We all know that the cast of The Jersey Shore cleans up every season, but what about America's second favorite reality television franchise?
In theory, the Real Housewives on the hit Bravo series should already be rich, but they're still making a pretty penny for sinking their claws into each other every season.
Sources have revealed how much cast members from various installments make every year and some of the numbers on those paychecks are HUGE!
Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson has been with the series the longest and, as a result, is making $450,000 a season! In stark contrast, newcomer Heather Dubrow is only making $30,000.
Although the series began out here on the west coast, the real money is back east. Our gurl NeNe Leakes is the top earner and takes home $750,000 per season, but that number could easily rise to $1 million by next season!
Find out what some of your other favorite cast members rake in per season … AFTER THE JUMP!
The Real Housewives of Orange County:
Tamra Barney - $350,000
Gretchen Rossi - $300,000
Alexis Bellino - $200,000
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills:
Lisa Vanderpump - $250,000
Adrienne Maloof - $200,000
Kyle Richards - $200,000
Taylor Armstrong - $175,000
Brandi Glanville - $125,000
Kim Richards - $100,000
Yolanda Hadid - $100,000
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Bravo has confirmed these numbers are inaccurate! Whomp Whomp..
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