NeNe Leakes Net Worth: How Much Does ‘RHoA’ Cast Make?
In order to be a Real Housewife of any city, personal wealth is a prerequisite, and Atlanta is no exception.
All of the ATL ladies have enviable bank accounts, with some boasting net worths greater than several big Hollywood stars. Not surprisingly, the women’s RHoA salaries often factor heavily into their fortunes, but this unruly bunch is still laughing all the way to the bank.
Kandi Burruss: $35 Million
Kandi doesn’t talk about or flaunt her wealth nearly as often as many of her RHoA co-stars do, but girlfriend’s got plenty of dough in the bank — an estimated $35 million, to be exact.
Thanks to a career in the entertainment and music industry that pre-dated RHoA by a decade or two — Kandi found fame as a teenager as a founding member of Xscape — the mom of two is the wealthiest lady of the bunch.
Though Kandi reportedly only makes $450,000 per season of RHoA, she earned many of her millions penning hit songs like TLC's “No Scrubs” and the Destiny's Child hit “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
These days the mom of two is managing musical acts, running a successful sex toy empire, and preparing to open her first restaurant in Atlanta.
Basically, there’s nothing this badass boss can’t do.
NeNe Leakes: $12 Million
NeNe isn’t technically an RHoA anymore — she left the show ahead of Season 8 but came back for a handful of episodes — but she’s “rich, bitch.”
The reality television personality, actress and entrepreneur has a estimated net worth of $12 million. Prior to leaving RHoA in 2015, Mrs. Leakes reportedly earned a salary of $1 million per season of the Bravo hit, making her the highest paid Housewife on the entire network.
In fact, Bravo is so desperate to get NeNe back for Season 9, they’ve reportedly offered her a record-breaking $2.5 million paycheck to return.
Aside from H’wives, NeNe’s generated income from her Broadway gigs, scripted TV stints, and more. Get it, girl!
Kim Fields: $8 Million
Though she’s new to RHoA, Kim’s career as a child actress gives her a estimated net worth of $8 million.
Her salary for her first season on the reality hit is unknown, but the mom of two is making bank on residuals from things like Different Strokes, The Facts of Life, and Living Single. Kim still acts from time to time, but she’s also taken her turn behind the camera, producing and directing several projects, such as Cynthia Bailey’s eyewear commercial.
Tootie’s future on RHoA is uncertain, but she’s currently kicking ass on Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars.
Phaedra Parks: $2 Million
With about half a dozen careers, it’s no surprise to us Phaedra has amassed an estimated net worth of $2 million.
The 44-year-old reportedly makes $300,000 for one season of RHoA drama, and she’s also a successful entertainment attorney, author, and mortician, among other things.
As a single mom to two young boys, Phaedra also understands the importance of giving back and takes part in many initiatives to improve the lives of young African American males across the country.
Kim Zolciak: $1.5 Million
Kim left RHoA in 2012 just after the start of the fifth season, but because she has Don’t Be Tardy and another spin-off possibly in the works with close pal, NeNe, we couldn’t leave her out of the roundup.
The 37-year-old has a reported net worth of $1.5, but when you factor in her husband Kroy Biermann’s NFL salary, we’re betting that figure skyrockets. In fact, Kroy is worth a reported $5.5 million and has a $2.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
In addition to her duties as a mom and reality star, Kim has a skincare line in the works, which is likely to do very well considering she looks like this after six kids.
Porsha Williams: $500,000
Porsha has an estimated net worth of approximately $500,000. The divorcee’s dough was almost exclusively earned through her run on RHoA, though her exact salary for the show is unknown.
Porsha was sitting pretty when she was married to former NFL player Kordell Stewart, who boasts a reported net worth of $16 million, but when the couple’s divorce was finalized on March 12, 2014 Porsha did not win the right to any alimony. She was also cut out of Kordell's real estate, NFL retirement money and cash assets.
These days, however, the single gal pads her RHoA income with a steady salary from Dish Nation, where she’s a well-liked co-host.
Cynthia Bailey: $500,000
Joining Porsha towards the bottom of the heap is her boat sparring partner, Cynthia, who is also worth an estimated $500,000.
Despite a very successful modeling career, Cyn’s runway days took a hit when she moved to Atlanta from New York to marry Peter Thomas.
Still, she gained a husband and a $300,000 per season check for her work on RHoA, and launched The Bailey Agency School of Fashion not long after the joining the show.
Today, the former model is all about her burgeoning accessories empire, which now includes sunglasses and handbags. Unfortunately, her five-year marriage to Peter has seen better days…
Kenya Moore: $300,000
She may be beautiful, but it turns out Kenya doesn’t have much of a cushion in the bank.
The former Miss USA winner is worth an estimated $300,000, much of which we’re guessing is thanks to her unknown RHoA pay check.
Kenya has a handful of Hollywood acting and producing credits to her name, but lately she’s been devoting much of her time to her Moore Hair Care line and the never ending construction of Moore Manor. Here’s hoping your palace is finished soo, Kenya!
Sheree Whitfield: $100,000
Bringing up the rear is Sheree, who is worth an estimated $100,000.
Sheree returned to RHoA for Season 8 after several years away, and it looks like money might have motivated the mother of three to let cameras follow her every move once again.
The 46-year-old has been through a nasty divorce and the collapse of her She By Sheree fashion line, but these days she and formerly feuding ex-husband Bob Whitfield are on great terms — even hinting at getting married, again! — and a She By Sheree comeback is in the works.
Oh, and who can forget about Chateau Sheree!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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