Being a reality star can put a lot of cash in your pocket, and the stars of the Bravo show Southern Charm are making big bucks for a job that requires them to simply fight and drink for just fifteen episodes a season – and to do it all with a southern accent. According to Radar Online, they aren’t pulling in a million an episode like Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, but their drama still pays pretty well.
Bravolebrities Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Kathryn Dennis, Austen Kroll, Chelsea Meissner, and Craig Conover are all earning $25,000 per episode, which adds up to a whopping $375,000 each season.
Ravenel’s girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, did not earn any money for appearing on Southern Charm, but she did receive compensation for showing up at the recent reunion taping.
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The network also gives each cast member a $60,000 bonus for the reunion shows, which means they earn more each season than the cast of Vanderpump Rules.
In addition to the money they make from Southern Charm, a lot of the cast members also have different income streams. Ravenel used to be the South Carolina State Treasurer, and the person currently holding that office makes over $90,000 a year. He also sold a home in 2014 for $3.3 million, and he owns Ravenel Development Corporation.
Rose also has assets and comes from old money. He recently revealed that he bought a house on South Carolina’s Isle of Palms, an area that has a median home price of $925,000, and he also has an apartment in Charleston. In addition to his reality TV income, he also pockets profits from his restaurant and bar – the Palace Hotel.
Another cast member with family money is Dennis whose grandfather was a South Carolina senator for fifty years. According to Bustle, she’s also been involved in politics as an intern, but her reality TV gig is her main source of income.
Eubanks is married to Charleston doctor Jason Wimberly, and she is also a real estate agent. If you add his physician salary to what she makes on Southern Charm, the couple is probably doing pretty well.
We don’t know much about Kroll or Meissner’s net worth, but she did grow up on Hilton Head Island – a place with many expensive homes – and his family reportedly has a second home on Kiwaneh Island.
As for Conover, he has reportedly passed the bar, but is not yet a practicing attorney. In Charleston, the average lawyer salary is over $90,000 a year, so if he would put his degrees to use, it would help his bottom line.
While we do not have access to their bank statements, it’s pretty clear that each cast member of Southern Charm has some pretty deep pockets.
New episodes of Southern Charm air Thursday nights on Bravo.