For better or for worse, reality TV has become a booming business, generating huge ratings and ad dollars. Among one of the more popular television franchises is the <strong><em>Real Housewives of Atlanta</em></strong>, which features model <strong>Cynthia Bailey</strong>, singer <strong>Kandi Burruss</strong>, attorney <strong>Phaedra Parks</strong>, among other Atlanta socialites. <strong><a href="http://rollingout.com/entertainment/real-housewives-of-atlanta-salaries-leaked-find-out-how-much-each-makes/">Rolling Out</a> </strong>reportedly got access to the annual salaries of the cast mates and their male counterparts and most would be surprised as too how much a reality star can make. Here’s a rundown of each <em>RHOA</em> star’s speculated earning power per season. <strong> </strong>
Kim Zolciak’s husband earns a reported $50,000 as a <em>RHOA</em> cast member, on top of his NFL contract with the Atlanta Falcons worth $555,000.
Pulling in a reported $75,000 a season, Thomas is the husband (to Cynthia Bailey) who takes home the most of the male cast members.
A new edition to the series, Hampton earns a reported $75,000 from the Bravo network.
The Atlanta attorney/entrepreneur earns a reported $300,000 for her appearance, plus an additional $75,000 for the reunion show.
The model is said to has a similar deal, earning $300,000 per season with an end-of-season bonus of $75,000 for the reunion special, according to Rolling Out.
<strong>KANDI BURRUSS </strong><br><br>
The singer/songwriter is said to have secured a $450,000 per season deal, plus $100,000 for appearing on the reunion show. The savvy businesswoman will unlikely pull in even more from Bravo with her spinoff show, <em>Kandi Factory</em>.
<strong>SHEREE WHITFIELD </strong><br><br>
Whitfield earns a reported $550,000 per season, with an additional earning of $150,000 for the reunion special.
According to Rolling Out, Zolciak takes home a whopping $600,000 per season, and adds another $150,000 to her bank account for appearing on the reunion.