Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has made some excellent financial decisions since she rose to fame on Jersey Shore. After netting $150,000 per episode of the reality show, she got $175,000 per episode of her spin-off Snooki & Jwoww. She’s also got three books and makes five figures per speech or media appearance. Not bad, Snickers!
You know the Kardashian family is good at making money. But aside from the clothes, the perfumes, the endorsements, the books, and so on, their 2012 multi-season deal with E! was $40 million, the most expensive reality deal in TV history. They resigned in 2014 for another reported $40 million or more.
Ryan Seacrest does not sleep. That’s the only explanation for his radio show, producer work on E!, hosting American Idol, appearing on Today and the New Year’s Eve special, and more. He makes a reported $61 million a year for all those sleepless nights, though!