They started at servers, but now the cast of Vanderpump Rules are stars. So, how much are they worth?
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How rich is the cast of Vanderump Rules?
When Vanderpump Rules hit the air in 2013, the cast was full of young restaurant workers trying to make it in Hollywood. Years later, they’ve officially made it – thanks to the show. From club appearance fees to sponsored posts on social media, side hustles and, of course, the money they make on VPR, the bank accounts of the SUR-vers have drastically improved. By how much? Let’s see...
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How much do the stars of Vanderpump Rules actually make?
The cast was allegedly only paid $5,000 a piece for the entire first season, according to TMZ. TMZ reported a bump up to $3,000 per episode for season 2 (about $51,000 for the season), then $5,000 per episode for season 3 ($63,000). Season 4 was when the cast got bumped up closer to Housewives money – a reported $15,000 per episode ($360,000). By season 7, some cast members were making as much as $25,000 per episode. Keep reading to find out who.
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Katie Maloney’s net worth: $500,000
Katie has been on the show since its very first season, which makes it surprising that her net worth falls so low. She relies mainly on the show for income, unlike her castmates who ventured off into businesses along the way. Her main focus seems to be married life — nothing wrong with that!
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Scheana Shay’s net worth: $500,000
Scheana started the show with dreams of being a pop star, releasing a few singles here and there. Today, she's focused on mommy life and her growing Youtube channel which contributes to her net worth. She took a hit after her divorce from Mike Shay, who she was ordered to pay $50,000, but now she seems to be back on her feet.
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Ariana Madix’s net worth: $1 million
In addition to her salary from the show, Ariana co-wrote Sandoval's cocktail book, Fancy AF Cocktails. She also has some acting chops, appearing in Dirty Dealing 30, Dead End and Anger Management.
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Lala Kent’s net worth: $2 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lala's estimated net worth shot up from $50,000 in 2017, to $2 million in 2018 and holding steady. Lala has definitely been putting in hard work to get herself close to that hefty sum. In addition to her role on Vanderpump Rules, Lala starred in the horror-thriller The Row, and has two more films in post-production. Plus, Lala’s got a consistent side hustle selling Give Them Lala Beauty to her nearly-1-million followers on Instagram.
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Tom Sandoval’s net worth: $4 million
We're surprised to see Tom Sandoval so high up on this list, but maybe his career as a model was better than we give him credit for. Or maybe he's just really good at saving? Celebrity Net Worth pegs his net worth at $4 million. That's The Young and the Restless kind of money! We can only assume his TomTom business venture, his successful cocktail book and new home has contributed to this.
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Tom Schwartz’s net worth: $4 million
Tom Schwartz used to be at the end of this list, with the lowest net worth of the cast, but since then, Schwartz has become a mini-mogul alongside his buddy Tom Sandoval. He's been a mainstay on the VPR cast for years, going into business with Lisa Vanderpump to open Tom Tom, and it seems a new restaurant is soon to follow.
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James Kennedy net worth: $4 million
According to Pop Huff, James Kennedy makes between $10,000 and $15,000 per episode from his VPR appearances. After struggling with acting, Kennedy turned to DJing which ultimately led him to alcohol and drinking. Its estimated that his net worth mostly comes from his work as a DJ and producer in the music industry.
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Lisa Vanderpump’s net worth: $90 million
VPR’s namesake matriarch Lisa Vanderpump is – duh – the wealthiest cast member. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lisa’s worth a staggering $90 million. Having owned bars and nightclubs in London before she moved to Beverly Hills, Lisa was well off pre-fame. Now her income includes salary from VPR, plus earnings from her pet accessories brand Vanderpump Pets, her liquor brand Vanderpump Rosé and her trio of Los Angeles restaurants, SUR, Pump and Villa Blanca.