Who remembers Jerzday? Jersey Shore was a TV program that took the world by storm for a while, first airing on 3rd December 2009 and ending on 20th December 2012. Featuring eight housemates who would spend their summer living and working along the infamous Jersey Shore, it was a show that was jam-packed with drama, booze, and more arguments than you could shake a stick at. And that’s just the clean stuff … They were renowned for getting themselves into all sorts of trouble, especially with the opposite sex.
Source: The Odyssey Online
In case you missed the characters from Jersey Shore, we’ve been taking a peek at see what they’re up to these days, and more importantly than that, how much they’re estimated to be worth.
Are you sitting comfortably? Let us begin!
9 – Deena Cortese
Net Worth: $400,000
Source: We Heart It
Deena was Snooki’s best friend in Jersey Shore, and she was called upon to replace Angelina when she didn’t return for season three. Calling herself the “blast in a glass”, her and her “meatball” friend, Snooki, often found themselves in drunken situations that often needed help getting them out of. A fun fact for you – Deena was originally meant to have been in the TV show from season one, but her position was filled by Angelina instead.
Staying with the show until season 6, she was said to have been worth over a million dollars at the height of her TV career, but things have quietened down since then. She has since gotten engaged and moved out of the limelight, dropping her fortune down to a still impressive $400,000.
8 – Mike Sorrentino
Net Worth: $500,000
Very recently, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has come into a bit of bother with a certain alleged tax-evasion situation, but we won’t focus on that for right now. At one point, he was the cast member who earned the most on the hit TV show, but because he couldn’t keep himself out of trouble, decreased his net worth an awful lot.
He was said to have been earning over $150,000 per episode at one point, and his large personality saw him taking on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and even The Howard Stern Show. Sadly, it seems that things have taken a downward turn for this TV star, especially with reported drug and alcohol battles also.
7 – Sam Giancola
Net Worth: $1.4 million
Source: Daily Mail
Known as “Sammi Sweetheart”, and one half of “Ron and Sam”, Sam Giancola’s relationship dramas were often a key part of the Jersey Shore show. She was one of the most liked cast members, and because of this, along with her constant bickering with her boyfriend, was paid over $150,000 at the height of the show’s success. At this stage, it was estimated that she could have been worth over $2 million.
Celebrity appearances and endorsements have kept her in the money, as well as some smart investment choices, and she is now said to be worth $1.4 million. She can also say thanks to her fashion line, Sweetheart Styles, two released perfumes, called Dangerous and Dangerous Desires, and also a podcast. She co-hosts Just Sayin, a cast about celebrities, the rumours about them, and their personal lives, as well as the personal experiences the different girls on the show are going through at the time.
She’s had her fair share of relationship drama during her time on the show, we certainly imagine she could give her fair share of great advice!
6 – Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Net Worth: $1.8 million
Source: Press of Atlantic City
Sammi Sweetheart’s boyfriend, Ronnie, was the gym-bunny of the group, bringing the GTL to Jersey Shore on a very regular basis. That stands for Gym Tan Laundry, just in case you didn’t know. Originally from The Bronx, his fist-fighting on the show made him somewhat of a household name, alongside his shouting fights with then-girlfriend Sam, and it helps him to get his part on TNA Wrestling’s, Impact Wrestling.
Still said to be worth close to $2 million, Ronnie has been a celebrity endorser of Xenadrine to help boost up his fortune. He also released his own personal clothing line called Jersey Laundry.
Oh, him and Sam aren’t together these days. That’s probably for the best …
5 – Angelina Pivarnick
Net worth: $2 million
Angelina was originally a bartender from New York City when she joined the case of Jersey Shore in season 1, but she didn’t last that long, leaving during season 2. A typical case of being in a relationship and then watching that relationship fall apart in front of her very eyes (mostly due to her drunken antics on the show), she had some hard times. It is these that lead to her eviction from the house. After refusing to work in the infamous “t-shirt shop”, she was essentially sacked, but it wasn’t all bad news.
