How Much Do The Real Housewives Get Paid?

Random Celebrity Article By on June 5, 2012

How much money do the "Real Housewives" get paid per season? What are the salaries of The Real Housewives women? When "The Real Housewives of Orange County" premiered on Bravo in 2006, there were more than a few raised eyebrows.  Who would actually take the time to watch a non-fiction version of "Desperate Housewives"?  Well, it turns out a lot of people wanted to watch a bunch of wealthy women, be well, wealthy.  The series was a hit, and continues to be.  Several of the cast members have remained with the show for more than one season, and their paychecks have risen accordingly.  Since that first successful series' launch, Bravo has spun "The Real Housewives" into a bona-fide franchise, with six spin-offs in the US alone, along with a host of international versions.  The franchise has even spawned a series of spin-offs, from the spin-offs, featuring particular former housewives!  "The Real Housewives of New York" premiered in 2008, followed by "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", "The Real Housewives of Miami", and "The Real Housewives of D.C.".  With the exception of "The Real Housewives of D.C.", all of the shows were a success, and have continued filming for multiple seasons.  There are also "Real Housewives" programs for Vancouver, Dublin, Athens, Israel, and Brazil, where the show is known as "Mulheres Ricas", or "Rich Wives".  So here, for your reading (and envying) pleasure, are the highest paid cast members of "The Real Housewives" franchise.

  1. NeNe Leakes Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $750,000 per season (reportedly $1 million for 2012)
  2. Kim Zolciak Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $500,000 per season
  3. Sheree Whitfield Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $250,000 per season
  4. Kandi Burruss Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $550,000 per season
  5. Vicki Gunvalson Salary – The Real Housewives of Orange County.  $450,000 per season
  6. Phaedra Parks Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $375,000 per season
  7. Cynthia Bailey Salary – The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  $375,000 per season
  8. Tamra Barney Salary – The Real Housewives of Orange County.  $350,000 per season
  9. Gretchen Rossi Salary – The Real Housewives of Orange County.  $300,000 per season
  10. Lisa Vanderpump Salary – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  $250,000 per season

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