October 17, 2012 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
It’s been a tough few weeks for Kate Gosselin. The former Kate Plus 8 star has been accused of everything from beating her kids to…beating her pets. Oh, and she was fired from her blogging gig at CouponCabin. Finances might be an issue now, but according to a new tell-all book about the Gosselin family, Kate Gosselin once boasted a six-figure income. We’re guessing that her earnings have diminished quite a bit since then!
Several weeks ago, author Robert Huffman caught fire for accusing Kate Gosselin of beating her kids in his book Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World. The newest bombshell from Huffman’s book is less controversial, but still interesting. According to Huffman, the Gosselins earned $697,500 during the 5th season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (which, of course, later became Kate Plus 8). After a modest income of $18,000 during the first season of the show, their earnings quickly sky-rocketed, reaching a high of $1,102,500 after a renegotiation during season 4.
While Huffman provides a very detailed breakdown of Gosselin’s earnings, he once again claims a rather suspect source of information: Kate Gosselin’s own hard drive, pulled from the trash by Huffman himself. This claim has been called into question by Gosselin’s legal team, which ultimately managed to halt sales on the book. Fans of Kate Gosselin also question the accuracy of the so-called evidence presented in Huffman’s book.
It’s hard to say how accurate Huffman’s income information is, but we’re guessing that Kate Gosselin had no trouble earning six figures during her time on Jon & Kate Plus 8. It should be noted that the reality show has since led to plenty of other streams of income. Gosselin briefly had a spot on Dancing with the Stars as a (rather untalented) contestant. If fellow DWTS contestant Margaret Cho is to be believed, this gig was worth at least $200,000. Then, of course, there’s the paid interviews, the cruise job and the CouponCabin gig. These extra earnings have since diminished greatly — the cruise was canceled due to low turnout and now CouponCabin has fired Kate Gosselin.
Maybe it’s time for the reality queen to get a (gasp) traditional 9-5 job. Oh the horror.
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