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.