Kim Kardashian Out-Earned Kate Gosselin By Millions in 2010
And the highest-paid reality star of 2010 is...Kim Kardashian!
In a top-10 "Highest Paid Reality TV Stars" piece, The Daily Beast estimates that Kim, 30, earned an estimated $6 million over the past year.
In addition to her shows on E! (Keeping Up with the Kardashians and two related spinoffs) Kim has endorsed many products, including a cupcake mix, Kotex tampons and Skechers sneakers. She reportedly can earn up to $75,000 for an appearance, and collaborates with sisters Khloe and Kourtney on weight-loss supplements, a QVC line and more.
Who else made the top 10? Single mom Kate Gosselin landed at number 5 on the list with an approximate $3.5 million for her TLC show (she reportedly earns $250,000 per episode), book sales and a stint on Dancing with the Stars. Gosselin, 35, was outranked in the top five by Lauren Conrad, Bethenny Frankel and Audrina Patridge.
Kim's sisters Khloe and Kourtney ranked at number 7 and 8 with $2.5 million each. Who didn't make the list? Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who earned $750,000 this year. Check out the full list below.
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