Attention, You, Person Wondering How Much Andy Cohen Gets Paid for ‘Real Housewives’
Truly concerned Andy Cohen isn’t getting any sleep, because he appears to be working quite literally all the time. And not just as executive producer and reunion host for the approximately 1 million (’kay, more like 15) shows in the Real Housewives franchise.
Andy also has a casual radio show and a nightly talk show, not to mention several other executive producing gigs. While merely thinking about this level of responsibility has me, a person who can barely get through an eight-hour workday, completely exhausted, Andy is definitely getting paid well for his hard work. Like, turns out Bravo has M-O-N-E-Y.
So yep, the time has come to break down the King of Reality TV’s net worth.
Andy Cohen’s Total Net Worth Is $50 Million
At least according to Celebrity Net Worth—and yep, most of that is sweet, sweet, Bravo money.
His Salary? That’d Be $10 Million
This is reportedly how much Andy takes home annually from all his hosting gigs, which—over the years—have included being an executive vice president of original programming and development, hosting Watch What Happens Live!, hosting his SiriusXM show, writing multiple best-selling books, hosting New Year's Eve specials, and executive producing all those aforementioned Housewives shows—as well as other successful reality programs like Project Runway, The Millionaire Matchmaker, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Top Chef.
And clearly, Andy’s yearly salary has increased over the years, because back in 2016, E! News reported that he was making about $2 million...which means he potentially got a raise of $8 million at some point.
Before you think about changing jobs and pivoting to reality TV hosting, just an FYI that Andy started from the bottom and worked his way up, beginning his career as a news intern at CBS.
“My family was in the food business, so we didn’t really have any connections to TV or entertainment,” he told USA Today in 2019. “I just got as many internships as I could, so before I even graduated I think I had had six or seven internships, and my last one was at CBS News in New York. Though I had planned to work in the small market and be on the air, I got one taste of New York life and said, forget it, I think I’ll move there and work behind the scenes.”
He Has More Than $11 Million Tied Up in Real Estate
Andy owns not one but three units in a fancy West Village building, which he combined into one giant apartment worth an estimated $6 to 8 million. He also owns a Hamptons house worth $5.4 million.
Andy often shows glimpses of his home on Instagram (along with his adorable son!), and I think we can all agree his taste in interiors is almost as *mwah perfection* as his taste in Real Housewives franchises.
So, How Does Andy Cohen’s Salary Compare to Other Hosts?
Obviously, Andy is supremely rich and successful, but his bank account has nothing on that of his TV hosting peers. Namely Ellen DeGeneres, who has a net worth of $500 million, and Ryan Seacrest, who has a net worth of $450 million. Oh, and then there’s the living legend known as Judge Judy, who has a net worth of $440 million. But give Andy time, because with the rate new Real Housewives shows keep popping up (hi, Real Housewives of Dubai) it’s a matter of when, not if, he crosses over the $100 million net worth mark. He’s coming for you, Seacrest!
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