Popular Bachelor/Bachelorette Leads: How Much Are They Worth Now?Published on March 7, 2016. Updated November 29, 2019
ABC’s reality series on finding love known as The Bachelor has been an extremely successful franchise spanning over 30 seasons with a spin off Canadian version and Bachelorette series. With so many seasons past and love come and gone, it’s hard not to question where these bachelors and bachelorettes are now. Most have continued on in the spotlight and garnered even more success while others have slunk back into their everyday lives. This list takes a look at some of the most popular Bachelor and Bachelorette leads to see how much they are worth now:
10. Kaitlyn Bristowe
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Kaitlyn Bristowe was the most recent star of the Bachelorette and probably the most controversial. She went through a lot of drama before choosing her fiance, Shawn Booth. The couple is still engaged, despite rumors of a breakup and are even thinking of doing their own reality television show. Since going public with their relationship back in July, the couple has been reported to be worth a whopping $3 million! According to Life & Style magazine, a product endorsement on their social media is worth about $15 thousand. There’s also been talk of an ABC wedding special for their wedding which would rake in even more money for the couple. The Hollywood couple is being reported as the richest couple from the Bachelor series!
9. Sean Lowe
Estimated Net Worth: $500 thousand. Sean Lowe was offered the opportunity to be The Bachelor in season 17 after he became a fan favorite in the eight season of with Emily Maynard. He works in the insurance industry and is known for being extremely religious active in the social movement called I Am Second. Lowe was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars soon after his time on The Bachelor and finished sixth overall. In 2014, Sean and Catherine Giudici, the winner from his season of The Bachelor, married in a televised ceremony. The two were presumably paid a hefty amount for filming this ABC special. In 2015, Lowe returned to reality television for a stint on Celebrity Wife Swap where he traded wives with another Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and participated in Celebrity Family Feud with Catherine. Reeling off the money from reality television, the couple also joined Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4. All of their work on television has gained them a small net worth of $500 thousand.
8. Ben Flajnik
Estimated Net Worth: $800 thousand. Ben Flajnik was given the opportunity to star as The Bachelor after he made into the final two on The Bachelorette season with Ashley Herbert. He even went as far as to propose, but was ultimately turned down! This public mishap didn’t deter Ben from dating, and it definitely didn’t tarnish his image in the media. He reportedly went on a date with Jennifer Love Hewitt, but nothing came of it, which was for the best because he then starred on The Bachelor. His season gained a lot of attention when he chose the seasons’ ‘villian’ Courtney Robertson. The two never ended up getting married and today Ben’s doing just fine with a new girlfriend in the mix. His $800 thousand net worth is a result of being on the seventh season of The Bachelor and co-owning the business, Evolve Winery.
7. Jillian Harris
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. Jillian Harris has done quite well for herself since her time as The Bachelorette! Today, she’s a well known Canadian TV personality and interior decorator. She’s continued on with reality television, starring on the series Love It or List It Vancouver, working competitively against her co-star to redesign families homes in the hope that they won’t want to sell. Before starring on her own show she hosted Canada’s Handyman Challenge for a season and briefly worked on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. After appearing on The Bachelor season 9, she was given the opportunity to star as the fifth Bachelorette in 2009. She got engaged to Ed Swiderski, but the two eventually broke it off in 2010. Her incredible net worth comes from her various stints on television, but also her brand of interior decor goods and online webstore called Charlie Ford Vintage. Her hard work has paid off because today she’s worth an estimated $2 million!
6. Jake Pavelka
Estimated Net Worth: $500 thousand. Jake Pavelka has made quite the career in reality television appearing on six different shows. He started off on The Bachelorette back in 2009, and after he was eliminated he was brought back to star in the 14th season of The Bachelor. He got engaged to Vienna Girardi, but soon after getting engaged suffered a nasty, very public break up. Jake moved on to appear on Dancing with the Stars, but didn’t make it far and was the fifth contestant to be eliminated. He then continued on in a search for love on Bachelor Pad and was a contestant on VH1’s series Famous Food. Continuing on in the realm of reality television, he appeared on CW’s reality series H8R and in 2014 was a contestant on Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. In addition to reality television, Jake has been quietly pursuing a career in acting, but he hasn’t had many roles. He guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful and in an episode of Drop Dead Diva. He was also a celebrity guest host at a Chippendales show in Las Vegas and appeared in the webseries, Burning Love. Jake Pavelka has worked extremely hard to keep himself relevant with numerous shows, and it’s working because he’s got an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.
