A Closer Look At Snooki’s Life Achievements, Family And How Much She Is Worth Now

Age/Date of Birth:
November 23, 1987
4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
Romani, Slovak and Russian descent
Wife or Girlfriend:Jionni LaValle (Married November 29, 2014)
Parents:Father: Andy Polizzi
Mother: Helen Polizzi
Net Worth:$4 million

Nicole Elizabeth LaValle (nee Polizzi) aka Snooki is a Chilean-American reality TV star, popular for appearing on MTV reality show Jersey Shore (2009-2012). The show’s final season saw her earn $150,000 per episode, a hike from the two previous seasons $22,000 and $30,000 paycheck. Snooki’s net worth is $4 million as of 2020. Her Jersey Shore days are over, but the former wild partier isn’t yet done with reality TV. Here’s a look at how she built her wealth and what she has been about lately.

Her Early Days And Career Beginnings

At just 6 months old, the Chilean born 23 November 1987, was adopted and raised by Italian American parents. Her friends nicknamed her Snooki after the Snookie male character in the movie “Save The Last Dance” because she was the first among them to kiss a guy. She attended Marlboro High School New York where she was a cheerleader.

Snooki’s showbiz career began when MTV introduced her to their reality show “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” Snooki appeared on one episode with her then-boyfriend, Justin.


She was scouted by Jersey Shore casting director Josh Allouche who worked at Doron Ofir Casting to appear in the reality show. Snooki was described by the New York Times as the “break out member of the cast”. In 2011, alongside Jersey Shore co-star Jennifer Farley, she signed a contract to star in their own spin-off Snooki & Jwoww. The show which aired 4 seasons from 2012 to 2015 centred on their transition into their respective marriages and motherhood.

Snooki’s popularity is also thanks to her guest appearances in shows like The View, Late Show With David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

In 2011, she appeared as a guest hostess for WWE RAW and also competed in a 6-person tag team match at WrestleMania XXVII of which she won.

Complete List Of Her Major Works And Career Achievements

  • Her role in the MTV reality TV show Jersey Shore in 2009 turned her into an instant star. She appeared in all six seasons of the show which also became the highest-rated show on MTV.
  • Snooki served as a presenter at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards in 2010.
  • Released in 2011, her novel ‘A Shore Thing’ sold over 9,000 copies in the first month of its release and later became a New York Times best-seller.
  • Snooki and Jennifer Farley, her costar on Jersey Shore, landed a deal to star in the show’s second spin-off dubbed Snooki & Jwoww. The television series premiered on MTV in June 2012.
  • In 2013, Good Morning America announced Snooki’s imminent appearance on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. Subsequently, Snooki and her partner Sasha Farber were eliminated on October 28, 2013, as they took the 8th position.
  • Snooki hosted the MTV New Year’s special MTV’s Club New Year’s Eve 2013 alongside Jwoww and Jeff Dye.
  • Another collaboration with Jennifer Farley saw Snooki as a star on the web series Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude which they have been on since November 2015.
  • With her husband, Snooki starred on the f.y.i. series Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip in 2016.
  • She joined The New Celebrity Apprentice as a contestant in 2016.

Awards And Nominations

  • Teen Choice Awards nominated her in the category of “Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
  • In 2011, she won her first WWE Slammy Awards in the category of “A-Lister of the Year”.
  • Razzie Awards nominated her and some other cast members from Jersey Shore in the category of “Worst Screen Couple”.

Details of Her Net Worth, Career Earnings, and Other Ventures

Also an author of several books, Snooki wrote her first book A Shore Thing in 2011 but it wasn’t much of commercial success as it sold just 9,000 copies within its first month of release. Her other books include Confessions of a Guidette (2011) and Gorilla Beach (2012) a sequel to the first book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way”, and “Strong is the New Sexy: My Kickass Story on Getting My ‘Formula for Fierce’”.


In 2011 she was paid $32,000 to speak on what it is like to be a celebrity at Rutgers University. The school’s choice of Snooki sparked criticism among students.

Snooki has used her popularity as an advantage in business. In 2013, she sold her customized 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT on eBay for $75,000, $15,000 more than it would ordinarily cost. She owns a clothing brand SnookiLove which includes perfume, footwear, sunglasses, jewellery, cosmetics, headphones, phone accessories, slippers, handbags, apps, hair and tanning products. Her net worth is estimated at $4 million as of 2020.

