Ever since this show debuted on CBS, The Big Bang Theory has become one of the most popular shows on television. It has aired around the world, and is watched by billions of people every week. No one is quite sure what the formula of success for the show is, but perhaps it is the cast.
Together the cast has an amazing chemistry. It makes watching the show seem almost real. Who would have thought that a show featuring scientists who were likely the “unpopular kids” in school would generate this amount of success.
We can thank Chuck Lorre, the creator of The Big Bang Theory, for bringing us endless laughs. Sometimes we even learn a thing or two about science on the show, thanks to Chuck. In addition, we can thank him for introducing us to the amazing stars of the show. You’ll be shocked when you discover just how much money our beloved “geeks” are worth!
Before becoming Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, Melissa Rauch was a struggling actress trying to make it big in Hollywood. Once she joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory – struggling no longer became a reality.
Melissa’s character, Bernadette, first started off as a biologist, who was working for a Big Pharma company. Initially she was supposed to stay on the show for a few episodes, and then eventually disappear. However, her relationship with Howard Wolowitz became so popular among fans that Lorre decided to keep her on.
Fast forward to this season, Bernadette and Howard are expecting their second child. Melissa gets paid $250,000 an episode and can attribute most of her $6 million net worth to The Big Bang Theory. Wow!
Christine Baranaski plays Leonard’s mother – Dr. Beverly Hofstadter. Although she is not a permanent member of the cast, whenever she graces The Bing Bang Theory screens – the episodes are sure to be interesting.
Dr. Hofstadter is extremely different from her son Leonard. The entire basis of their relationship is based around how much she emotionally neglected Leonard as a child. The humor in this is that she’s a child psychiatrist, who is extremely successful!
Christine is an actress of many traits. She has graced stages, TV screens, and movie ones too. Her most notable role has been when she starred in Mamma Mia! Christine is worth $14 million.
The Bristish-born actor, Kunal Nayyar, is one of the original five The Big Bang Theory cast members. While he has made most of his net worth from The Big Bang Theory, Kunal also has a few other sources of income that contribute to his overall net worth.
Some of his money comes from syndications, merchandise, and conventions. His wife, who also happens to be Miss India, helps contribute to his net worth a little. Most of his net worth though does come from Kunal and his own work, separate from her.
He is on the list of highest paid comedy TV actors. Kunal makes $900,000 per episode . This absolutely helps to contribute to his $24 million net worth.
Mayim Bialik has generated her fair share of media attention outside of her acting career. Her parenting style has landed her in the hot seat more than once. That hasn’t stopped her from ever speaking her mind about it.
Although she first made it big as Blossom on Blossom back in the 80s, Mayim is now known for playing Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. Amy plays Sheldon’s girlfriend who is a researcher in neuroscience. Their awkward romance immediately won over pretty much every fan’s heart.
Mayim was originally supposed to stay on the show only as a guest star. However, between her lovable romance with Sheldon and her sweet friendships with Penny and Bernadette, Mayim stayed on. We’re pretty happy she did, too!
She made some of her fortune during her childhood acting days but, most of that went into a savings account. The bulk of her fortune has come from The Big Bang Theory . Mayim is now worth $25 million.
Simon Helberg plays The Big Bang Theory core member Howard Wolowitz. Howard is a CalTech engineer who is outrageously geeky. Prior to joining the cast, Simon was a relatively unknown actor.
After joining the cast, Simon’s career has completely taken off. His storyline in The Big Bang Theory has had quite a few twists and turns in it. They even include a trip to space. Despite his dorky demeanor, Howard actually becomes the first member of the group to get married, and be a father.
During his first season of Big Bang Theory, Simon made $30,000 per episode. Now, Simon makes $900,000 per episode. He is estimated to be worth $25 million. Not bad at all for an actor previously unknown!
Before starring on The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki started his acting career during his teenage years. In fact, he has been on TV since the 80’s! That’s a pretty long run in acting.
Now though, Johnny plays Leonard Hofstadter who is the main protagonist in The Big Bang Theory. Leonard is “a sweet, kind, introverted physicist who works at CalTech and lives with his extremely eccentric roommate, Sheldon.” One of his main storylines is falling in love with Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco.
Fun facts: Johnny and Kaley actually dated in real-life after meeting on set filming the show. Ultimately, the two did break up. They say it was amicable.
Johnny has been building his net worth since the 80’s, so he has a bit of a head start on the other cast members. His net worth has sky rocketed since joining The Big Bang Theory. Johnny is worth $40 million.
Kaley Cuoco got her start in acting as a child. She starred in the highly successful TV show, 8 Simple Rules. Remember her in that one?
On The Big Bang Theory, Kaley portrays Penny. Penny is the typical girl next door. Eventually, her and Leonard fall in love with one another. They then go on to get married. Penny is the only character on the show who is outgoing and assertive.
Penny is also the only one who is not a scientist. That makes her just that much more relatable to all us fans! Outside of the show, Kaley is an avid equestrian and huge animal rights advocate. There are just more and more reasons to love her.
Today, Kaley is the highest paid female comedy star on TV. She earns $900,000 per episode. She is worth $45 million. Go, Kaley!
Jim Parsons portrays the most lovable main character on the show – Sheldon Cooper. No one could have predicted that Sheldon would have generated the fanbase that he has. Yet, he did it!
Sheldon is a scientist who is extremely quirky and sometimes has trouble understanding specific social cues. We love him anyway! During the show though, fans have watched him evolve and eventually fall in love with Mayim Bialik’s character, Amy.
Sheldon is considered to be one of the most popular and important members of the cast. He brings a level of comedy to the show that is so unique – it would be impossible to replicate. Sheldon kind of arguably makes the whole show.
