How Much Do The Real Housewives Make: Salary Report

Posted on May 9 2014 - 8:29pm by Editor

Real Housewives

Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise began in 2006 and has grown into big business. The shows have made some housewives “rich bitches” overnight. “All About The Tea” did some research and compiled a list of the top earners:

 

1. Real Housewives of Atlanta

NeNe Leakes
$1 million

Nene Leakes


Kandi Burruss

$450,000

Kenya Moore
$300,000

Cynthia Bailey 
$300,000

Phaedra Parks
$300,000

Porsha Stewart
$150,000

 

2. Real Housewives of New Jersey

Teresa Giudice
$700,000

Teresa Giudice
Caroline Manzo

$400,000

Melissa Gorga 
$350,000

Jacqueline Laurita
$275,000

 

3. Real Housewives of Orange County

Vicki Gunvalson
$500,000

Gunvalson

Tamra Barney
$350,000

Gretchen Rossi
$375,000

Alexis Bellino
$175,000

 

4. Real Housewives of New York

Ramona Singer
$500,000

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Countess LuAnn DeLesseps
$500,000

Sonja Morgan
$450,000

Aviva Drescher
$200,000

Heather Thompson
$175,000

Carole Radziwill
$175,000

 

5. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Lisa Vanderpump
$350,000

Lisa Vanderpump

Kyle Richards 
$225,000

 Brandi Glanville
$175,000

Yolanda Foster
$100,000

Kim Richards
$100,000

 

6. Real Housewives of Miami

Adriana De Moura
$55,000-75,000

Adriana De Moura

Marysol Patton 
$55,000-75,000

Joanna Krupa
$55,000-75,000

Lea Black
$55,000-75,000

Lisa Hochstein
$55,000-75,000

Alexia Echevarria
$55,000-75,000

 

 

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  • Marsbars09

    Oh my! I didn’t know Miami was so low on the totem pole! No wonder there are rumors of it being cancelled.
    I’m surprised Tre doesn’t make $1,000,000 plus per season. She’s just as popular as Moose. I thought Jac made more than $275,000.
    If Kenya returns next season, I have a feeling her salary will be doubled.

    • I was equally surprised at Miami’s salaries. They make nothing compared to the other shows. There’s a rumor that Kenya is asking for $600,000 to come back. I think she’ll get it.

      • Marsbars09

        I think Kray will receive a salary increase as well.

        • It’s been a crazy hectic week for me? How have you been?

          • Marsbars09

            It’s been busy for me as well. My job is especially busy at this time of year.
            Are you looking forward to your special weekend?

          • Yes, but no big plans.

        • Harleygirl0685

          I think Kray should ride off into the sunset with her African prince never to be seen again !

          • Hey Harleygirl! 🙂

          • Harleygirl0685

            Hey Doc!

          • hardtimz

            Harleyrirl that would be great. Oh snap, except he doesn’t exist! But either way, I’m good with kenya riding off somewhere…anywhere!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Well. she was certainly seen at Harvard with an African billionaire. Whether he is her prince or not, we now know she has friends in the African prince circles.

          • hardtimz

            West I’m not buying that one, kenya will lie about anything and everything. No real Price with connections would be associated with someone like kenya and her behavior…not buying that one!

          • WestCoastFeed

            There is a picture of them walking together on campus. He is not a prince, just an oil tycoon.

          • hardtimz

            Whatever West, anything kenya, I’m not buying it!

          • Harleygirl0685

            I’m with you!

          • hardtimz

            Harleygirl if you’re a mother, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY:)

          • Harleygirl0685

            I am thank you. And same to you!

          • hardtimz

            Aw cool, I would be so sad if my children were of that age. My husband and I had children a little later in life. We have three girls and a Husky, but I don’t know how old she is….have to ask my children every time. Awesome you’ve been married that long, we’ve been married 17 years, and I’m still kinda in love, but that goes with all marriages. We still have a lot of fun together, and he makes my heart flutter when he reaches out to hold my hand. He’s a great father….no nonsense, but a great father! Not to worry my mother did not take turning 50 at all.

