‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’: How Much Each Cast Member Has Made and Who’s Worth the Most
MTV pulled the gang from Jersey Shore together five years after they stopped fist-pumping in Seaside Heights for a little vacation, a Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
The cast of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro have not revealed their salaries for the reboot but it’s no secret that they were paid well for the original series. Just how well depends on which cast member since they were paid different amounts. After the show was over they each branched out into other ventures and earned some serious cash along the way.
Here’s a breakdown of who was paid what for the popular series and what their net worth is today.
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
You can’t think of Jersey Shore without thinking of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Everyone’s favorite meatball went from making $2,200 per show the first season to $150,000 an episode during the final season and today has a net worth of $4 million.
After spending summers on the beach with her housemates, Polizzi didn’t leave reality TV behind. She went on to star in a Snooki & JWoww and competed on Dancing with the Stars as well as The New Celebrity Apprentice. She also started a clothing line and authored several books titled Strong is the New Sexy, Baby Bumps, A Shore Thing, Gorilla Beach, and Confessions of a Guidette.
Deena Nicole Cortese
Snooki’s fellow meatball, Deena Nicole Cortese, didn’t join the show until it’s the third season and therefore did not bank as much as her roommates but she still made $40,000 an episode.
The “Blast in a Glass” has an estimated net worth of $1 million and appeared on another reality show, Couples Therapy, after her shore days. She also makes money through sponsored Instagram ads.
When Jersey Shore ended its run Vinny Guadagnino, who was paid $90,000 an episode in 2012, remained on TV.
He had guest roles on shows like The Hard Times of RJ Berger and 90210. He also starred in his own talk show called The Show with Vinny, and a Cooking Channel show titled Vinny & Ma Eat America with his mother. In addition, Guadagnino has a clothing line and wrote the book Control the Crazy. He has a net worth of $3 million.
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley
Jenni “JWoww” Farley also kept busy once the series wrapped.
Farley banked $100,000 per episode by the show’s end before starring with her BFF in Snooki & JWoww. She was also featured on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars with her husband, Roger Matthews, and hosted a TLC talk show called Young Americans.
Aside from television, Farley runs the Miss Domesticated website and hosts a YouTube series with her family. Her net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino
Mike Sorrentino was one of the most popular faces on the show and earned $150,000 an episode during the final season. He later had gigs on Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother, and Marriage Boot Camp but he also faced some financial woes.
Despite not shying away from the spotlight, putting out fitness DVDs, a clothing collection, and a vitamin line his net worth these days is estimated much lower than the rest of the cast at $300,000. “The Situation” got himself into a very serious situation in 2014 when he was charged with tax offenses related to about $9 million in income. He was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro didn’t make quite as much as some of his co-stars during the last season of Jersey Shore but he is worth as much as them today.
Ortiz-Magro made $80,000 per episode in 2012 and has an estimated net worth of $3 million. After Jersey Shore concluded he was featured on Famously Single, got involved with TNA Wrestling, appeared in Xenadrine ads, and has promoted Gen X Biotech, which is a marijuana company.
Pauly ‘DJ Pauly D’ DelVecchio
The richest member of the Jersey Shore cast is by far Pauly D who has a net worth of around $20 million.
DelVecchio earned $150,000 an episode for the show’s last season but the bulk of his money is from his career as a deejay. After finding Jersey Shore fame, DJ Pauly D was in high demand and began working at Moon, Rain, and the Palms Pool at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. He did special appearances at other clubs as well as private gigs in which he charged no less than $40,000 a show.
On top of that, DelVecchio launched tanning lotion products and appeared in other reality shows including The Pauly D Project and Famously Single.
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