Here's How Much The Vanderpump Rules Cast Is Really Worth

The cast of Vanderpump Rules is all grown up. For the love of all that is sacred in reality TV, Jax Taylor somehow got married. That's like if it snowed in West Hollywood. Though the crew started as the typical Los Angeles cliché of struggling bartenders, servers, and hostesses hoping to make it in the world of modeling and acting, they've mostly done pretty well for themselves. It only took seven seasons for most of the gang to move out of their tiny apartments and buy million dollar homes. Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix can now run their air conditioning and use their microwave without blowing out the power — what a luxury!

With Sandoval and Tom Schwartz buying into TomTom, the girls launching their own wine label, and Lala Kent settling down with a middle-aged multimillionaire, it's safe to say this gang's net worth has skyrocketed over the years. Here's how much the cast of Vanderpump Rules is really worth.

Lisa Vanderpump is the richest Real Housewife

As the show's namesake, Lisa Vanderpump is the matriarch of Vanderpump Rules. The star has no qualms about doling out some ultra tough love to her cast of SURvers — and it somehow sounds a bit gentler in her British accent. She's the mediator, the mother figure, the voice of reason, and the one person no one ever wants to cross (sorry, Kristen Doute). She also apparently holds a pretty high achievement. According to Money, Vanderpump is the richest Real Housewife of them all. That says a lot considering Luann de Lesseps was a literal countess and Sonja Morgan was once married to the heir of the JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley fortune.

LVP certainly makes a pretty penny from Bravo. Money claims she rakes in $500,000 per season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she's an original cast member. She also makes the same thing for a season of Vanderpump Rules, according to InTouch. Surprisingly enough, this $1 million reality TV paycheck is nothing compared to the fortune she's made in the restaurant industry. Before moving to the States in 1998, LVP sold four London bars with her husband and raked in an impressive £10.5 million, according to Refinery29. Today, her net worth is estimated to be around $90 million, thanks to owning more than 25 bars and restaurants. This includes Villa Blanca, Pump, SUR, and TomTom.

Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor's net worth is a bit mysterious

Jax Taylor did well for himself as the orchestrator of some of the most dramatic plot lines in the entire Vanderpump Rules series. What can we say? The only time cheating on a bunch of your girlfriends ever pays off is when you're looking to cast yourself as the ultimate reality TV villain (Spencer Pratt, take note for the reboot of The Hills). For his dubious efforts, Bravo reportedly pays him a salary of $25,000, according to InTouch. This makes him the highest-paid SURver and gives him a hefty allowance for his plastic surgery habits (he's reportedly had three nose jobs, a breast reduction, and paid for his fiancée's boob job).

It's unclear how much Taylor really makes outside of Vanderpump Rules, because most of us aren't even sure about what he does. That mysterious Florida job offer he allegedly had never came to fruition, and he's been fired from (or has quit) SUR almost as many times as DJ James Kennedy. Nonetheless, his estimated $2 million net worth makes the fact that he whined about the cost of a mashed potato bar at his engagement party look a little cheap. We do know that he probably makes a pretty penny acting as an influencer on Instagram. He's got more than a million followers, which Vox claims can fetch up to $10,000 per post, and he launched a range of pre-made cocktail mixers with *NSYNC's Lance Bass in 2020. Plus, his beer cheese line looks delicious, whenever that happens.

Brittany Cartwright has come a long way since her early Vanderpump Rules days

Brittany Cartwright was a mere Hooters waitress when she first started appearing on Vanderpump Rules. She slung pickle chips while donning booty shorts at the classy breastaraunt for a whopping six years before she started waiting tables at SUR. Now she's an official member of the Hooters Hall of Fame (yes, they actually have a hall of fame) and is sitting on Jax Taylor's small fortune after their nuptials.

It's unclear exactly how much Taylor's bride makes from Vanderpump. She only started appearing on the series in Season 4, but even the lowest-paid cast members make around $10,000 per episode (unless you struck a bad deal like Tom Sandoval, according to TMZ). Apparently, Cartwright was still poor when she made the move from Kentucky to be with Taylor in Los Angeles. "People have to to understand how broke [I was]," she told People. "I would take out loans just to pay Jax rent." 

Cartwright has since started working on a number of businesses, including Meemaw's beer cheese. According to Vox, she dove into the world of influencer marketing and hawks skincare and diet shakes on Instagram. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cartwright has racked up a $1 million fortune on her own, but she's also got Taylor's $2 million now that they're husband and wife.