          • Harleygirl0685

            Don’t blink! Life happens that fast! I look at my kids now and think how the heck did this happen. Where did the time go? I’m really proud of them! It’s fun to hang out with them, like yesterday we went to Atlantic City and hung out at Margaritaville on the boardwalk, did a little gambling , it was fun! Hope you had a great day with your family!

          • Harleygirl0685

            We’ll someone should pour Dawn dish soap on him to keep that oil away from her!

          • Harleygirl0685

            One would think but every day seems to show “Moore & Moore ” (did ya like that) what these people will do for 15 mins of fame and the almighty dollar$

          • hardtimz

            Yes I sure did love your Moore and Moore! Yes at this point, they have no self respect or dignity long gone for a few extra zero’s!

          • Harleygirl0685

            1-800-rent-a-friend or 1-866-rent-a-prince. Remember message and data rates may apply.

          • hardtimz

            Harleygirl that is good one 1866-rent-a prince or 1800-rent-a OIL TYCOON whatever your budget, “We got you covered’!

          • Harleygirl0685

            LOL…that’s a good one! Hope you had a great day!

          • Harleygirl0685

            Lmao!

          • hardtimz

            😉

          • Marsbars09

            I’d like to see that too, but I have a strong feeling it ain’t gonna happen.

          • WestCoastFeed

            She has made this past season one of the highest rated in the franchise. You can expect her to return.

          • Harleygirl0685

            A girl can wish …lol

  • WestCoastFeed

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice_ 6m
    @SeussSeuss I get paid in cash.

    • We know and NO receipts. Speaking of cash and no receipts. Twi’s Saturday’s Funnies for tomorrow is off the chain!!!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Can’t wait. She is a marvel. What a great way to start the weekend!!

        • OMG West! I laughed so hard my sides literally ached. AWESOME way to start a Saturday!

          • WestCoastFeed

            As I posted to Vince earlier, I’d love to see the Fabellini commercial again. I giggle just thinking about it.

          • Indeed…that one is a classic! I saw Franks on here earlier. Sorry I missed her.

          • Harleygirl0685

            I haven’t even made it to that post yet I was so busy writhing you my bio on being a mom LMAO!

      • Marsbars09

        I can’t wait.

        • You’ll love it. I should it to my kids and they cracked up too. LOL!

  • hardtimz

    Dang as stupid and just down right belligerent as Tamra is, that’s all she’s making???? I thought for certain it was somewhere around 500,000. I recall Tamra stating that she was paid to be mean and bitchy on WWHL. Well guess that many zero’s doesn’t much matter, they’ve all sold their souls and dignity long ago.

    • Yup. Like I’ve said before, they’ve signed a deal with the devil. They all need to stop complaining. Especially Nene and her nasty attitude at the reunion.

      • hardtimz

        Right stop ya damn belly aching. I bet swinging from that pole did not earn nene this much money. And Tamra’s ex didn’t earn or save that much money because I remember they hit on hardtimz (pun intended) back in 2008; according to her story line though! Well I guess I have just have to face the facts, reality shows and fame are here to stay!

      • hardtimz

        Hey Doc I meant to say Happy Mother’s Day if I’m not around and have a great time with your little ones!

      • Harleygirl0685

        Her holier than tho attitude was beyond rediculous., acting like her

    • RonnieIsBack

      To her trailer trash azz she is rolling in dough…lol

      • hardtimz

        LOL Ronnie she sure think that she is. She was on Capital Hill talking about having to pay higher taxes because of her income or something like that! Itch everybody should have to pay taxes. But I can’t believe that I watched.

        • Hey honey! Miss you…Hope all is well.

          • hardtimz

            Hi Doc! Yes all is good, how about yourself?

          • Hey honey! That’s so good to hear. I always check in on you when I don’t see your lovely avi. Hope you had you nice Memorial holiday. Xoxo

          • hardtimz

            Aw thanks Doc, life is still pretty good. OOO whew getting ready for a slumber party tonight…OY!

