If you ask me to think about money and the Real Housewives of Atlanta, my mind goes straight to NeNe Leakes even though she's not a full-time Real Housewife these days. Nevertheless, NeNe is still talking about her many trips to the bank and reciting her own famous quote about being "rich, b*tch." So it makes me wonder: Does NeNe really have the most money out of all the Atlanta ladies? Who is really the richest Real Housewives of Atlanta star?
It's hard to tell just from watching the show since it seems like they're all hustling hard these days. But sorry, NeNe, apparently it is not you. Even though NeNe is pretty much always bragging about her money, the wealthiest Atlanta Housewife is one who was actually a star before joining the show.
If you're scratching your head trying to figure it out, the RHOA lady with the most money is Kandi Burruss. Kandi has an estimated net worth of $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which might surprise fans since Kandi is the most low-key when it comes to bragging about money in comparison to the other Housewives. GoNetWorth and The Examiner also report $35 million when it comes to Kandi's net worth.
So how did Kandi get to that number? Well, aside from appearing as a Real Housewife, Kandi has had two different Bravo spin-off shows: Kandi's Wedding and Kandi's Ski Trip. It's obvious that Kandi is very in demand and has a loyal audience, so I'm sure that she is earning a pretty penny for all of those reality TV shows. Outside of her reality TV career, Kandi has written some of the biggest R&B songs of all time, including "No Scrubs" by TLC and "Bills Bills Bills" by Destiny's Child. She also has her own line of sex toys called Bedroom Kandi. Kandi really does it all.
But the other ladies work hard, too, of course. Here's how Kandi's fellow Real Housewives compare.
NeNe isn't totally wrong when it comes to her "rich b*tch" catchphrase. She has an estimated net worth of $12 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. What has NeNe done to rack in the cash? After NeNe left her role as a series regular on RHOA , she continued to appear as a guest star on the show, and I'm sure she's not doing that for free. Outside of reality TV, NeNe stared in Cinderella on Broadway, sells T-shirts with her catchphrases on them, and is even a host on Fashion Police these days. She's hustling hard.
Kim, who, in March, confirmed that she's leaving RHOA , has a reported net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Kim has been working pretty consistently over the years. Of course, most people know her from her acting roles on Living Single and The Facts Of Life. Plus, she has 47 other acting credits listed on IMDb, plus additional work as a director, producer, and writer. The woman wears all hats.
Phaedra has a million jobs from being a reality star to being a lawyer to being a mortician. Phaedra is hustling with a reported net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Phaedra is not just a typical lawyer, she has had high profile clients like Bobby Brown and has her own law firm called Parks Group PC. Plus, she has applied her expertise to be a legal analyst for TV shows on different networks.
Cynthia Bailey & Porsha Williams
Both Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams have a net worth of $500,000 that they have amassed over the years, Celebrity Net Worth reports. Cynthia made her money as model for swimsuits, lingerie, and runway., and she has launched her own line of sunglasses called Cynthia Bailey Eyewear. Porsha has become a hustler since being on the show. In addition to appearing on RHOA, she is a host for Dish Nation. She also has a bra and undies line called Naked Lingerie and a hair line called Naked Hair.
Celebrity Net Worth puts Kenya at a $300,000 net worth. But don't be mistaken, Kenya is no slouch. She has a line of hair products called Moore Haircare and her own production company called Moore Vision Media. She also often promotes products on Instagram.
You would never know it since Kandi is always so humble and down-to-earth, but she has a massive fortune, and it seems like that wealth will just continue to grow.