Saturday, September 20, 2008

How much do Jon and Kate Gosselin make a year?

I had to post this from one of our readers, Libby, she has broken down a few things for us that I find very interesting about how much money Jon and Kate may take in a year.

Has anybody ever done the math on these people? They supposedly get 65,000/episode...x 50= \$3,250,000.
They supposedly do 2 speaking engagements/week at a charge of \$25,000/which would be \$400,000/month x 10 (give them 2 months off...hee,hee)= \$20,000,000...that would now be \$23,250,000 + selling pics at \$20 each to how many people?..est.(theater of 5,000 people) if each bought one picture that is \$100,000/speaking engagement at approx. 80/year= \$8,000,000 okay now we are at a total of \$31,000,000+love offerings and stuff that is sent to them, plus all of the freebies from sponsors. They can end this now and never have to get a job and still be set for life!
These are just estimates of course but how far off can I be?

So I was thinking, let's see how much that would be if Jon and Kate only made 10% of that amount. That would still be \$3,100,000 a year.
The average salary in PA is about \$59,000 a year, it would take someone more than 52 years to make \$3,100,000.
If they indeed make \$31,000,000 a year, it would take the average person in PA more than 520 years to make \$31,000,000. Excluding all the freebies of course.

And if you are wondering about some of the freebies, well we know that they have a chef who cooks for the "cast" and crew at least 3 to 4 times a week, which TLC must pay for and I bet you anything there is enough food leftover that they can eat for the other 3 or 4 days of the week. We also seen them do an hour long commercial, I mean show, for the farm where they get their year supple of meat, so we have to assume that was free. We know they take several trips a year that are fully paid for. We know that TLC has permanent lights hanging in the house which should tell you that TLC is footing the bills for the electric. Most if not all of their clothes are free, all you have to do is notice the name brands being shown. Most if not all the toys are donated for the kids. TLC pays for their assistant Jenny to help watch the kids, now that Aunt Jodi has been kicked to the curb. Their old website listed, the websites for the companies that took their family pictures, gave them the bibs they use, gave them the strollers they used and so on. I am guessing that since they have a gardener now, that TLC pays for that, I would assume doing yard work would be beneath the Gosselin's at this point. Anyways, I think you have probably figured it out, the Gosselin's probably don't pay for much, if anything. So even though the average person in PA may make \$59,000 a year, they have to pay a mortgage, buy food and clothes and pay their own utility bills. Something I don't believe the Gosselin's have done in years. So even if they only did make 10% of what Libby figured out, which I really doubt, they are still sitting pretty, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they make more than the estimated \$31,000,000.

You can check out Libby's blog at:
http://libby-sometimesiwonder.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. What about the free house that Figure8 is building them in NC? I need to get me a reality show, of course my show would be actual reality.

Anonymous said...

I would not be surprised if they made millions each year. I would imagine they are investing too. You know anything and everything seen or done or used on the show can be used as a write off, so they are doing well!

Anonymous said...

These two have it made, I don't know who they think they are fooling. I guess only themselves, I hope selling out their families privacy was worth it.

Anonymous said...

This is why I gag each time they mention doing things they "normally couldn't afford" bla bla bla....

They are a brand now...... no different than Paris Hilton creating her brand over her scandals.

Market that brand Kate.......

Anonymous said...

I can see it now, lunch boxes with Kate's picture on them, oh boy! Action figures of Jon and Kate, oh wait a minute, I think action is the wrong word, we could have little Kate's sitting in their white lawn chair.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they don't sell the poop pictures, I hear there is a lot of money in poop and we know these people could use some more money, there are 8 kids you know, count them 8...LOL

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah, is right. These people are always asking for more, taking money from people who have less and don't care.

They will exploit anyone and everything, they must have no conscience at all.

Anonymous said...

And so...the rich get richer.

Anonymous said...

This makes me so sad when I think of all the families that are losing everything in this economy. I don't fault anyone for doing well, but when they are taking money from people who may not be able to really afford it, like the love offerings, well that is just plain wrong.

jill said...

Although I think the \$31 million may be a little high, this article was very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Since we know people like Jerry Seinfeld made a million or more for an episode, I don't think 65,000 per episode is out of line for the Gosselin family per episode.

Anonymous said...

