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.
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