The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast attend Bravo Upfront event in New York. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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 Atlantastar 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!
Bachelorette star Emily Maynard attends Fashion Night Out at Macy’s Herald Square. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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.
Kim Kardashian poses at Redbook Magazine’s event in West Hollywood. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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.
Nene Leakes attends the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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!
Teen Mom star Maci Bookout attends The Candie’s Foundation Event To Prevent in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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.
Jon and Kate Gosselin pose attend Discovery Upfront Presentation in New York in 2008. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
6. Before they split, parents Jon and Kate Gosselin of Jon& Kate + 8 were earning a total of $22.5K per episode.
Lisa Vanderpump attends Bravo’s Emmy Event in North Hollywood. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
7. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump reportedly brings in $250K per episode totaling to almost $5 million per season.
Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson out with her mom in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
8. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson and her family reportedly make $4k per episode. Not too shabby.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Theresa Guidice attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
9. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Theresa Guidice is the second highest paid housewife in the franchise earning $650K every episode plus bonuses.
Jersey Shore star Jenny ‘Jwoww’ Farley attends the Teen Choice Awards. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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.