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Paid For Doing Nothing? 16 Reality Stars With TV’s Highest Salaries

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Nov. 3 2014, Published 7:01 a.m. ET

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Cat fights, court cases and scandals. Who cares? It seems that for some reality stars, it pays to put their lives out there on TV for all to see. Check out this list of some of the highest earners!

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NeNe Leakes

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Apparently NeNe Leakes has a bank balance that just might make her The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars green with envy. As RadarOnline.com previously reported the Georgia peach will earn $1.5 million to star in the upcoming season of the hit show, making her the highest paid Bravo reality star.

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Howard Stern

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Howard Stern’s salary for being an America’s Got Talent judge is quite impressive too. He apparently makes a cool $15 million for that gig.

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Ryan Seacrest

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Is it any surprise that Ryan Seacrest is a high reality star earner? The TV and radio presenter-turned-media-mogul reportedly makes $15 million hosting American Idol – a job he has been doing since the show premiered in 2002.

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Adam Levine

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People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine, is also paid quite handsomely for being a coach on NBC’s hit, The Voice. He earns a figure that is reportedly somewhere between $10 and $12 million.

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Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

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It’s impossible to talk about reality TV without mentioning the K-word. Yes, when it comes to earning big bucks for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the family collectively earn $10 million for filming the series, according to reports. Meanwhile – as RadarOnline.com previously revealed – Kim was paid $1 million by NBC Universal for the E! Wedding Special of her nuptials to ex Kris Humphries.

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Keith Urban

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Being a judge on American Idol is also quite profitable for country star Keith Urban who reportedly receives $5 million for sharing his experience with the contestants.

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Blake Shelton

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 Fellow country star Blake Shelton apparently makes just shy of that figure, pulling in $4 million for being a coach on The Voice.

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Teresa Giudice

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For all her legal woesTeresa Giudice was paid quite a tidy sum for appearing in the most recent series of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The future inmate received $700,000, according to insiders.

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Vicki Gunvalson

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Clearly it pays to be a Real Housewife because Vicki Gunvalson – one of the stars of the Orange County version of the series – reportedly pulls in $500,000 per season.

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Kandi Burruss

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Her pay may not be matching that of NeNe Leakes but The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss still earns $450,000 for appearing on the show, according to reports.

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Tamra Barney

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Tamra Barney – one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – is said to make $350,000 for stirring things up on that show. 

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Melissa Gorga

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She may only make a fraction of the money that her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice earns for appearing on the RHONJ but at least Melissa Gorga can count her reported $350,000 salary in freedom and not behind bars.

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They apparently are not worth $1.5 million (not even combined) but Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks reportedly earn $300,000 a piece for being RHOA cast members.

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Lisa Vanderpump

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According to CelebrityNetworth.comLisa Vanderpump earns a fat $500,000 for appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Nice work if you can get it!

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Eileen Davidson

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And Radar reported that new RHOBH cast member Eileen Davidson will get $750,000 for her first season on the show. 

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