Are you a fan of the any of the “Real Housewives” shows? Have you ever wondered how much they earn? In reality, it’s not a bad-paying gig. You get a fat paycheck plus the ability to plug your own businesses over and over and over again.
Reportedly, the highest-paid Real Housewife is Teresa Guidice from “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who earns a healthy $600,000 per season. (But read further down to find out about NeNe Leakes from RHOA.)
Teresa has just renegotiated her “Real Housewives” contract and soon will be making more, plus she fought for the ability to add a friend or two to the cast. And rumor has it that Teresa may be getting a cooking-lifestyle spinoff show, too.
“Real Housewives of New York” went through a blood bath of cast restructuring. The two survivors of that restructuring, LuAnn de Lesseps and Pinot Singer, got a pay raise for next season and will be making $500,000 each. RHONY is still looking for a few good housewives to fill out the roster.
For “Real Housewives of Ocean County,” long-timer Vicki Gunvalson takes home the top money with a paycheck of $450,000, much more than her fellow castmates. Alexis Bellino caused a ruckus when she almost walked out over her meager salary of $150,000, but rumor has it that she will be back for Season 8 and probably with more money.
The southern belles in “Real Housewives of Atlanta” do pretty well, too. NeNe Leakes is the money maker here AND has the honor of being the highest paid “housewife” of all time across the shows. Rumor has it that NeNe takes home a cool $1 million per season for making RHOA the most popular of all the shows. RHOA has been known to grab 3.5 million viewers per episode.
There is some negative speculation about that $1 million salary, though. Other sources claim she only makes in the $350,000 per season range, but the site itself reports she’s earned over $4.5 million from RHOA over the past five years. You do the math.
The big paycheck mystery in the world of “Real Housewives” is the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Earnings are a pretty closely guarded secret with this bunch. Of course, there is speculation.
It’s rumored that Lisa Vanderpump earns $350,000 per season on RHOBH. Kyle Richards is supposedly in second place with $200,000 per season with Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong bringing up the rear with the paltry sum of $100,000 per season. It’s really anyone’s guess, though, as the salaries for RHOBH have not been substantiated.
Think you, too, could be a “Real Housewife”? Remember, RHONY is looking for a few new cast members. Check the Bravo site for audition information.