Reality TV rich list 2020 reveals which stars are raking in millions, from Sam Faiers to Spencer Matthews

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Reality stars are some of the biggest earners around, with many celebrities who’ve been born out of famous shows making a fortune following their appearance on the likes of TOWIE and Love Island.

From Instagram collaborations, to hidden talents, TV contracts, book deals, and fashion collaborations, a range of reality stars have made a fortune after leaving their respective reality shows.

And The Sun has analysed who the richest reality stars are, to build a list of 25 stars, which only looks at British celebrities who have found fame as a result of taking part in reality TV shows.

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To qualify, those included in the list had to have made money in the past decade off the back of a reality show.

So, let’s take a look at who has made the cut…

Little Mix – £50 million

In top spot is hugely successful girl band Little Mix, made up of Jesy Nelson, 29, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, Jade Thirlwall, 27, and Perrie Edwards, 27.

After winning The X Factor in 2011, the girls are individually worth an estimated £12.5 million.

The ladies added a whopping £5 million to their wealth in the past year alone.

Spencer Matthews – £21 million

Sitting in second place is dad-of-two Spencer Matthews, of Made In Chelsea fame.

In the past year, the star has made a whopping £10 million as a result of his property investments and role as CEO and founder of The Clean Liquor Co.

Sales of Spencer’s non-alcoholic brand rocketed 700 per cent in lockdown alone.

Mark Wright – £11 million

In third place sits Mark Wright, of The Only Way Is Essex fame.

The star boosted his earnings this year after converting his Essex mansion into six two-bed flats, worth £5 million.


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Mark and wife Michelle Keegan are set to launch fashion label Mysa Active soon.

The Essex native earns a huge £10,000 per DJ gig, it has been reported and raked in money by interviewing A-Listers in the USA, including Kim Kardashian, on US show Extra.

Samantha Faiers – £9.8 million

Another TOWIE star making the top five is Samantha Faiers, who made a whopping £500,000 to become the face of Oreo cookies.

The mum-of-two also runs fashion outlet Saint Avenue with partner Paul Knightley, 32, which, in 2019, made £182,000.

Sam and her sister Billie also made huge sums of money, rumoured to be around £250,000 each, to star in their hit ITVBE series The Mummy Diaries.

Ollie Locke – £7 million

Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke has made a large fortune as a result of property assets.

The star, who made his MIC debut in 2011, also gained whopping sums of money for appearances on Celebrity Big Brother (£100,000) and Celebs Go Dating (£200,000).

Ollie also founded gay dating app Chappy in 2017 and can reportedly command up to £2,000 per sponsored Instagram post.

Which other reality stars made the list?

6. Joey Essex – £6.9M

7. Rylan Clark-Neal – £6.3M

8. Tommy Mallet – £5.4M

9. Olivia & Alex Bowen – £5M

10. Gaz Beadle – £4.9M

11. James Arthur- £4.8M

12.Gemma Collins – £4.7M

13.Billie Shepherd – £4.6M

14. Megan McKenna – £3.8M

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15.Lucy Mecklenburgh – £3.75M

16.Nadiya Hussain – £3.7M

17. Amy Childs – £3.3M

18. Vicky Pattison – £3.2M

19.Charlotte Crosby – £3M

20. Dani Dyer – £2.4M

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