A Breakdown Of Her Earnings

  • Snooki was reportedly earning $150,000 per episode during her time on Jersey Shore.
  • Her appearance fees increased from $2,000 per event to $10,000 per event after a video of her being punched in the face went viral. The incident took place during filming in Seaside Heights and the punch was rendered by school gym teacher Brad Ferro
  • She reportedly earned $175,000 per episode on Snooki and JWoww.
  • She is expected to get a signing bonus of $400,000 and an end-of-season bonus of $200,000 for her appearances on Jersey Shore.
  • Her books are sold within the range of $9.24 to $15.99 and one sold more than 9000 copies in one month.
  • Her clothing line, a variety of bikinis, dresses, cardigans, and rompers, sell from $19.95 to $99.95 in her online shop – The Snooki Shop website.
  • She also has a line of hats, bracelets, mugs, tote bags, and t-shirts sold within the range of $9.99 to $48.99.
  • Her stint on Dancing with the Stars may have earned her the reported $125,000 sign-up bonus granted to cast members. Staying up to episodes 3 and 4 also gets you an additional $10,000.
  • Speaking at Rutgers University earned her $32,000.

Meet Snooki’s Husband And Kids

Snooki got engaged to Jionni LaValle in 2012 and got married in 2014. The couple have two children, son Lorenzo Dominic born August 2012 and daughter Giovanna Marie, born September 2014. After the couple’s divorce rumors emerged following Jionni’s decision to opt out of MTV’s Jersey Shore revival, Jionni quickly set the record straight on social media, emphasizing that their marriage is doing great and clarified the reason for his decision.

In 2016, the couple started a new house-flipping show “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip”, which premiered on FYI. Each episode of the show displays the couple as they give back to the community by renovating for families whose houses were destroyed since Hurricane Sandy and are unable to afford to fix the house, with Jionni heading up construction and Nicole handling the interior decor.

According to her interview with Forbes, she plans to do more seasons if the show receives positive ratings. The Jersey Shore star also revealed in the interview that she hopes to one day start a talk show.

Nicole Snooki is also a cast member on 2016 season of the game show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ as hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and still produced by Donald Trump. According to the reality TV star, she was part of the competition to learn more about herself and business.

What We Know About Her Weightloss, and Body Stats

Snooki has interesting body measurements of chest: 32″ (86 cm), waist: 25″ (63,5 cm), hips: 35″ (89 cm), wears 32C bra size and 5 (US)/35 (EU) shoe size. Her hair color is black, while her eye colour is dark brown. She is known for her bold fashion statements and often mocked for her big hair and outlandish style.

The petite and hot reality star stands at 4 ft 8 (142 cm) and weighs 48 kg (106 pounds). But she wasn’t always this slim. After giving birth to her kids, Snooki drastically lost 46 pounds by eating healthy and intensive workouts with the help of a celebrity trainer. The huge weight loss journey she says was inspired by her kids. Snooki’s simple formula ranging from reducing processed carbs, cutting back on booze, eliminating wheat, embracing weight training and regular cardio, earned her a total svelte makeover.

During her stint on her hit show Jersey Shore, Snooki became notorious for her hard-partying ways. But the TV star, who was once arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour, has turned a new leaf since becoming a mom and is now probably a health and sobriety model. Her transformation from hard living single party girl to lean and sexy devoted wife and mother is quite inspiring. She also helps others to live healthy by posting how-to workout videos on her website.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Nicole
Last Name:LaValle (nee Polizzi)
Also Known As:
Snooki, Snooks
TV personality, Host, Author, Professional wrestler, and Dancer
Famous For:Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Brookdale Community College
Educational Qualifications:
BA in Vet.Tech
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
November 23, 1987
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Birth Place:
Santiago, Chile
Romani, Slovak and Russian descent
Country of Residence:
The United States of America(USA)
Physical Attributes
4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Breast: 32 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Marital Status:
Jionni LaValle (Married November 29, 2014)
Family and Relatives
Andy Polizzi
Mother:Helen Polizzi
Lorenzo Dominic Lavalle(August 26, 2012)
Giovanna Marie LaValle(September 26, 2014)
Angelo James LaValle(May 30, 2019)
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$4 million
Source of Wealth:
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation ($150,000 per episode)
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