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They Earn HOW Much?!! You Won't Believe Real Housewives Biggest Breadwinners' Salaries!

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Dec. 19 2012, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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Sometimes, it pays to be a b*tch!

If you've ever wondered how much the lovely ladies on Bravo's various Real Housewives shows make per season, Star magazine is exposing their secret salaries - and yes, the more drama, the more money!

Teresa Giudice - the break-out diva of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the most watched of the Real Housewives shows with an audience of three million - is the top earner among all the women who appear in the various franchises, taking in a whopping $600,000 per season!

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Hot on her high heels are Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York City, who pull in a cool $500,000 each per season. After castmates Alex McCord and Jill Zarin got the boot last season, the two remaining NYC stars were given huge raises - nearly doubling their salaries, according to Star.

Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson, the only member of the Southern California show who’s been featured for all eight seasons - is next with $450,000 per season.

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Fan favorite NeNe Leakes, who now appears on NBC's The New Normal and has previously appeared on Fox's Glee, pulls in $350,000 a season for her loud-mouthed antics on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She's accumulated a net worth of $4.5 million, thanks to her popularity with viewers.

To find out what other stars of Bravo's Real Housewives franchises pull in, check out the new issue of Star magazine - on newsstands Friday.


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