Here's How Much Lisa Vanderpump Makes Per Episode Of Vanderpump Rules

Millions of hearts broke worldwide when the queen of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump, stepped away from the Real Housewives franchise. There are a few reasons why Lisa Vanderpump left The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, from dealing with depression in the aftermath of her brother's death to the PuppyGate scandal with Dorit Kemsley. But it's also no secret that Vanderpump is incredibly busy elsewhere, too.

In particular, she's leading the charge on RHOBH spin-off and super-hit in its own right, Vanderpump Rules, which just kicked off its eighth season. Vanderpump may not be a queen bee ruling over the likes of Lisa Rinna and Kyle Richards anymore but she's certainly the boss at Hollywood hot spot SUR (yep, that stands for Sexy Unique Restaurant). And, aside from starring on her own hit show, she's making big bucks on her own, too.

Vanderpump Rules was a smart move for Lisa Vanderpump

Vanderpump recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a career-spanning discussion about her various businesses, with particular attention paid to the seemingly unstoppable Vanderpump Rules. The show currently ranks as one of Bravo's best performers, reportedly averaging a massive weekly audience of 2.3 million.

For the boss lady's part, she acknowledged the unique pull of the show, admitting, "The restaurant business has always been a public arena. We've just got a bit of a different energy now, with the whole celebrity factor from the show." Although she and husband Ken Todd dropped a cool half million dollars on the hip Robertson Boulevard location for SUR, their investment has more than paid off with the popularity of the show, most of which is set in that very spot (causing fans to show up in droves on a daily basis).

Aside from her restaurant empire, Vanderpump is reportedly also making a whopping $50,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules, which is more than double what the rest of the cast makes. She therefore earns over $1 million per series, as both an executive producer and star of the show. This, added to her already impressive $75 million net worth (via Celeb Net Worth), is how she can afford the glamorous life she leads.