Reality TV stars make a bunch of money, period. In some ways it pays to put you’re personal life on display (*cue Melissa Gorga*) opening yourself to be judged by millions. Here’s an updated list of how much they rake in on their shows ALONE.
- Amber Portwood, now in jail, reportedly made $140,000 for six months of filming. But the other stars of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 only make $3,000 to $5,000 an episode, which totals $39,000 to $65,000 for a typical season.
- Snooki: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
- The Situation: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
- Pauly D: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
- JWOWW: $100k per episode/$1.3 million per season
- Vinny: $90k per episode/$1.17 million per season
- Ronnie: $80k per episode/$1.04 million per season
- Sammi: $80k per episode/$1.04 million per season
- Deena Nicole: $40k per episode/$520k per season
Dancing With The Stars
- The contestants make upwards of $200k per season, and can make more depending on how long they are on the show. The pros can each make roughly $100k per season, based on reports.
- Season 8 Bachelorette Emily Maynard was paid $250k as her base salary for dating multiple men in exotic Ashley Hebert was reportedly paid $100k for Season 7.
- Kim Kardashian reportedly makes $40kper episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and her various spin-off shows.
- According to RadarOnline, Lisa Vanderpump brings in $250,000 per season;Adrienne Maloof andKyle Richards each make $200,000; Taylor Armstrong earns $175,000; Brandi Glanville is paid $125,000; and Kim Richards makes $100,000.
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