Apparently NeNe Leakes thinks she can make a living without having Real Housewives as her backup plan
. The original Atlanta cast member has probably done better for herself than any other Real Housewife. Bethenny Frankel has done very well for herself too, but she had some things in place prior to RHNY and had appeared on reality television before RHNY. In any event, NeNe has appeared in several network shows and implied yesterday on her Twitter that she will not be returning to the show that made her famous. I don't really agree with her decision. See, being on the show might not pay a ton of money but it keeps you in the public eye for three months straight every season. That allows you to pick up money via appearances and also makes you more viable for other shows. Several Housewives have quit thinking they could make more money elsewhere. That is very rare.