It’s been just over two years since the last episode of the Jersey Shore aired. One of MTV’s most popular as well as controversial reality shows, the Jersey Shore at one point earned the title of most-watched prime-time series on basic cable. Some of the eight cast-members have remained in the spotlight since the series end, but some have faded out. Here’s the 2015 report of the Jersey Shore cast’s current net worth.
Nicole “Snooki Polizzi: $4,000,000
Despite getting married and having babies since she left the Jersey Shore at the end of 2012, Polizzi has managed to stay in the spotlight with a spin-off reality TV series. She earns $175,000 per episode of her reality TV show with another former Jersey Shore cast-member, JWoww. The appropriately titled show, Snooki & Jwoww, is currently in its fourth and final season. As for her Jersey Shore earnings, she started off making as little as a mere $2,200 per episode but once the ratings took off made as much as $150,000 at the end. Add in that she reportedly can earn up to $75,000 for her appearances and her high net worth makes sense. Though Polizzi earned a reputation as being a ditzy but well-loved lush during her time on the shore, her net worth makes it clear she’s pretty bright after all. With the end of her reality show with JWoww coming up, Polizzi says she wants to look into hosting her own show, continuing to remain in TV.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley: $3,000,000
Farley, Polizzi’s best friend and spin-off show partner, might have accrued an entire million less than her pint-sized friend. However, it’s important to note that between her and fiance Roger Mathews, the two have a whopping $5,000,000 between them. Mathews, who Jenni met on the shore, has a net worth of $2,000,000 thanks to his lucrative position as a teamster for Hazmat trucks. No word yet on JWoww’s plans for after he current show with Snooki ends.
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola: $2,000,000
Sammi was famous on the Shore for her drama with on-again off-again boyfriend and cast-mate Ronnie. She threatened to leave the show numerous times throughout all the drama, and she has somewhat predictably not made a return to TV since the show’s end. Instead, Giancola has tried her hand at a fitness clothing brand and she recently finally (and amicably) split from Ronnie for good.
Deena Cortese: $1,000,000
Deena joined the cast a little ways after the original members after Angela left the show. Despite her delayed arrival, however, Deena fit right in with her cast-mates and was affectionately deemed a “little meatball” to join the original little meatball, Snooki. The two took the Shore by storm with their wacky antics and love for all things ethanol. Deena has only made one brief return to television since with her appearance alongside boyfriend of three years, Chris Buckner, on Couple’s Therapy.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: $3,000,000
Thanks to his high pay-per-episode from the shore and his fitness endorsements, Ronnie has an impressive net worth. He’s talked publicly about his recent split from Sammi but has nothing bad to say and maintains he’s busy playing with the new kiddies produced by his wifed-up former cast-mates.
Vinny Guadagnino: $3,000,000
Vinny did many endorsements during his time as a Shore cast member and also briefly did another show with MTV as the host of The Show with Vinny, which only had one season. He’s rumored to have wanted to pursue a career in comedy moving forward, so look out for any movements he makes this year in that field.
Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio: $22,000,000
The most successful former member of the Jersey Shore, Pauly D has made a career for himself outside of reality TV and through his passions DJing. Forbes claims that in 2012 half of his annual earnings comes from his big DJ-pay day of $11,000,000. And that’s only half! He was Forbes List 7th highest paid DJ in the world in 2012, a wildly impressive feat. That same year, he had a spin-off show his own titled “The Pauly D Project,” which unfortunately did not last too long. In 2014, Pauly made headlines for a bitter custody battle over his infant daughter and also for cutting his signature blow-out haircut
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino: $500,000
The Situation, an incredibly polarizing member of the Shore, is the only cast member to not still be in the millionaires club in 2015. Mike is constantly making headlines for financial and legal woes and 2014 was no different. In July, the former lawyer of both Mike and his brother Marc sued the duo for unpaid legal fees from 2009-2013 and thousands of dollars worth in bounced checks. All in all, Richard Wolfe filed suit against the brothers for $29,000. There’s not all that much to be said about Mike’s current situation (pun intended) besides his legal troubles. Hopefully his plans for 2015 will include some kind of effort to stay out of the court room.