You'll never guess how much they're making per episode...
When it comes to partying, the stars of Jersey Shore has got it down to a science. Since blowing up on our TV screens way back in 2009, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Deena Nicole Cortese,Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola,Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino have all made a killing just for going out and having a good time. In fact, the entire cast have practically become secret millionaires thanks to their wild antics.
As Snooki put in the season premiere of Family Vacation: “We’re rich!”
Read on to see how much each one of these famous fist-pumpers are worth!
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio
Don’t discount the DJ. Though Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio wasn’t making as much per episode as his co-stars during the original run of Jersey Shore, he is actually the one who has the most cash in his bank — coming in an estimated net worth of $15 to $24 million.
On top of making a killing from Family Vacation, the 37-year-old has a lucrative career as a Las Vegas disk jockey. According to Forbes, who named him the world’s seventh highest-earning DJs in 2011, the Rhode Island native earns on average $40,000 per show from club gigs and private parties.
“Everybody was skeptical at first, because how everybody heard about me is probably from Jersey Shore,” he told the publication in 2012. “But now I’m six seasons deep in the show and I’ve been touring all over the country, touring with major pop acts and stuff like that. That legitimizes everything, and they’re starting to say, ‘This kid isn’t just a reality star, he’s an actual DJ.’”
Aside from his paid appearances at nightclubs, Pauly D also has his own clothing line, vodka-based drink, and endorsement deals with 50 Cent’s SK Energy and SMS Audio.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
One of the most recognizable faces of the Jersey Shore lineup, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is undoubtedly making a killing with the return of the beloved MTV show. In the final season alone, the 30-year-old racked in $150,000 per episode — so it’s not hard to imagine her earning more with the Family Vacation reboot.
Since becoming a household name in 2009, the pint-sized reality star has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, The New Celebrity Apprentice, and an MTV spin-off series with pal JWoww.
With an estimated net worth of $4 million, the mom-of-two also invests in seaside properties with husband, Jionni LaValle, as well as run a successful Etsy store. It also helps that she has over 10.7 million followers on Instagram — making her a highly sought-after social media influencer.
“As far as when I’m going to stop working, I never want to stop, because I love what I do. I love reality. I love having my own brand and my own business,” she recently told InStyle. “I like keeping busy. If I’m not doing anything, I feel like I’m wasting my time. I definitely don’t want to stop, ever. I’ll work until I stop breathing.”
Jenni “JWoww” Farley
When Jersey Shore ended in 2012, Jenni “JWWoww” Farley expanded her TV empire by making appearances on Marriage Boot Camp and MTV’s spin-off, Snooki & JWoww. She teamed up with her bestie yet again in recent years by starring in Snooki & JWoww: Moms With Attitude, a web series chronicling the two besties’ adventures in motherhood.
While the 32-year-old’s exact salary for Family Vacation has not been disclosed, it’s safe to assume it’s somewhere close to the $100,000-per-episode paycheck she made during the finale season of the reality show.