The cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” are definitely stacking large bundles of Benjamins in the bank, according to leaked reports of the cast members’ salaries.
The fact that they are able to scoop up that many chips for basically acting a complete fool on national television, coupled with the unwritten knowledge that they get many other perks and clothes and meals free for being pseudo celebrities, and they are living very large.
You would be surprised at the amount of money each woman (and their boo thangs) are hauling home each season. And then take a peep at the hefty bonuses that each main “housewife” makes for appearing on the end-of-season reunion shows, where each basically try to maul each other half to death.
Even small cameo appearances by the peripheral players elevate them to a higher tax bracket. And I’m not mad at them … well, except for the coonery part of the whole ordeal.
Click below to find out what each cast members is making:
NeNe Leakes – $750,000 per season, plus a $250,000 bonus for doing the reunion show. Not surprising that the lightning rod of the show gets broken off the most. Plus there are talks of her own reality show, as well as the fact that she has done other reality shows and has appeared on other scripted shows and Leakes has the most star power of the bunch. Hence, the compensation package.
Kim Zolciak – $600,000 per season plus a $150,000 bonus for doing the reunion show. Like Kandi Burruss, Zolciak has her own reality show about to break out.
Attorney Phaedra Parks: $300,000, plus a $75,000 bonus for participating in the reunion show. Dang!
Cynthia Bailey – $300,000 per season plus a $75,000 bonus for participating in the reunion show
Kandi Burruss – $450,000 per season plus a $100,000 bonus for doing the reunion show. And she has her own new reality show. Kandi is balling!
Sheree Whitfield – $550,000 per season plus a $150,000 bonus for participating in the reunion show.