The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 Cast Salaries: Who's Making the Most?

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills held out on their contracts after season four of the hit Bravo series, and now it seems the move paid off big time.

Radar Online claims to have the skinny on each of the Housewives' season 5 salaries and the already well-off women are pulling in bigger bucks than ever!

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"Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Yolanda Hadid and Brandi Glanville are each earning the most at $500,000," says a production insider.

"Kim Richards and newcomer Lisa Rinna will be making $450,000."

It's gotta be rough for seasoned RHOBH star Kim to be making less than her sister and only as much as Lisa Rinna, who just joined the cast last week.

But as we all know, in the world of Housewives, sometimes seniority works against you.

Bravo execs have proven time and again that they're fiercely protective of the lucrative Housewives franchise - willing to shell out big bucks for top stars and ruthlessly axe ladies who just aren't bringing the drama.

A source says that part of what prompted producers to offer huge raises to the show's core four (the ladies had previously pulled in just $125,000-$250,000 per season) is the fact that the Brandi and company are "always fighting."

Hey, go with what works.

If you missed any episodes or just want to relive every catty moment of the first four seasons, watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online at TV Fanatic.

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Kim should be thankful that Bravo is even tolerating her. She's not even worth being on the show, much less making $450k for it.

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Vanderpump rules now has bigger audience and much younger one which is considered more lucrative. So Lisa should get more for that show. This show is sinking and the other castmates are far from essential to it. Yolanda is probably the least popular and wouldnt be missed at all. I wont be watching anymore too many of them I just cant stand to watch now. If you dont like at least half a cast then theres no point watching.

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Brandi shouldn't even be back on the show, she's nothing but trouble, I thought Yolanda was lovely until she joined Camp Brandi and I lost all respect for her. Kim Richards is getting paid plenty for not being one of the key players. I think all the HWs shows have got to trash, Ramona, Tamra, resident whiners are Kristin and Shannon, I'm done with all of them. Let's not forget about the ones going to jail.

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Oh, Bravo execs are willing to ax "ladies" who aren't bringing the drama? Are they now? Please see my "handle" as an example of the fact that they are NOT willing to do that. When I signed up, it was during the "dump Mr. MeMe Leakes" period. At the time, it was a topic of discussion that she had hardly bothered to show up for filming for the entire season, and at the Reunion/SmackDown she pretty much sat there imitating a camel in a pink bedspread. With an occasional smartass comment to her boss, Andy Cohen. So, if that "ax them if they don't bring drama" thing is true, there would be NoMoNeNe. As we all know, he's baacckkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What a waste of money!None are worth more than a hundred bucks an hour....

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Lisa should be making at least a million the rest $5 bucks shows over for me. I barely made it though last season and guess that really was the last season for me.

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I don't get these women in particular, namely because most of them already have lucrative businesses and are married to money, or come from money. I will admit though, that Beverly Hills is my favorite after New Jersey (last season... this new season, I don't think so) and Atlanta.

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@ Xzamilio

Its free marketing and advertisement for their businesses and a few of them get other jobs from being on the show. I know Kyle, Tamra, Shannon and a few others are doing commercials. Some have gotten endorsement deals etc. They could not pay me enough to be all up in my business.

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@ London Whyte

Amen.

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