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Kim Kardashian Tops Highest Paid Reality Stars

Kim Kardashian Tops Highest Paid Reality Stars

Reality stars can capitalize on their instant fame from endorsement deals to appearance gigs. Kim Kardashian tops the list of highest-earning reality stars.

Here’s the Top 10 List that The Daily Beast tallied for the top earners in reality television:

01) Kim Kardashian — $6 million
02) Lauren Conrad — $5 million
03) Bethenny Frankel — $4 million
04) Audrina Patridge — $3.5 million
05) Kate Gosselin — $3.5 million
06) The Situation — $3 million
07) Khloe Kardashian — $2.5 million
08) Kourtney K. — $2.5 million
09) DJ Pauly D — $2 million
10) Kendra Wilkinson — $2 million

How come Jersey Shore‘s Snooki didn’t crack the list? She only earned $750,000 this year.

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  • nvrmnd

    what a sad world we live in…

  • fluffybootsarewarm

    And these reality stars are SO TALENTED! LOL

  • MangerBouger

    LOL @nvrmnd! I guess she’s just getting paid for appearing at events, since I see her everywhere in the states.
    We don’t even know who they are in the rest of the world, the listed people are only ‘ famous ‘ in the states. Thank you Jared for not leaving the non-americans ignorant, LOL !

  • Laki

    34 million dollars for 10 idiots.
    That money could have been spent SO MUCH better.

  • Thai

    And when u think how many real good things can be achieved with those money. Instead its all wasted on human garbage like these ones. Financial crisis? Not in the US of A, not at Hollyweird. Its a goddam lie and u know that. 100000 times shame! Their shows should be boycotted, they shouldnt receive a huge amount of publicity, they should be ignored big time. Impossible when u deal with a zombified nation.

  • Thai

    This is a list of total shame…

  • chandi


  • toogood

    I should make a sex video too

  • Quilla


  • Butter_Fly


  • Ko

    So what do these “stars” do that merits them so much money? I can party, get druk and get laiid, where’s MY cut of this cash? America has rewarded stupidity for far too long!!!This country is a disgrace, and I’m ashamed to be a part of it. I’m in debt working my butt of in nursing school, can barely afford my tuition, not to mention working to pay rent, and these talentless losers earn $100,000 by just simply walikng a red carpet?! WTF!!!!!!!!

  • Marie

    And they dare to ask us for a million…

  • Marie

    And they dare to ask us for a million …

  • Anita

    Lol at how ppl try to hate on these ppl – Im sure given the opportunity we would all be trying to capitalise on from our exposure. If these ppl were so useless they wouldnt be making money would they?! If they are such a waste of space etc. then what does that say about us; cos technically we are the ones paying them. Ppl are quick to cuss them out but are always on time to watch their shows etc.

  • Oliveira

    Does Anyone want’s to make a sex tape with me?? Lame

  • LastWord

    Awe simple people you don’t realize just by posting a comment you are generating interest for the people on this list. In essence, the people on this list make money because people show interest in them. So at the end of your comment you mind as well say your welcome.

  • Elton Sites

    The hard earned money they earn I think will go to charities for the spirit of Christmas and giving unfortunate people some goods for the coming Yuletide season.

  • KC

    Over paid worthless talent. This list is pathetic.

  • Anita

    @LastWord: So true, but haters just cant handle it. If they didnt spend time commenting etc. then no one would look to put them on blogs etc.

  • Sasha! ¬_¬


  • Frida

    This list makes me sick.

  • helen

    This is so bad for all those little girls who will read this or find out through their friends. They will think that all they have to do is make a sex tape in the future to get to the point where Kim is at, SAD!

  • Ms Barleo Gaga Fan

    America, welcome to our problems. Meanwhile many working class families will cut down on Christmas this year due to economic stress. Yeah, life is real fair. Sad.

  • Ms Barleo Gaga Fan

    If we all stop watching these no talent trainwrecks, this will stop.


    We really do live in a pathetic country, where talentless losers make more money then the teachers, firement and doctors…WHAT A SAD, SAD, SAD…i ACTUALLY HAVE NO WORDS.

  • jol

    @LastWord: Actually they aren’t the ones to blame, they had an opportunity to make lots of money and took it, who wouldn’t do it? It’s the celebrity industry, created out of the neccesity of people knowing about this “stars” that make them rich… so whoever watches even 1minute of their show, who read gossip magazines, blogs like this, etc… those are the ones to be ashamed of this… so to all the people that comment and disses them, excuse me? why are you even here then, ur part responsible for their fortune

  • laverdadduele

    Our soldiers fighting for our liberty can’t even dream of this amount of money in their lifetime, yet these POS earn this ridiculous amount of money for doing nothing. WTF is wrong with this country??? How stupid can you be to spend your time watching this c.r.a.p.? Get a life!

  • lexy hates bilson

    I can’t believe that LC gets that much! Talk about someone with no talent doing nothing!
    As for our soldiers you don’t go into the military to make money. I don’t think our President is paid this much.

  • laverdadduele

    @lexy hates bilson:

    Of course our soldiers are not in it for the money, but they DESERVE it for risking their lives every day. As for the current President…he’s not worth a penny.

  • Sean

    Khloe looks like a hot mess

  • LastWord

    @jol: I’m glad to see anybody go out and get money. If I were them I’d do the same. I don’t have a problem with contributing. THX

  • J

    Now I know what living in Hell feels like…

  • Jokergurl

    I guess you can get paid a lot to act obnoxious and stupid. “Reality stars”, these gals live on another planet, nothing real about them.

  • The Virgin Opines

    The one that really gets is that Kim Kardashian is at the top of this list, a woman prone to sluttiness whorishness (this isn’t just my opinion, but a verifiable truth which can be verified by her long list of past sex partners) and let us not forget that the foremost reason why she is famous today is because of a sex tape. There are other celebrities and women out there who are just as pretty or prettier than her, have just as good a body or better, who could be just as entertaining or better, and are also not slutty whorish. Not to say that no one else on the list is slutty whorish, but this is one of the celebrities that it can be verified that she is slutty whorish.

    It’s also beneath me to understand why she keeps being elevated in many types of rankings. Obviously, men in general seem to not care about the sluttiness whorishness factor of a woman, especially if the woman is a supposedly “hot” celebrity. Again, it’s beneath me to understand why a person would want to enter a woman where many other men have been before them. Not to say that no one else on the list is slutty whorish, but this is one of the celebrities that it can be verified that she is slutty whorish.

    There are very few women who remain a virgin until the latter part of their 20’s and there are many more women who are slutty whorish like Kim Kardashian into their 20’s. Kim Kardashian is rich and famous because of her sex tape and her slutty whorishness, yet there are no examples or instances in which anyone has become rich or famous for being and remaining a pure virgin for a long period of time. That just shouldn’t be so and it’s not too late to right that wrong. Let me stop right here, as this is longwinded.

  • The Virgin Opines

    I must state that I am indeed a female who is a very chaste virgin and 27 years old. I would love to have opportunities made available to me and doors opened to me for the foremost reason that I will/have remained a virgin for a long time. It would be a better world if people were rewarded more for being chaste and respectable, instead of it seeming as if whorish and disrespectable behavior is more likely to be rewarded.