• Emilia Bechrakis is a lawyer and television personality, married to Ryan Serhant, who has a net worth of over $20 million.
• Emilia joined the show "Million Dollar Listing New York" which follows three real estate agents in the region focused on luxury properties.
• Ryan Serhant was born in Houston, Texas and studied for a degree in English Literature and Theatre.
• After the 2008 real estate crash and economic downturn, Ryan pursued a career in real estate, and eventually created his own company "The Serhant Team".
• Ryan and Emilia are married with a daughter and support numerous charitable causes.
Who is Emilia Bechrakis?
Emilia Bechrakis was born on 3 July 1985, in Athens, Greece, and is a lawyer as well as a television personality, but probably better known for being the wife of television personality Ryan Serhant. Her fame increased significantly when she joined as one of the cast members of the show “Million Dollar Listing New York”.
The Net Worth of Emilia Bechrakis
While Emilia’s wealth has not been disclosed publicly, it is known that she shares a good portion of it with her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $20 million. He’s considered one of the most successful real estate brokers in New York City, leading The Serhant Team.
Life and Career
Emilia was born in Greece, though at some point during her youth, her family moved to the US where she would settle. She studied law and began working as an attorney. Following her move to New York and her connection to Serhant, she became a regular cast member of the show “Million Dollar Listing New York”. The Brave television series began in 2012, and follows the lives of three real estate agents in the region focused on luxury properties. Her husband has been a part of the show since its beginning – the three represent all five boroughs of the city.
It started off as a spin-off from “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles”, though has had enough success to rival the original, as the New York version has been running for eight seasons. She is mostly a recurring or guest character in the show as she’s been shown more frequently thanks to her moving to New York to be with her husband. Her television appearances have also translated into online fame, as she’s gained a lot of followers on social media.
Husband – Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant was born in Houston, Texas, though his family later settled in Topsfield, Massachusetts by the North Shore. He attended Pingree School, and at a young age his father taught him the values of entrepreneurship and diligence. During summers, he often did theatre and art projects, attending the Perry-Mansfield Arts School and Camp in Colorado. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Hamilton College, studying for a degree in English Literature and Theatre. He hadn’t intended on pursuing a career in real estate, and after graduating, he moved to New York in hopes of making it big in the entertainment industry.
For the first year, he struggled with gaining acting projects and mostly did stock photo shoots to help make ends meet. He then got his first television role in the soap opera “As the World Turns”, playing the character Evan Walsh. However, the role was not enough to help elevate his career, and he decided to turn to hand modelling, doing commercials for AT&T and Nestle. He didn’t want to pursue hand modeling forever, and on the suggestion of a friend, he decided to study real estate.
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We just passed 1,000 sign-ups for the @sellitlikeserhant course and it’s only been 5 days. Insane. Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think this many people would want to learn from me. It’s kind of terrifying actually – I feel so much responsibility to all of you. But the fact that you’re all ALREADY making more money, getting more listings, negotiating better, and structuring your day for success makes me SO HAPPY. That’s the whole reason I spent 2 years making this thing. If I can help make the entire brokerage industry better, then that’s better for ALL of us. And if you haven’t signed up yet, LINK IN BIO ?
Ryan Serhant in Real Estate
Serhant entered the real estate market following the real estate crash and economic downturn of 2008, brought on basically by the collapse of the mortgage industry. He initially only meant to have a real estate license as a form of support while he tried to land acting projects. He tried unusual tactics during his first year in the business, but earned very little. He decided that this wouldn’t derail him, and by his second year, he landed his first major sale worth $8.5 million. As the years passed, publications started to take notice of his quick rise to prominence in New York.
He eventually became the vice president and managing director of Nest Seekers International, leading him to create his own company called The Serhant Team which consists of over 60 real estate focused professionals from New York City and nearby areas. The company specializes in high-end properties and the use of creative strategies to help close deals. The team has broken numerous records and has been atop the real estate industry for many years.
His fame also increased significantly thanks to his work in “Million Dollar Listing New York”. He frequently appears on national programs apart from this show, and recently started a spin-off called ‘Sell It Like Serhant”.
This terrace is now in contract with a last asking price of $30M ??? September was a HUGE month for the Serhant Team and October is looking pretty damn sweet already. Let's GOOOO ??? pic.twitter.com/VjRqTu8PlR
— Ryan Serhant (@RyanSerhant) October 1, 2019
Bechrakis became engaged to Serhant in 2014 after he organized Times Square to be shut down so he could propose to her. Two years later, they held their marriage in a Greek church located in Corfu, Greece following his conversion to the Greek Orthodox Church. A “Million Dollar Listing New York” special was created following the event; they now have a daughter.
She continues to work as a lawyer, but during their free time the couple supports numerous charitable endeavors. They’ve donated their time and effort to causes such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Smile, and Feed the Children.
She supports her husband during many of his public events. He is a firm believer of giving back to the community, often going to media events to share tips on how he found success in real estate.