While the women of Real Housewives of Atlanta make their fabulous lives look easy, there’s a lot that actually goes into those glam outfits, the flawless hair, and the expansive homes — namely, bucketloads of cashola. These Southern belles are obviously all pretty well-off — as is usually required to land a gig on the Bravo franchise — but just how much are they all worth?
When you’re thinking about which Housewife is the wealthiest, you’ve got to consider a lot of factors. For one, there’s Kandi Burruss, who’s got her adult toys line, Bedroom Kandi, as well as an active career as a playwright (A Mother's Love, anyone?) and a Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and singer. And after penning mega hits for artists like Destiny’s Child, TLC, Boyz II Men, Usher, and more, Kandi’s royalties will be rolling in for years to come.
Then there’s NeNe Leakes, who might seem the most obviously successful with her big-time TV gigs on Glee, the now-defunct The New Normal, and her most recent role on Broadway's Cinderella. Not to mention her reality stints on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With the Stars. Oh, and her super-successful HSN clothing line. This lady is constantly booking new gigs, and as she’s insisted in the past, “she’s very rich, bitch!”
But just because these two gals might have the most notable outside careers, doesn’t necessarily mean their bank accounts are the most impressive. There’s our dearly-departed Kim Zolciak and her NFL-playing hubby, Cynthia Bailey and her modeling empire, and Phaedra Parks’s versatile career as an entertainment lawyer/undertaker/author/fitness expert. Plus, don't forget former Miss USA Kenya Moore and ex-footballer’s wife, Porsha Williams!
Think you can guess which RHoA star, past and present, has the highest net worth? Watch the video above to find out!