Lala Kent can pay her own way, thank you very much

Vanderpump RulesLala Kent likes nice things, and she makes sure she gets them. The trash-talking SURver admitted her now-fiancé, millionaire producer Randall Emmett, bought her a Range Rover the day after they "banged" for the first time. Emmett once infamously footed the bills for Kent's rent, a car, designer clothes, dinners, trips, and PJs (private jets, for those of you who haven't watched her brag about it on the series). That's not to say Kent doesn't have an impressive net worth. Though she has access to Emmett's reported $16 million as his soon-to-be wife, the reality star has still managed to rack up a net worth of $2 million on her own.

According to Vox, Kent has explored the world of influencer marketing like her fellow SURvers. She promotes Teami, a line of tea-infused diet shakes, and she launched her own cruelty-free beauty line, Give Them Lala Beauty. She's also a musician and working actress who has credits in sorority slasher flick The Row, Samira Wiley's Vault, and Bruce Willis' Ten Minutes Gone.

Stassi Schroeder's side businesses make up the bulk of her net worth

Stassi Schroeder parted ways with SUR way back in Season 2, but that's only because she had bigger and better things on the horizon (lest the "dark passenger" reappear). The star is an author, and she founded her own national holiday, which is almost as big of a deal as landing on The New York Times' best seller list. Coincidentally, her book Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic B**** Handbook actually is a New York Times best seller.

But Schroeder doesn't just write. The star has a couple of side businesses. According to Vox, she's hosted a podcast called Straight Up With Stassi since 2015, she's an Instagram partner with skin care line Bioclarity, and she went in on Witches of WeHo Wine with her coven of reality star pals. You can even catch her on Instagram drinking straight from the bottle in a private jet or tormenting her business partner and ex-BFF Kristen Doute (Season 8 was not good for their friendship). Combine that with her reported $15,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules salary, and the star is thought to be worth an estimated $2 million.

Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute went from broke to millionaire

Imagine the things Kristen Doute could accomplish if she wasn't spending so much energy trashing James Kennedy at every possible moment. There's a reason this bad gal is on LVP's naughty list, but, thankfully, she doesn't need a spot at SUR for success.

According to InTouch, Doute makes $15,000 per Vanderpump Rules episode in exchange for starting vacation drama and drunkenly channeling "Crazy Kristen." Vox reports that the star is also focusing on her T-shirt line James Mae, the Witches of WeHo wine brand, and influencer marketing (she promotes a fertility bracelet called Ava). She even has some minor acting credits. All in all, her business endeavors have led her to accumulate an estimated net worth of $1 million, but the star definitely recalls a time when she was absolutely broke.

"I got health insurance three years ago, I got a credit card three years ago," Doute told People in 2019. "Stassi and I used to split 5-dollar foot longs from Subway." According to Reality Blurb, the star purchased a $1 million home that same year.

Scheana Marie Shay's fortune is smaller than most of her Vanderpump Rules co-stars

Scheana Marie Shay has been a main cast member since the start of Vanderpump Rules, but the star reportedly makes a little bit less than her fellow castmates. According to InTouch, she only brings in around $10,000 per episode. As a result, her reported net worth of $500,000 is smaller than the fortunes the rest of her castmates have amassed. Thankfully, Shay has a lot of projects beyond reality TV and her cosplay of the overly attached girlfriend meme (can someone please finally find Scheana a nice guy who doesn't mansplain her own music videos to her?).

According to Vox, the starlet is a musician and actor. The former career became a punchline for some her Vanderpump frenemies, and she even admitted that she does need autotune, which doesn't exactly help anything but our ears. As of May 2020, IMDb shows that her last acting credit was in 2016, but she actually has found some acting success since then. In 2018, she took the role of Robyn in the Vegas production of Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. She's obviously doing well enough to afford the rent on a gorgeous apartment in Marina Del Ray (which the cast bemoans is too far to visit despite only being 10 miles away from SUR) and a vacation home in Palm Springs.

TomTom vastly increased Tom Sandoval's net worth

There's a reason Tom Sandoval was living in an apartment where he couldn't run the microwave and the air conditioning at the same time without blowing a fuse. The dude was broke. According to TMZ, the star might have actually been the lowest-paid member of the Vanderpump Rules cast. He reportedly made $38,000 for the first two seasons, which works out to be around $1,400 per episode. Beyond that, he had his bartender salary to live on, and, according to, bartenders in Los Angeles make less than $29,000 a year on average.

Sandoval has come a long way since then. Bravo reportedly upped his salary to $15,000 per episode, but his real moneymaker appears to be TomTom. As fans of the series know, most of Season 7 focused on Sandoval partnering with Lisa Vanderpump to open the bar. Clearly, his $50,000 investment paid off. According to Us Weekly, it became a celebrity hot spot not long after opening and has seen the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Sandoval's motorcycle sidecar. As a result, the star's net worth is thought to be around $4 million. Is jealousy the real reason behind Jax Taylor's beef?

