If you’re a fan of the long-running Bravo series Vanderpump Rules, then there are certain facts that you’ve come to accept about the life among West Hollywood’s drunkest band of extremely caucasian sociopaths:
For example, despite claims to the contrary, it is all about the pasta.
But the most salient and inarguable truth about Lisa Vanderpump’s ragged band of aging hedonists is that Jax Taylor is the most repugnant villain this side of The Situation circa 2010.
Jax cheats on his fiancee, lies like it’s his job (which we guess it sort of is), heaps abuse on his friends and former co-workers, then throws himself pity parties on the rare occasion that someone actually calls him out for being horrible.
Of course, this is the kind of stuff that makes the world of reality television go ’round, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that Jax gets paid more than his co-stars.
Take a look:
Stacks For Jax
Obviously, at this point, it’s hilarious that the cast occasionally pretends to be reliant on the meager paychecks that they receive from serving and bartending at Lisa Vanderpump’s Sexy Unique Restaurant. (That name will never not be hilarious.)
The Grand Charade
The show’s not even fully committed to that bit, as cast members get fired by Lisa and don’t even pretend to seek out new employment.
These days, the entire cast is sitting pretty from a financial standpoint, but it took them quite a few years to get to where they are.
Started From the Bottom
In the early days, the cast wasn’t pretending to be poor.
That’s Like a Month’s Rent in LA
A lawsuit that Tom Sandoval filed against his former talent agency revealed that the bartender made just $12,000 from the show’s first season.
Getting Somewhere …
The same suit revealed that Sandoval brought home $25,600 for Vanderpump Season 2. A major raise, but still not that much cash.