Nene Leakes Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Personal Life, and Real Estate

November 24, 2022
Updated 2022/12/05 at 3:11 PM
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Nene Leakes Net Worth
Nene Leakes Net Worth

What is Nene Leakes net worth? Nene Leakes net worth is $14 million as of this writing. She is a reality television personality, actress, author, fashion designer, and businesswoman from the United States. Nene Leakes earned $1 million every season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” until quitting the program in 2015. That is the highest per-episode pay of any Bravo housewife.

Popular Name:Nene Leakes
Real Name:Linnethia Monique Johnson
Birth Date:December, 13th 1967
Birth Place:Queens, New York
Age:54 years old 
Height:1.778 M/5 ft 9″
Weight:68 kg
Marital Status:Married
Spouse(s):Gregg Leakes
Children:Bryson Rashard Bryant, Brentt Leakes
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Television producer
Years active:1999–present
Net Worth:$14 Million
Last Updated:2022

Early Life

Nene Leakes

Linnethia Monique Johnson was born on December 13, 1967, in Queens, New York. She is the youngest of five children. Because her mother could not care for all five children, Nene and one of her brothers were transferred to live with an aunt in Athens, Georgia.

Their mother and their three other siblings remained in Queens. Nene began modeling at the age of 16 and continued throughout high school and college. She concluded her studies and graduated from Clarke Central High School in Athens. She spent two years at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.


Nene Leakes

Leakes made her television debut on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2008. She was a regular on the program for seven seasons. After the first season, she wrote her memoirs, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice,” with novelist Denene Millner.

She wrote about her life from childhood until that time in the book. Her appearance on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” catapulted her to popularity. Leakes revealed in June 2015 that she won’t be returning to the popular Bravo show for the eighth season. However, she did appear in a supporting role later that season. She returns to the show for its tenth season in 2017.

Nene has also been featured on TV shows such as “Ellen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “VH1 Divas Live 2009,” and “The Bonnie Hunt Show.” Nene  Leakes also performed in the third season of “Glee” and the NBC sitcom “The New Normal.”

In 2014, Leakes established the Nene’s Collection apparel brand for the Home Shopping Network.

Leakes has been a guest host on several shows, including “Anderson Live” and “The Talk.” In 2014, she participated in the 18th season of “Dancing with the Stars.” She was paired with Tony Dovolani, a dancer, and they were eliminated in the seventh week of the competition.

From April to December 2016, Leakes traveled the United States in her one-woman comedy tour dubbed “So Nasty, So Rude,” after one of her catchphrases.

Personal Life

Nene Leakes

In 1997, Nene got married to Gregg Leakes and they had two sons Bryson and Brentt.

Gregg Leakes died of colon cancer in September 2021, at the age of 66. He was a property investor. From a previous relationship, he has five children: twins Damien and Daryl, Katrina, Dexter, and Denton. Nene filed for divorce during season three of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

In 2011, their divorce was finalized. During succeeding seasons, the show tracked the couple, and the couple finally renewed their passion in front of the cameras. In January 2013, Nene and Gregg Leakes reconciled and announced their re-engagement.

Nene Leakes Children

Nene Leakes

In addition to being a well-known television personality and actress, Nene is a mother of two children, Bryson and Brentt Leakes,

Her eldest son, Bryson, has also been on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When the third season of the program was being filmed, reports of Bryson being arrested and booted out of the home went viral. He was released from prison just before the fourth season began production.

Brentt, NeNe’s second son, is active on Instagram and has over 68,700 followers. On the social networking platform, his bio claims that he is a DJ. He runs the Linnethia Lounge, which is a live entertainment lounge for anyone aged 21 and over.

Salary Highlights

Nene Leakes

Nene gets $1 million every season of “TRHOA”. She was therefore the highest-paid Housewife on Bravo.

Real Estate

Nene Leakes Net Worth

In 2015, Nene Leake spent $2.075 million for a 10,000-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom residence in the south of Atlanta…

The house is on a golf course with a county club, restaurant, tennis facilities, swimming pool, and other amenities. Nene listed this property for $4 million in October 2021. She accepted a $2.6 million deal in January 2022.



How does NeNe Leakes have money?

Leakes is worth $14 million, most of which she earned from her appearances on RHOA, Celebrity Net Worth reported. She began appearing on the show in 2008 and was a regular for seven seasons.

Leakes’ mom had five children when she was very young and couldn’t raise them all, so NeNe was sent to Athens, Georgia, to be raised by her aunt.

NeNe Leakes owns a stunning $1.8M Atlanta condo featuring a massive master bath and all-white decor.


Nene Leakes net worth is a result of hard work and consistency. In addition to RHOA, Leakes has featured as Coach Roz on Glee, and Rocky on The New Normal, and took part in Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice’s eleventh season in 2011. She left the show following a confrontation with fellow participant Star Jones.

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