Taking part on a dating reality show can catapult you to fame. Though many of the contestants aren’t paid to be on reality shows, does participating in Too Hot to Handle or The Bachelor pay off financially? With their heightened social media presences, brand deals and possible reality show spinoff deals, there is some serious cash to be made.
With that said, just how rich are some of our favourite reality stars from dating shows? We’ve rounded up a selection of the richest reality dating show stars, according to their estimated net worth (note: all figures are estimated, in USD unless otherwise stated and according to sources available online).
Correction: An earlier version would’ve shown different stars and their estimated net worth based on available sources, but it has since been updated to include stars with the most accurate sources available online, such as Celebrity Net Worth, Life & Style, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Wealthy Genius.
Francesca Farago (Estimated net worth: $1 million)
She was one of the most popular Too Hot to Handle contestants and she made a surprise (and drama-filled!) appearance on the Love is Blind reunion in season one. Perhaps she’ll be getting a Netflix show of her own? In the meantime, her 5.7 million Instagram followers and a swimwear brand keep bringing in the cash for Francesca.
Rachel Lindsay-Abasolo (Estimated net worth: $1-$5 million)
Over the years, Lindsay has used her influence for good and to launch a bunch of new careers for herself (and to help build her net worth, which Wealthy Genius estimates is between $1 to $3 million, while Nicki Swift suggests that it may be closer to between $1-$5 million).