5. Ali Fedotowsky
Estimated Net Worth: $600 thousand. Ali appeared on The Bachelor in 2010, but during this season she was told her job at the time, Facebook, she had to return to work or quit the position. She ended up leaving the show, but later returned the next season to star on The Bachelorette and got engaged to Roberto Martinez. The two moved to San Diego together and she took up a position as a news correspondent for the local Fox Channel and as a host of the lifestyle show, 1st Look on NBC. Roberto and Ali have called off their engagement, but she’s continued on doing public appearances. She recently served as a judge for Miss USA in 2012 and became an E! correspondent, but recently left the position. She’s now married to Kevin Manno a popular radio and television host and are expecting their first child. Her various work on reality television has amounted to an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
4. Brad Womack
Estimated Net Worth: $500 thousand. Before Brad Womack joined onto the series The Bachelor, he was an entrepreneur in Texas. After starring on season 11 of The Bachelor he became the first contestant to not choose any of the final women. He decided to go back on The Bachelor for season 15 and proposed to Emily Maynard, but the two later broke up. Brad now co-owns several bars in Texas and after making some not so nice comments about Emily in the press he was soon branded as one of the most disliked Bachelor’s, until Juan Pablo came along. Today, he’s definitely tried to keep a low profile and focuses on his businesses which entitle him to an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.
3. Melissa Rycroft
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 million. Melissa Rycroft is infamous for her time on The Bachelor when she was chosen in the last episode, but in the finale special Jason Mesnick broke up with Melissa Rycroft and ended up getting together with his runner-up that season, Molly Malaney. The whole thing was embarrassing for Melissa to the say the least. After appearing on The Bachelor, she continued on with reality television, appearing on a CMT reality series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and on the eight season of Dancing with the Stars. She ended up being one of the most popular contestants on the CMT reality series and went on to become one of the 34 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for the 2006 NFL season. In 2009, she was named on People’s list of “World’s Most Beautiful People” and named on Maxim’s list of “Hot 100 of 2009.” Things were looking up for Melissa! She also hosted reality series Bachelor Pad and Redneck Island. Today, she’s a married mom and has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
2. Chris Soules
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 million. Chris Soules appeared on the 19th season of The Bachelor after being a contestant on The Bachelorette. He turned his work as a farmer into a million dollar enterprise. Soon after getting engaged to Whitney Bischoff on as a Bachelor, he went off to compete in Dancing with the Stars landing in fifth place. He tried to continue a career in reality television by appearing on Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. During his time on Dancing with the Stars rumors swirled that he had cheated on Whitney with his dance partner, Witney Carson, so today he keeps a somewhat low profile. His reality television stints and farming business have earned him an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
1. Emily Maynard
Estimated Net Worth: $5 million. Emily Maynard hasn’t had the easiest life so far, but today she seems to be doing much better. Emily became known in the public when her finance, Ricky Hendrick, a race car driver and owner died in a plane crash in 2004. It’s also important to note that Ricky’s father is the owner of Hendrick racing, worth about $200 million. A week after his death she found out she was pregnant at only 18-years-old. Fast forward to 2011, Emily appeared on The Bachelor and was ultimately chosen by Brad Womack, but the relationship fell apart because of distance. She came back to appear as The Bachelorette in 2012 and got engaged to Jef Holm, but broke it off with him as well. Today, Emily is married to an old childhood friend, Tyler Johnson. She’s also recently released a memoir about her tumultuous past and search for love called “I Said Yes.” She’s now worth an estimated net worth of $5 million as a result of her time on The Bachelor, her support from the Hendrick family and her latest book deal.