Ariana Madix was a struggling actor before finding Vanderpump Rules fame

Ariana Madix didn't always have an estimated $1 million net worth. Long before the star launched her beauty line Facelixir or her Frankie Rose Cosmetics lipstick collaboration, she was a struggling actor working at SUR to make ends meet.

"For so long, we lived paycheck to paycheck, tip out to tip out, taking an acting job for two or three hundred dollars," Madix told People. "There was a long time where I couldn't afford health insurance, and I lived out of my car for a short period."

Today, Madix still acts. According to IMDb, she starred in a College Humor videos from 2009 to 2015, and she has no short history in picking up TV cameos. It's not clear how much she makes from Vanderpump Rules, but it's likely similar to the $10,000 or $15,000 per episode garnered by her fellow castmates. Her success in both reality TV and business has allowed her to buy a $2 million home with boyfriend Tom Sandoval.

Vanderpump Rules' Tom Schwartz is no longer down on his financial luck

Longtime fans of Vanderpump Rules know that Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney-Schwartz's prenup was comical. Maloney-Schwartz had about $4,900 of cash in the bank with virtually no assets, and Schwartz had even less. They had no property, and they leased their cars. At one point, InTouch even claimed that Schwartz was worth just $25,000. Thankfully, things are looking up for the star.

Though Schwartz's $50,000 check to LVP initially bounced when he bought into TomTom, forcing him to chain a suitcase stacked with cash to his wrist and deliver the money to his business partner in person, the restaurant's budding success seems to have had a major impact on his bank account. He's reportedly worth $4 million, just like his business partner, and he was able to move out of the tiny apartment he shared with his wife. In 2019, the pair threw down $1.9 million on a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home in the Valley.

Katie Maloney-Schwartz's net worth is on the up

Katie Maloney-Schwartz's personal finances have dramatically changed since her husband bought into TomTom. At one point, the star was worth a paltry estimated $30,000. It wasn't surprising, considering the girl seemed to have a major problem with following through.

Maloney-Schwartz was a beauty blogger at one point in her life, but her blog Pucker & Pout is a graveyard of ideas past. As of this writing, she hasn't updated since January 2019, though she managed to score a lipstick collaboration with Julie Hewitt out of the project. Next came Girl's Night In, SUR's short-lived female empowerment event. In Season 7, the reality star made it her mission to get James Kennedy fired from SUR after he body-shamed her at Pride. She took over his See You Next Tuesday DJ night, threw Girls' Night In, and ditched it just as quickly because it was too much work.

As Vulture pointed out, her only two real jobs were waiting tables at SUR and fighting with her friends on TV, but things seem to have taken a turn once she launched her Witches of WeHo wine label with Schroeder and Doute. Her estimated net worth has ballooned to a whopping $500,000. It's not a ton compared to some of her other castmates, but it's a high for someone who essentially spent eight seasons scowling while waiting tables.

Vanderpump Rules' James Kennedy is working hard for the money

Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy's actual net worth is unclear, but the star definitely came from wealth — at least until this family somehow lost it. His mother is a former model, and his father is Andros Georgiou, who managed both WHAM! and George Michael through a huge chunk of their careers. Kennedy is actually George Michael's godson, but no, he didn't get an inheritance when the star passed.

Though Kennedy appears to be financially stable, he does have a lot on his plate. Much of Season 7 focused on the pressure of him trying to support his family after being fired from SUR for what seemed like the hundredth time. There was the gutting scene where his mom freaked out after he asked to see receipts because he was sending her $200 every three days, and we saw him generously give his little brother $5,000 for college. Thankfully, it looks like the star's DJ career is doing just fine despite him losing his See You Next Tuesday spot. If you look at the photos posted to Kennedy's Twitter account, it look like he's constantly working. The Hollywood Gossip guesses that he makes a few thousand dollars per appearance, and he's probably pulling in around $10,000 to $15,000 per episode for his work on Vanderpump Rules like his castmates

So James Kennedy is going to be just fine, though he undoubtedly has some emotional scars from that brutal Season 7 reunion.

Vanderpump Rules cast member Raquel Leviss has an impressive net worth

When the whole cast voted James Kennedy off the island, Raquel Leviss stood by her man. The Vanderpump Rules star has cemented herself as a valued cast member, helping her DJ boyfriend navigate his newfound sobriety and refusing to buy into everyone else's drama. She's a bubbly force of good in a series hellbent on turning besties against each other, but as a newer cast member, it's not exactly clear how much she's raking in for her efforts.

Just as James Kennedy was fired from SUR, Leviss landed a serving gig. According to, waitresses make an average of $20,901 a year in Los Angeles, but she's probably also making at least $10,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules. According to InTouch, this was the lowest figure anyone in the cast was paid in 2018. That's not bad for a fairly recent college grad, and the unlikely scholar is planning to continue her education after getting a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Sonoma State University, according to The Daily Dish. Though Leviss still has to take the GRE, she's planning to get her master's degree in occupational therapy.

