Richest Reality Stars

From Susan Boyle to Kim Kardashian, we reveal reality TV’s richest stars
BySarah SwainThursday , 14 November 2013
The Kardashians
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The Kardashians
One Direction
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One Direction
Susan Boyle
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Susan Boyle

The Kardashians
This fame-loving family has become the world’s most bankable reality TV phenomenon since the series Keeping Up with the Kardashians started in 2007. Then there are the spin-offs, including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Khloé and Lamar, not to mention numerous endorsement deals. The latest sees Khloé come to Dubai on 17 November, when she’ll appear at Lipsy at The Dubai Mall.
BANK BALANCE: $207 million (Dhs760m).

One Direction
The British band have set hearts aflutter ever since forming on Brit reality show The X Factor by music mogul Simon Cowell (himself worth a cool Dhs1,360 million). Hotties Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayn and Louis have even made a movie, This is Us.
BANK BALANCE: $40 million (Dhs146m).

Kelly Clarkson
Since acing the first season of American Idol in 2002, the Texan singer has been one of its biggest successes. She sang at Obama’s inauguration, won three Grammys and still tops the charts!
BANK BALANCE: $25 million (Dhs91m).

Susan Boyle
This frumpy Scottish singer became a global superstar after wowing the judges on TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle’s stunning performance of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables during her BGT audition left Simon Cowell speechless. Even though she didn’t win the show (and then had a bit of a strop about it), she went on to sell 17 million records.
BANK BALANCE: $18 million (Dhs66m).
INFO: Susan Boyle in Concert, Dhs250, 8pm, Fri 13 Dec, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae