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 Real Housewives of Atlanta, which features model Cynthia Bailey, singer Kandi Burruss, attorney Phaedra Parks, among other Atlanta socialites. Rolling Outreportedly 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 RHOA star’s speculated earning power per season.
Kim Zolciak’s husband earns a reported $50,000 as a RHOA 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.
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, Kandi Factory.
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.