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'Love and Hip Hop' Cast Net Worth, Benzino Tops List With $10 Million

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
August 28, 2012|4:27 pm

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" recently wrapped up the its first ever season and new reports suggest that the hit Vh1 reality TV show has been a lucrative source of income for some of its cast members.

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    Mona Scott-Young with the female cast members of Vh1 reality TV show "Love and Hip Hop"

A new report showing the net worth of each individual cast member was recently published by CelebrityNetWorth.com, and it shows net worth ranging from $50,000 to $10 million, according to MediaTakeOut.com.

Hip hop producer Benzino, who is the love interest of his co-star Karlie Redd on the reality show, came in at number one with an estimated net worth of $10 million. He is also the founder of The Source magazine and followed by Hip Hop Weekly, which, according to reports, has contributed to him having the most money among his fellow "Love & Hip Hip" cast members.

Steven "Stevie J" Jordan, the three-time Grammy award winning songwriter, musician and producer, came in at number two with a net worth of $5 million. Stevie, whose behavior throughout season one helped establish his reputation as a womanizer, has been a prominent figure in the music industry since the 1990s when he began work as a producer for Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment label. His main source of wealth is reportedly music.

Mimi Faust, Stevie's on-and-off girlfriend and mother to their daughter, landed at third and her net worth is said to be $1.5 million. Faust, who prides herself on making her own money and not living off of Stevie, is the owner of Keep It Clean, Inc., which is a cleaning business that she has operated for years. While it is said to be successful, her main source of income is reportedly television.

Lil Scrappy, whose real name is Darryl Kevin Richardson II, came in at fourth with a net worth of $700,000. Scrappy, who was discovered by renowned rapper and producer "Lil' John," is an Atlanta-based rapper who was among the first acts signed to Lil John's Black Market Entertainment Recordings record label.

Rasheeda Buckner is said to be worth more than her rival, K. Michelle and she scored fifth place with an estimated worth of $600,000. Buckner is an established hip hop artist and is said to be currently working on her new album, "Boss Chick Music." Her income is reportedly generated from both music and TV.

Kimberly "K. Michelle" Pate trails behind Buckner at sixth place with a net worth of $500,000, most of which is allegedly brought in from music and TV. The 26-year-old is a singer-songwriter who is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, and she was previously signed to Jive Records.

At seventh place is Erica Dixon, the rumored fiancée of Scrappy, and she reportedly has a net worth of $300,000, most of which is generated from TV.

Karlie Redd, who is a singer, comes in second last with a net worth of 200,000, and at last place is Joseline Hernandez. Hernandez is a former stripper turned singer who is said to be worth $50,000, most of which she generates from music and TV.

 

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