I am truly stunned, these people need to start doing more for the people who have helped them out.

Anonymous said...

I think Kate should have her own massage studio put in her new free house. She could afford a person to massage her as often as she wants now, not like that matters, I'm sure she could get some sheeple to massage her lazy butt for free.

Libby said...

Obviously I do not have the inside track on the Gosselin's income but I have tried to take note of some of the 'freebies' listed across the blogsphere and started adding things up...trying to low-ball most of the figures, and even at that I still was shocked at how quickly the figures were adding up. I could be way off base, just going by what I've been reading.
I read some comments at GWoP today from a post titled "I'll take my hurricane over your miserable life."
It truly is sad that so many people have been rendered homeless by Ike and yet they are grateful for whatever help is offered them...not insisting on 'matching' furniture, clothes or organic food. They do not have the luxury to complain.
I'll add a quote from one of the posters."in these times that we are living in, it is a slap in the face to see a family given so much keep getting more and more and more.

We are in the middle of a war, thousands of people are losing their jobs everyday. People have a hard time buying groceries because of gas prices, people are having their homes foreclosed due to the mortgage crisis. The list goes on and on, but I think you get my point.

I can't stand Kate, that's no secret, but when you see someone constantly getting and never giving while there are so many who are struggling to get through each day it becomes sickening.

Adversity brings strength, something IMO Kate will never have.
It also brings families, friends & communities closer together, again I don't see Kate having this in the near future."

WELL said! IMO if J&K never made another penny, they'd be better off than 90% of North Americans, I wonder...have they ever heard of gratitude?

Anonymous said...

Just like the Clampetts, these people hit gold, it may not be liquid gold, but it is still gold.

Anonymous said...

I think \$31,000,000 sounds about right, what a shame, that someone who doesn't do for others is not the ones who acquired these kind of funds.

J_Fox said...

Wow. I never knew there was this much vitriol out there for J&K -- let alone on one site. It's as if people think they had six kids on purpose in hopes of landing a reality show. Please. J&K seem like nice enough people who managed to have sextuplets right as reality TV was booming. Yeah, Kate was exceedingly overbearing during the first few seasons, but you can tell she's much nice now. And you know why? Because the kids are getting older and things are calmer. My wfie and I have 8-month-old twins. I can't even imagine tripling that number. Our kids are awesome, but they also wear us and our bank account out. Such is life.

Are J&K raking in the dough now? Heck yeah. And good for them. I will not begrudge someone else's success just because similar success hasn't occurred in my own life.

Anonymous said...

J_Fox said... Are J&K raking in the dough now? Heck yeah. And good for them. I will not begrudge someone else's success just because similar success hasn't occurred in my own life.

I'm sorry J, but that is the same old story all the Kate lovers say...jealous. Let me just say, there could be some jealous people out there, but most aren't, most are truly concerned about these children and what this is doing to them. So in the meantime, well we pick on Kate some, not that she doesn't deserve it. I really have found no reason to be jealous, I simply would never sell my kid's privacy out for money. You should perhaps take time to find out what is really going on with these people, in other words, don't shoot the messenger.

Stewie said...

J_Fox,
Welcome to our site. I know exactly how you feel, most of us felt the same way you did at some point, then one day, we took off our rose-colored glasses. Do me a favor, take some time and read some other blogs, we have a few links on here that I would like you to read.
One is written by Julie, she is Aunt Jodi's sister, there is even a video of Aunt Jodi on the site.

http://truthbreedshatred.blogspot.com/

There are several other links I would like you to read and to keep an open mind while doing so, they are on the right side of the page under the heading of LINKS. Please, look at them and then consider what they are saying. One of those blogs is written by a woman who was one of the many helpers that Kate had when the tups were born. Oh and yes, these people are who they say they are.

Lonnyswife said...

Don't forget to add in the 'proceeds' from this weekends garage sale (reference in GWoP's Sightings section).
Which, I am sure you'll all be happy to hear, was filmed for another exciting and informative episode. Did I forget to mention 'uplifting'?
And they were also selling those get-um-while-they're-hot \$20 family photos.
Hope someone from pediatric cancer research org reads these blogs so they can watch for that
"check is in the mail".
Oh wait------------if indeed it happens it'll HAVE to be another episode!!!!
Anyone think that moving J&K+8 to a national station and calling it a sit-com would work any better? At least the kidlets would have all the protections necessary in place!

