herneitha on several cable television networks, which include Fox News and CNN.

So far, the Black-American sisters have earned over 50,038,918 views on YouTube with 345K subscribers after sharing 1.6K videos.

Diamond and Silk have a Self-Titled Facebook Page

As earlier mentioned, Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and her sister, Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, only became famous because of their political affiliations. Their self-titled Facebook page alone amassed over 1.5 million followers in a very short time.

The two back-American women received even wider media attention around 2016 after they alleged that Facebook notified them and in the content of the notification, tagged them as “Unsafe to the Community.” The sisters eventually leveled accusations on the management of Facebook not only for blocking their page but also for censoring it. In April 2018, it happened that Rep. Steve King invited Diamond and Silk before Congress to testify about their alleged censorship, but at the end of the day, Mark Zuckerberg’s proved that the censorship never happened.

This particular controversy sparked more curiosity about the sisters, leading more people to follow them, and since then, Ineitha and Herneitha’s Facebook page has been growing in leaps and bounds.

Diamond and Silk Have over 1.2 Million Followers on Instagram

The sister’s Instagram handle @diamondandsilk is already verified, and they can boast over 1.2 million followers and still counting. So far, Ineitha and Herneitha have shared 2,543 posts. The kind of content to expect from their Instagram is pictures and videos of the sisters with the former POTUS, Donald Trump.

Diamond and Silk Podcast

Ineitha and Herneitha also launched a podcast that is equally thriving. According to the sisters, they leverage their podcast in disseminating “real news from real America”. The Black-American duo proved themselves to be excellent hosts, engaging people on a daily basis and responding to questions and other forms of inquiries.

Diamond and Silk Generated a Lot of Funds from the Sale of Merchandise

After they established themselves as one of the strongest supporters of Donald Trump, Diamond and Silk started marketing different Trump Merchandise via their website.

We saw the sisters sell items like beer steins, wine goblets, and branded pens. They also promoted their single, “Trump’s Yo President”, earning more public attention in the process.

Ineitha and Herneitha are typical businesswomen as they co-owned a skincare brand known as ‘Diamond & Silk Regimenx. The product addresses the needs of people with sensitive and dry skin.

They Worked For Fox News 

Their multiple income heads on social media notwithstanding, Diamond and Silk ventured into the mainstream media to create another spate of money spinners.

After the sisters were linked to Fox by their trainer, Dennis, they started recording appearances on the sets of Fox News shows, including The Ingraham Angle, Watter’s World, Fox & Friends, Hannity, and Fox News Sunday.

After they have worked with Fox for a while, the media outlet gave them a show on their online Fox News streaming service called Fox Nation; this happened on November 2018. The siblings were even covered in an episode of ABC’s Nightline. During their appearance on ABC, Herneitha was notably talkative, while Ineitha was more laid back and just contributed by expressing agreement.

As mentioned earlier, media personalities have always courted controversy wherever they go, and needless to say, history repeated itself at Fox. A short while after the Corona Virus hit the United States, the sisters wasted no time in leveraging their show to question some information about the pandemic.

In March 2020, Diamond and Silk sought to know whether the alarming number of death recorded during the pandemic was inflated to make the then POTS, Trump, look incompetent in the eyes of the citizens. Fox soon tagged their questions “conspiracy theory” and went ahead to terminate their contract in April 2020.

The termination of their work with Fox didn’t sit well with the sisters, who were quick to point out reporters like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who carry out social movements on the media outlet’s platform, yet nobody questions them, and they continue to receive huge salaries. At the end of the day, Ineitha and Herneitha made sure to tag Fox, as “racist” before leaving the media house.

The Sisters Moved to Newsmax TV From Fox

Fox was barely done with throwing the Black American sisters out when they moved on to Newsmax TV. The media outlet welcomed Ineitha and Herneitha by trusting them with the Saturday afternoon show called Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear.

The Diamond and Silk brand is still associated with Newsmax TV to date. It would appear that they didn’t really lose much from being booted out of Fox, as Newsmax breached the gap almost immediately.

