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Keeping up with the Kardashians: Kim Kardashian Tops the List of Highest Paid Reality TV Stars

December 09, 2010 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry


As if we needed another reason to be jealous of her, according to a report by The Daily Beast, Kim Kardashian of E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians was the highest paid reality TV star this year. How much did she earn, and did the other Kardashian sisters make the list? Keep reading to find out!

The Daily Beast reports that in 2010, Kim Kardashian raked in an estimated $6 million. In addition to her E! reality shows (Keeping up with the Kardashians, and cameos on her sisters’ spin-offs Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami, and Khloe and Kourtney Take New York), Kim, who’s 30-years-old, also makes a small fortune through endorsements for products, including Kotex tampons, a cupcake mix, and Skechers sneakers.

Kim is also paid up to $75,000 for appearances, and with the other Kardashian sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, has many successful product lines that bring in even more, like a weight-loss supplement, a QVC line, a skincare line, and more.

As for her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney also made the list, coming in at #7 and #8 earning $2.5 million each.

Obviously, the report did not include stars from competition shows, like American Idol, since Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell would’ve clearly held the top spots. But noticeably absent from the list was Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV’s Jersey Shore, who despite being in the the spotlight a LOT in the past year (mostly for arrests and court appearances), only brought in $750,000 in 2010.

Here’s the complete list of the 10 highest paid reality TV stars of 2010:

1. Kim Kardashian, $6 million

2. Lauren Conrad, $5 million

3. Bethenny Frankel, $4 million

4. Audrina Patridge, $3.5 million

5. Kate Gosselin, $3.5 million

6. Mike “The Situation Sorrentino, $3 million

7. Khloe Kardashian, $2.5 million

8. Kourtney Kardashian, $2.5 million

9. DJ Pauly D, $2 million

10. Kendra Wilkinson, $2 million

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