6. Kate Gosselin ($50,000)
Television personality Kate Gosselin, landed her first TV special following the birth of sextuplets. In 2007, the show Jon & Kate Plus 8 premiered documenting the lives of them and their twins and sextuplets. The show aired for seven seasons until Jon and Kate separated, then Kate went on to have her own reality show Kate Plus 8, for two more seasons. Reportedly, Kate earned $40,000 per episode of Kate Plus 8 and over $2.5 million from the reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8. She brought in additional income with speaking engagements, the release of two bestselling books, and appearances on Celebrity Wife Swap and Dancing with the Stars.
Despite her substantial earnings, Kate is worth a mere $50,000. So, where did it all go? Some of Kate’s reported expenses include a $1.3 million estate in Wenersville, PA, $500,000 a year in private education, a full staff costing nearly $400,000/year, and haircuts at $2,000 a visit. Additionally, she spent $30,000 on plastic surgery.