When it comes to reality TV, it’s no surprise which famous family dominates with regard to annual earnings.
Forbes recently released its list of America’s highest-paid reality stars, which showed in stark clarity just how valuable it can be to have the last name Kardashian or Jenner. In fact, the first six spots went to members of the media-savvy clan.
Perhaps the least surprising entry on this list was Kim Kardashian West, who held the top spot after earning a whopping $51 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. Nearly 40 percent of her income was generated by her popular app game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, while much of the rest comes from her other digital endeavours.
Interestingly, Kim also took in quite a bit more than her husband, Kanye West, who reportedly earned $17.5 million in the same span.
Kim’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, came in second, trailing behind with a still formidable $18 million. Much of the 19-year-old star’s earnings come from her lucrative cosmetics line and various product endorsements.
Meanwhile, runway model Kendall Jenner came in a close third with $17 million, which also landed her on Forbes’ list of highest-paid models.
Khloe Kardashian, matriarch and momager Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian round out the rest of the list, earning $15 million, $11.5 million and $10 million, respectively. Altogether, the top-earning members of the family took home $122.5 million.
The only non-Kardashian-Jenner in the top seven was “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel, whose main source of income was generated by payouts from selling her Skinnygirl alcohol brand.
Aside from proving the power of the Kardashian-Jenner brand, the Forbes list this year also showed just how much influence female stars have in the world of reality TV. However, it’s interesting to note that no one on the list appears to have nabbed the bulk of their earnings from the income generated by any of their respective reality shows.