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ABC debuted Desperate Housewives in 2004. Created by Marc Cherry, few series could compete with the comedy-drama/mystery series’ success and popularity, which lasted for eight years. 

During Desperate Housewives‘ eight-season run, it was safe to say a lot happened. Throughout all of their characters’ secrets and scandals, the actors got paid a pretty penny to make it happen. Let’s look at the original housewives of Wisteria Lane and find out which actor has the highest net worth. 

‘Desperate Housewives’ star Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer)

On Desperate Housewives, Susan Mayer was known for being kind, clumsy, and a bit of a romantic at heart. Fans of the ABC show also knew Susan for having a close relationship with her daughter, Julie. 

Susan was played by Teri Hatcher. The now-57-year-old has more recently appeared in TV series like Supergirl and films such as 2019’s Madness in the Method. When it came to salary negotiations, Hatcher always managed her deal separately from the rest of the actors. 

For season eight, Hatcher received about $325,000 per episode. This was a significant increase from the star’s former deal, which was listed at $275,000 an episode. With a total of 23 episodes in Desperate Housewives‘ season 8, the actor was set to make millions. Deadline outlined the known details behind the financial arrangements. 

Celebrity Net Worth shared that Hatcher has a net worth of $50 million. Though it isn’t the highest of the Desperate Housewives cast members, it is very impressive. 

The net worth of Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo)

Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Felicity Huffman film a 'Desperate Housewives' scene
Desperate Housewives stars Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Felicity Huffman | Danny Feld/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Felicity Huffman received a tremendous amount of praise for her role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives. In 2005, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination and walked away with Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. 

On the well-known ABC series, Huffman’s character was known for her ambitious drive, maternal instincts, and love to be in control. This often got Lynette in trouble with her husband played by Doug Savant. 

As Deadline shared, even though Hatcher took care of her contract separately, all of the actors received the same deal: $325,000 per episode. If the series would’ve gone on for another season, it is likely that for season nine, the cast could have expected anywhere around $375,000 per episode. 

However, as the fans and followers of Desperate Housewives already know, season eight was the last and final one of the series. Since the show concluded, Huffman has been featured in TV series like American Crime, Get Shorty, and When They See Us

However, more recently, the actor’s name has been in the headlines and media due to her involvement in a college admissions scandal. The event, which seemed like it could have been straight out of a Desperate Housewives script, led to Huffman serving time in prison and completing community service. At the moment, Celebrity Net Worth values Huffman’s net worth at $45 million. 

‘Desperate Housewives’ fan-favorite Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp)

Marcia Cross was the talented actor who took on the part of Bree Van De Kamp. Prim and proper were just a few words that describe the unique character. From her love life to her struggles with motherhood, there was never a dull moment when Cross was involved in a scene. 

Similarly to her co-stars, Cross made $325,000 an episode. At the moment, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor’s net worth is estimated at $30 million. However, this seems likely to increase considering Cross is making appearances in popular series like Netflix’s You

Eva Longoria’s net worth (Gabrielle Solis)


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Gabrielle Solis, better known as Gaby, had a reputation for doing things her way. Though the character often appeared quite materialistic, her caring heart and love for loyalty always showed. 

Eva Longoria was cast to take on the part of Gaby. Since the show has come off the air in 2012, Longoria shared that she definitely would be down for a reboot of the iconic TV series. E! recapped some of the actor’s feelings on the matter.

By season eight, the main characters of the cast were all receiving $325,000 per episode, but, at the moment, Longoria is the one with the highest net worth. Celebrity Net Worth shared the star’s net worth is about $80 million. 

Though it doesn’t seem like a Desperate Housewives reboot is in the cards, Longoria’s fans and followers can look forward to seeing the star in upcoming films like All-Star Weekend and Tell It Like a Woman