*Being a nobody never paid so well. From the Kardashian sisters’ $11 million haul to The Situation’s $3 million payday, The Daily Beast tallies the top earners in reality television.
In a recent episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” star Kim Kardashian emerges with severe bruising around her eyes, as if she lost a battle in the boxing ring. Most Hollywood celebrities wouldn’t go in public in such a state, much less cop to getting Botox, but Kim not only receives injections onscreen, she bares the galling results for all her fans.
Few know how to finesse fame better than Kim Kardashian. Like her old sidekick Paris Hilton, she’s a well-bred daughter of the Hollywood Hills famous for, well, who knows really-but Kardashian is on track to be more than this decade’s Hilton.
While Paris’ notoriety centered on stupidity, which she flaunted with such aplomb it was hard to know whether it was a disguise or her actual disposition, Kardashian never appears undone, either physically or professionally. Her talent is maintaining a glamorous sheen while napping or eating a hamburger and her fame hinges on her ability to keep it all together. Of course, her business is a family business, with sisters Kourtney and Khloe as well as her mom, brother, stepfather (former Olympian Bruce Jenner) and stepsisters, all part of the picture-a tight-knit group with a unique shade of wholesomeness.
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