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!
"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.