Cast Of Jersey Shore: How Much Are They Worth Now?
When MTV first aired Jersey Shore in 2009, no one realized the pop cultural phenomenon it was going to become over its six season run. Whether watching out of curiosity, actual fandom or because, like a car wreck, you just can’t look away, the eight “Guidos” and “Guidettes” selected to live together for the summer in the Jersey Shore became Hollywood stars really quick. The show’s popularity skyrocketed and in 2010 the cast was even named on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People list and spawned three spinoffs in other countries. They tanned, they drank, they partied and they fought and millions watched it all, earning each and every cast member a rather large paycheck just for acting like fools for the summer. Since the show ended in 2012 and now has a reunion show, Jersey Shore: Family vacation, check out the list below to find out how much the stars of Jersey Shore are worth now.
9. Angelina Pivarnick
Estimated Net Worth: $2 Million. Angelina Pivarnick may not have been a part of the Jersey Shore cast, but she was on long enough to put quite a few bucks in her account. Pivarnick was not well liked in the house and had issues almost immediately. While she called herself the “Kim Kardashian of Staten Island,” her housemates took to calling her the “Staten Island Dump,” and after serious issues with Mike and Snooki, she left the house in Season 2. Regardless, she is still estimated to be worth between $1.5 million and $2 million. Aside from making $3000 per episode in Season 1 and $15,000 per episode in Season 2, she is also apparently a musician.
8. Deena Cortese
Estimated Net Worth: $400 Thousand. After Angelina did not return for Season 3, her spot in the house was filled by “the blast in a glass” Deena Nicole Cortese. Deena was a very good friend of Snooki’s, calling themselves two “Meatballs” and had originally auditioned for the show but got rejected in favor of Angelina. Although she wasn’t on the show from the beginning, she was estimated to be worth around $1 million at the time of filming, however that has decreased to $400 thousand since the show ended.
7. Sam “Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola
Estimated Net Worth: $1.4 Million. Sammi Giancola was one of the most liked cast members on the show, but after almost immediately jumping into a relationship with fellow housemate Ronnie, the two had their own drama that fueled the show for much of its six seasons. At the height of the show’s fame, she was estimated to be making $150,000 per episode and was worth around $2 million, but her per episode salary dropped to around $30,000. Her net worth still stands around $1.4 million thanks in large part to endorsements and appearances done by much of the cast, as well as thanks to her own line of fitness wear which she debuted at the 2012 New York Fashion Week showcase.
6. Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio
Estimated Net Worth: $24 Million. Undoubtedly the funniest and most easy-going guy in the house, Paul DelVechhio best known as “DJ Pauly D” has remained one of the most famous out of the group and his bank account sure reflects that. During the show, Pauly made $150,000 per episode and was the first of the cast members to gain his very own spin-off show, The Pauly D Project. As well as his own show, he has continuously worked on songs as a DJ, earning him a record deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records and G-Note Records. He also opened up for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour, all adding up to a nice cozy bank account sitting between $20 to $24 million.
5. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Estimated Net Worth: $1.8 Million. The other half of the relationship drama with Sammi, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was definitely the workout junkie of the group. He was a lovable guy as long as he wasn’t fighting with Sammi and he did get in a few fistfights over the show, which helped gain him an appearance on TNA Wrestling’s Impact Wrestling in 2011. Ronnie made between $80,000 to $100,000 per episode over the course of the show and, along with his Xenadrine vitamin endorsements and his own clothing line “Jersey Laundy,” he still has a very respectable worth between $1.8 and $3 million.
4. Jenni “JWoww” Farley
Estimated Net Worth $2.6 Million. Arguably one of the most successful cast members to come off of Jersey Shore, Jenni “JWoww” Farley is worth a lot less than expected. JWoww along with Snooki were the two most prominent female members on the show, earning between $100,000 and $130,000 per episode. Their popularity and friendship also earned them their own spin-off show, Snooki & JWoww, in which she earned a whopping $175,000 per episode. She also has her own clothing line “Filthy Couture” and a design company and also released her own book, all of which adds up to a net worth settled between $2.6 and $3 million.
3. Vinny Guadagnino
Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. The least “Guido” of the guys, Vinny Guadagnino ironically became perhaps the favorite male Jersey Shore cast members throughout the show. Eventually Vinny became worried about his own mental health on the show and in the house, but his contract required him to return and also earned an estimated $90,000 per episode. Due to his popularity, MTV gave Vinny his very own talk show The Show with Vinny, but it ran for only one season in 2013. While the show didn’t work out, he has continued acting, gaining small parts in other shows and makes quite a few dollars hosting events and attending parties as a TV personality. There are discrepencies about how much he is worth now falling between $1.5 and $3 million.
2. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
Estimated Net Worth: $500 Thousand. Along with Snooki, and Pauly D, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made the most per episode during the six seasons of Jersey Shore, unfortunately he has come under legal and financial trouble, decreasing his net worth substantially. During the peak of the show he made $150,000 per episode, and went to make appearances on several shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Dancing With the Stars. Back in 2014 however, “The Situation” was indicted on tax fraud and he along with his brother were charged with not paying taxes on $8.9 million of income; however, with a net worth of $500 thousand, it is clear he definitely is not hiding $8.9 million from anyone.
1. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Estimated Net Worth: $5 Million. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was the headliner of the Jersey Shore cast and, as such, has one of the highest net worths following the end of the show. Over the course of the show Snooki’s income per episode went from $2200 to $30,000 to $150,000. She went on to earn $175,000 per episode from the spin-off Snooki & JWoww and continues to earn money through endorsement deals and appearances and she released her own books, A Shore Thing in 2011, Confessions of a Guidette in 2011, and Gorilla Beach in 2012. Not to mention Rutgers University paid her $32,000 to speak to students about being a celebrity all of which adds up to a net worth between $4 and $5 million.