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Kim Kardashian, Queen of Reality TV, Tops Highest Paid List

Kim Kardashian, Queen of Reality TV, Tops Highest Paid List 1Kim Kardashian may endure slings and arrows for her tacky endeavors, but she made up for it with an estimated $6 million in income last year — the highest of all reality stars.

Lauren Conrad, Bethenny Frankel, Audrina Patridge, Kate Gosselin, The Situation, Pauly D and Kendra Wilkinson rounded out the top ten, according to estimates by the Daily Beast.

That’s a fraction of the earnings of an A-list movie star, but not bad for someone who has no discernible talent or job skill, and who only became famous after making a sex tape.

Kings & Queens of Reality Television

1. Kim Kardashian: $6m
2. Lauren Conrad: $5m
3. Bethenny Frankel: $4m
4. Audrina Patridge: $3.5m
5. Kate Gosselin: $3.5m
6. Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino: $3m
7. Khloe Kardashian: $2.5m
8. Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5m
9. DJ Pauly D: $2m
10. Kendra Wilkinson: $2m

Sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, who road the coatails of Kim’s sex tape fame, also pulled down around $2.5 million each from various reality shows and product endorsements. It’s unknown if Kim gets a cut of their cash.

Along with her E! show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and various spin-offs, Kim endorses a range of products, from Quick Trim diet cleanse, to Kotex tampons, Skechers sneakers and until recently a high fee credit card.
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Kim and her sisiters, however, were forced to give up a MasterCard-branded “Kardashian Kard” after widespread complaints that the card’s fees were exploitive.

She also earn up to $75,000 for an appearance, and apparently no offer is refused. She recently opened a toilet facility in New York’s Times Square.

Kim also cashes in on her two million plus Twitter followers, by promoting products to her fans for a fee. She does not disclose the commercial tie-in to her Tweets.

The busty star was one of several celebrities who declared their “digital death” by swearing off Twitter to raise money for charity.

Alicia Keys charity Keep A Child Alive campaign hit the $1 million mark last night bringing Kim, Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest and other stars back to digital life.

Kim tweeted: ‘I am back from the dead! Thank you all so much for your donations and contributions! I have missed u all so much!!!’

Marketing and promotion companies please take note. Kim is open for business.

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