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Reality Show Salaries: Who Makes What?

From "The Real Housewives" to your favorite reality hosts, "Extra" reveals how much dough reality stars are getting in reality!

Reality Show Salaries

Jon and Kate Gosselin

According to ABC News, the estranged couple reportedly makes $75,000 per episode.

Cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'

According to Entertainment Weekly, the stars featured on “Dancing” make $125,000 for competing on the show, and $10,000 and $50,000 per week thereafter.

Cast of 'Big Brother'

The cast of “Big Brother” receives a salary of $750 per week, and the winner receives $500,000.

Donald Trump

You’re fired! Mogul Donald Trump reportedly doubled his “Apprentice” salary between the first and second season, from $50,000 an episode to $100,000.

The Osbourne Family

Each rockin’ family member reportedly went from $5,000 an episode to $1 million for the season by the time the show ended.

The 'Real Housewives'

The “Real Housewives” around the country make a reported $30,000 per show.

Simon Cowell

The “Idol” judge has reportedly negotiated a raise in salary from $36 million last year to anywhere from $45 million to an unprecedented $100 million.

Ryan Seacrest

The “American Idol” host recently became the highest paid host on reality TV, signing a deal worth a reported $45 million over the next three years.

Kristin Cavallari

The “Hills” newcomer is reportedly raking in $90,000 an episode.

Lauren Conrad

During her stint on “The Hills,” Lauren reportedly made $125,000 an episode (or $2.5 million a year).

Audrina Patridge

“Hills” starlet Audrina reportedly makes $100,000 per show.

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth

LC’s best friend Lo reportedly makes $100,000 per episode on “The Hills.”

Heidi Montag

The buxom blonde reportedly pulls in $100,000 a show for “The Hills.”

Brody Jenner

“The Hills” can be quite lucrative — Brody Jenner reportedly makes $45,000 per episode in which he’s featured.

Spencer Pratt

The “Hills” villain reportedly rakes in $65,000 per show.

Octomom Kiddies

Nadya Suleman (aka Octomom) signed a contract that will pay her 14 children collectively about $250,000 over three years.

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