One third of The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s “Tres Amigas,” Shannon Beador, has been dropping it low with some bootylicious squats this season. But her net worth? It’s reportedly the **highest** in the RHOC franchise. So while Shannon’s proudly “lost 40 pounds and gained a lot of fun” this year, her wallet is as full as ever.
Just tell me already: What is Shannon Beador’s net worth?
It’s a sweet $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Fun (?) fact: It’s the same as her ex-husband, David Beador’s net worth, according to the website. However, her net worth is notably higher than the other two members of the Tres Amigas, Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.
Here’s how Shannon makes alllll that moolah:
Shannon’s RHOC salary recently doubled.
According to court documents filed in October 2018 as part of Shannon and David’s divorce proceedings, the reality TV star declared that she pulled in $400,000 per RHOC season, according to Radar Online. However, in additional documents obtained by the tabloid publication in February 2019, David claimed that Shannon actually makes twice that: $800,000 per season. (Btw, that’s more than both Tamra and the recently demoted Vicki.)
That said, Shannon filed court documents in 2017, stating that she expected to pay almost half of her salary (which was then $432,000) in taxes, per Radar Online. So, uh, perhaps Shannon was just being…proactive with her financial estimates?
But that’s not the Bravolebrity’s only source of cash.
According to those same court documents obtained by Radar Online, Shannon earned an additional $181,390 from Central Entertainment Group, a management company that manages reality TV personalities’ bookings and endorsement deals. She also pulled in $5,150 from NBC Universal for “network sponsored events,” per the publication.
She received more than a million dollars in her divorce.
Shannon walked away from her year-and-a-half divorce battle with $1.4 million in her pocket, courtesy of her ex-husband. David agreed to the amount “to equalize the division of community property as set forth herein,” according to court documents obtained by The Blast.
In addition to the overall settlement, David will also pay the reality TV star a total of $10,000 monthly in child and spousal support. (He was previously paying Shannon $30,000 in child and spousal support per month, but asked a judge to reconsider the amount in February 2019. The judge deferred making a final decision until both parties appeared back in court for a trial in April.)
Peep the Tres Amigas celebrating Shannon’s divorce with—what else?—a luxe vacay:
Shannon’s average monthly income is around $40,000.
In 2017 court documents, Shannon listed her average monthly income as $37,767 and labeled herself as a “reality television personality.” As for her monthly expenses…that came in at $30,235.
She also noted a $10,000 expense for “filming preparation,” per the affidavit. The filming-prepared star also listed her total account balance as $45,352—after attorney costs, taxes, and credit card debt.
Given that all this went down two years ago—and Shannon reportedly makes twice as much from Bravo now—it’s pretty safe to say her monthly income has benefitted from some extra drama-induced dollas.
Shannon’s monthly income might be envy-worthy, but her legal fees are not.
Aside from the cash she doled out during her drawn-out divorce proceedings, Shannon also incurred attorney fees for defending herself “against a defamation complaint brought by the spouse of a former castmate,” referring to Jim and Alexis Bellino, per Radar Online.
The lawsuit not only involved Shannon but Tamra as well. Jim sued the duo for allegedly slandering his character on a podcast, Radar Online reported. A judge ruled Shannon should be dropped from the civil suit, but Jim has since appealed that decision.
These days, Shannon’s making bank with the meal-prep craze.
In 2018, Shannon launched a line of prepared frozen meals, Real For Real Cuisine, with QVC. According to Bravo, all the meals clock in at 450 calories or less, with an emphasis on seafood and vegetarian options.
While Shannon’s cut of Real For Real Cuisine’s profits is currently unknown, her latest business venture seems to be successful. On August 20, she shared on Instagram that her brand’s veggie burgers had been nominated for “Best Burger” in the 2018 QVC Customer Food Choice Award. Apparently, her burgers were the only meatless option in the category.
Singer speaks after attacking lover at WCB signee Zuchu’s star-studded concert
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On 18 July, there was fanfare at the Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam as WCB signee Zuchu held a thanksgiving concert months after her debut EP, I Am Zuchu. The event dubbed ‘Ahsante Nashukuru’ mainly featured performances by artistes from the WCB stable and attracted the whos-who in the Tanzanian entertainment and political scenes.
