Guess Who’s The Highest Paid Reality TV Star?
From The Situation to Lauren Conrad, reality TV celebrities have been cleaning house this year. But who is the highest paid of all?
The answer is probably quite obvious: Kim Kardashian.
As TheDailyBeast.com reported:
It’s hard to avoid a Kim Kardashian sighting, and that’s great for her. She pulled in an estimated $6 million this year for shilling everything from cupcake mix to Sketchers Shape-ups to Kotex. But much of the Kardashian commerce is a family business; with her sisters she co-owns a line of retail stores, a skincare line, and the K Dash for QVC line, as well as promotions for Quick Trim weight-loss supplements and her licensed line of Beach Bunny Swimwear. She can earn as much as $75,000 in appearance fees and has also snagged a few hundred thousand pretty pennies for her and her sisters’ recently released book Kardashian Konfidential, which sold 13,000 copies during its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan. The show that launched half a dozen careers, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, finished its fifth season this year.
While Kim led the top 10 list of highest paid reality TV stars, check out who else made the cut:
Lauren Conrad: $5 Million
Bethanny Frankel: $4 Million
Audrina Patridge: $3.5 Million
Kate Gosselin: $3.5 Million
The Situation: $3 Million
Khloe Kardashian: $2.5
Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5 Million
DJ Pauly D: $2 Million
Kendra Wilkinson: $2 Million.
Hmm, maybe next year Snooki.