’90 Day Fiance’ Star Daniele Gates Works Several Jobs: Find Out What She Does for a Living
Spiritual boss babe! 90 Day Fiancé star Daniele Gates has worked several jobs in her life, but now she’s her own boss. Fans were first introduced to her on season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise as she shared her journey down the aisle with husband Yohan Geronimo. The couple is returning to the franchise on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, and their story line features lots of tensions regarding money as she financially supports herself and Yohan. But what exactly does Daniele do for a living? Keep scrolling to find out about her job and how she makes money!
What Is ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Daniele’s Job?
During her intro on season 2 of 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise, Daniele revealed her work history. “I have been a high school history teacher for 19 years,” the New York City native said in her confessional. “My side hustle is I’m a holistic wellness coach.”
She coaches under her wellness brand, Yinsa. According to the Yinsa website, the brand’s name is a mix of the words blend of “yin yoga and essential oils.” Daniele, who is a certified yoga instructor, offers yoga therapy through the lenses of the chakra system and the Ayurveda alternative medicine system. Via Yinsa, Daniele also leads wellness retreats. Her most recent retreat, set for February 2023, will take place in her husband’s native country of the Dominican Republic.
What Else Does ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Daniele Do for a Living?
On top of her wellness brand and teaching gig, Daniele also makes money via her appearances on reality TV. While it’s unclear how much she makes per episode, RadarOnline previously reported that the network pays their American cast members between $1,000 and $1,500 per episode.
also has another stream of income. She is on the platform Cameo, where she creates personalized video messages for fans. According to her profile, the reality star charges $44 for personalized videos, $333 for business videos and $10 for quick messages.
How Much Money Does ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Danielle Make?
While it’s unclear how much Daniele makes in her salary, her status as the breadwinner in her marriage will become a source of tension between her and Yohan. In the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 4 trailer, the couple get into a tense fight over their finances.
“I pay for everything, you need to do more things,” she told him in Spanish. He responded, “Look, here, the man works [and] the woman does the housework.”
She hit back, “You’re my wife.”
Daniele Responds to Backlash for Leaving Teaching Job and Giving Up Pension Money for Yohan
On the January 29, 2023, episode of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Daniele revealed that she was leaving her job as a history teacher so she could relocate to the Dominican Republic to be with Yohan. In one scene, Daniele’s friends were shocked to learn that she still made the decision even though she was told that if she worked one more year, she could have gotten $15,000 extra a year in her pension when she retired.
“An extra $15,000 a year when I’m 63 isn’t gonna be that meaningful to me,” Daniele told her friends. “And that’s the only place he can be with me now is there.”
Daniele took to her Instagram Story shortly after the episode aired to explain why she wasn’t concerned about losing out on $15,000 in order to move to the D.R. to be with her husband.
“My phone is like, going crazy because I’m getting a lot of feedback from people both I know in my real life and people I don’t know at all about my statement on the show about my pension and that I’m not really that worried about $15,000 a year,” she said.
Daniele explained that if you work in a municipal position in New York City, after 19 years on the job you would be eligible for a pension of at least $100,000. She explained that she can borrow $100,000 from her pension and invest it in a property in her community in the Dominican Republic and then rent it out for $1,000 a week. She said that if she rents it out for just 50 weeks a year and reserve two weeks for family and friends to use the space, she would at least have $50,000 at the end of one year.
“So in two years, that apartment will be paid off, right? So, let’s start there, I now have $100,000 in equity in real estate in two years and I’m currently 43,” she said. Daniele said she would then be making 100 percent in profit of $50,000 after two years. She then deducted about $10,000 a year for estimated expenses on the property, which means she would still be making $40,000 a year profit.
Daniele then asked her followers, “Is $40,000 more or less than $15,000? I’m just curious, do I have to grade any papers for that? Do I have to babysit people in suspension for that? Do I have to go to PDs that don’t value my experience? Do I have to work in jobs that make me miserable and traumatize me every single day? No, I don’t. That is passive income and that’s in just two years.”
“So if I do that two or three more times, then I’m making well into the six figures and if i do it five or six times by the time I retire, when I’m 63 I could do it 10 times — I’ll be a millionaire and that’s a lot more than $15,000,” Daniele continued. “So, which one of us is stupid?”
Daniele finished her message by asking her followers to think about “how much trauma” a New York City public schoolteacher goes through throughout their career. “We experience stabbings and shooting and rapes and very young girls, like 12-year-old girls having babies,” she said. “We experience kids in incestuous relationships with family members, we experience kids who are abused by their parents, kids who are abused in foster care, kids who are living on the streets, kids who are addicted to drugs, kids who are in abusive relationships with their partners, kids who run away from home, kids who come to the United States on the tops of trains, kids who come to us from detention centers.”
“We are experiencing parents with all of those things in addition, trying to parent kids and we have to try to be mediators between kids and those parents,” Daniele continued. “We are experiencing so much trauma on a daily basis and no one should be doing this for $15,000 a year. So, if you need a solution to get out, I promise you, I can teach you.”
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