Anonymous said...

This family may have been needy in the early days, but now they are in need of nothing, except a normal life.

R In Texas said...

Thank you, Libby, for posting this. I am from Houston, and while I no longer live there, I have friends and family members who are dealing with the devastation Ike caused. Their reaction? Wanting to get back to school, work, their lives - WANTING TO WORK HARD and thankful for any help given but not "expecting it."

Okay....I think Jon and Kate are in a peculiar situation. In reality, very few Americans have the income to maintain a middle to uppermiddle class lifestyle for ten people. Clothing from Gap, Banana Republic, Gymboree - while this may not be Prada, it certainly is not always cheap. Trips are great but cost money - hubby and I flew twice this year (Atlanta and Seattle), and while they were for weddings (so some of the food was paid for/hotels were a bit cheaper), we still budgeted to pay cash for them. Home decoration and yard people ain't cheap - our ten year old house is in need of routine things, and we are doing it ourselves.

This does not account for the everyday things - mortgage, bills, health insurance, college accounts, car notes, etc. that go with life. My point? Mr. R and I are the same ages as Jon and Kate. We are employed professionals with Masters Degrees and have only one child. While we are fortunate and have nice benefits, life is expensive. We are trying to work on kiddo #2, but that is probably it due to the cost of daycare, college funds, braces, computers, etc. Jon and Kate would not be able to sustain their current lifestyle without this show; their ages and levels of education do not lead to supporting a family of ten in the manner they have become used to. Even if they realize the show is not helpful for their kiddos, what employment could they obtain to maintain their current positions, let alone cover basic bills?

I do not doubt they love their family. I also understand why they are taking some of the free items/trips offered for them - wouldn't you? However, while I do not think they intended "to make money off of" of "take advantage of their children," they are in a position where it would be difficult to stop. It is a cycle they are in which would be hard to break, and unfortunately, there are eight innocent kiddos involved.

Libby said...

Sorry about this but my math is off. Duh! I'm surprised that I wasn't called on it. Anyway I went over it again and unless my brain is now mush, I flubbed the figures on the first calculation.
50 episodes x \$65,000 = \$3,250,000
speaking engagements = \$2,000,000
approx. \$20 x 400,000 photos in 10 months = \$8,000,000
so based on my new figures, if they are even close (math isn't my strong point) \$13,250,000 Which is still way more money than they need. Of course that doesn't take into account how much the photos cost them...unless they get those for free too. Then of course there are all of the trips, clothes,love offerings, stuff people send them and the sponsored freebies.
Sorry for the oopsie, I didn't mean to mislead anyone into thinking they were richer that they actually are. I felt the need to correct a mistake, which is almost like a lie...something that J&K don't seem to be bothered by, deception being their favorite quality.

Stewie said...

Libby,
It's funny, I usually go over amounts and double check, I didn't take the time to do that, oh well, we are still talking about lots and lots of money.

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? Everyone on here is just jealous! They film a few days a week and they have been blessed by this show. How else would they be able to afford 8 kids on one salary? And, they can now afford to send those kids to college as well. I don't get why everyone is so frustrated with Jon and Kate for 'selling out.' America enjoys watching their show and they are benefiting from that! WHO CARES?!?!

The kids are not being harmed in any way by having a camera crew around 2-3 days a week. The older girls LOVE the cameras. You guys are trying to make a bigger deal than this truly is. RELAX..it's okay!

Anonymous said...

You guys have no life whatsoever.

I was just googling about Jon and kate for my homework and came upon this blog.

This is ridiculous. Stop criticizing other people and try to put yourselves in their shoes.

If you're really bothered by it, why don't you do somethin about it instead of talking shit.

Anonymous said...

This is seriously silly.

Listen, if I decided to put my entire life and children's life on TV, I wouldn't be doing it for free. TLC should foot the bill for the electric - do you know how much those high powered lights cost? They wouldn't need them if there wasn't filming going on, therefore, I find it completely appropriate for the network to pay for it. As far as landscaping goes, let's get real. Again, the show is based around visuals of the house, etc. I don't know about any of you, but I haven't seen any bush artwork, marble fountains or ultra expensive rose bushes in the Gosselin's yard from my experience watching the show. How much can a few shrubs and some sod set you back? We're not talking 100's of thousand's of dollars here. The nitpicking is rediculous. This is TV - TV wants things to look a certain way. If you think this is the only show this happens on, you're living in a hole.

