The latest salaries for our favorite Real Housewives have emerged and this time OK! Magazine seems to have the scoop on how much it pays to be a cocktail dress-wearing, shade-throwing, wine-guzzling mama on Bravo. Check out the figures as reported by the magazine:
NeNe Leakes is the highest paid Housewife across the entire show, recently signing a deal for a not so shabby $1 million season! Milli0ns tune in to see the Atlanta southern belles turn up the heat, so it’s only fitting that their queen bee make the most money. Behind NeNe is Kandi reportedly making $450K, while Cynthia and Phaedra rake in $300K per season.
Over in New Jersey, the feisty Italians engage the audience with their family drama and Jersey-style outrage. Making the biggest bucks in RHONJ (and second-highest salary of any Housewife) is Teresa Giudice. How much per season? A cool $650K plus bonuses. Caroline makes $400K, Melissa $350K, and Jacqueline gets $275K. No word on Kathy, but judging from the “totem pole” trend here, she must be at the bottom.
The Big Apple cast (Real Housewives’s second franchise!) is half new and half old, so the dollars are a little unbalanced here. Season one veterans Ramona and Luann are compensated with $500K for their services, while Sonja makes $220K. New girls Heather and Aviva pull in $175K and $200K respectively.
Real Housewives’s flagship series has the longest-running Housewife: Vicki Gunvalson who is pocketing $500K per season. Gretchen makes $375K, Tamra $325K, and Alexis gets $175K. That’s a lot of wine and blonde highlights.
Up north just about 45 minutes or so (without SoCal traffic!) are the Beverly Hills girls whose highest paid gal is Lisa Vanderpump! She has just signed on for season four, commanding a $350K paycheck. Kyle can expect $225K, while Brandi will be cashing in at $175K!
The spicy Miami girls unfortunately have the newest franchise which means the lowest salaries. Topping their list are Joanna, Adriana, and Marysol, who make somewhere in the $55K-75K range per season.
This is all according to OK! Magazine. It pays to be a Housewife! Would you do this show for these amounts of money?
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