Kim Kardashian Named Highest Paid Reality TV Star

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And really, it couldn’t have gone to a more worthy recipient.

The Daily Beast has compiled a top 10 list and named Kim Kardashian the world’s highest paid reality TV star. The 30-year-old is estimated to have earned a cool $6 million this year for starring in the likes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take New York. Kim’s also coined it in by supposedly earning up to $75,000 for a personal appearance in addition to endorsement deals for the likes of Skechers sneakers and Kotex tampons — other brands are available! — as well as her own range of swimwear, jewelry and perfume.

(See why the Kardashians dropped a debit-card venture.)

Keeping it in the family, Kim’s sisters Khloe and Kourtney came seventh and eight with annual earnings of $2.5 million but the hotly contested runner-up spot went to former Hills star, Lauren Conrad, with $5 million. NewsFeed favorites Kate Gosselin and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino make welcome appearances with $3.5m and $3m respectively.

(See more on the rise of reality TV.)

Everyone on the list should be warmly congratulated for the important work they do and know that they truly deserve every dollar that comes their way.

13 comments
Mark_Neilg
Mark_Neilg

A new study? This information was exposed back in 2010 with the CDC's NISVS... only difference is, you actually had to read the numbers, rather than accept the summary. In the NISVS, it was found that, in the 12 month figures, the exact same percentage of men experienced "forced to penetrate" (exact same definition of rape, with the exception that rape required a penetration of the victim. This distinction was made by feminist author Mary Koss because she feared acknowledging male victims as being raped would somehow undermine female victims... odd feminists keep saying "it's not a zero sum game", then play it like it is).

While finally exposing this truth is a good thing, TIME has been complicit in marginalizing male victims for years, and so calling this information new seems more like an attempt to play stupid and avoid accountability for the part you played in keeping this information hidden for as long as it's been.

jchristy27
jchristy27

It's about time this study has been done.


What is this world coming to when a man's penis is no longer safe?

StephenGreenhouse
StephenGreenhouse

I have been happily married for 18 years now. Before I met my wife some women have attempted to force themselves on me sexually. I was always able to ward off these unwanted advances either through clearly expressing that I was not interested or by having to walk away. I recall a few occasions in which it became necessary for me to remove the woman's arm or arms from my body before being able to walk away. Other than this bit of self-defense I have never used force or coercion of any kind on any woman. So, based on my experience, which, I realize is by definition limited and can't be generalized beyond my personal experience, I find the data nevertheless validating.

saint2e
saint2e

The fact that we still need to state that "...it’s not impossible for men to have an erection even if they don’t want to have sex." is really disturbing.


Do we really not understand male physiology enough that this is news to people?


The fact that people think "erection = consent" is better evidence for rape culture than 95% of the reasons I usually see bandied about.

bowlingtogo
bowlingtogo

in b4 the shrieking hypocritical cognitively dissonant harridans

Guest
Guest

@AmIMissingSomething It's not very likely that hypergamous (female) rapists would rape low-status tramps.  Therefore, dressing like a tramp is probably a man's best defense against said rapists.  The same thing works vice versa when women stop un-dressing in public like baboons in heat.  


In situations where the threat of rape is well known, beautiful young women go great lengths to be seen and to be smelt as repugnantly as possible.  Surely those women know what feminist bigots refuse to admit.  Sexual vice and sexual robbery are closely related phenomena.  



steverific
steverific

@saint2e  I know, right? It's been decades since that myth was thoroughly discredited.

How anyone believed that in the first place is beyond me. Everyone in your whole highschool heard the story of that kid who got an unwanted erection while wearing sweatpants... I don't care what school you went to; that happened at every school, everywhere.

saint2e
saint2e

@steverific I mean, everyone's heard of "Morning Wood", right?


This is like the opposite of the Shrinkage episode of Seinfeld.