Stars of reality TV earn big bucks for allowing the world to criticize their lives. Judges on competition shows like The Voice and American Idol have become overwhelming successful while gaining a lot of exposure. RHOC and The Voice turned out to as successful franchises.
Reality TV has provided financial advantages for majority of its stars. Reality TV has been dominating networks because TV viewers are obsessed by unscripted shows.
However, how much do the stars of reality TV rake in?
On the most recent season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice earned about $700,000 which is likely to go to her and her husband’s Joe legal fees. Teresa is currently serving time due to the 41 counts of fraud that she and her husband Joe were charged with last year.
Ryan Seacrest is reportedly making $15 million for every season of American Idol, a reality show that he has been hosting since 2002. Ryan is actually loaded with a radio station and a production company.
Keith Urban is one of the judges in American Idol and there is so much he is happy about because he is reportedly earning approximately $5 million for his judging duties.
Vicki Gunvalson is a successful entrepreneur in Orange County. She is also one of the housewives in Orange County where she takes in about $500,000 per season of the famous reality TV drama.
Tamra Barney also appears on Real Housewives of Orange County and it is reported that she makes about $350,000 per season.
Howard Stern is known as a billionaire from his years at Sirius Radio but as judge of America’s Got Talent, he is adding another $15 million per season to his billions.
Lisa Vanderpump earned millions through her restaurant business but the half million dollars she is reportedly earning from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cannot be considered shabby.
Eileen Davidson must have earned millions of dollars from soap operas and for her first season at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she is raking another $750,000 to add to her bank account.
Everybody knows Adam Levine. As judge of NBC’s The Voice, his salary is rumored to be from $10 to $12 million for every season of the famous franchise.