Jim has made over $27 million from starring on The Big Bang Theory alone. As of now, Jim is worth $50 million. However his net worth is expected to continue to sky rocket as the show progresses!
From Poorest To Richest, Here’s How Much The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Are Worth
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is one of the highest rated cities in the Housewives franchise. The Atlanta ladies bring the fashion, and they always bring the drama too. While each woman on the show is fabulous in her own right, some do shine brighter than others.
Some of the women have gotten spin offs from the franchise, and other have had success in ways that reality TV can’t provide. However, one thing each woman has in common is a strong bank account. You have to in order to live the way these women do.
Their houses, lives, cars and basically everything surrounding them is extremely luxurious. While some of the women are worth significantly less than others, they still are doing just fine. Here’s the net worth of the women on the Real Housewives of Atlanta!
Even though she left the franchise over 10 years ago, Lisa Wu still left her mark in Housewife history. Lisa is referred to as one of the first wives to turn herself into a brand. She built her net worth through her own hard work and determination.
During her time on the show she was able to open her own real estate firm, Hartwell and Associates. In addition to this venture, she has two fashion lines – Hart 2 Hart and Wu girls. Before starting her own businesses though, this mom of three had quiet a different career path.
She spent many years in the film industry and was even a backup dancer.
With all of this time working, many would think Lisa’s net worth would be higher. However, after divorcing her husband Ed Hartwell – Lisa has had to rebuild her bank account. She is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000.
Next is Sheree Whitfield. She has been on-and-off the franchise over the years and is currently on as just a friend of the women. Her story hasn’t always been exactly a fairytale though.
While she was on the show, Sheree sadly was going through a nasty divorce. After years of being married, her and husband Bob called it quits. The most heartbreaking aspect was Sheree revealing that Bob was physically abusive towards her.
Eventually she was able to confront him about the physical abuse. She admitted it even included him choking her. Even worse, her children found out about it.
Still, Sheree has been able to overcome the adversity she’s faced throughout her time on the show. She is a successful business woman, who is starting her life over. Sheree is the founder of She by Sheree and is worth $250,000; all on her own!
Despite only being on the Real Housewives of Atlanta for a short time, Claudia Jordan has made her way to our list. Much like Kenya, Claudia also spent time in the pageant world. She was crowned Miss USA in 1997.
This Rhode Island born beauty also was extremely athletic growing up. In high school, she was a top sprinter and competed in three Junior Olympics. From there she ran track in college, and was named an All-American sprinter.
After this, Claudia began to spend time in the entertainment industry.
During this time she was in commercials. She also competed on Celebrity Apprentice. Claudia is no longer on the show, however it hasn’t affected her bank account at all.
This athlete turned actress is worth $500,000.
When we first met Porsha Williams, she was a true housewife. She was married to NFL player Kordell Stewart. She was basically was given anything she wanted, as you could see from watching the show.
Their marriage was short lived though. The couple divorced in 2013. The divorce completely blindsided Porsha, and also resulted in a huge financial hit to her.
Apparently Porsha did not receive any alimony from the divorce. Instead, she has been faced with having to start all over in order to support herself. Lucky for Porsha, she has been able to turn being a reality TV personality into a career.
She’s become a contributor to Dish Nation, and has even done occasional acting. In addition, she has started her own podcast Porsha4Real.
Through all of this, Porsha has created a net worth for herself of $500,000. Not too bad for the girl who once lived off her husband. You go, Porsha!
Kenya Moore, who is best known for being the former Miss USA, joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta when Sheree Whitfield announced her departure. Once she joined the show, there was never a shortage of drama.
Her over the top personality has gotten her into quite a bit of trouble over the years. Many of her comments, actions, and snarky remarks have left her the topic of conversation. However, another aspect of Kenya’s life that many are flustered by are her finances.
It’s estimated that she’s worth around $1 million. She is currently the CEO of Kenya Moore Haircare, and has many other exciting business ventures on the horizon. It’s currently unclear how much her new ventures will heighten her net worth.
Kim Zolciak-Bierman, I’m not sure where to even start with her. I almost feel like she is a blonde Kardashian. When she first started on the franchise, she was a single mom dating a mystery man. Fast forward to now though, Kim is a successful businesswoman.
After meeting her husband, Kroy, during an episode of the franchise, the two quickly wed. Kim, her two daughters, and Kroy clicked almost instantly. Due to her popularity on the housewives, Bravo gave Kim and spin off called Don’t Be Tardy For the Wedding.
This new series featured Kim and Kroy’s wedding. It was a complete hit. Now the couple stars on their own Bravo show with their 6 six children called Don’t Be Tardy For the Party. Kim is also still a cast member on the Real Housewives.
Kim herself is worth $1.5 million. She’s built a huge business empire for herself. The real bread winner in their house though is Kroy, who is worth $5.5 million.
Nene Leakes is perhaps the most well known Housewife out of all the Atlanta women. She’s funny, cunning, and refuses to be pushed around by anyone. Nene is the OG of the Atlanta housewives.
She brings the entire show to life with her huge personality. Nene has also had an acting career which helped contribute to her income. Although her husband Gregg is a successful real-estate investor – Nene still keeps herself busy. Recently, she acted as the fairy godmother in Broadway’s version of Cinderella.
When all is said and done, the queen of Atlanta is estimated to be worth $12 million.
Ever heard of the song “No Scrubs”? Well, you can thank one woman for that and it’s Kandi Burruss. She is a musical genius and is wildly successful in the music industry.
Kandi was also a member of the girl band Xscape. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter also has many other successful ventures as well. She owns OLG restaurant, and recently debuted a cosmetic line she named Kandi Koated.
This mom shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Her and husband, Todd, are hoping to expand their family soon.
Kandi is the epitome of hard work paying off. She’s estimated to be worth $35 million.
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