I honestly don't understand what is so wrong about people making money. It is totally justifiable to try and better your situation for the sake of your children, and I don't know how anyone can argue that they're trying to do anything different. Sure, they get free trips, clothes, etc. but all of those things better their lives. Who knows how they would have to live if it wasn't for TLC or the fact that they are in the spotlight as much as they are.

I am not there when the cameras are off, but those children are better behaved and act more politely than kids I see not on TV. As for Jon Gosselin being a victim - I am SO sick of that. Jon is an adult, he's a big boy. If he doesn't like Kate hitting him, yelling at him, etc, then he can do something about it. Enough already.

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks, the math is WAY off in the first posted question...IF they have 2 speaking engagements a week at \$25k per that would be average \$200,000 a month, not \$400,000...and over 10 months that would be \$2Million not \$20Million.

Anonymous said...

I know that J&K make a lot of money. But, I don't think they do 2 speaking engagements a week, however. What first prompted my concern is when those who were close to J&K and the children, began to drop out of site. When her own sister, Jodi, was kicked to the curb, I knew that Kate really has a problem. Most of us have learned that when all is said and done, all we have is family. The chldren love Jodi so I wonder how they have explained to them why Aunt Jodi is no longer a part of their lives. When Kate began making comments about Jodi giving them the gum that day, and about how the children were "tired" of going to her house - I knew there was something very wrong. Then I read her other sister's blog. What a sad situation this is. All because she didn't want Jodi to get paid. It isn't coming out of her pocket so what's the problem. I guess they are the only ones who can make money off of the children. I DON'T begrudge them making money to support their large family but I think things are getting way out of hand. Especially with all the freebies. But, this is the world of reality television. I love watching the Roloff's and their show, even though they are building a new house - they have not let the show or the money or the freebies change their family. Can't say the same for Kate and John. I think, in the long run, this will have a negative effect on the children. I hope they are setting some of this money aside for each child. Kate's obsessive personality will do more damage to them, however, than the show will ever do. It's obvious that she loves the children very much - I just wish she could let go of the petty things that seem to upset her - like the children getting their hands dirty. She can suck the joy out of any occasion with her screaming and yelling at John and the children.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I am so happy others think like I do. How can you call it reality TV, when most of what they do can't be touched by every day people. My daughter is still waiting to go to Disney, how do I explain to her how a family of 10, get on a plane to Hawaii, stay in a gorgeous hotel and eat lobster.

Most of these shows are losing sight of reality. When you start letting people do what most people can't then you lose sight of what you were trying to convey in the first place.

I know most people would love to go on a vacation, not worry about money, have someone help with watching the kids, and be escorted around, but that is not REALITY, well okay maybe for Paris Hilton.

Anonymous said...

You could tell your daughter that there are going to be MILLIONS of people who are going to get to do things that she won't be able to do and the best thing she should do is learn to be content in the circumstances she has and that is where she will find the most happiness in her life. Or, you could teach her to whine and complain like you about what everyone else has that you don't. Oh yeah, she'll have a great life then. Nice example Mom.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I started watching when the show first started. It was cute. It was about an abnormal family trying to make it with normal resources. Now it's just about a big family getting freebies while they get paid wads of money. What gets me is all they give their volunteers is a plate of cookies for Christmas? Come on!!!! I won't watch anymore.

Anonymous said...

I see no problem with them providing a financially secure enviorment for them as well as their children. I think some need to realize that if it was not for TLC that these people and their 8 children would be in a hardship state. I really think people would rather see them like that. These are 2 loving and caring parents that have been blessed with this oppurtunity. If it were me I would do the same thing. I think people get wrapped up in judging others they dont take to time to judge themselves and their own lives. It is much easier to point out others unharmful flaws. Would you like people to say no your doing this or that wrong with your kids? We as parents try to do what we feel is best. Sometimes we make mistakes but that is part of parenting as there is no manual. I see no harm to these children. There are millions of kids being beaten, killed, and unfeed. If your so worried about children start keeping an eye on people in your community or down the street. If you dont like the show, freebies, home, or money they are making dont watch the show! It is as simple as that.

