Jax Taylor stars on the Bravo reality series Vanderpump Rules with his wife Brittany Cartwright. The celebrity couple married in 2019 and purchased a new home in Village Valley, California ahead of walking down the aisle. Both their wedding and home are featured on Vanderpump Rules, while Taylor has stated that he is one of the only remaining cast members to still work at SUR restaurant because weddings are expensive.
So, how much does Jax Taylor make? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jax Taylor has a net worth of $500,000. Read on to learn more about Taylor’s lifestyle with wife Brittany Cartwright, their respective TV salaries, and what they spend their money on.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Jax Taylor Makes $25,000 for Each Episode of ‘Vanderpump Rules’
According to Women’s Health, Taylor earns $25,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules. This makes him the second-highest paid member of the cast behind star Lisa Vanderpump, who brings home $500,000 per season. Taylor has been on the reality series since 2013.
Cartwright joined the Vanderpump Rules cast after Taylor and has become a fan-favorite on the show. She and Taylor even had their own spinoff show, Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky. The show was just for one season and it focused on Cartwright’s family life, as well as her relationship with Taylor.
Style Caster reported that Cartwright’s exact salary is unknown, but she is believed to earn between $10,000 – $25,000 per episode. She has been a part of the show since 2017.
2. Taylor & Cartwright Earn Money from Investments
In addition to their Vanderpump Rules salaries, Taylor and Cartwright have invested in several business opportunities. Taylor shed some light on his investments via Twitter on January 10, 2020. “If you must know, I invest in low income housing across American and in [cannabis] distribution,” he wrote. “I also own sound equipment that I rent out to other TV shows. Oh yeah and on a hit TV show. I am good for the rest of my life.”
In 2019, Taylor and former NSync member Lance Bass announced that they would be launching an organic mixer brand called “Just Add X.” The mixer blends fruit with herbs and spices, and all one has to do is add liquor and ice to enjoy. It comes in various flavors, and the website reports that they are manufactured using 100% recyclable jars.
“We created a mixers line for really bad bartenders,” Bass told The Manual. “We have a lot of great mixologist friends that we’ve worked with for a while to come up with the final flavors. I’ve been surprised by what works and what doesn’t and I hope someone surprises me with something I haven’t tried before.” “Just Add X” has an expected release of summer 2020.
3. Taylor Was Hit with an $80,000 Tax Lien by the L.A. County Registrar
Radar Online reported that the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Clerk of Court confirmed Taylor was hit with a tax lien of $80,424 after failing to pay the State of California with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder Clerk of Court.
A clerk at the County Registrar Recorder’s Office confirmed the amount with Page Six, but a representative for Taylor insisted that the lien had been paid prior to it being made public. “Everything was taken care of before purchasing his house,” the rep stated. Taylor has not publicly commented on the lien, but he has made a point of stating that he is careful with the way he spends his money.
Days after the tax lien was filed, Taylor appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where he offered advice about saving money. “We’re very smart,” he said, referring to his wife and himself. “You might want to talk some of the other cast members on this, not me. I’m good. I’m frugal. My dad taught me well.”
4. Taylor & Cartwright Purchased a $1.9 Million Home In March 2019
Taylor and Cartwright purchased their California home in Village Valley in March 2019. The Dirt reported that the home was listed with Avi Barazani at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and the couple paid an estimated $1.91 million to obtain it. They announced their purchase during an episode of Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen a few weeks after they closed on their home.
Taylor told Cohen that he was hesitant to plan a pricey honeymoon since he and Cartwright had just purchased a home. “We just bought a house and I’ve been pulling back maybe a little bit more than I should, but we’re just feeling it out,” he said. Cartwright confirmed the news, exclaiming, “Yeah, we’re buying a house!”
Taylor and Cartwright have continued to put money into their home, whether through the purchase of additional furniture or the refurbishing of preexisting elements. The couple decided to widen their driveway in July 2019. “You know I thought I was being a nice guy, I decided to widen the driveway for my wife,” Taylor joked on Instagram Live. “And you know what she does? She still manages to run over the signs. Still!”
Bravo reported that they also remodeled their pool house in August 2019. “So here’s the pool house, I added some curtains up there, and then we’ve got the yellow rug, and then I added this swing, and then another couch from Oasis Furniture,” Taylor said over Instagram Live. “So the pool house is pretty much done.”
5. Taylor & Cartwright Spent an Estimated $35,000 on Their Wedding
Taylor and Cartwright were married on June 29, 2019. The couple tied the knot at the Kentucky Castle Hotel in Kentucky, which cost an estimated $16,500 to rent for events. In addition, the Kentucky Castle Hotel website has reported that weddings generally start at $100 per head. The Cheat Sheet reported that the couple would have had access to the ballroom, rooftop and terrace if they opted to rent out the entire location.
There was the cost of guest rooms, which range in price from $295 to $695 a night, and $15,000 for the food and beverage minimum. Then there was the matter of the engagement and wedding rings. The engagement ring cost $70,000, according to E! News, and the wedding ring cost $25,000, according to Page Six.
All tallied up, Taylor and Cartwright’s wedding cost an estimated $35,000.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s net worth as a combined $550 million. The earlier version also incorrectly attributed the information to Refinery 29. The original source of the information on Jax Taylor’s net worth was Celebrity Net Worth, which reports that Taylor has a net worth of $500,000.”