Cast Of Teen Mom: How Much Are They Worth?Published on January 24, 2018. Updated May 1, 2019
MTV’s Teen Mom quickly became one of the most popular reality TV shows, following the lives of young moms first seen on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. The show is meant to demonstrate to youth how difficult it is to be a teen mother and advertises that, since it started airing, teenage pregnancies have decreased in America. Although it is supposed to show the “reality” of the situation, there is no denying that everyone on the show gets paid to appear, unlike a lot of women who become teenage mothers. The show avoids discussing their casts’ contracts or dealings with MTV and, while some have other jobs, fans have noticed most of the stars move into newer and bigger houses and get newer and nicer cars, even though many don’t seem to work at all. This has caused many fans to question just how much they get to star on Teen Mom. Check out how much the stars of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 are worth according to Celebrity Net Worth.
9. Briana DeJesus
Estimated Net Worth: $50 Thousand. Briana DeJesus almost missed the Teen Mom fandom when she was first selected to star on the the short-lived third spinoff Teen Mom 3. With the series only lasting one season, she faded away to normal life until 2017 when she got the call to join Teen Mom 2 as the fifth star. With Teen Mom 2 being in its eighth season at the time, the stars were being offered some pretty impressive salaries, but with welcoming her second daughter, Stella, Briana continued to work and help support her mother and of course her first daughter, Nova. While she insists she isn’t living luxuriously off of her MTV paycheck, she has been able to afford some plastic surgery and has an estimated net worth of $50 thousand.
8. Jenelle Evans
Estimated Net Worth: $30 Thousand. Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is unfortunately famous for not doing well as a teen mom at all. Her episode of 16 and Pregnant and subsequent appearances on Teen Mom 2 revealed she could not handle motherhood and had to sign over custody of her son Jace to her own mother. It was estimated that Evans was making around $75,000 a season for Teen Mom 2, however her net worth still sits at an estimated $30 thousand. It is speculated that Evans is really broke because of legal bills. Fans of the show know that she was constantly in out of her lawyer’s office dealing with her many offences, but things have seemed to turn around now. After welcoming Kaiser and splitting with Nathan, Jenelle has found love and married David Eason and welcomed a daughter, Ensley.
7. Kailyn Lowry
Estimated Net Worth: $100 Thousand. Kailyn Lowry has always had to care for herself after her mother didn’t want to help her and she broke up with her son Isaac’s dad Jo. After living on her own and providing for herself and her son while trying to go to school, Kailyn met and married Javi Marroquin who has a stable job with the air force and together they made a comfortable life, before a split and divorce in 2016. Kailyn reportedly makes $75,000 a season plus $20,000 in bonuses and has also started writing writing her own books including, “Pride Over Pity,” and “Hustle and Heart.” With a house, car, and now three kids after welcoming her third son Lux with ex-boyfriend Chris Lopez, as well as legal fees from her divorce and custody battles, Kailyn’s net worth is an estimated $100 thousand.
6. Leah Messer
Estimated Net Worth: $50 Thousand. Leah Messer has one of the higher net worths of all the Teen Mom stars, but that is very surprising given her situation. At 16, Leah got pregnant with twins after only one month of dating her boyfriend Corey Simms. The two welcomed twin daughters, one of which has a rare medical condition, and got married, but the marriage didn’t work out. Leah then married Jeremy Calvert who she had another daughter with and could no longer work as a mom to three. Messer also makes around $75,000 per season and receives child support from both Corey and Jeremy now that they too have split, and while her net worth sits around $50,000, it has most likely gone up with reports that their salaries have increased. With three children, as well as legal and medical bills, Leah has also begun working on a career and thought about returning to school to help provide additional income for her three girls.
5. Chelsea Houska
Estimated Net Worth: $60 Thousand. Chelsea Houska is one of the most well put together of all of the Teen Mom stars, due in large part to the support from her parents. Her dad Randy is relied on heavily and as a dentist was able to help Chelsea financially after she had her daughter Aubree. In early seasons, Chelsea was adamant that her dad did not pay for her things and she worked a stable job as an aesthetician and owns her own house in South Dakota, and it has been stated many times that Aubree’s dad Adam is pretty far behind on child support. Now, she has the double income from not only her Teen Mom 2 salary, but her husband Cole DeBoer also works a steady job for the state of South Dakota. Chelsea also makes a reported $75,000 per season and $20,000 in bonuses, and is doing quite well with an estimated net worth of $60 thousand, but odds are it is much higher as her ex, Adam Lind has reported that Chelsea is making more than $300,000 per season now.
4. Amber Portwood
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Thousand. Amber Portwood is another Teen Mom with a troubled past that has led to some financial troubles. While all salaries of the show’s stars have been speculated, Amber Portwood is the only to one to testify to what she makes stating in court in 2010 that she made $140,000 for every six months of filming; however, an article by TV Guide in 2011 stated that the women get around $3,000-$5,000 per episode which works, out to $39,000-$65,000 a season. Amber also had her own book following her stint in jail and went on a book tour with Kailyn Lowry. Regardless, due to her legal troubles and having to pay child support to her ex who continues to have primary custody of their daughter Leah, Amber only has an estimated net worth of $10 thousand.
3. Catelynn Lowell
Estimated Net Worth: $20 Thousand. Catelynn Lowell and her now husband Tyler Balterria are famous for not being the only couple to stick it through on the show, but are also the only ones to give their child up for adoption. Catelynn and Tyler worked really hard to better themselves and their life before having more children and went on to welcome their second daughter after having bought a house and started school. The pair also make speaking appearances to talk about adoption and have been on Couples Therapy, and while they each make around $60,ooo-$75,000 per season, Catelynn’s net worth is only at $20,000, significantly less than some of the other stars. Again, their net worth’s are all speculation and with Catelynn and Tyler recently buying their dream farmhouse, they are expected to have a lot more than $20 thousand.
2. Maci Bookout
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Thousand. Maci Bookout has been one of the most vocal about the fact that being a reality TV star doesn’t make your rich and has often refuted the fact that starring on the show has made her rich. As with all of the other stars, it is estimated Maci makes at least $75,000 per season, but her net worth still sits at $10,ooo. This is interesting considering Maci gets paid to speak about being a teen mom and travels around doing so. She is also one of the moms who has embraced her reality TV stardom by getting endorsed to promote products on Instagram, which makes her lesser net worth that much more surprising. Together, she and her husband Taylor have welcomed two more children while also having Maci’s son Bentley primarily, and also launched their own very successful clothing brand Things That Matter. Now that the salaries for the show have increased, there is a lot more than $10 thousand sitting in Maci’s bank account.
1. Farrah Abraham
Estimated Net Worth: $1 Million. Last but certainly not least is Farrah Abraham. After getting her start on 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom, Farrah increased her infamy by entering the world of adult entertainment. After the release of her sex tape, Abraham was making around $60,000 in royalties plus was getting paid for her appearances at events and parties. She went on to release her own line of erotic toys and has continued to appear on Teen Mom, much to the disapproval of some of her castmates. Regardless, even though she spends quite a bit of money on plastic surgery, her daughter Sophia, and her real estate, she still has an estimated net worth of $1 million.