Lisa Vanderpump earns the most on her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spin-off, Vanderpump Rules, but you might be surprised to learn how much the rest of the cast takes home in a given season.
Contrary to popular believe, getting in bar fights, waiting tables and creating drama is apparently a lucrative business.
But out of all of the characters who appear on the show, resident bad boy Jax Taylor is worth the most money. According to Cheat Sheet, Taylor gets paid around $25,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules.
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That puts Taylor’s annual salary at close to $400,000, which is pretty good for a bartender who hails from Michigan.
For comparison, Tom Sandoval earns a little over $1,000 for every episode while Scheana Marie is pulling down $10,000. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute are the next highest paid at $15,000 per installment.
There is, of course, good reason why Taylor is paid significantly more than his co-stars.
Between all the fights, serial dating, and cheating scandals, Taylor easily causes the most drama on the show. He has also had a few run-ins with the police, which only adds more to his tough guy image.
Last season, Taylor stirred up trouble after cheating on Brittany Cartwright. Despite him sleeping with another woman, Cartwright eventually took Taylor back and they two are getting ready to tie the knot.
While Taylor makes a considerable amount of money, his earnings pale in comparison to his boss, Lisa Vanderpump. The RHOBH star is currently worth an astounding $75 million, making her the highest paid reality star on Bravo’s roster.
Vanderpump first made waves as a child star. After marrying Ken Todd at the young age of 21, the pair bought several bars in London before relocating to Beverly Hills. In total, the couple currently owns some 26 businesses.
Vanderpump Rules returns for Season 7, Dec. 3 on Bravo.