Anonymous said...

HOW MUCH MONEY DO THEY NEED?

The money they are earning isn't an issue. But if they are still asking churches or others for donations due to financial difficulties then they should disclose their assets and earnings. A family that size need earn only 200-250k yearly to live a middle class life. So, 20 years of child rearing will set them back 20 million. After that, its really money in the bank for leisure purposes.

Oh, and remember folks even if they aren't much prettier than you they are in show business now. Where one can make a lot of money but one never knows when it will run out. Kate and John have been in this a little over a year now.

Jason
Vancouver

Anonymous said...

Where does this person get their facts from? How do they know they make \$65,000 per episode? When they went to the farm Kate paid for the beef. The farm only lets the camera there for publicity, they don't let them have everything for free. Appearantly, the person writing this article does not know anything about the entertainment business. Celebrities still have to pay for things, and Jon and Kate are in no way a celebrity. They have a reality show. They make money off of it. Why fault them? Are you so jealous that you didn't have sextuplets? I'm sure if you did and an opportunity opened up for you to make money, you would do it too. Why can't people just be happy for the success of others instead of being down on them for making money?

Anonymous said...

wow...i can't even believe this blog exists. I can't belive you are putting this much time into bashing someone. what is your motivation? why do you even care how much they make or how they live their lives? gosh, think before you write....shouldn't we spend our time doing good and not focusing on something that doesn't even concern us?

Anonymous said...

I struggle with the idea of the kids being on TV and whether or not it is good for them. But when was the last time we really saw a holiday or "first time" moment? I don't see them as exploited but who knows what the long term effects will be. However, I can also sympathize with their desire to stay home with their kids. I would love to children but simply can't afford to do it alone. They did not try to have 8 kids but now at least they can afford to put food on the table live in a house without asking me for my tax money in the form of welfare. Also I know if someone put all of my worst moments in 23 minutes then I may not look so good either.

Christina - NY said...

I don't see why you people care so much, they're entitled to live their lives the way they want to. They have a lot of money now because of the show and I'm sure if you all were offered the same opportunity you would take it too. Don't be jealous. If you had 8 kids you would need millions of dollars a year too! and Kate's a very good mother so yeah with 8 kids it's okay for her to sit in a lawn chair once in a while!! Get over yourselves and stop hating!

Courtney said...

I am very sad to see the mean and cruel things that are being said on this blog. I have never commented on a blog before nor do I usually read them but this is just sad. Why is it when someone else is successful that others can't just be happy for them. There's no way Jon and Kate could have had such a good life for their beautiful children if God didn't bless them with the gift of this show. People get rich off of reality shows every single day but atleast here is a family that deserves it. I love this show because it is truely reality and not scripted...you get to see the good the bad and the ugly. 99% of you that are/were writing the mean comments on here wouldn't turn down the same opportunity if you were in their shoes. Jon and Kate being blessed as they are is just another perfect example of following God and His will for you. God will make a way where there is no way and that is exactly what was done for them. Thank you Jon and Kate for putting your childrens happiness and future above the your privacy. I am sure you're children will thank you as they get older and see how blessed they are!

Maria said...

You all are pathetic. Of course they are making money off of this, why else would they be doing it. When their show is finished their kids are gonna be set for life. They won't have to worry about college or anything like that. That's more than most of us can say.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm jumping into this late and now can't find the article about what happened between Aunt Jodi and Kate. Can somebody tell me what happened? I was wondering for the longest time.

Rachel said...

Hi, I would like to add to the list of accomplices: watch this Youtube video of Jon and Kate on the Dr. Phil show.

Nanniesforhire.com
donated (advertised) nannies to come to their house 3 times a week for 4 hours, for 6 MONTHS! Boy, she was really running around and exhasting herself taking care of the kids, wasnt she?

And then Preskool donates \$3,000 to Kate so she can buy toys for her kids so they don't have to share. Must be nice to get freebies when you can afford to purchase a million dollar mansion!

Rachel said...

Anonymous said...

