The Real Housewives of Atlanta's fourth season has just come to an end and an intense reunion is scheduled to air next weekend. The Atlanta franchise may not be the original series, but these women are some of the more dramatic women in the entire franchise. None of them seems to be friends when the cameras have stopped rolling and some of the women who were friends when they started filming a few years ago, are no longer friends today. So, to keep the women interested in the show, Bravo is dishing out some big paychecks.
Celeb Dirty Laundry is now revealing just how much money these women are earning per season. And surprisingly, the women all have different salaries. NeNe Leakes gets upwards of $700,000 per season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It may not have been starting that high, but NeNe has made quite the impression on viewers, so she has been a 'rich b*tch' for a while. Kim Zolciak earns $500,000 per season with Kandi following with $450,000 per season. Sheree is the lowest earning original cast member, as she only gets about $400,000. That's almost half of what NeNe gets.
The newest additions to the show earn slightly less. Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks have only been on the show for about a year, so they each earn about $300,000. That's about enough to pay off Peter Thomas' debt with his former restaurant and give the down payment for Bar One. Marlo Hampton, the newest addition, only gets $75,000 for her participation, but she has a sugar daddy so she is probably the last person who needs the money.
Despite these figures, rumor has it that Sheree is angry that NeNe makes more than her. NeNe works hard at getting her career as an actress going, while Sheree's job is to hunt down her ex-husband for child support.
Are you surprised at these figures?