'RHOA': Who are the franchise's top five richest housewives? Kandi Burruss to Nene Leakes, here is full list
If there's one thing that all the Atlanta housewives have in common, it would be their love for an extravagant lifestyle and living life king size. Their love for finer things in life means that they need adequate bank balance to fund all their desires, and thankfully, these ladies know a thing or two on how to make money moves, which has significantly boosted their net worth significantly over the years.
While all the Atlanta housewives look relatively well off in their huge mansions, and designer outfits and accessories, some housewives are a lot richer than the others. Here are five housewives from 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' whose net worth proves that these ladies know a lot more than just causing drama and engaging in petty fights on cameras!
1. Kandi Burruss
With a jaw-dropping net worth of $30 million, Kandi Burruss is definitely the richest housewife of the Atlanta Housewives franchise. If you ever watched 'RHOA' you would know the secret of Kandi's massive wealth - her never-ending hustle. Kandi is without a doubt a woman of many talents, after breaking into the music world at a young age, as a member of the popular girl group- 'Xscape', she went on to broaden her career horizons.
After the group went into a hiatus, Kandi turned to songwriting. She wrote songs for several artists like Whitney Houston, Usher, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys etc. Alongside her successful career as a songwriter, Kandi also tested the waters of entrepreneurship, when she started her own record label and launched a line of high-end sex toys. She also owns a chain of restaurants across Atlanta with her husband, Todd Tucker. With her strong work ethic and ambition, she could definitely give Kris Jenner a run for the money.
2. Nene Leakes
Nene Leakes became a household name thanks to her stint on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'. The OG housewife joined Bravo's franchise during Season 1 and instantly became a fan-favorite housewife due to her over-the-top shenanigans. She used her newfound fame to get her foot into the world of showbiz. Nene appeared on a number of shows such as 'The Glee', ' Celebrity Apprentice' and 'The Game'. She even took a break during Season 8 to pursue her acting career but returned for Season 9. At her time of exit, Nene was earning a whopping $1 million per season for her appearance on 'RHOA'. She also launched her own clothing line, and began her own one-woman comedy tour. All her endeavors spiked her net worth to $14 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
3. Kim Fields
Following Nene Leakes' brief exit from the show during Season 8 of 'RHOA', actress Kim Fields was announced as her replacement. Kim made her debut in the 70s by appearing in a television show. It was however her role as Tootie on 'The Facts of Life', that shot her to popularity. She went on to guest-star in several other shows such as 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air', 'Kenan & Kel' and 'The Crew', amongst many others. Kim's net worth is estimated to be about $8 million.
4. Phaedra Parks
The southern belle of 'RHOA' was quite popular on the show for her witty commentary, and the subtle shade she threw at her fellow housewives. Prior to becoming a housewife, Phaedra was an entertainment attorney. Phaedra went ahead and added one more job to her already diverse portfolio by becoming a mortician. All her hustle seems to have paid off as the former housewife's net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth stands at $6 million.
5. Porsha Williams
Unlike the other housewives, Porsha Williams has seen a lot of highs and lows when it comes to her finances. The housewife's net worth was $16 million when she first joined 'RHOA' during Season 5. But following her divorce from her then-husband, NFL player, Kordell Stewart, her net worth dropped to $200,000. Porsha didn't want any alimony money from her ex-husband, and left the marriage with nothing. But that was just the beginning of her financial woes, as she soon learned that she owed the IRS $240,000 in unpaid taxes from 2009 to 2017, and was given a federal tax lien notice in January 2019.
The housewife not only managed to pay off the money she owed the IRS, but also increased her net worth to an estimated $5 million! She makes much of her money from the show, but aside from that she also makes additional money from her line of hair care products, and brand deals.
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season 13 premiers on Sunday, December 6, at 8/7c only on Bravo.