You'll never guess how much they're making per episode...
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
In his heyday, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was reportedly earning $150,000 for every episode of Jersey Shore. He also got a reported $400,000 signing bonus at the beginning of the show’s sixth and finale season, as well as $200,000 bonus for the finale and $150,000 for any additional reunion specials.
However, his personal finances took a hard hit when he was busted for tax evasion in 2014 and again in 2017. He pleaded guilty for stiffing the government out of nearly $9 million in January 2018, a crime for which he currently faces up to five years in prison.
Despite his legal setbacks, the 35-year-old is still worth an estimated $300,000.
Even though Jersey Shore ended in 2009, Vinny Guadagnino managed to make a fortune with his TV appearances. Aside from the MTV series, the 30-year-old had his own talk show, The Show with Vinny, and a Cooking Channel show called Vinny & Ma Eat America with his mother. He also appeared as a guest star on The Hard Times of RJ Berger and 90210.
After making $90,000 per episode during the final season of Jersey Shore, it’s no wonder the sweet-faced mama’s boy has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Deena Nicole Cortese
Deena Nicole Cortese only came on Jersey Shore only after Season 3, but she managed to command enough earning power to up her net worth to an estimated $1 million. The 31-year-old reportedly made $40,000 per episode during the finale season. Aside from that, the self-proclaimed “Blast in a Glass” also raked in a bit of cash from a stint on Couples Therapy and sponsored Instagram ads.