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So How Much Do the 'Real Housewives' Really Get Paid?


It pays to be a Real Housewife.

OK! magazine has released a breakdown of the salaries for the casts of Real Housewives of Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, New York City, Orange County, and Miami, and according to the magazine, original RHOA diva NeNe Leakes is the highest paid member of the hit franchise.

OK! says the New Normal starlet signed a deal for RHOA Season 6 for a whopping $1 million plus bonuses. Not too shabby for talking trash and airing out your dirty laundry in front of reality TV camera. The next highest earning Atlanta Housewife is Kandi Burrus at $450,000, followed by Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks at $300,000.

New Jersey table-flipper Teresa Giudice is the second highest paid Housewife, netting a reported $650,000+ per season. Rivals Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita each make $400,000, $350,000, and $275,000 per season, respectively.

You can check out the full list of Real Housewives per season salaries below. Do you think the reality divas are worth it? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

Real Housewives of New York City
Ramona Singer: $500,000 plus bonuses
Countess LuAnn DeLesseps: $500,000 plus bonuses
Sonja Morgan: $220,000
Aviva Drescher: $200,000
Heather Thompson: $175,000

Real Housewives of Orange County

Gretchen Rossi: $375,000
Tamra Barney: $325,000
Alexis Bellino: $175,000

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Lisa Vanderpump: $350,000
Kyle Richards: $225,000
Brandi Glanville: $175,000

Real Housewives of Miami
Adriana De Moura: $55,000-75,000
Marysol Patton: $55,000-75,000
Joanna Krupa: $55,000-75,000

See more NeNe Leakes pictures:
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  • NeNe Leakes in Glee Season 4 Episode 19
  • NeNe Leakes in NeNe Leakes in NYC
  • NeNe Leakes in Celebs at the Bravo New York Upfront
  • NeNe Leakes in Scenes From the 'The New Normal' Set
  • NeNe Leakes in 'The New Normal' Cast Honored at PaleyFest 2013
  • NeNe Leakes in NeNe Leakes Gets a Manicure
  • NeNe Leakes in Celebs Get Dinner at Mr. Chow
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