MTO News has obtained the salaries of Atlanta Housewives Nene, Kandi, Porsha, and Cynthia. This Exclusive information on all the salaries for the Atlanta Housewives was provided to us by a member of the production team. And it may lend some insight on why the show fired Kenya.
The highest paid Housewife on the show is Nene who gets $200k each episode where she appears. Her option for this season includes a 5% raise so she will make $210k. If she appears in all 24 episodes, that puts her at $5,040,000.
Kandi is the next highest paid Housewife with a salary for this season of $93,500 per episode and that puts her at $2,244,000 presuming she is in every episode.
Porsha and Cynthia’s episode salaries are significantly less, with each making $31,500 per episode. Neither woman is expected to be featured in each episode. But the show has budgeted $630k in salary for each lady.
Marlo and Eva each were given a peach, and are making $10k per episode. And the show budgeted $240k combined for them.
Shamari Devoe, and Tanya Sam and a few other ladies are all vying for peaches this season. It’s not clear what contracts that go to these ladies will get, but Bravo has budgeted $75k for their salaries.
Kenya, was scheduled to make $75k per episode, or $1.8 million this upcoming season. By firing her, the Atlanta Housewives show just made Bravo almost $2 million.
The Atlanta Housewives show is already by far the most profitable show for Bravo. And it just got more profitable. Here are some more numbers from blogger Tamara Tattles:
As far as the budget goes, Bravo spends about $600K per episode to produce RHOA. That is close to $13M per season. Last season Bravo made a profit of $22M on RHOA. The only show that comes close to that profit margin is RHOBH with $15M. So if you include the profit margin and the loss of “heavy hitter salaries” like Kim’s and what Kenya would’ve made, because her multi-cycle option agreement would’ve expired and required a complete negotiation, RHOA is budget “friendly”. Last season having Nene, Kim Kandi and Kenya all on the same show was tough on the talent budget but that problem is now fixed.
Bravo's estimated profit on the show is $24 million. To put that in perspective, they make more from the Atlanta Housewives than from Orange County, Beverly Hills, and New York combined.