  • Bonita Gee

    Cynthia and Phaedra are boring and don’t even need to be on the show……… While Kandi is boring to and she doesn’t need to be on the show besides the fact that she has plenty of other money she don’t need RHOA money….. and Nene is just an evil bitter bitch, she don’t need to be on the show. .
    The only ones that should be on are Kenya , Porsha, and bring Mariah and Quad from Married to Medicine to the show………. Yaaaaaaaaaaayyy!! Then it’ll be a perfect RHOA cast!

    • WestCoastFeed

      With Apollo’s problems, Phaedra may well choose to disappear with her babies and settle in a nice quiet Southern town. I’d hate to see Cynthia leave, she is so lovely, I just like to look at her. NeNe is impossible, of course, but the fun this season has been the rivalry between NeNe and Kenya, so I expect they will both be back. I’m too new to watching Atlanta to have any opinion on Kandi.

      • Gerri Ford

        I love Kandi. She tries very hard to squash the feuds and bring back the laughter and gaiety. Nene needs to move on. In her mind she has gotten too big for the show. Kenya and Claudia are my favorites. Both are witty, smart, and entertaining. Phaedra is a bit strange with the exorcists, funeral homes, and her convict problems. Old men Peter & Gregg are boring. I’d like to see them replaced by Brandon DeShazer.

  • MorningYawn

    How can those Miami girls demean themselves for such a pittance! And it still boggles. My mind that nene and t are the highest pd housewives. Both are absolutely wretched human beings!

  • Norrth

    Whoa, that’s a lot of money for most people (except, WTH, Miami?) but it’s shockingly low in most cases, for these women (as so many of y’all have pointed out) to demean themselves. WHEW! They must be there for the chances for free publicity for themselves and their products.

  • JZ

    its not just the fee from the show its about having a platform to branch out and sell other products. Theyre also acquiring fame & celeb status that most of them crave but never really got in life. Or they had it long ago and want it back again.

    • Great point. The opportunities that come from being on the show are endless.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Welp Moose will need severalll…rumor has it she is getting the axe.

      • hardtimz

        Hi Doc you have a great point, it’s the opportunities that have come along with being on reality shows. That’s why their all SO willing to out RACHET one another, and don’t forget STEALING! I Hope your summer is going well. Mine fun thus fur, gotta keep the little ones busy!!!
        I’ll check back in on judgement day when their reality come crashing down!

        • Hi Hard! It’s great hearing from you. Enjoy your summer with the kiddos and look forward to seeing you around here soon. You’re missed! 🙁

          • hardtimz

            Aw thanks sweetie! My kids do not act right, when they have toooooo much free time….so ya know how that goes! I’ll be checking in when all the reality nut jobs get sentenced!!! Is it hot as hell in Texas, ooo getting quite warm here and friggin sticky…no place for a sista without a perm…teeehhhee…see ya soon:)

  • MeonlyMe

    As much as I hate most of the real housewives, I have to admit that they make nickles and cents compare to the money that Bravo makes.

  • RonnieIsBack

    ooh wee the Miami housewives are bing robbed blind…and so is Vicks and Lisa…

  • murlut

    LMAO Lisa makes more that Kyle and Kim together. Perfect And Gretchen made more that Tamtrash

    • Loren

      I know I can’t believe Gretchen made more than Tamra. Is that why Tamra hates her so much!lol

  • Gogetyour Blessing’s

    That man looking leakers is not worth a 1million dollars

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  • knsbbdoll

    I wish Bravo would pay MeMe to NOT be on the show. I skip through every scene she’s in. But for a million dollars, you’d think she’d know where to buy better hair.

  • believer691

    TLIG.ORG

  • Vegas Valley Girl

    I wonder how much DC got paid…………… DIESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! They better have gotten paid a pretty penny to land their mugs on Cspan thats All I have to say… LOL

  • Dotty Settler

    Even I can figure out that they don’t have to pay that much to Teresa, I would think a convicted felon wouldn’t have much bargaining power !

  • Donna Manning

    These figures seem a little odd… huge discrepancies and some you would expect would need a lot more to stay on (like LV who does not need the money to begin with and could walk at any time). Where did the #s come from?

  • Lance K

    Is this per episode?