Which ‘Real Housewives’ Star Gets Paid the Most in the Entire Franchise?

The Real Housewives franchise has been one of Bravo’s most successful network shows. But each franchise has cast members that are a bigger part of the show than others. And some Real Housewives locations have been overall more successful than others. With that said, not all cast members are paid the same amount. Here are some of the franchise’s 10 highest-paid housewives based on annual Bravo salary.

Ramona Singer: $500,000

Franchise: Real Housewives of New York City

Ramona Singer has been with Real Housewives of New York City since the show premiered back in 2008. For that reason, she earns one of the highest salaries of any woman in the franchise at a reported $500,000 per season. She also has an estimated net worth of around $18 million.

Tamra Judge: $600,000

Franchise: Real Housewives of Orange County

Tamra Judge has been an important cast member of the Beverly Hills franchise for years. She doesn’t earn quite as much as some of her co-stars, but she still reportedly brings home a whopping $600,000 per season. She has brought some drama to the show in the past and helps keep viewers entertained, which has earned her such a high salary.

Vicki Gunvalson $750,000

Franchise: Real Housewives of Orange County

Vicki Gunvalson works alongside Tamra Judge on the Beverly Hills franchise. Gunvalson is an original cast member of Real Housewives of Orange County, which explains why she gets paid so much. She reportedly pulls in $750,000 per season. With that kind of money, she’ll probably be on the show for a long time.

Bethenny Frankel: $1 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of New York City

No New York City cast member is as well known as Bethenny Frankel. Besides being a longtime member of RHONY, Frankel is the face behind the Skinny Girl liquor line. She has amassed a massive net worth through the years, and part of it comes from reportedly earning $1 million per season of Real Housewives.

Teresa Giudice: $1 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of New Jersey

If it weren’t for Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey probably would have gone under. So it makes sense that she out-earns all of her co-stars with a reported salary of $1 million per season. Giudice is pretty much the face of the show, and she’s the only original cast member still remaining.

Denise Richards: $1 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Denise Richards earns seven figures for her role on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and other cast members were not happy when they heard the news of her salary. Supposedly, the women who have been on the show longer were mad to learn Richards was out-earning them, and it created some behind-the-scenes tension.

Lisa Vanderpump: $1 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Lisa Vanderpump is a fan-favorite. She even has her own Bravo spinoff show, Vanderpump Rules. And she’s one of the highest-paid stars in the Real Housewives franchise, raking in a reported $1 million per season. That, combined with her salary from Vanderpump Rules, makes her one of Bravo’s highest-paid stars overall.

Cynthia Bailey: $1.75 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of Atlanta

Cynthia Bailey’s salary isn’t the highest in the franchise, but it’s still much higher than Lisa Vanderpump’s. Bailey stars on Real Housewives of Atlanta, and the entire cast recently got a raise. Now, Bailey is reportedly making $1.75 million per season.

Kandi Burruss: $2.2 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kandi Burruss is a fan favorite on Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s one of the most-liked cast-members and also the second-highest paid woman in the franchise. In 2018, her salary reportedly got bumped up from $2 million to $2.2 million per season.

NeNe Leakes: $2.75 million

Franchise: Real Housewives of Atlanta

NeNe Leakes is the face of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and the show just wasn’t the same during her hiatus. But Leakes came back and is now the highest paid woman in the franchise. She earns a staggering $2.75 million per season. But it makes sense, since she’s such a vital part of the show.

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