Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Net Worth
Snooki net worth: Snooki is a Chilean-American reality television personality who has a net worth of $4 million. Snooki has earned her net worth from her role on the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" which began in 2009.
Early Life: Snooki was born in Santiago, Chile on November 23, 1987. She was adopted when she was six months old and was raised by Italian-American parents, Andy and Helen Polizzi. Snooki took a DNA test to determine her genetic background: she is part Romani, Iberian American, South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Jewish with roots in Northwestern Croatia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Russia, and Spain. She was surprised to learn that while born in Chile, she is not genetically Chilean. Her father was a volunteer firefighter and auto-salvage supervisor and her mother was an office manager. Her friends started calling her Snooki in high school after a character in the movie Save the Last Dance because she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy.
She grew up and attended school in Marlboro, New York, where she was a cheerleader. During high school, she suffered from an eating disorder, at one point weighing 80 pounds on her 4'8′ frame. Snooki attended Brookdale Community College after where she studied to become a veterinary technician.
Reality TV Career: Snooki got her start on MTV's Is She Really Going Out With Him, a show that focused on women dating obnoxious or arrogant men. In episode 14, "Jerz Pud," her boyfriend Justin appeared on the show with her. Snooki was scouted by the casting director, an employee of Doron Ofir Casting, which landed her the job on reality TV series Jersey Shore. According to the New York Times, she was "the breakout member of the cast" and her actions on the show caused her to be the target of public disdain while having a "strange appeal." One reported measure of her appeal was that she was one of the most popular celebrity Halloween costumes of 2010.
In 2011, Snooki and her Jersey Shore costar, Jennifer Farley, signed a contract to star in a spin-off show, Snooki & Jwoww, which premiered on MTV in June 2012. The first season followed Snooki and Farley moving in together, and they describe their show like a modern-day Laverne & Shirley. The first season was filmed over the course of six weeks, at a former two-story firehouse in Jersey City, New Jersey. The second season relocated to the stars' actual permanent residences and began airing on January 8, 2013. The March 2012 confirmation of Snooki's pregnancy raised speculation as to how the creative direction of her spin-off would be affected, as she would be unable to engage in the "hard-partying, booze-swilling" antics that had previously garnered high ratings for MTV. The show chronicled her days in pregnancy and early years in motherhood and ran for four seasons before concluding in February 2015.
On September 4, 2013, it was announced that Snooki would compete on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Sasha Farber. They were eliminated on October 28, 2013, coming in 8th place.
In early 2016, Snooki starred with her husband on the f.y.i. series Nicole & Jionni's Shore Flip. Since November 2015, Snooki has starred with Farley on the web series Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude. The show wrapped its second season in late 2017.
In December 2019, Snooki announced that she was retiring from Jersey Shore on an episode of her podcast, "It's Happening With Snooki and Joey." She said: "I am not coming back for 'Jersey Shore' Season 4 if there is one. The main reason is I just can't do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really hard on me. I try and quit every single day. I just hate being away from the kids. I don't like partying like three days in a row. It's just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids." She added that her family has received death threats.
Novels: Her book entitled "A Shore Thing," which described her search for love on the boardwalk, was released in January of 2011. On October 25, 2011, Snooki's second book, Confessions of a Guidette, was released. Snooki's third novel, Gorilla Beach, was released on May 15, 2012. It is a sequel to Snooki's first novel, A Shore Thing.
Run-ins with the law: Snooki has had some minor run-ins with the law. On July 30, 2010, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Polizzi was cited for disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and criminal annoyance of others. After entering a plea bargain, the charges were dropped and she was socked with a $500 fine and community service. Then on May 31, 2011, in Florence, Italy, Polizzi was cited and released after the car she was driving collided with a parked traffic police car. Two police officers sustained minor injuries.
Personal Life: Snooki announced her engagement to Jionni LaValle in March 2012. She gave birth to the couple's first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle on August 26, 2012. Her second child Giovanna Marie LaValle was born on September 26, 2014. On November 29, 2014, Snooki married Jionni LaValle. On May 30, 2019, Snooki gave birth to her third child, Angelo James LaValle.
In October 2016, Snooki announced she had had a breast augmentation to obtain a C cup.
Salary Highlights: For the first season of Jersey Shore Snooki earned $2,200 per episode. For season two, her salary was increased to $30,000 per episode. In the final season, Snooki's salary was increased to $150,000 per episode.
While shooting in Seaside Heights, Snooki was punched in the face by New York City school gym teacher Brad Ferro. Videos of the punch went viral on YouTube and were featured in many news media. After the punch was made public, Snooki's appearance fees increased from $2,000 per event to $10,000 per event.
Real Estate: In 2015, Snooki and her husband purchased a three-story colonial home in Florham Park, New Jersey for $2.6 million.
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Salary:||$150 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 23, 1987 (32 years old)|
|Height:||4 ft 7 in (1.42 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Screenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|