When the pop culture phenomenon Jersey Shore first ended in 2012, fans were disappointed and hoped to see a return of their favorite cast back on screen. In 2018, MTV, the media outlet producing the show, finally answered those prayers with the show’s revival under the title Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Although not every cast member of the former show returned for the revival, a considerable amount of them did.
Since the return, fans have been clamoring to learn more about what the reality stars have been up to since they went off the air in 2012, and that includes their respective financial standings. Here, we look at each cast member’s net worth, their salary, and who has the most amount of money.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation Cast Members and How Much They are Worth
1. Pauly ‘DJ Pauly D’ DelVecchio – $20 million
When it comes to the richest and the cast member of Jersey Shore Family Vacation with the highest net worth, the unequivocal answer to that question is Pauly DelVecchio, aka DJ Pauly D. It isn’t so much as a result of the salary he earned for his time on Jersey Shore but rather the exposure the show gave him.
Granted, Pauly was one of the highest earners of the show, being one of its most popular cast members. Towards the end of the original show, he was earning as much as $150 thousand per episode. Still, being a DJ, the bulk of his net worth has come from his show appearances since the show ended, including a major residency at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
He is also earning as much as $40 thousand for each club or show appearance. Aside from his earnings as a DJ, which is a lot, Pauly DelVecchio also has considerable income via his tanning lotion products and appearances in other reality shows like The Pauly D Project and Famously Single.
Having already committed to multiple seasons of Jersey Shore Family Vacation while remaining one of the revival’s popular cast members, Pauly is sure to be worth considerably more in the near future.
2. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi – $4 million
The title of the most popular cast member of the Jersey Shore franchise would be hotly contested between Nicole Polizzi, more popularly known as Snooki, and Mike Sorrentino. Still, we are willing to bet that Snooki would come out on top.
Before she joined the original show in 2009, she had no pedigree and was an unknown, which was why her starting salary on the show was $2,200. However, as she showed the American public her personality and the world came to fall in love with her, she became one of the show’s driving forces, rising to become one of the highest earners on the show with a salary income of $150 thousand per episode.
The significant boost in personal net worth earned by her increased salary has been maintained after the show ended with appearances in other reality shows like Snooki & JWoww, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars.
Aside from her TV appearances, Nicole, post-Jersey Shore, has also earned notable income as a social influencer by appearing at clubs and shows for a fee.
Before her return to the Jersey Shore Family Vacation house, Nicole also developed an entrepreneurial spirit with the launch of her clothing line and the publication of several books, including titles like Confessions of a Guidette, A Shore Thing, and Gorilla Beach.
3. Jennifer Farley – $4 million
The third richest cast member of Jersey Shore Family Vacation is Jennifer Farley, more commonly referred to as Jenni or JWoww.
During the original run of Jersey Shore, Jennifer was also a popular cast member. Still, she did not earn as much as the first two names on this list, with her highest salary during the show’s original run being $100 thousand per episode.
However, what she lacked in salary parity, she has well and made up for by cultivating a brand of her own through appearances in other shows like Young Americans, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and starring along with her best friend, Snooki, in their reality show, Snooki & JWoww.
Aside from her TV appearances, Jennifer Farley also hosts a YouTube series with her family and has her website, Miss Domesticated. It is yet unknown how much she will be earning as salary in Jersey Shore Family Vacation, but she is set to be one of the show’s highest earners this time.
4. Vinny Guadagnino – $3 million
When we mentioned earlier that a majority of the original cast returned for the revival of the show, we truly meant a majority, including Vinny Guadagnino, who was one of the fan favorites during the show’s original run between 2009 and 2012.
Among the cast members of the show, Vinny’s net worth places him at number four, having earned around $90 thousand per episode during the peak years of Jersey Shore. Like the rest of the cast members of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, his current salary on the show is yet to be known, but through his enterprise, he has built a personal net worth of $3 million.
Vinny Guadagnino’s ventures include appearing on shows like 90210 and The Hard Times of RJ Berger and hosting his talk show, The Show with Vinny.
The Vinny brand has also been developed through a cooking show, Vinny & Ma Eat America, and a clothing line. Like Snooki, Vinny is also an author with a published book titled Control the Crazy.
5. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro – $3 million
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, a Bronx-born reality star who has made something of himself through the show, is rounding up the top five cast members of Jersey Shore Family Vacation with the highest net worth.
Individually, he was not one of the pivotal cast members of the show. His salary at the time reflected as much as he earned $80 thousand per episode at the height of the show. Still, he has since leveraged on the exposure given to him by the show to secure commercial deals like promoting brands like Xenadrine and Gen X Biotech.
Aside from his income through commercials, Ronnie has also made some significant income through his involvement with the wrestling promotion company TNA Wrestling.
On TV, Ronnie has also appeared on other reality shows like Famously Single. His return as part of the cast of Jersey Shore Family Vacation is sure to increase his net worth.
6. Angelina Pivarnick – $2 million
Angelina Pivarnick only appeared as the main character in the first and second season of the show’s original version, making subsequent appearances in recurring and guest roles in the rest of the show, and she has continued in a similar vein for Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
Angelina appeared in a recurring role in the first two seasons of Family Vacation, only becoming a main cast member in the show’s third season. While that played a part in her salary in the first show, it is bound to play a role in the revival, but Angelina Pivarnick wouldn’t be too bothered by it.
She has had some income working on other shows like Couples Therapy and How Far is Tattoo Far? and she also has a contract with the wrestling promotion company, TNA Wrestling, all of which had given her a net worth of $2 million, which is not bad for a woman who used to be a bartender before she was cast on the show.
7. Deena Cortese – $1 million
The Jersey Shore Family Vacation revival also boasts of another cast member Deena Nicole Cortese who joined the original show in its third season. Although she did not spend as much time on the show as several of the other cast members, she quickly rose in popularity compared to the show’s cast and has become a main cast member of the show’s revival.
Her limited time on the original show meant she only earned as much as $40 thousand in salary before it ended, but she is expected to earn more during the show’s second run.
She places seventh among the cast members with the highest net worth with a personal net worth of $1 million. She has maintained it during the show’s absence through Instagram ads and appearances on other reality shows like Couples Therapy.
8. Mike Sorrentino – $300,000
Wrapping up the net worth of the main cast of Jersey Shore Family Vacation is the man who is the central story of the show’s revival – Mike Sorrentino.
During the show’s original run, Mike Sorrentino shared the title of the most popular cast member with Snooki, and he earned considerably well for his role on the show, earning $150 thousand per episode.
After the original show ended, Mike’s popularity afforded him the chance to earn more by appearing on other shows like Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother and establish his own businesses like a clothing collection, fitness DVDs, and a fitness line, all of which took his net worth to well over $9 million.
However, tax evasion resulted in the loss of most of his income, and he was subsequently sent to prison. Jersey Shore Family Vacation is expected to be his road back to the top financially, and one of the show’s focuses would be his court sentencing.