The Real Housewives of Atlanta Net Worth and Salary
The Real Housewives of Atlanta debuted on Bravo TV in 2008 following the success of the Real Housewives of New York City and the Real Housewives of Orange County. The show currently follows the lives of 6 main housewives located in Atlanta, Georgia. Unlike the first two installments of the housewives, this cast is predominantly African American. Going into its eighth season this year, no originally castmates remain on the franchise.
Since NeNe Leakes (an original cast member) announced her departure from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss (debuted during season two) has become the new veteran of this franchise. RHOA has become Bravo’s highest rated housewives franchise over the past few years.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is known as sort of a guilty pleasure due to the large amounts of drama and shade that occurs throughout the show. The Atlanta franchise focuses more on drama, shade and fighting rather than elegance and wealth like the other Housewives franchises.
Let’s take a look at the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Net Worth and Salaries.
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Kandi Burruss – $35 Million Net Worth
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is definitely dancing her way to the bank, the former Xscape singer is worth a whopping $35 Million. Kandi has been featured on the Real Housewives of Atlanta since its second season, making her the longest running/ veteran housewife this year. Burruss gained her fame performing in the R&B trio Xscape, the trio had 6 top ten song’s on the billboard in the 90’s. Following the end of Xscape Kandi switched over to production and songwriting.
Kandi has worked with everyone from, co writing P!nk to producing with TLC. In 2009 Kandi Burruss replaced DeShawn Snow on the second season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Since debuting in Reality TV Kandi Burruss has kept the audience captivated with her crazy family (seriously Mama Joyce is nuts,) her marriage to Todd Tucker, and her ongoing drama and feuds with her co-stars.
Kandi has always been well received by the fans of Atlanta so it’s been no surprise that producers relied heavily on Kandi for the current season of RHOA; due to the resigning of NeNe Leakes. It’s rumored that Kandi Burruss is making a cool $750,000 for the current season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
NeNe Leakes – $12 Million Net Worth
The former face of the Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes has a cool net worth of $12 million dollars. NeNe Leakes gained her fame by appearing on the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s very first season in 2008. Producer’s have always made it clear that without NeNe Leakes; the show may never have been the success that it is today. Leakes was known for her ability to throw shade during her time in Reality TV.
Recently NeNe Leakes has ventured out into Hollywood leaving Reality TV behind her. Leakes appeared regularly on Ryan Murphy’s Glee before making her way onto Ryan Murphy’s the New Normal. Eventually the New Normal was cancelled and NeNe Leakes signed onto co-hosting Fashion Police.
It’s been rumored that NBCUniversal has been pressuring NeNe Leakes to return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta fulltime. NBCUniversal also owns E! which airs Fashion Police, and sources reveal that Leakes is being pressured to either return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta or lose her role on Fashion Police.
NeNe Leakes was rumored to be making at least $1 million dollars during her final full-time season on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Kenya Moore – $300,000 Net Worth
Kenya Moore made her debut on the Real Housewives of Atlanta during its fifth season. Moore was clearly made for Reality TV and her ability to not only stir the pot but throw some shade has kept her job on Atlanta. Moore gained her fame competing in beauty pageants and modeling in the early 90’s. Kenya Moore has competed in both the Miss Universe and the Miss USA beauty pageants.
Following her career modeling, Kenya Moore entered the world of acting and appeared in cameo roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Sparks, Living Single, and The Steve Harvey Show. While Kenya Moore has certainly branched out, her net worth is only a whopping $300,000.
Kenya Moore financial situation has always been sort of a joked about, clearly Kenya knows how to throw some shade… however the housewives has always been about elegant and extravagant lifestyles? It’s rumored that Kenya Moore is actually the least paid housewife on the Atlanta franchise. Moore is rumored to be making between $75,000-$150,000 per season.
Phaedra Parks – $2 Million Net Worth
Current Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has a net worth of around $2 million dollars. Phaedra Parks joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast during its third season. The self proclaimed Southern Bell earned most of her fortune working as a lawyer for the entertainment business. Phaedra is currently the managing partner of the Parks Group PC. While Phaedra Parks personal life may have over showered her accomplishment;, Parks is actually a highly recommended and highly honored attorney.
Phaedra Parks has worked with huge names including but not limited to Michael Jackson, Ludacris and Bobby Brown. Recently Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida was sentenced to 8 years in a federal prison. Her personal life has been heavily featured on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Phaedra Parks made around $450,000 for the most current season of Atlanta.
Porsha Williams – $16 Million Net Worth
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams has always been destined for the spotlight. Williams appeared in numerous music videos and calendar shoots before gaining her notoriety following her very public marriage to Kordell Stewart. These two tied the knot in 2011 while appearing on Platinum Weddings. A year later Porsha Williams was cast for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2013 Kordell Stewart and Porsha Williams were officially divorced, leaving Porsha Williams a $16 million dollar net worth from the divorce.
It’s been rumored for years that Kordell Stewart was secretly gay and recently a man claiming to be Kordell’s former lover spoke out. Porsha William’s signed to Kandi Burruss‘ record label in an attempt to dive into the music industry in 2014. During that same year it was announced that Porsha Williams had been demoted to a ‘friend’ of the housewives due to an altercation during the reunion the previous season. A year later and Porsha Williams was once again a fulltime housewife.
Porsha Williams is rumored to be making around $350,000 per season for her time on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Cynthia Bailey joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta during the show’s third season, since than her and her husband Peter Thomas‘ marriage has become the topic of discussion for the cast. Recently Peter Thomas was caught on camera flirting with another woman, this has since raised speculation about infidelity in their relationship. Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter Thomas are worth around $500,000.
Cynthia Bailey made her net worth working for Wilhelmena modeling agency. Cynthia has appeared on numerous magazine covers, and was considered a huge success in the modeling world. Cynthia Bailey and her husband where in the news recently yet again when it was reported that Peter Thomas had assaulted a man during an altercation at Peter’s bar.
It’s been rumored that Cynthia Bailey is pulling in $350,000 per season for her time on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.