In a confrontation with fellow Atlanta socialite, Sheree Whitfield, during an episode of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Nene Leakes (pictured third from left) stated publicly that she was “very rich.” As it turns out, the sistah was not lying! Hello Beautiful released the salaries of our favorite Georgia peaches and Leakes leads the pack, earning $1 million per season — $750,000 for the regular episodes and a $250,000 bonus for appearing on the reunion show.
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Next in line is Kim Zolciak (pictured second from left), who gets a whopping $600,000 per season, plus $150,000 for taking part in the reunion show.
Sheree Whitfield (pictured far left), who has had her fair shares of money woes over the last few years, takes home $550,000 for her role on the show and $150,000 for the reunion. But rumor has it that she may not be getting that paycheck for long. Whitfield, who is an original member of the reality series, has reportedly been bellyaching about how her salary is not as high as her frenemy Nene. Whitfield’s demands supposedly fell on deaf ears and the show’s producers cast her out. According to S2S, Whitfield cried and begged to come back but time will tell if she will be allowed to resume her spot on the popular show.
Kandi Burruss (pictured far right) receives $400,000 for her part and an extra $100,000 for the reunion special. Burruss, who is the most successful member of the group, is a songwriter, singer, record producer, star of her own Bravo reality show ‘The Kandi Factory,’ and owns a successful sex toy line, Bedroom Kandi, that won this year’s Oscar of the adult entertainment industry, the ‘AVN Best Overall Sex Toy Award.’
Phaedra Parks (pictured third from right) and Cynthia Bailey (pictured second from right) both earn a reported $300,000 for their parts in RHOA, plus a bonus of $75,000 for appearing on the reunion specials.
Marlo Hampton (not pictured), who joined the cast of RHOA last year to up the drama factor, gets $75,000 and must make herself available for filming.
The men behind the women have also managed to collect monies from the show. Cynthia’s opinionated husband, Peter Thomas, makes $75,000. Kroy Biermann, the NFL baller who recently put a ring on Kim finger, makes $50,000. Apollo Nida, who backs his wife Phaedra’s pomposity all the way, also receives $50,000 for appearing on the show.
All of the RHOA husbands have to make themselves available for filming upon request as well.