We know you’ve thought about it.
Would you allow the cameras into your life for a paycheck?
Reality television has become a big part of pop culture. It seems as if every season a new reality show comes out, and we’re not knocking ’em. Sure, we would rather not have the world in our personal business but some of these stars’ paychecks would make you think about it.
How much you earn in reality television depends on where you started out. Those who are already rich or kind of famous have a big advantage over those who are unknown. But with high ratings, any reality star could start from the bottom and quickly rise to the top.
In light of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore’s pay raise, we wanted to take a look at the salaries of 10 reality television stars. Check it out below.
1. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi brought in $150k per episode for the hit show Jersey Shore. For season 6, Snooki received almost $2 million. Nice!
2. Although Emily Maynard was unable to find love on the show The Bachelorette she got $250k as her base salary to date multiple guys. I can dig it.
3. Kanye’s boo Kim Kardashian reportedly makes $40K per episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and her various spin-off shows. She earns a total of $18 million a year with endorsement deals as well.
4. Nene Leakes is the highest paid housewife of them all. The diva is bringing in $1million per season on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta plus bonuses. Get your money girl!
5. Teen Mom star Maci Bookout started out with $45K in the beginning of the show. Last season she brought in $140K for six months of filming.
6. Before they split, parents Jon and Kate Gosselin of Jon& Kate + 8 were earning a total of $22.5K per episode.
7. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump reportedly brings in $250K per episode totaling to almost $5 million per season.
8. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson and her family reportedly make $4k per episode. Not too shabby.
9. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Theresa Guidice is the second highest paid housewife in the franchise earning $650K every episode plus bonuses.
10. Jersey Shore star Jenny ‘Jwoww” Farley brought in $100K per episode. For season 6 Jwoww reportedly earned $1.3 million. I guess it pays to GTL.
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