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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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35 Responses to “Kim Kardashian Tops Highest Paid Reality Stars”

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  1. 1
    nvrmnd Says:

    what a sad world we live in…

  2. 2
    fluffybootsarewarm Says:

    And these reality stars are SO TALENTED! LOL

  3. 3
    MangerBouger Says:

    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 !

  4. 4
    Laki Says:

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

  5. 5
    Thai Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    Thai Says:

    This is a list of total shame…

  7. 7
    chandi Says:


  8. 8
    toogood Says:

    I should make a sex video too

  9. 9
    Quilla Says:


  10. 10
    Butter_Fly Says:


  11. 11
    Ko Says:

    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!!!!!!!!

  12. 12
    Marie Says:

    And they dare to ask us for a million…

  13. 13
    Marie Says:

    And they dare to ask us for a million …

  14. 14
    Anita Says:

    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.

  15. 15
    Oliveira Says:

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

  16. 16
    LastWord Says:

    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.

  17. 17
    Elton Sites Says:

    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.

  18. 18
    KC Says:

    Over paid worthless talent. This list is pathetic.

  19. 19
    Anita Says:

    @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.

  20. 20
    Sasha! ¬_¬ Says:


  21. 21
    Frida Says:

    This list makes me sick.

  22. 22
    helen Says:

    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!

  23. 23
    Ms Barleo Gaga Fan Says:

    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.

  24. 24
    Ms Barleo Gaga Fan Says:

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

  25. 25
    LILLB Says:

    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.

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