Cast Of Real Housewives of Atlanta: How Much Are They Worth?
The cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta are definitely no strangers to fame. They flaunt glamorous lifestyles on the hit reality show that material things are great, but when it comes down to crunching numbers, we want to know what their real fortunes are. This list investigates the rags and riches of Bravo’s Atlanta housewives.
12. Sheree Whitfield
Estimated net worth: $100,000. After struggling with her finances, Sheree Whitfield is finally out of the red. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has a net worth of $100,000. This former housewife went through a pretty nasty divorce from former NFL player Bob Whitfield. While she receives child support for their two children, she was denied alimony even though she has no formal education and no skilled trade or profession. This may be because her former hubby declared bankruptcy. In 2014, it was revealed that the IRS was seeking $111,000 in back taxes from Whitfield, plus back taxes related to earnings from the years 2009 and 2010. To make matters worse, Sheree was also fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta for demanding too much money: “They are tired of dealing with her diva attitude and demands.” Sheree has since returned to the show for its eighth season in a supporting capacity and for the ninth and tenth seasons she’s become a full time cast member.
11. Lisa Wu
Estimated net worth: $100,000. Lisa Wu was only part of the show for two seasons, but her vaulting ambition has given her a comfortable living ever since. While on the show, Lisa built her net worth through her own real estate firm, Hartwell and Associates. She also has a jewelry and clothing line. Despite the fact that those businesses are no longer active, Lisa hasn’t slowed down. She is working on her acting career. She’s had roles in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and a part in Vince Vaughn’s comedy The Internship. She has also published a book “about sisterhood” called When the Cake is Made. She has since returned to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season nine and ten as a guest.
10. Kenya Moore
Estimated net worth: $800,000. This beauty pageant winner used her status to move into a television career appearing on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also launched her own production company, Moore Vision Media, in 2008. In addition to her appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Moore was also on Celebrity Apprentice. In 2013, rumors of money troubles swept the tabloids when Kenya was evicted from her $4,000 per month Roswell, Georgia mansion. In response, Moore has stated, “My former landlord Conya Dillon Weems is the epitome of a vindictive, cold hearted, evil person.” No matter what reality show this diva is on, drama is sure to follow!
9. Kim Zolciak-Biermann
Estimated net worth: $1.5 Million: Kim has amassed her mini-fortune though her singing career and television appearances including Real Housewives of Atlanta, Dancing With the Stars, and her own spinoff Don’t’ Be Tardy. The spinoff is named after Kim’s single, “Tardy for the Party,” a song which premiered on the Wendy Williams Show. Kim has released other singles as well including, “Google Me” and “Ring Didn’t Mean a Thing.” She’s doing well for herself. She has a reported net worth of $1.5 million!
8. Cynthia Bailey
Estimated net worth: $500,000. Cynthia Bailey earned most of her money from her career as a model with Wilhelmena modeling agency. This bombshell took to the runways of Paris and Milan and led advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus and Lord and Taylor. She’s also appeared on the Cosby Show and New York Undercover, and starred in the film Without You I’m Nothing. She rakes in $300,000 per season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
7. Porsha Stewart/Williams
Estimated net worth: $500,000. Porsha is one of the few natives of Atlanta on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, who joined the cast midway through the fifth season. She began her career by modeling and appearing in music videos. She is attempting to launch a music career and released a single called “Flatline” in 2014.
6. Claudia Jordan
Estimated net worth: $500,000. Claudia Jordan has amassed her fortune by being pretty. She’s done everything from teen pageants, TV commercials, music videos, and modeling for The Price is Right and Deal or No Deal. She’s been on Celebrity Apprentice and works as a presenter on her own weekly show, The Claudia Jordan Show. Not a bad way to earn a living! Claudia is reported to have been fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta series due to her feuding with NeNe Leakes. According to TMZ, “Jordan got a lot of face time last season by standing up to the show’s O.G. NeNe Leakes. Fact is, Kenya Moore also mouthed off to NeNe, but she’s earned her stripes over time. Claudia Jordan learned the hard way not to mess with NeNe Leakes because she’s been fired.”
5. DeShawn Snow
Estimated net worth: $1.5 million. DeShawn Snow seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth after season one of Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she’s managed to maintain a pretty fierce income despite her MIA status from reality television. Despite going through a divorce from former NBA player Eric Snow, DeShawn hasn’t thrown in the towel. She’s published a line of books called “Lil Shawnee” that are designed to guide young girls through tough issues. She also heads her own foundation, DeShawn Snow Foundation, which helps to improve the welfare and self-esteem of young girls.
4. Phaedra Parks
Estimated net worth: $3 million. This woman doesn’t exactly fit the bill of a “housewife.” Most of Phaedra’s wealth comes from her career as an attorney and managing partner of Parks Group PC as she only earns $300,000 per season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The law firm primarily deals with contract negotiations for entertainers and athletes. She’s worked for some high profile clients including Michael Jackson, Ludacris, and more. She has also worked as a legal analyst for NBC and Fox News. She has received several accolades for her work as a lawyer including Attorney of the Year, and has served on the Board of the UGA Law School, and the Grammy Recording Board. She was fired from the show after season nine after she spread a rumor that fellow cast member Kandi Burress and her husband Todd Tucker once wanted to drug and rape fellow Cynthia Williams.
3. Kim Fields
Estimated net worth: $8 million. When Kim Fields landed the role of Tootie on The Facts of Life, she shot to stardom. Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, Fields appeared on many television shows including Diff’rent Strokes, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also starred in her own hit sitcom Living Single for four years. During the 1980s she also released two singles and performed with a group called Impromp2. All of these television gigs and musical enterprises have added up for the actress and has culminated in an estimated net worth of $8 million! She’s joined the ladies for season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but left after one season.
2. NeNe Leakes
Estimated net worth: $12 million. NeNe is one of Bravo’s highest paid star, earning herself $1 million per season of Real Housewives of Atlanta! And, that’s not where her reality stardom ends. She’s had her fingers in the reality television cookie jar for a while now, having also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and Dancing With the Stars. She has also earned her wealth by appearing on Broadway’s production of Cinderella, publishing books, and by creating her own clothing line. Her HSN line is so successful that most styles actually sold out on the day the line was launched. She recently rejoined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 10.
1. Kandi Burruss
Estimated net worth: $35 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Real housewife Kandi Burruss has earned herself a pretty penny working as a singer, songwriter, record producer, and of course, reality TV personality. Most of her net worth was accumulated during her days with the band Xscape and from working as a songwriter and producer. Burruss has written songs for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and more. She even won a Grammy for her song writing. Some of her hits include: “No Scrubs” for TLC, and “Bug a Boo,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” and “The Writing’s on the Wall” for Destiny’s Child. Kandi herself is an accomplished solo artist with multiple albums hitting the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart. Burruss is married to former Real Housewives of Atlanta producer, Todd Tucker.