However, singer Gigy Money who also performed made the headlines for the wrong reasons after getting into a scuffle with her lover during the much-publicised concert.
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Peaceful arrival, later chaos
Moments earlier, Gigy and her Nigerian man were seen arriving arm in arm at the event whose highlight featured Zuchu receiving a brand new car from WCB head honcho Diamond Platnumz. Donning matching outfits, the couple was spotted on the red carpet as the paparazzi scrambled to capture the moment. However, all hell breaks loose later and viral videos depict the visibly angered Nigerian arguing with a bouncer at the entrance. After a tense confrontation, Gigy’s man is seen being led by the screaming bouncer towards the exit. Shortly after, a similarly irritated Gigy emerges and follows the pair.
“Gigy! Wewe Gigy wewe!” a woman in the background is heard dissuading the singer from pursuing them but the singer pays no heed and heads for the pair.
“You want to beat me?” the boyfriend is heard asking an approaching Gigy as the bouncer acts as a barrier between them. The bouncer manages to steer the incensed man towards the exit as Gigy follows behind, hurling obscenities.
At some point, a barefoot Gigy turns into a sprint before throwing one of her shoes which hits the man who then responds with an insult. Another bouncer finally intervenes and the two are separated. Gigy then asks for her vehicle so she can head home before warning the press against sharing videos of the incident.
Though the cause of their tiff is still unknown Gigy later made reference to the shocking incident in a social media post, hinting that alcohol had a part to play in the fracas. In another post, Gigy shared a photo alongside her estranged lover writing: “My mad man looked handsome before his demons arose and mine arose too.”
‘Running over Ali Kiba’
Gigy is not new controversy and recently said she’d run over her ex, singer Ali Kiba for breaking her heart.
“I will knock all of them down, I mean I will kill them. In fact, I will flatten them like chapatis. The first person I will knock down and kill is Ali Kiba. Actually, I don’t need a weak car, I need a Fuso so that when I knock him down I will be sure he doesn’t survive,” Gigy told Ayo TV.
Dating Kiba brothers
Gigy had in the past admitted to dating both Ali Kiba and his younger brother, Abdu Kiba. She solely laid the blame on Chekecha singer for pursuing her despite knowing that she’d been with his younger brother. Abdu expressed being heartbroken after learning the two had a fling, prompting him to marry.
“I was very hurt on hearing that Ali was dating Gigy Money because I dated her first before she became famous. But it’s alleged that Ali didn’t know. It hurt me for a while till when I married,” said Abdu.
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Why Jahmby Kokai is happy her TV anchor dream never came true
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Popular media personality Jahmby Koikai narrated how her first attempt at auditioning as a TV host backfired and she was sent home on the first day of the audition. Reliving her prime days, Jahmby narrated how she was determined to follow her dream of becoming a news anchor after completing her degree.
“There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro FM. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it.
“Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu?” she posed.
According to the endometriosis survivor, she went ahead to audition for the position despite the warning and was the first contestant to be sent packing.
“So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said some of us have to go home.
“My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news,” she narrated.
Later, Jahmby auditioned for another TV opportunity only to miss out as well.
“Then came another opportunity over 10 years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. I didn’t get the job.”
However, due to endometriosis, Jahmby was forced to put her dreams on hold and concentrate on getting better. According to her, it is as though God had better plans for her and is grateful to not have gotten the jobs.
“I battled severe endometriosis in silence for over 19 years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilized all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant.”
There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro Fm. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it. Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu? Nikasema zi. So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said, some of us have to go home. My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news. Then came another opportunity over 10years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. As you see in this pic, I got my hair done at Ralph’s Hair Salon, new suit etc. I didn’t get the job. After KBC, I never got to anchor the news again. I’m grateful I did not get the job even though I felt dejected at the time. I battled severe Endometriosis in silence for over 19years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilised all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant. There are many people like me who are bound by chronic illness and cannot do the things they love. I share your pain. But there’s hope. I’m grateful to God for His reminder that He will restore to you all the years that the locusts have eaten. Also Jer 29:11