Teresa Giudice knows how to bring the drama, and in the world of Real Housewives, that translates into a hefty paycheck. In fact, table-flipping Jersey girl Teresa has a higher salary than anyone in the franchise other than Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leeks.

As OK! reported back in May, Teresa pulls in a sweet $650k a season — and that's not even counting bonuses. Which, yes, is not nearly as impressive as NeNe's $1 million a season (wow!) but it's still quite a hefty payday.

In fact, it's enough money to land Teresa on Business Insider's list of the 23 highest paid reality stars. Teresa is sitting pretty in the fifteenth spot on the list, right below NeNe herself. The other famous reality faces she outranks are fellow Housewives stars Vicki Gunderson ($500,000), Kandi Burruss ($450,000), Tamra Barney and Melissa Gorga ($350,000), Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Park, and Gretchen Rossi ($300,000) and Lisa Vanderpump ($250,000).

We think all of those salaries are pretty darned impressive, though all those zeros start to look like chump change if you head towards the top of the list where you have really huge names like Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, and Ryan Seacrest pulling in tens of millions.

Oh, and top of the list? Simon Cowell, who makes $95 million from The X Factor (though that's not just from judging — he's a producer and co-owner, as well).

Are you surprised by how much Teresa makes? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Business Insider

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