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The 15 Richest Reality TV Stars of All Time

25 June 2016

They DO have talent, honest! These are the richest reality TV stars in the world.

Reality TV didn’t really exist 15 years ago, and now it’s everywhere and the richest reality TV stars in the world make a very extravagant living from it. From fly on the wall documentaries to TV talent shows and ‘scripted’ reality, a lot of viewers can’t get enough.

The USA is undeniably the home of reality TV, though its influence has spread around the world. Many of its stars are often accused of ‘being famous for being famous’ or untalented, but no one can deny their earning potential. From the Kardashians to the Real Housewives, are we potentially entering a time when reality TV is a legitimate career option? Maybe we’re already there.

Without further ado, these are the richest reality TV stars in the world.

15. NeNe Leakes – $1 million salary

Nene Leakes richest reality TV stars
NeNe Leakes via Bravo TV

NeNe Leakes is more than just a reality TV star, she’s become a TV personality, actress, author and fashion designer too.

NeNe began her TV career with minor roles in various shows, but her first big hit was on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where she was part of the cast for eight seasons. In her final season, she only had a supporting role and appeared a few times, but was reportedly paid the same salary as previous seasons.

In 2013 she founded NeNe Leakes Entertainment, her own production company, through which she produced her various spin-off shows.

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