How Much Money Do the "Real Housewives" Earn? [Depressing Story of the Day]
The Bravo Housewives Pull in Much More Than a Pretty Penny
Thanks to the sleuths at RadarOnline, the world will soon know how much money those "Real" housewives from the various cities make for airing their dirty laundry, over-inflated senses of self and duck lips on the air.
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Believe it or not, Vicki Gunvalson, she of WHOOOP and overbearing mother fame, earns much more than the rest of her plastic California cohorts. Pulling in a whopping $450,000 a season, it's no surprise that she's lasted longer than any of the other original Orange County cast members.
Shockingly, Vicki's O.C. frenemy, Tamra Barney is second in line with a $350,000 payday, followed by Gretchen Rossi ($300,000, which hopefully Slade Smiley won't get his hands on), then the rumored-to-be-bankrupt Alexis Bellino ($200,000) and the newcomer, Heather Dubrow who only earns $30,000 but who is clearly (unlike the rest of them) not doing this for the money as she has puh-lenty and just wants the exposure.
The "ladies" from Beverly Hills fare less well than their neighbors to the south with Lisa Vanderpump leading the pack with a hefty $250k Adrienne Maloof (who, like Dubrow, doesn't need the cash) and Kyle Richards follow closely behind with $200,000 and Taylor Armstrong's just a tad below with $175k. The roubled Kim Richards who could really use the cash, nets a paltry $100,000 (along with newcomer Yolanda Hadid, she rounds out the bottom of the barell. Even Brandi Glanville pulls down more at $125,000.)
But, the women of Cali don't have anything on the unbeatable NeNe Leakes who, why oh why do I have to type this?, pulls in a staggering $750,000 each season. Go figure.