What RHOA Really Do - Their Jobs, Careers, and Net Worth

Real Housewives Of Atlanta Are Not Housewives At All

Cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta
Cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Quantrell Colbert/Bravo

You may think the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (RHOA) are housewives given the name of the show, but they all have other gigs going on that generate income. Aside from being cast members, the RHOA players have business ventures, investments, and careers outside the home.

The following are the real professions and net worth of the Atlanta House Wives in alphabetical order by last name. The list includes current and past cast members as well as those who have appeared as a guest or friend of RHOA housewives.

Real Jobs Of RHOA Cast Members

Kandi Burruss

Main cast member for seasons 2-8.

Kandi or Kandi Girl) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress, record/TV producer (web show Kandi Koated Nights). This former member of the group Xscape from Atlanta also runs a clothing boutique TAGS, designs intimate products for her Bedroom Kandi line.  She is also an established singer/songwriter who continues to earn royalties and residual income from songs she has written for many big-name artists including Whitney Houston, Usher, Pink, Alecia Keys, Boys II Men, Destiny's Child, NSync, Mariah Carey, Sole', and TLC,

Kandi Burruss Net Worth: $35 Million

Cynthia Bailey

Main cast member for seasons 3-8.

Former beauty queen, now model/actress. Founder of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion In Atlanta, GA. Appeared on Cosby Show, New York Undercover, co-host for BET TV.

Cynthia Bailey Net Worth: $50,000 in 2013, her net worth was listed as $500,000 in 2016.

  Bailey earned an estimated salary of $300,000 in 2013 and 2014 for her role on RHOA.

Kim Fields

Former Facts of Life child star Kim Fields became a main cast member for season 8.

Kim Fields Net Worth:  $8 million (2016).  Much of her wealth came from her role as Tootie on Facts of Life and good financial management over the years.

Marlo Hampton

Marlo Hampton is a stylist who she once styled NeNe Leakes.  Hampton appeared as a friend of RHOA in Season 4 and appeared as a guest in seasons 6 and 8.

Marlo Hampton Net Worth: $60,000

Claudia Jordan

Already established in radio and television, Jordan joined the RHOA main cast for season 7 but was reduced to "guest" status for Season 8.

Claudia Jordan Net Worth: $500,000 (2016)

NeNe Leakes

Television personality, actress, and former stripper; she has a recurring role as Coach Roz on Glee. She has also appeared on Maury, The Celebrity Apprentice, The Amandas, The Game, Let's Stay Together, and The New Normal.  In 2016 Leakes was earning $750,000 per episode of RHOA.

Leaks is the only cast member to have appeared in all 8 seasons (as of 2016.)  From seasons 1-7 she was a main cast member but continued to appear as a guest in season 8.

Nene Leakes Net Worth: $4.5 Million in 2013, her net worth climbed to an estimated $12 million in 2016.

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Demetria McKinney

Demetria appeared as a friend of RHOA in Season 7 and appeared in Season 8 as a guest.

Demetria McKinney Net Worth:  $3 million (2016)

Tammy McCall Browning

Tammy first appeared on the show in Season 8 as a guest.

Tammy McCall Browning Net Worth:  No public data available at this time.

Shamea Morton

Appearing as a guest in Season 5, Shamea reappeared as a guest on RHOA for Season 8.

Shamea Morton Networth: $2 million (2016)

Kenya Moore

Former Miss USA, actress, TV personality, currently TV/flim producer and CEO of Moore Vision Media.  She continues to be active in the industry through her own productions as well as guest appearances and popular shows which have included (past) Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, and The Steve Harvey Show.

Kenya was a main cast member for seasons 5 through 8.

Kenya Moore Net Worth:$1.5 Million (2013), like her former cast mate, Porsha, Kenya's net worth has dropped considerably and as of 2016 is estimated to be only about $300,000.

Phaedra Parks

Well-known entertainment attorney and philanthropist. Managing partner of The Parks Group, P.C., a law firm based in Atlanta that mostly targets athletes and entertainers. 

Phaedra was a main cast member for seasons 5 through 8.

Phaedra Parks Net Worth: $2 Million in 2013, and again in 2015 despite facing many personal hardships including a strained marriage and her husband serving prison time (in 2015 she announced the marriage was no longer salvageable.)

DeShawn Snow

Founded The DeShawn Snow Foundation, a nonprofit to help teen girls develop better self-esteem. Snow also has served on the boards of three additional charities.

DeShawn Snow Net Worth: $1.5 Million as of 2013 and again in 2015.

Sheree Whitfield

Was a housewife on seasons one through four. A fashion designer, she launched She By Sheree (clothing line) and made a guest appearance on the TV series The Game, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the 2009 Soul Train Awards.

Sheree was a main cast member for seasons 1 through 4.

Sheree Whitfield Net Worth: $250K in 2013, but by late 2015 her net worth had dropped to less than 100,000.

Porsha Williams (formerly Williams-Stewart)

Founder of Kordell & Porsha Stewart Foundation for Cancer Research, Bravo claimed she was also working hard to develop a career in music in 2013, but in 2016 she earns most of her income guest appearing (as a friend of RHOA) on the show and co-hosting for Dish Nation.  She did not receive any alimony in her divorce from her husband, Kordell Stewart.

Porsha was a main cast member for seasons 5 and 6, a friend for season 7, but returned as a main cast member for Season 8.

Porsha Williams Net Worth: In 2013 her net worth was listed publicly as $16 Million, but as of 2016 her net worth was listed as being only $500,000 (public sources.) 

Lisa Wu-Hartwell

Lisa was a main character in seasons 1 and 2 and appeared as a guest in Season 3.

Real estate mogul and entrepreneur who launched Wu Girls jewelry line after the real estate market crashed. She has also created and developed Hart 2 Hart Baby clothes and has another clothing product line sold by Closet Freak.  She and her famous football husband, Ed Hartwell separated in 2011 and have since divorced.

Lisa Wu-Hartwell Net Worth: $100,000 in 2013, and as of 2016 still is worth $100,000.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann

Professional wig designer by day, wanna be singer by night. Released two singles: "Tardy for the Party" (which reached number three on iTunes) and "Google Me."

Kim was a main cast member for seasons 1 through 5.  She was so popular she got her own spin-off show (Don't Be Tardy on Bravo) after she left RHOA.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Net Worth: $500,000 (downgraded from $1.5 Million estimated net worth in 2013)

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