Is Kandi Burrus still the richest of all the beautiful Housewives of Atlanta? Well, because the net worth of Tanya Sams is unkown, the jury is still out.
But since a new season of the highly successful franchise is upon us, let’s check out the net worth of all the cast mates, past and present.
Net Worth of All The Cast Mates of ‘The Housewives of Atlanta’
KANDI BURRUSS – $35 Million
Appearing on every season since Season 2, Kandi Burruss-Tucker has remained the richest of all the housewives. That is, of those holding a peach. And not due to her salary on the franchise. Starting out as a member of Xscape singing group, she made her fortune in producing and songwriting.
Since then, she has launched many businesses, including a sex-toy company called Bedroom Kandi. Additionally, she and friends launched a web series titled Kandi Koated Nights. She is currently touring with her Vegas-styled R-rated show called The Dungeon.
NENE LEAKES – $13 Million
Before Housewives, Linnethia Monique Leakes was a former stripper and did some acting work on television shows, like Glee, Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With The Stars. Also, she guest hosted on Anderson Live and was The Mistress of Sensuality in Vegas’ Cirque du Soleil residency show.
Appearing on Housewives of Atlanta since the first season, Lynnethia Monique Leakes was billed as a ‘guest’ on Season 8, and missed Season 9 all together.
Other than Housewives, Nene has done standup comedy and acting, including starring on Broadway in Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and later Chicago.
Nene owns a shop she calls Swagg Boutique.
PHAEDRA PARKS – $8 Million
Phaedra Parks has been a main character on Real Housewives of Atlanta from Season 3 to Season 9. Since her explosive exit from the series, she has been plenty busy.
Parks snagged a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models. Phaedra is a high profile lawyer who also received a mortuary degree. She launched a business selling feminine care wipes called ‘The Healthy Peach.’
You can catch Phaedra in a new reality show, Marriage Bootcamp in 2020, with her new beau, Medina Islam
KIM FIELDS – $8 Million
Kim Fields is know as little Tootie in The Facts of Life, and later as Regine Hunter in Living Single. But before that, you may remember her sweet little face on the Mrs. Butterworth commercials.
Joining Real Housewives of Atlanta as a main character in Season 8. It was her only season on the show. Appearing in several television shows, she was also a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.
At the age of 50, Ms. Fields has a lot going for her. Not only is she making money acting, but she is also behind the scenes as a television director.
KIM ZOLCIAK-BIERMANN – $5.5 Million
Original cast member Kim Zolciak-Biermann is 41 and was starring on the first 5 seasons of the hit series. Returning as a ‘guest’ in Season 9 and a ‘friend’ in Season 10.
As a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, but withdrew for health reasons after 3 weeks.
Releasing a country music single, Tardy for the Party, she also starred in two reality show spinoffs, Don’t Be Tardy For The Party, and Tardy For The Party.
Since her RHOA days, Ms. Kim launched a skin care line called Kashmere Kollection, and later a perfume called Kashmere.
PORSHA WILLIAMS – $5 Million
On the reality series on Seasons 5 and 6, she took a season off. After rejoining in Season 8, she’s been on every season since. 38-year-old Porsha joined the cast of RHOA for Season 5 and has been a main character every season except one. She was a ‘friend’ in Season 5.
In addition to RHOA, Ms. Porsha can be seen on the Ricky Smiley Show. Other than being a reality star, she is a businesswoman, actress, model and singer.
She appeared on The New Celebrity Apprentice and in 2014 released a solo project called ‘Flatline’ on I-tunes.
Starting out her career in music videos, she currently has a hair line.
EVA MARCILLE – $4 Million
One of the newbies, she didn’t join Housewives of Atlanta until Season 10 as a friend of Nene Leakes. She earned her own peach in Season 11.
Eva the Diva burst on the scene as the winner of Cycle 3 of Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model. After winning the series, she had a role in the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Now a reality star, she is also an actress, fashion model and television personality. Appearances include Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Game and Everybody Hates Chris. You may have caught Miss Eva in music videos, for stars such as 50 Cent, Angie Stone and Jamie Foxx.
In 2018, Eva Marcille launched her own designer sunglass line called First Avenue Eyewear.
DEMETRIA MCKINNEY – $3 Million
Demetria McKinney is 41 years old. Appearing in RHOA on two seasons, she was a ‘friend’ in Season 7 and a ‘guest’ on Season 8.
An actor and a signer, other than RHOA, her stage credits include playing Coretta Scott King in the R&B Opera I Dream, and Deena Jones in Dreamgirls.
She also played Whitney Houston in the film Bobbi Kristina on TV One. You may remember seeing her in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Ricky Smiley Show or Being Mary Jane.
SHEMEA MORTON – $2 Million
Shemea Morton was on RHOA as a ‘friend’ of Porsha Williams in Season 8. Additional appearances had her credited as a ‘guest’ on Seasons 5, and from Season 9 to the present.
Morton is an actress and singer and currently can be seen as a host for the Atlanta Hawks.
DESHAWN SNOW – $1.5 Million
Original cast member, DeShawn Snow did not return after the first season. Deshawn, who is 45-years old, did charity work for her DeShawn Snow Foundation.
