Kate Gosselin was originally known through reality shows Jon & Kate Plus 8 and, after divorce, Kate Plus 8. Now she is back on our screens (and loves life) in Kate Plus Date. Does she really need the money or does Gosselin like to be on TV? Or maybe it’s a bit of both?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is currently worth about $ 200,000, so the new show is clearly an incentive for her financially. At the height of her fame, Gosselin and ex-husband Jon earned about $ 25,000 to $ 40,000 for speaking engagements and church trips, including fans for photos of them and their eight children.
The busy mother also found time to publish four books, with the first two debuting at No. 5 on the New York Times bestseller list, and also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, which earned her another $ 500,000. Gosselin was a producer on Kate Plus 8 from 2015-2016 and also earned a salary of $ 250,000 per episode of the show. That’s a huge leap from the $ 22,500 she and the rest of the Gosselins earned per episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8, according to The International Business Times (the 106 episodes, however, they raised a total of about $ 2.4 million).
The difficult divorce of Gosselin, in 2009, ate considerably in its funds. As Us Weekly noted at the time, Kate’s lawyer claimed that Jon had allegedly withdrawn $ 180,000 from a joint bill and had only replaced around $ 28,500. Both he and his own lawyer disputed these claims, but it is clear that, regardless of the war, there were some financial problems with ex-spouses.
However, most of Gosselin’s income has gone to a university fund for her children, as she told Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel during an interview for her YouTube channel. Judging by Gosselin’s earlier TLC payments, the reality star also earns a substantial amount from Kate Plus Date, so her net worth of $ 200K is likely to increase.