Being a Teen Mom isn’t an easy job, but these moms went against all odds and won! MTV fired up the Teen Mom lights in 2009, releasing a pilot episode of the show. Teen Mom was a spin-off series that aired after 16 & Pregnant, along with the original cast girls. Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and Amber Portwood were the original Teen Moms.
Before we jump into their salaries and net worth, there are other Teen Moms who made it big. Although she’s can’t be classified as a Teen Mom yet, Kylie Jenner was making headlines with her baby bump rumors. The 20-year-old Kardashian clan member is one of the most influential teens in the world. Not only that, she owns a very successful cosmetics brand, “Kylie Cosmetics.”
She’s rumored to be pregnant with her boyfriend, Travis Scott. This would put her in the “teen mom” category, at the tender age of 20. In addition to this, her net worth is estimated to be as much as $50 million.
Top 5 Richest Teen Mom Stars
1) Farrah Abraham
The controversial Teen Mom star has already made a fortune through her appearances on the show. She was making $30,000 per episode of Teen Mom, but she recently got fired from the show.
Abraham decided to follow up on this band with writing a statement on Facebook.
“Even though #Viacom fired me today they couldn’t help but to exploit myself & my daughter for their promotional gain- Viacom let me go because as a Business Mogul I act like an adult and part take in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private !
Even though I have successfully been to gentlemen’s clubs appearances they filmed and Viacom filmed me at the AVN’s & Viacom shows and glorifies showing couples having sex on their network but as stated today “my brands press out shines the Teen mom Viacom press”- Sad such a phenomenal show will no longer have its biggest talent on the show because of women hating, sex shaming, hate crimes, selfish, Weinstein company power trip behaviors against a professional hard working, honest mother. I’m proud of myself not giving in to be sex shamed by Viacom network, Proud to not have a network take away financial opportunities for my goals, proud to be an Advocate for a healthy sex life, safe sex, teen pregnancy prevention and so much more while I run companies in different fields and scale them.
Cheers to basically winning against hurtful disgusting executives who do way more in their personal lives then what I could ever be judged for-I will never be broken by hateful wrong people and if everyone else is brained washed, on drugs, pills, scheming thinking their at the top of their power trips I WISH to always be apart-
I give this chapter of my life to GOD & all of his glory & to justice in court. If God’s for you who dare be against you. I look forward to writing my first business book and sharing all of these life changing experiences in detail , from scheming producers & executives to jealous celebrities ,what to do to over come , not be shattered & stay true to the free world we live in ! #USA #AMERICA Get out there a keep being you! Your much better then all the politics & the people at the top who could never be at the top if it wasn’t for you! #godisgood”
Her net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $2 million.
2) Jenelle Evans
During a radio interview, Jenelle stated that she made around $500,000 off her name in the series. “I wouldn’t really say that [I’ve made a million dollars],” she said. “I would say a little bit over maybe half [a million]? I’m not really allowed to discuss it,” she added.
Jenelle’s mother, Barbara makes around $65,000 a year. That’s what you call an “overpaid babysitter,” Jenelle said.
She’s worth an estimated $1 million.
3) Chelsea Houska
It has been reported that this mother of two made about $250,000 only from Season 6. She did an amazing performance and is now the most followed Teen Mom celebrity on Instagram, her contract numbers will only go up for new seasons.
One of the original “Teen Dads,” Adam Lind, stated that even kids on the show get paid, actually, Aubree (Chelsea’s daughter,) made about $50,000 for her appearances on the show. With that being said, Chelsea’s net worth sits around $500,000.
4) Maci Bookout
As one of the original teen moms, Maci didn’t miss out on the paychecks. She stated that joining the show was a way to get a positive message out for new parents: “I really just wanted to show girls how hard it was to be a teen parent. I wanted girls who might get pregnant to see there are options out there to move forward with your life and still have goals.”
Maci is worth an estimated $1,5 million dollars.
5) Amber Portwood
The information regarding Amber’s salary was revealed when she faced charges for domestic violence, a few years ago. She was forced to reveal her MTV salary, which at the time was $280,000 per year. The critical moment occurred when the footage of Amber’s violent behavior towards Gary Shirley got in front of the public eyes.
Notably, her skills as a mother were questioned by the public, she served a five-year sentence and she has been released from prison early, because of the good behavior.
Amber’s net worth is around $450,000.