TheDailyBeast.com has compiled it’s first ever list of the top earning famous-people-who-aren’t-really-famous-for-anything-except-being-famous. Can you guess who topped that list and how much they made?
No surprise, but Kim Kardashian, aka Attention Whore #1, tops this list. But we were surprised at how much this broad’s booty raked in this year.
It’s hard to avoid a Kim Kardashian sighting, and that’s great for her. She pulled in an estimated $6 million this year for shilling everything from cupcake mix to Skechers Shape-ups to Kotex. But much of the Kardashian commerce is a family business; with her sisters she co-owns a line of retail stores, a skincare line, and the K Dash for QVC line, as well as promotions for Quick Trim weight-loss supplements and her licensed line of Beach Bunny Swimwear. She can earn as much as $75,000 in appearance fees and has also snagged a few hundred thousand pretty pennies for her and her sisters’ recently released book Kardashian Konfidential, which sold 13,000 copies during its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan. The show that launched half a dozen careers, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, finished its fifth season this year.
Rounding out the top ten: Lauren Conrad, $5 Million; Bethanny Frankel, $4 Million; Audrina Patridge, $3.5 Million; Kate Gosselin, $3.5 Million; The Situation, $3 Million; Khloe Kardashian, $2.5; Kourtney Kardashian, $2.5 Million; DJ Pauly D, $2 Million; Kendra Wilkinson, $2 Million.
Maybe we’re in the wrong line of work. SMH.