FrankSpeech.com Show ChitChatLive

The social media influencers have a ChitChatLive program that has taken them to every part of the United States on Chit Chat Tours since 2018.

Since Fox didn’t allow them to air their conspiracy theories about Covid-19, their ChitChatLive was considered the next best thing. Interesting to note that Donald Trump totally agreed with what the sisters were saying and equally defended their controversial statements.

The Ditch and Switch Campaign

What Diamond and Silk tagged “The Ditch and Switch” campaign” opened another floodgate of wealth for the sisters. The program, which was launched on the 2nd of January 2016 in Biloxi, Mississippi, went all out to encourage Democrats to switch over to the side of the Republicans.

The sisters harnessed the monetary angle by launching a website where they captured all their activities while informing eligible voters about important facts like the set deadlines individual states announced for changing party affiliations.

It was thanks to this boisterous campaign that the sisters earned the alias “Trump warriors”. Ineitha and Herneitha never relented from going from place to place, appealing to Democrat loyalists to dump what they called the “Bowl of Stupid” and pledging their support to Donald Trump, whom they said is all about the “Greens.”

The first time Diamond and Silk were spotted on stage with Donald Trump was in their home state, Raleigh, North Carolina, during the 2015 “Stump for Trump Girls”. There was a time Ineitha and Herneitha functioned as co-chairpersons for “the Women for Trump and Black Voices for Trump” committee.

Needless to say, their Ditch and Switch on the road tours scored a lot of Votes for Donald Trump, and he loved them for their efforts. Becoming a vital component of the former POTUS’ electioneering campaign has remained the sister’s biggest marketing tool, and it has continued working in their favor several years after he left the White House.

Diamond and Silk’s 2020 Book Uprising

In 2020, The sisters published their memoir entitled, Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch? — The Awakening of Diamond and Silk. The book, which was published by Regnery, revolves around Ineitha and Herneitha’s lives, including their evolution from Democrats to Republicans. By the 28th of August 2020, the book ranked #17 and was on Publishers Weekly Hardcover Frontlist Non-Fiction Bestsellers.

They Earned through their Documentary Movie

Ineitha and Herneitha became moviemakers when the Black-American sisters launched their documentary film entitled, Dummycrats. The movie’s premiere was hosted in Washington D.C, precisely at the Trump International Hotel in October 2018.

Diamond and Silk Were Allegedly Paid by Trump

Diamond and Silk’s growing fame and fortune sparked a lot of unpalatable rumors. Notable among them were the speculations that the Black-American sisters were being paid by Donald Trump to support his candidacy and presidency.

In April 2018, House Judiciary Committee invited Ineitha and Herneitha, and when quizzed about the money they allegedly received from the then-POTUS, the sisters were quick to deny it.

According to the two social media influencers, the only time they received money from Trump was when he reimbursed them for their airplane tickets. However, reports from Federal Election Commission filings said the sisters received the sum of $1,274.94, which was charged as the fee for “field consulting.” The same reports also said the money was paid on November 2nd, 2016, after the media personalities traveled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on behalf of Donald Trump to meet Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump. However, they never bothered to divulge the specifics of the rendered services.

The sisters made Money from Charges from Fans

Diamond and Silk also make money from charging their fans – those who wish to meet them in person were charged a flat fee of $50 dollars while the ones who want to take pictures or have dinner with the duo would pay $150x.

Who are Diamond and Silk?

Diamond, whose real name is Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, and Silk, who goes by the name Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, are biological sisters. They are the daughters of Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway – two televangelists working with the Jericho Deliverance Temple Church.

Born in 1970, Herneitha (aged; 53) is the older sister to Ineitha, whose date of birth reads 1971. The sisters grew up in their place of birth, Fayetteville, North Carolina, alongside three siblings.

Every member of the Hardaway family was democrats until 2015 when Ineitha and Herneitha became Republicans after listening to what Donald Trump called his “America First” policies.

One half of the duo, Lynette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, died at the age of 52 on the 8th of January, 2023 from heart failure.

Her death was not just a great loss to the Hardaway family but also to the Republicans. Donald Trump shared a Tweet about her passing through this handle.

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