I know some of you have been wondering how much Nene Leakes gets paid to be on Glee? It’s been a hot minute since my last Nene Leakes post so here we go again! Part of the reason I am posting so much about Nene lately is that I have great west coast sources. I know the Nene fanatics think she is getting rich off her Glee episodes. My theory was that she was just happy for the exposure more than the pay. That said, a source told me today that she is making $7,260 per episode plus airfare, accommodations, etc. That is SAG scale pay, or minimum wage. Another source previously told me that she had no outrageous riders on her Glee contract and made no diva demands. That is a little bit surprising, but Nene does not really have any credentials to bargain with as a serious actress so it makes sense that she start on the first rung of the ladder. It was smart of her to snap that pay up and not try to negotiate. Also, she makes $10,000 per episode of RHOA so that seems about right. She was paid $4,538 for her appearance on The Game because it is a half-hour show. Also, if you recall I reported that Nene brought in $16,000 for her role on The Apprentice which would have been two weeks and a couple days at that time. As a side note, that is the approximate amount Teresa Giudice will be paid on the upcoming season of The Apprentice. No one is getting rich off of that “Trump check”. In fact, many celebrities opt to donate that paycheck to the charity they are raising funds for on the show. So now we know the latest tea on Nene’s income.
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