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Kim Kardashian: Reality TV’s Biggest Earner




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Gossip,

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has been named reality television’s highest earner.

The 30-year-old socialite -- who appears alongside her family in hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as starring with sister Kourtney in Kourtney & Kim Take New York -- topped the list compiled by The Daily Beast after earning $6 million in 2010.

Former Hills star Lauren Conrad came second, taking home $5 million, while Kim's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, also made the list after each earning $2.5 million each.

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Kim reportedly earns up to $75,000 for a personal appearance and has made a fortune from endorsement deals -- which include Skechers sneakers, Kotex tampons, as well as her own range of swimwear, jewelry and perfume.

The Daily Beast's list -- which consisted only of reality TV stars with a show that aired or was in production in 2010 -- measured those "who've cashed in on fame versus talent."

The full Top 10 are:

  1. Kim Kardashian: $6 million
  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

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