Dwayne Johnson Makes Some Serious Money


While some stars like Dwayne Johnson and Ellen make serious money, Kim Kardashian’s earnings from TV shows are on a decrease.

She has been among the most popular people on reality television, but according to the survey carried out by Variety she didn’t even appear on the list.

Multi-millionaire Kim and her family have been drawing the attention of many, but it seems that her worth as a small screen star in not high.


Although the list is not short, we couldn’t but notice that Kim was absent, whereas another reality star Judge Judy appeared on the list.

As the Variety stated they included “actors, executives, attorneys, agents, managers, and other representatives in an effort to offer a snapshot of the earnings power of talent at all levels in primetime, late-night, daytime, and news.”

They also said:”The figures presented here are estimates based on extensive research to determine talent paydays in the most current seasons of specific series.”

You need to know that on these lists only the income of appearing on TV shows is taken into account. Here is the estimated income per year in a table below:

Variety also added:”These numbers do not reflect income that many actors and personalities realize from other projects, licensing and merchandising, and business ventures.”

Judge Judy is on the top of the list and she earns around $47 million per year from the show.

It appears that stars from Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki make $1 million per episode. Dwayne Johnson is next with $400,000 per episode of Ballers.


The famous actors from one of the most popular series Game of Thrones earn $500,000 per episode, each. However, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls get $750,000 per episode.