It pays to be rich. The ladies of the Real Housewives of Atlanta always have plenty of cash to throw around, and now we know where they get it. HelloBeautiful.com has dug up the salaries of the RHOA cast, and the results may spark some cat fights.
Not surprisingly, ratings-magnet NeNe Leakes is the highest paid member of the cast, pulling in $750,000 per season, plus an additional $250,000 for participation on the reunion show.
Next up is her nemesis Kim Zolciak at $600,000 per season and $150K bonus for the reunion show. Sheree Whitfield comes close at $550,000 per season, plus a $150K reunion bonus. Then Kandi Burruss at $450K and $150K bonus, followed by Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey at $300K and $75K bonus. Poor Marlo Hampton is the least paid housewife, getting just $75K for the season, under the condition that she be available for filming on request.
Of the men, Cynthia's husband Peter Bailey is the most paid, at $75K per season and the condition that he must be available for filming on request. Kim's man Kroy Biermann and Phaedra's hubby Apollo Nida each get $50K per season with the same availability condition.
Not bad for starting fights and talking smack.
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