Honestly people? Is it really making you feel better to bash the Gosselins and their family income? It's really none of your business. While I think that Kate can be a little crazy at times, I respect the fact that she has a house full of 8 fairly well behaved children. She has to be strict to maintain order in the house. If you think you can do better, get knocked up, have sextuplets & raise them without ever raising your voice or accepting any help.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone given any thought to the fact that if the producers of the show didn't have them going on trips and such we would have gotten bored a long time ago and there wouldn't be anyone watching anymore. They have to keep things changing to keep our interest. I, myself, would love to have had mine or my children's lives documented on film so we could look back at it someday the way they will be able to.
I also believe that their church is benefiting greatly from this.
I'd rather see a family like this making money off of my curiosity about their lives than the losers on Rock of Love or other trashy shows.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sorry J, but that is the same old story all the Kate lovers say...jealous. Let me just say, there could be some jealous people out there, but most aren't, most are truly concerned about these children and what this is doing to them. So in the meantime, well we pick on Kate some, not that she doesn't deserve it. I really have found no reason to be jealous, I simply would never sell my kid's privacy out for money."

I'm married with no kids and I just got laid off. I am in danger of foreclosing on my home now. If I had kids, I would do everything I could to provide for them. Lack of privacy is a small price to pay for a roof over their heads. Once you/your spouse loses your job (in this economy, more likely than ever) you'll feel sorry for all the times you've judged / criticized people on how they make a living, bc you'll be wishing you just had a job. Unless they do illegal things, everything is an honest living. Hopefully your karma isn't going to come back to haunt you.

Deanna said...

Don't forget about the reruns. I'm sure they are paid royalties every time an episode airs. Remember the Thanksgiving Marathon? Cha ching. I don't hate them for what they do. Who am I to judge? I wish I made that kind of money doing what I do.

Anonymous said...

I was crazy about this show but I quit watching it.....I thin Kate is a money hubgry witch who treats her nice husband rudely, Upsets me my husband and I are middle class with three sons and we struggle paying our bills and everyhing is handed to them. She annoys me till no tommarow she is selfish and materialistic. God Bless you Jon.....

Anonymous said...

I almost gag too, every time they act like they don't make any money...did you see the new episode where Kate yells at Jon for buying a showerhead for the new mansion?! Give me a break!!

Anonymous said...

While this may be upsetting to many that Jon and Kate are able to make so much money by speeches, tv, and whatever products they are promoting but I would rather they do this than get on government assistance for the next 18 years. No offense to any opinions within this section but as one of the many taxpayer paying for the care of octomom and those who continue to have children whether or not they can afford them Jon and Kate's way of making money is the more acceptable option. Although many may feel that these kids are exploited raising eight children isn't cheap and poverty can have devastating effects as well.

Anonymous said...

I think that there are effects of exposing your children to the media and such, maybe negative, maybe positive. However, please remember that both JOn and Kate get to spend TIME with their children because they aren't working. I realize that the criticism isn't that they are bad parents. However, this opportunity has give them the chance to provide for their family both financially and emotionally, and how can you get upset at that? These kids are getting to see things all over the US - whatever 'disadvantage' there is to being exposed, you might say it's balanced by all the enrichment in their lives. I think that while Kate is some what anal, that she is a good mom (from what I can see). I see so many misbehaved, OVERWEIGHT, children. The Gosselin children are neither of these. You people need to chill out.

And how do you know they aren't heavily donating to charity? Don't assume that they aren't giving back to those around them.

Anonymous said...

I was trying to follow the math... 25k per speaking engagement twice a week. That is 50k. Multiplied by 4 (weeks in a month) I get 200,000k.

But the article says, 2 speaking engagement per week at a charge of 25 a week. (meaning 12,500\$ per speaking engagement) so 25k x 4 equals 100k. Either way, they do not make 31million, that is crazy high. I am thinking 15 million at the very most and about 7 million (probably a more realistic guess)

Leo

Anonymous said...