As of this writing, it doesn't seem like Leviss will have any problems paying her tuition. Reports have her net worth pinned at $2 million.

Beau Clark's thriftiness makes up for his lower net worth

Beau Clark sealed his fate as a regular cast member on Vanderpump Rules when he proposed to Stassi Schroeder in Season 8. The pair is planning to tie the knot in 2020, meaning Clark will absorb some of his fiancée's $2 million net worth. That's a good thing considering he's got a significantly lower fortune than the rest of the cast.

According to reports, Clark has an estimated net worth of $400,000 and likely makes at least $10,000 per episode, which is the lowest figure InTouch reported for cast salaries. Beyond that, Clark works behind the scenes in Hollywood. According to E! News, he's a commercial casting and advertising associate. IMDb would also lead us to believe he's an actor, though it's been about a decade since he went down that path.

Clark may not have the enormous wealth of his peers, but his thriftiness may make up for it. The star saved on Schroeder's engagement ring, which was a family heirloom passed down from his grandfather. According to Page Six, the antique 3.5 carat stunner could be worth as much as $100,000.

Vanderpump Rules newcomer Dayna Kathan probably isn't rolling in riches yet

Dayna Kathan is really trying to push herself to the forefront of Vanderpump Rules with a love triangle plot line involving two other Season 8 newbies. If this works, the payoff is big. Riot Housewives (via Radar Online) revealed that the series stars make between $10,000 to $50,000 per episode. This is huge for a newcomer like Kathan.

Though the state of Kathan's finances aren't actually known, odds are the girl isn't rolling in riches just yet. The budding reality star has no prior TV or film credits. As a SURver, she makes a waitress' salary which puts at an average of $20,901 in Los Angeles. She's also an aspiring stand-up comedian. According to The Hollywood Reporter, newer comics can pull $1,250 to $2,500 per week on a national tour, but it doesn't seem like Kathan's left California. ZipRecruiter still puts the average yearly salary of a full-time, Los Angeles-based comic at about $50,000, but Kathan's payout is probably a bit lower, considering she spends most of her time at SUR. On the upside, Kathan does have an influencer-worthy level of Instagram followers and will give you a personalized Cameo shout-out for $50.

Max Boyens' net worth is as up in the air as his future on Vanderpump Rules

Max Boyens, who joined Vanderpump Rules as a regular cast member in Season 8, hasn't been on the show long enough for gossip websites to get a wind of his finances, but he's probably making a decent salary as the general manager of TomTom. The place is, after all, a celebrity hot spot. According to Indeed, bar managers in Los Angeles make an average of $56,156 per year, but we expect that Boyens' salary is higher since he's working for LVP and he's working on TV.

In addition to his bar salary, Boyens is probably pulling in around $10,000 an episode for Vanderpump Rules. According to InTouch, this is the low end of what Bravo pays its Vanderpump stars, and newer cast members generally make the least. What we do know for sure is that he better hold on to every cent of his reality TV payday, because his days on the series may be numbered.

There's some speculation that Boyens won't be invited back for Season 9. The star issued a public apology to Us Weekly after past racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced. The magazine also reports that the cast is "disgusted" by Boyens' behavior and don't like the way he "talks about people behind their backs" (which is kind of the hallmark of the series, if you ask us). Still, there's no excuse for using the N-word, and the cast is reportedly hoping he gets the boot.

Vanderpump Rules newbie Brett Caprioni already has a booming YouTuber career

Brett Caprioni is another Series 8 addition to Vanderpump Rules, and he's causing quite a stir as Scheana Shay's is-he-isn't-he love interest (heavy emphasis on the isn't, here). Though the aspiring actor is a SURver, he probably makes a lot more money on everything that isn't waiting tables.

Caprioni is somewhat of a social media star with more than half a million YouTube subscribers and more than 205,000 Instagram followers at the time of this writing. He's been monetizing his following with sponsored posts for things like the 30 Day Fitness app. According to Hootsuite, influencers at this level generally make a base of about $2,000 per ad. Determining YouTube earnings is a bit trickier, but Caprioni's channel has more than 35 million views. According to The Sun, he could've raked in tens of thousands of bucks for that, alone. It just depends on the type of ads he runs on each video.

If one thing is for sure, it's that Caprioni isn't making his fortune from acting, even if he's pursuing the craft. He has no IMDb credits beyond Vanderpump Rules, and he claimed that starring in Scheana's racy music video left him feeling "violated," so those kinds of projects may be on the outs for now. Nonetheless, he doesn't need the work. Some reports claim he's racked up an estimated net worth of $1 million from his YouTube endeavors.