December 8th, 2010, 11:13 AM
The face that’s worth $6 million a year
The Daily Beast has compiled a list of the highest paid reality TV stars, and everyone’s favorite Kardashian is at the top of the heap! Kim Kardashian is estimated to pull in a whopping $6 million this year, as she lends her name and/or face to everything from cupcake mix to feminine hygiene products to shoes. A million dollars behind her in second place is Lauren ‘LC’ Conrad, who shot to fame on MTV’s Laguna Beach, followed by the greatly lamented The Hills. LC also has a trilogy of young adult books and a clothing line for Kohl’s to pad her bottom line. Next up is Bethenny Frankel, late of The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Getting Married?, and current star of Skating with the Stars and Bethenny Ever After, coming next year. Bethenny is also a published author, which should help after Bethenny Getting Divorced! wraps in a couple years. Another The Hills star, dim bulb Audrina Patridge, is up next. Did you see her on Dancing With the Has-Beens? No? Well, you’ll see her soon again enough, on a new reality show on VH1. Fifth place is hosebeast Kate Gosselin. You know she’s famous for birthing eight children and being a huge jerk. Let’s quickly move on.
Coming in at number six is the first male to hit the list—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and one can only hope that the The Jersey Shore lothario’s star fades as soon as possible. Although, protein infused vodka? What an innovator! More Kardashians are numbers seven and eight—Khloe and Kourtney, respectively. We knew the Kardashians are extremely popular (ya’ll seem to LOVE them!), but didn’t realize the world knew it, too! Another Jersey Shore star is ninth, Pauly D (apparently he’s a DJ? DJ Pauly D?). He commands thousands of dollars per deejay gig, and shills for Baskin Robbins. Finally, at tenacious #10, we have former Hefner girlfriend, The Girls Next Door star, and current Baskett wife Kendra Wilkinson, whose reality star continues to rise even post-baby.
What have we learned, readers? That to be a successful reality star, you better be female, and you better have an angle. Don’t be afraid to put your name on anything and everything—sex tapes, credit cards, jeans, baby food, lawnmowers—and take every opportunity offered. Go on, then! See you on next year’s list!
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