Okay. I do not know how they make and truthfully I do not think they really need another show... Tv is suposed to be about sitcoms and not real-life, it is entertainment. I used to get entertainment from this show because it was more like real life, but because they have been given so much, it's not real anymore. What about the octomom? I only hear negative things about her and she is actually in need. Yeah she didn't have to have that many kids by no means, but it happened and someone's got to help them out too... so because she is not doing a show she shouldnt get the same help that jon and kate did. Yes she does get some, but ya know if jon and kate never had a show I bet kate would be back working in nursing to make ends meet. I do think anyone and everyone on Tv makes too much money, that goes for everyone not just jon and kate.

nursegmarie said...

omg-this is just sooo crazy,lol.I have been reading soo many blogs lately of people bashing jon an kate! Who cares how much money they make, most people do buy new houses or bigger houses if needed when they make more money!! We only see what the show lets us see, are u ppl in there home, how do u know they donate to any charities??? We dont know these ppl,this is crazy. They just got lucky to get this show and of course they are going to make money off of it!So what theres a recession?? Is it their fault that they are lucky enough not to have to be effected by it? And yes octomom does need help but she has to do what she can just like most ppl to survive and then if she gets a show-she'll be one of the lucky ones who can afford to hire help,go on trips an build a big house, thats just the way it is. People get over it, you dont know this family-you really dont know whats going on behind the scenes-they are making money now and thats that.I cant see what the big deal is??

james said...

what a bunch of complainers! Class enviests. I am glad that they are able to find someway to provide for their family. What about Obama making \$2.5 million of his "memoirs," a book that isn't true and which he didn't write! or Bill Clinton pulling in \$82 million from just talking a load of manure. I say good for all of them. Enjoy it while it lasts and someone is willing to pay for it. And save most of it, for those certain rainy days.

Anonymous said...

I dont care so much that they are making a killing! I mean I did tune in to watch! I can tell that Kate has changed not as down to earth, more into how she looks and what they have! I feel bad for Jon she treats him so badly! They put their kids in time out if they hit another kid, what about her setting the example for her kids. She hits Jon all the time!

Anonymous said...

Those kids are going to be messed up adults. 'Mommy pimped us out for years'. The fact is, they have earned enough money the last few years to invest wisely and live conservatively and the kids grow older. Kate can get a job as a nurse, and Jon can go back to IT. Hopefully, they can regain some kind of normal existence. They are instilling nothing but bad habits into their kids. I'm sure even if they're not on TV anymore, they'll keep getting 'love offerings' and donations as they grow much older. It's so painful to watch, I don't watch anymore.

Anonymous said...

For every negative comment made about this family. If this situation was yours. YOU would not have turned down TLC either. Try taking care of 8 children on your own.

Anonymous said...

I am sure they get paid well to do the show. Look at the Roloff's - they went from a dirty little house to a dirtier little mansion in about 5 years - selling pumpkins didn't accomplish that!

I think the unfortunate thing is Jon & Kates' 8 offspring. What will the two oldest be like in 8 years after they see all the bulls*** that is all over the Internet about their family?

Anonymous said...

Guess this goes to prove that money cannot buy happiness.

Jon and Kate are not what I would call a happy couple, and sadly it
is having an impact on their children.

Anonymous said...

http://gigglestorm.blogspot.com/2009/06/jon-kate-8-lol.html

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the two best selling books too.

Julie said...

I don't understand why after someone posts how they feel about this show or rather kate someone then posts that "You're just jealous". That is so grade school.
The fact is she, Kate, is a miserable person. I did watch the episode when they renewed their vows and the girls were suppose to give leis to their Mom and the boys to their Dad. She only had a couple while Jon had the majority. Her bitterness and anger affects these kids. They see it every day or at least on the days she is around. Look at Maddie and all the temper tantrums that child has. I am sure she has a lot more than are shown on tv. A few of the other kids have anger issues and have no clue on how to treat their dogs to the point of one day someone is going to get seriously injured. I fear for what life will be like for these kids when the cameras and all the attention eventually goes away. Are they going to be as self absorbed and bitchy as their Mom? Or childlike and spineless like their Dad? Will they expect people to kiss their butts like Mom does? I just don't see these kids having normal lives without some serious counseling. In the beginning it was a cute show but it got to be about "Product placement". Nothing more than a long running commercial.

