For a while there, we were concerned that one or more of our favorite Real Housewives of Atlanta stars might not return for Season 7 of the Bravo reality hit. It was touch and go for a bit, but now we know for sure that all of the sixth season ladies have been invited back — though they’re rumored to be holding out for salary raises. That got us to thinking: What kind of money are they making?
Not surprisingly, OG Atlanta gal NeNe Leakes is known for being the highest paid RHoA cast member, and rightfully so with her tenure. Last we heard, NeNe was rumored to have made around $1 million for her sixth season arc, plus additional bonuses.
In a distant second was newlywed Kandi Burruss, whom sources report brought in around $450K last season, not a particularly hefty sum when compared to her estimated net worth of $35 million dollars.
Meanwhile, the other two longest-running stars of the show, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks, are reported to have made around $300K each in Season 6. These numbers both seem pretty reasonable, but things get a little less clear when it comes time to the paychecks of Season 5 additions, Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore.
Last year, Us Weekly maintained former Miss USA Kenya had signed a contract for a whopping $600K in Season 6. Not only that, the mag’s source claimed Kandi and NeNe each make closer to $800K, which is not on par with the claims NeNe was Queen B. However, other gossip sites later reported Kenya’s salary had been inflated by her PR team to that $600K mark, so who knows.
And what about our youngest gal, Porsha? Nothing has been confirmed, but those (potentially incorrect) insiders over at Us Weekly state she’s made around $50K per season. This sounds like far too big a disparity between her and the rest of the ladies, so take it with a grain of salt. Now, we’ll just have to wait for the buzz to come in about Season 7 contracts.
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Sources: OK! Magazine, Us Weekly