“Real Housewives of Atlanta” NeNe Leakes is worth at least $4.5 million, though it could be a lot more. She recently signed a $1 million deal to return for the sixth season of Bravo’s popular reality show, which makes her highest paid housewife in the cast.
One of NeNe’s favorite catchphrases is “I’m rich, bitch!” While she hasn’t always had a big fortune, she has recently added to her net worth with guest starring roles on “Glee” and “The New Normal.” In 2011, NeNe competed on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” At the time, she declared she was “very rich,” though Donald Trump Jr. seemed skeptical.
“All the celebrities on the show play for charity. She received a small appearance fee, sure, but that was it,” he told Wetpaint. “And as far as I know, she’s not involved with any of our other business or corporations. So I’m not sure what she’s talking about.”
NeNe has also become an entrepreneur, opening up her own franchise of Italian eatery chain, Famous Famiglia. It was rumored that she was involved with the restaurant’s founder, John Kolaj, but in January 2013, NeNe announced she was reuniting with ex-husband Gregg Leakes.
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1. 1. Cynthia Bailey
According to <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/cynthia-bailey-net-worth/" target="_blank">Celebrity Net Worth</a>, Cynthia Bailey is worth $50,000. There was no mention of how much she makes per episode from Bravo.
2. 2. Kim Zolciak
With a couple of one-off singles, a wig line and a jewelry collection under her belt, Kim Zolciak is worth $500,000.
3. 3. Kenya Moore
Kenya Moore is sitting pretty when it comes to her finances. The former Miss USA is worth $1.5 million thanks to her production company, Moore Vision Media.
4. 4. Phaedra Parks
Everybody knows that Phaedra Parks knows how to capitalize on her ideas. The entertainment lawyer, who has recently set out to become "the Vera Wang of funerals," is worth $2 million.
5. 5. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes mainly credits herself for the success of "RHOA," but she’s hustled hard to expand her brand. You can catch the reality TV diva on "The New Normal" and "Glee." She’s also got her own brand of Moscato and even a couple of shoe designs being sold at ShoeDazzle.com. It all adds up to NeNe being worth $4.5 million.
6. 6. Porsha Stewart
Porsha Stewart’s name didn’t come up on CelebrityNetWorth.com, but her hubby Kordell Stewart’s did! The newlyweds are living very well as Kordell is worth $22 million.
7. 7. Kandi Burruss
Whether it’s adult toys or an iPad app, Kandi’s got a new product every time you turn around. And let’s not forget that she’s a Grammy-winning songwriter. All of her hard work has more than paid off because the Kandi Koated entrepreneur is worth $35 million.