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The ‘Jersey Shore’ cast, ranked by net worth

There's a hefty sum between them, that's for sure.

The world was obsessed with Jersey Shore when it premiered on MTV in 2009. The show was filled with hilarious drama between the cast members and all the fights, fake tans, and fallouts a fan could wish for. Jersey Shore is considered an iconic reality TV show that will forever be remembered as the blueprint for modern reality TV craziness.

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The show’s cast members have been doing well financially since Jersey Shore ended in 2012, and even more so, thanks to the ongoing spin-off Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, which premiered in 2018. On top of TV, sponsored social media posts, brand deals, merchandise, and even a few fashion and beauty lines have given the cast enough G.T.L. (gym, tan, and laundry) money to last a lifetime.

For those curious, here’s where everyone’s net worth stands today after reality TV fame, spin-offs, and various business ventures.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – $2 million

At the height of his Jersey Shore career, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was pulling in $150,000 per episode. After Jersey Shore ended, he appeared on Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother UK, adding to his reality TV show résumé. Sorrentino even penned several books and launched a multitude of side businesses to continue expanding his wealth.

His net worth was reportedly somewhere around $10 million before he got in legal trouble with his taxes, owing $8.9 million to the U.S. government after he was found guilty of tax evasion in 2018. Sorrentino ended up serving eight months in prison, and while his net worth originally sat at around $300,000, Sorrentino has a current net worth of $2 million, which is still an impressive pay packet for anyone.

Deena Cortese – $2 million

Deena Cortese currently has a net worth of $2 million. While a late addition to the Jersey Shore cast, coming in as a replacement for Angelina in season 3, Deena quickly fit in with everyone in the house upon her arrival. A long-time friend of Snooki’s, the pair called themselves “meatballs” – a nickname for short, curvy, “spicy” Italian ladies.

Deena has also appeared on other MTV shows, such as Couples Therapy, When I Was 17, and Silent Library, as well as other shows like Celebrity Fear Factor. On social media, the 37-year-old has racked up just shy of 4 million followers.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro – $3 million

Along with starring on Jersey Shore, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has appeared in a multitude of other reality TV shows over the last few years, such as Impact Wrestling and Fear Factor. Initially, Ronnie got paid $80,000 per episode for Jersey Shore, but that figure increased to $150,000 after he played a part in increasing the show’s drama with the ever-looming possibility of fights and scandals.

In 2017, Ortiz-Magro purchased a Las Vegas property for $725,000. Unfortunately, many domestic disputes took place at the house and the police were called to the scene multiple times. In 2020, he announced that he was selling his home for $870,000. Still, the star has racked up a net worth of approximately $3 million – but may be lower in more recent years due to some likely pricey legal fees and time away from Family Vacation after his 2021 arrest. Ronnie has not returned as a full-time cast member since his departure.

Angelina Pivarnick – $4 million

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In Season 1 of Jersey Shore, Angelina Pivarnick reportedly made $3,000 per episode, but in Season 2, her earnings increased to $15,000 per episode, thanks to the early success of the reality series. That gravy train soon came to a halt, as Angelina declined to return for a third season, as her feuds with every one of her co-stars reached an unbearable point – made clear by her constant fights in virtually every episode. She did, however, return for Family Vacation, on better terms with her castmates.

Angelina Pivarnick has a net worth of $4 million today, so her departure from Jersey Shore in its prime certainly hasn’t held her back. As well as working for the emergency services as a medical technician for ambulances as well as the NY Fire Department, she has appeared on other reality shows, such as the dating series Excused and Couples’ Therapy. Pivarnick has also released songs under the name “Miss AP”, and has her a signature line of false lashes, named Lashelina.

Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola – $4 million

Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola was an extremely internal part of the original Jersey Shore cast, but she chose not to return for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation until 2023, with her relationship with then-boyfriend Ronnie Ortiz-Magro being one of the show’s most consistent ongoing storylines. Understandably, Giancola wanted to distance herself from revisiting her past relationship on national television.

Since then, Giancola has modeled in several magazines including People and Harper’s Bazaar. She also launched her own clothing line in 2013 under the name Sweetheart Styles, offering merchandise of the iconic letter sent to her about Ronnie by Snooki and JWoww in season 2.

Giancola also linked up with SXE Fitness to release a trendy line of fitness apparel. Giancola’s business-savvy ethics don’t stop there, though — she even launched a fragrance called Dangerous around that same time. With an alleged net worth of $4 million, Giancola has proven she can sustain herself outside of the Jersey Shore universe.

Jenni “JWoww” Farley – $4 million

Jenni “JWoww” Farley currently has a net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Before becoming a bona fide reality TV star, Farley had her own graphic design business, proving that she already knew the importance of creating wealth and success for herself. At the age of 23, she joined the cast of Jersey Shore, making her mark as the no-nonsense friend that no one dared to mess with.

Fans of the raunchy reality TV show absolutely adore JWoww. Some of the other reality TV shows she’s starred in include Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, TNA Impact!, and Disaster Date. She launched her own clothing line called Filthy Couture and started promoting a line of sun tanning products in conjunction with the Australian Gold Company.

Back in 2013, Farley landed on GQ Magazine‘s “Sexiest 100 Ladies of the 21st Century” list. Her spinoff show with Polizzi, Snooki & JWoww, premiered in 2012.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi – $4 million

The first Halloween celebration after Season 1 of Jersey Shore led to countless Snooki costume sales, and it was clear that a reality TV star was born. Snooki’s signature hairstyle, wild behavior, and catchphrases made Polizzi a goldmine when it came to merchandising the show.

Quickly, Snooki capitalized on the trend, releasing multiple books and merchandise collaborations, such as the “Free Snooki” shirt worn by cast members on the show, as well as earning money from public appearances. Snooki is still selling her merch today on The Snooki Shop, and her website even offers merchandise of her iconic 2011 arrest. All of this totals a $4 million net worth for Polizzi, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Vinny Guadagnino – $5 million

Vinny Guadagnino was only 21 years old when he was cast on Jersey Shore, and he ended up being part of all six seasons of the show. From 2009 until 2012, the world became very familiar with his face, sense of humor, and overall personality – and he was handsomely rewarded for it.

After the original Jersey Shore wrapped, Guadagnino started taking acting lessons to pursue a career in Hollywood, and earned some acting credits in TV and film. Most recently, the reality TV shows he’s participated in include The Masked Dancer and The Masked Singer. In 2017, he purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $3.5 million. Guadagnino also has a side hustle with his podcast, called Something Went Wrong, where he interviews celebrity guests.

The reality star has proven himself to be a jack of all trades when it comes to building a sustainable career, helping him earn an impressive net worth of $5 million, according to reports.

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., aka DJ Pauly D – $20 million

The wealthiest individual to come from Jersey Shore is DJ Pauly D, with an alleged net worth of $20 million. Delvecchio was a DJ before his TV debut, but he has worked very steadily in recent years as a major DJ in the Las Vegas area, performing at exclusive shows in various casinos and resorts along the Las Vegas strip – all helping him to rake in an impressive take-home pay via ticket sales and personal merchandise. In addition to being a reality TV star and beloved DJ, Pauly D is also the social media ambassador for the WWE SummerSlam, an annual pay-per-view wrestling event.

These days, DJ Pauly D has a huge social media presence, with over four million Twitter followers and over four million Instagram followers. He also signed on to star in a Jersey Shore spinoff called Double Shot at Love with Guadagnino.


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