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05.19.093:05 AM ET

How Much Money Do Reality-TV Stars Make?

Is there real money to be made from staring on a reality-TV show? Yes, if it’s a show like The Real Housewives of New York, where the salaries are just the beginning. Jason Bellini reports.
Is there real money to be made from staring on a reality-TV show? Yes, if it’s a show like The Real Housewives of New York, where the salaries are just the beginning. Jason Bellini reports.

Jason Bellini is a freelance TV journalist who has worked for MTV, CBS, and CNN. In 2006, he received the Journalist of the Year award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

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