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Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries’s Wedding: A Cash Cow

Submitted by on August 22, 2011 – 9:01 am7 Comments

Apparently, whatever money Kim Kardashian spent on making her wedding to Kris Humphries an event to remember will be recouped (plus some) in the weeks to come. Reportedly, the reality TV starlet and Humphries will make about $17.9 million after turning the ceremony into a media extravaganza (is nothing sacred anymore?). In addition to scoring a $2.5 million check from PEOPLE magazine for exclusive photos of the lavish affair, the couple will make a fortune off the wedding’s TV special which airs in October. According to the NY Post:

“Their biggest payout will come from turning last night’s ceremony into a four-hour, two-part TV spectacular called ‘Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,’ which will air on E! in October. The special is expected to pull in $12 million to $15 million for the Kardashian family franchise and for the show’s producer, Ryan Seacrest.”

Kimmy and the NBA baller were also paid $300,000 for the exclusive on their engagement announcement (by PEOPLE), $100,000 for exclusive rights to Kimmy’s bridal shower (by Britain’s OK! magazine) and $500,000 to have their bachelor/bachelorette parties at Tao in Las Vegas. Puportedly, the couple also got a ton of stuff for free, including their Hansen’s Bakery wedding cake ($15,000 to $20,000), $400,000 in Perrier Jouet Champagne, a $20,000 Vera Wang wedding dress (including fittings) and $40,000 for two more Vera Wang evening dresses. In other words, Star Jones and Al Reynolds don’t have anything on these two.

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