Reality television captivates us all. Sometimes there is nothing better than sitting on the couch with some popcorn and catching up on all the drama you have missed. Everyone has their own guilty pleasure, whether it’s watching Judge Judy, The Voice, or Gold Rush. Reality shows always top the ratings because they allow us to take our minds off daily life and problems. While on some shows it’s obvious the participants get paid, in other cases it’s surprising.
You’ve probably always wondered what your favorite reality stars’ salaries are. Read on to see whether your favorite contestants and hosts made it onto the list of highest paid reality stars!
1. Fixer Upper
Our favorite home makeover couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, have the most popular show on HGTV, Fixer Upper. Retaining an audience of around 4.3 million per episode provides these great reality stars’ salaries. According to some reports, the Gaines earn as much as $30,000 per episode!
Following the success of the show, the couple founded Magnolia Silos, a company which publishes a magazine and owns a bed-and-breakfast. These two ventures have been wildly successful, bringing their net worth to a cool $8 million.