They have made enough money for their family to live very comfortably for the rest of their lives. The smart thing to do would be to say enough is enough and try to work on their family before it really gets ugly. I do feel if they really cared for their kids well being they would quit reality tv and just be. I am not saying they don't love their children as I do believe they do but money blinds people. It is just never enough. Seems the more money they make the more unhappy they become. It is sad and I am definately not jealous as I would rather live my middle class life and be as happy as I am than to live like them and be as miserable as they appear. I no longer watch the show as I got so tired of Kates bitchiness and the constant 'product placement" seemed to take over the focus of the show. There was no longer anything "real" about this show. It just became another "reality show". The constant comments from Kate that "We normally couldn't afford to do this" got so old as YES they NOW can afford to do just about anything they want. Just because someone had a ton of children ,really, doesn't make them special. My grandparents had 14 children and lived on a farm and may not have been rich money wise but they were rich in all the ways that mattered. Reality tv has just gotten to be nothing more than commercials for companies and in most cases rips families apart. So in the big picture is it really worth it all? Nope...

Anonymous said...

Wait, what? I don't understand...

Has anybody ever done the math on these people? They supposedly get 65,000/episode...x 50= \$3,250,000.
They supposedly do 2 speaking engagements/week at a charge of \$25,000/which would be \$400,000/month

2 per week times 4 weeks = 8 per month. That's 200,000 per month, not 400,000.

x 10 (give them 2 months off...hee,hee)= \$20,000,000...

How is 400,000x10 20,000,000? It's 4,000,000.

that would now be \$23,250,000 + selling pics at \$20 each to how many people?..est.(theater of 5,000 people) if each bought one picture that is \$100,000/speaking engagement at approx. 80/year= \$8,000,000 okay now we are at a total of \$31,000,000

8,000,000 in pictures? No. Not even close.

+love offerings and stuff that is sent to them, plus all of the freebies from sponsors. They can end this now and never have to get a job and still be set for life!
These are just estimates of course but how far off can I be?

Pretty far.

Is there something I'm missing?

jraykc said...

They don't have a new show every week, year round. I would guess it's more like 25 episodes per year.
25 x 65,000 = \$1.625 million

From looking at their speaking schedule, they average 2 to 3 per month.
2.5 (avg) x \$25,000 = \$62,500

More realisticly, one in every 10 will probably buy a picture.
500 x \$20 = \$10,000

So far that's \$1,697,500.

Their biggest income is most likely endorsements and book deals.
If you include all the sponser freebies, my estimate would be between \$6 and \$7 million.

Still not enough to put up with that b*tch and 8 rugrats.

If I was Jon, next year's show would be called "Jon in Tahiti and Kate + 8".

hamster said...

Whatever amount they make it is far too much. However, the really sad, terrible thing is.. it is the american public who encouraged their absurd paychecks. You waqtch these stupid "reality" shows,( that have nothing to do with reality btw), by the millions, then bitch because the so called "stars" are over paid. Well the simple answer is, stop watching stupid shows, stop paying for sporting events that only encourage outrageous saleries for doing a completely non-productive "job". Spend that money instead to support the wages of people who REALLY count, you know, teachers, nurses, doctors, cops etc. We as a nation spend more on "entertainment" than we do anything else. So called "celebraties" EARN? (theres a laugh) more than anyone else in this country. What the hell is wrong with us? People are dying and can't get medical care, children are starving and homeless, our country is a freakin mess and still we pay someone millions of dollars a year to throw a baseball, or parade their over grown family on TV, or sing a song even to make fools of themselves on national TV. It is the "average american" that is stupid, not the ones taking advantage of them.

Anonymous said...

Honestly..
I think all of us are caught watching this TV show sometimes.. but it honestly is not fair. I mean congrats to this family that was blessed with sextuplets...
but really?
\$31,000,000?
Yeah. I just want to to agree with everyone else..
There are MILLIONS of people who are losing their jobs now, and Kate pops out six little babies and all of a sudden they're getting millions a year..
but i guess that is what America is. I mean, all these reality TV shows that are getting millions and millions while people are living in poverty and barely living with what they can get by.
And yeah, i guess selling their family privacy is worth it. Right Kate?
Isn't that one of the reasons why she wants to keep this show going? Look at what they get. My goodness.
Didn't they say that it's not healthy for the children?
I dont know what i was watching, but they were taking about how it's not healthy for these little kids to be growing up with cameras in their face all their lives.
But hey..since when have these wealthy reality show people ever given back to the community? Charities? Nothing?
Exactly.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have kids not scarred by divorce and a happy marriage over any money in the world.