Popping back into the show during seasons five and six, Angelina branched out from TV to also become a model, a singer, and an all-round TV personality. Following from Jersey Shore came appearances on the VH1 show, Couples Therapy, and she also had a brief music career.
Her time on TV has made her quite an impressive fortune, and her $2 million is said to have amounted from show earnings of $3,000 per episode in the first season of Jersey Shore, and a whopping $15,000 per episode during the second season.
4 – Jennifer Farley
Net Worth: $2.6 million
She was certainly one of the feistiest members of the Jersey Shore cast, and JWoww, better known to her friends and family as Jenni Farley, soon formed a close friendship with fellow cast member, Snooki. This has definitely helped her career earnings (as well as her friends list), and the pair even got their own spin-off show as a result of Jersey Shore. Snooki & JWoww was said to have earned Jenni over $175,000 per episode, and that’s already an improvement on her ‘Shore earnings too – back then it was reported to have been between $100,000 – $130,000 per episode.
Jennifer has gone on to star in a string of TV shows since then, including Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Disaster Date, and TNA Impact! She is also a celebrity endorser of Australia Gold Company tanning products, and even launched her own clothing line, under the name of Filthy Couture. Oh, and for the record, as well as getting hitched and starting a family, JWoww has also stepped into the film world. The Mint was a 2015 movie starring the American TV personality, and she was the executive producer for the project, as well as an actress for it.
3 – Vinny Guadagnino
Net Worth: $3 million
Vinny was the shy and retiring one of the group – the one that Snooki secretly loved (and we all knew it!), and the least “Guido” guy of the bunch. Since his Jersey Shore days, he’s stayed within TV, but changed direction a little bit, preferring comedy to the rowdiness of his reality TV days.
His mental health was a cause of concern during the later seasons of Jersey Shore, but his contract required him to continue filming. During this time, he not only became one of the most-loved cast members, but was also said to be earning between $90,000 and $100,000 per episode. He released a book, which helped to contribute to his fortune, and has also appeared in a number of other TV shows. For a brief spell, he even had his own show too!
2 – Nicole Polizzi
Net Worth: $5 million
She was the cutest, smallest, and one of the funniest members of the Jersey Shore cast, and she has found fame in brand new ventures since the end of the show itself too. Getting married to Jionni and having babies has changed the direction of her career somewhat, encouraging her to calm down on the drinking. Before she turned up to the show she wanted to be a vet, but she has actually gone on to become a shrewd businesswoman.
When she first started on the show, she was only being paid between two and three thousand dollars per episode, but that was soon bumped up to over $175,000, especially after one particular episode that circulated online afterwards – she was punched in the face in a bar by a male drinker. It was certainly a shocking talking point.
These days, Snooki is said to be worth a staggering $5 million, and she has also gone on to appear in a number of hit TV shows – The New Celebrity Apprentice being the most recent one, as well as Supernatural, Dancing with the Stars, Movie 43, The Three Stooges, and more.
1 – Paul DelVecchio
Net Worth: $24 million
One of the richest people to come out of the Jersey Shore house, Paul DelVecchio, better known as Pauly D, was also known as one of the funniest members, always finding the funny side to everything and trying his hardest to diffuse the really bad situations.
During the height of the show’s success, Pauly D was said to have been earning over $150,000 per episode, just like Sammi Sweetheart, and it was his success that earned him the spin-off show, The Pauly D Project. The Italian-American disc jockey also announced a three-album deal with rap record moguls, G-Note Records and G-Unit Records, 50 Cent’s record label. On top of that, he has released a single, worked with Britney Spears on the Femme Fatale tour, worked with Big Sean on an album, became a social media ambassador for SummerSlam and WWE Raw, and has also joined Famously Single on the E! Network. Oh, and he had a baby girl in that time too.
You could say he’s been a very busy boy. No wonder he’s worth close to $25 million!