Top 10 Highest-Paid Reality Stars in 2010
Want to make millions just by being yourself? 10 people did just that last year, according to The Daily Beast‘s new list of the highest-paid reality stars in 2010. The top spot belongs to none other than 30 year-old Kim Kardashian, the hottie known for sex tapes, high-profile romances and definitely not getting knocked up by Kanye West. Kim raked in $6 million this year, lending her name (and her booty) to everything from cupcake mix to Skechers Shape-Ups.
Here’s the rest of the list:
2. Lauren Conrad: $5 million
With three books, a Kohl’s clothing line and a new show of her own, she’s proven that you can escape The Hills and come out on top (take note, Heidi Montag).
3. Bethenny Frankel: $4 million
We all watched her get married and can look forward to Bethenny Ever After in 2011, but it’s Bethenny’s skinny girl books that keep her flush with cash.
4. Audrina Patridge: $3.5 million
Shocker! Audrina beat out reality mom Kate Gosselin by making a huge reality show deal with producer Mark Burnett. She also gets a lot of cash for pretending she actually eats Carl’s Jr burgers.
5. Kate Gosselin: $3.5 million
Can we send her back into the woods with Sarah Palin? No? For some reason, people love Kate’s books and reality shows. I guess it’s good she can provide for those zillion kids…
6. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino: $3 million
Here’s the situation: Mike makes more than all his Jersey Shore cast members! He charges exorbitant appearance fees rumored to be between $15,000-$50,000 and has lent his name to everything from vodka to protein supplements. Plus there’s his bestselling GTL smartphone app for finding those crucial services near you.
7. & 8. Khloe & Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5 million each
Being in Kim’s shadow isn’t so bad when you make $2.5 mil. Thanks, Miami!
9. DJ Pauly D: $2 million
It’s not just a name; Pauly D really spins, charging as much as $40,000 per gig.
10. Kendra Wilkinson: $2 million
Playing house with NFL hubby Hank Baskett has been good for the former Playboy bunny, who’s only 25.
Sorry, Snooki…maybe you’ll make the list for 2011!