Who’s the hottest real housewife of them all? If popularity equals salary (and in this case, it does), it’s none other than NeNe Leakes, the star of Real Housewives of Atlanta and one of the original ladies who put Bravo on the map. Lucky for Leakes, all those hilarious one-liners really pay off. Her catchphrase some years back was, “I’m very rich, b*tch.” How big is NeNe Leakes net worth? You’re about to find out.
NeNe Leakes made headlines last spring when she reupped her contract with Bravo. As the most popular real housewife on the network, she nabbed $750,000 per season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, with $250,000 for the reunion. We can all agree those reunions are certainly worth the dollars! So that gives Leakes an annual salary of $1 million, plus bonuses. That rate makes her the highest paid housewife. Being hilarious certainly pays off!
Real Housewives of Atlanta isn’t Leakes’ only television work. Last year, she had a spin-off on Bravo, I Dream of NeNe, which followed her second wedding to ex-husband Gregg. She has also appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice, and Ryan Murphy has taken a liking to her. She acted on his short-lived show The New Normal, and has appeared on twelve episodes of Glee.
Like many other housewives, Leakes has tried her hand at branding products. Unfortunately, her line of Miss Moscato wines disappeared shortly after it debuted in late 2011. Oh well, they can’t all be winners. May we suggest a future in life coaching? We’d sign up.
All in all, the star of Real Housewives of Atlanta has made the most of her reality fame, and there’s no end in sight for her popularity. NeNe Leakes’ net worth comes in at $5 million. Donald Trump money!
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