Other ventures include writing children’s books and she is a licensed realtor, which she now focuses on full time. Additionally, she partnered with Sotheby’s to launch an entertainment group that merges luxury real estate and lifestyle management.
After her 12 years of marriage to her college sweetheart, Eric Snow ended in divorce, Ms. Snow relies on her faith to keep her going.
TANYA SAM – More than $1 Million
The net worth of Ms. Sam is not currently known, but it is probably at least $1 million dollars and quite possibly a whole lot more.
Tanya has been on RHOA as a ‘friend’ in Season 11 sand will return in Season 12.
Other than Housewives, Tanya is a business woman and serves as Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, which is a startup that invested in over 30 companies since 2016 which have rasied over $300 million in personal capital and $100 million in revenue.
She also cofounded BuiltxWomen, to benefit female entrepreneurs. Additionally she leads a group called Ascend 2020 which helps minority female founders.
If that’s not enough, 40-year-old Sams is also serving on the board of a non-profit called Kate’s Club.
KENYA MOORE – $800 Thousand
Gracing us with her presence since Season 5, former Miss Michigan USA and Miss USA, she placed 5th in the Miss Universe Pageant. Since joining RHOA Kenya Moore only missed one season, and that was to give birth to her first baby, a girl she named Brooklyn.
Once appearing on Celebrity Apprentice 7, she also had minor roles in Waiting to Exhale and Deliver Us From Eva. As well as parts in music videos and tv shows.
To her credits, she is an actress, model, author, producer, and entrepreneur. Producing and directing film projects, Ms. Moore launched her own company, Moore Vision Media.
MARLO HAMPTON – $600 Thousand
Reality T.V. star Marlo Hampton has appeared on RHOA on several seasons, but she was never a main character. Starting out as a ‘friend’ of Nene Leakes in Season 4, she returned in Season 6 as a ‘guest’.
Not seen again on RHOA until Season 8 and 9 as a ‘guest,’ she has appeared as ‘friend’ since Season 10.
Outside of ‘Housewives’, Marlo is a fashion entrepreneur and runs a fashion blog called SimplyMarlo.com.
CYNTHIA BAILEY – $500 Thousand
Since Season 3, 52-year-old actress, model and tv personality Cynthia Bailey has been on Real Housewives of Atlanta as a main character.
Before joining the ladies on Real Housewives of Atlanta, she has been in music videos, a documentary and acted in films and appeared in several television shows, including The Cosby Show. Additionally she was a just for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant Competition.
Other ventures for Bailey include her opening a modeling school called The Bailey Agency School of Fashion in Atlanta and the Bailey Winery.
SHAMARI DEVOE – $500 Thousand
Fresh on the scene, Shamari Devoe who is 39 years old, joined RHOA for Season 11 for the first time. Starting in the music industry as the lead singer of the group Blaque, Shamari was discovered by the late Lisa “LeftEye” Lopes of the mega successful singing group, TLC.
As an acrtess, Devoe appeared in Bring It On as a cheerleader.
Currently working on her project with her husband, Ronnie Devoe of New Editiion and Bell Biv Devoe, they are collaborating on a project called Me and Mari.
CLAUDIA JORDAN – $500 Thousand
Actress, model and radio personality, 46-year old Claudia Jordan was on RHOA for one season as a main character, Season 7. After that, she returned in Season 8 as a ‘guest’.
Once co-hosting Miss Universe, this former Miss Rhode Island Teen USA also made appearances on television shows as a model for Deal or No Deal and The Price is Right. As well as competing on Seasons 2 and 6 of Celebrity Apprentice, she could be seen in a variety of television programs.
SHEREE WHITFIELD – $400 Thousand
Original Cast member Sheree Whitfield starred in the franchise on the first 4 seasons. After leaving the show, she reappeared for Season 8 as a ‘friend’ and reprise her role as a main character for Seasons 9 and 10.
Making the phrase “Who gonna check me, boo?” famous, Ms. Whitfield is also known for how long it took to build her dream house, which she calls Chateau Sheree. As an entrepreneur, Sheree is now a fashion designer.
LISA WU – $100 Thousand
Original Cast Member, Lisa Wu (real name Sharon Millette Hartwell) appeared on RHOA as a main housewife for Season 1 and Season 2. Returning as a ‘guest’ on Season 3, she was not seen again until she guested on Seasons 9 and 10.
Starting her career as a backup dancer for groups like Public Enemy, Lisa Wu then joined a rap group that called themselves, 19. After the music industry, she focused her time in the film industry.
Enjoying her life outside of Housewives, Wu was also on reality show, Hollywood Divas. Other than a reality star, she is an actress, realtor, screenwriter and designer.
RHOA Is The Most Popular and Highest Rated of the Housewives Franchise
RHOA is the most popular and highest rated show in all of the Housewives franchise. Because of their popularity, several of the participants have been featured on spin-off shows –
- The Kandi Factory (Kandi Burrus)
- Kandi’s Wedding (Kandi Burrus)
- Kandi’s Ski Trip (Kandi Burruss)
- I Dream of Nene: The Wedding (Nene Leakes)
- Don’t Be Tardy (Kim Zolciak)
- Porsha’s Having a Baby (Porsha Williams)
So whose the richest housewife? From what we know for sure, Kandi still holds the prize!
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