'7 Little Johnstons': Here's how much the stars get paid on the reality show

According to reality tv producer Terence Michael, families on reality shows earn about 10 per cent of the show's budget


                            '7 Little Johnstons': Here's how much the stars get paid on the reality show
Trent and Amber with their kids Jonah, Elizabeth, Anna, Alex, and Emma Johnston from '7 Little Johnstons' (@jalexjohnston/Instagram)
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TLC's '7 Little Johnstons' first premiered in 2013, focusing primarily on the American Johnstons, a family of 7 with Achondroplasia Dwarfism. Since the show is almost closing in on 10 years, we sure can expect that the Johnstons' are doing pretty decently for themselves. 

The Johnstons include parents Amber and Trent, and their children Elizabeth, Jonah, Anna, Alex, and Emma. Thanks to their life's story, the family sure did obtain incredible popularity and a huge fanbase. TLC's budget is about $250,000 to $400,000 per episode. In other words, this means that the Johnstons would be raking in $25,000 to $40,000 per episode! Read on to know more about the Johnstons' wealth. 

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Although the Johnstons' net worth isn't available publicly as of now, several attempts have been made to estimate it.

According to reality tv producer Terence Michael, families on reality shows earn about 10 per cent of the show's budget so the above-mentioned amount is his estimation. In addition, Trent Johnston earns a steady salary from his job at the local college in Georgia, where he works as a grounds supervisor.

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Additionally, a report from Business Insider suggests that the family could be making even more than the estimated numbers, solely based on the show's popularity. The report said, "For those docu-ensembles… [additional] per episode ranges from low-end, like $1,500 an episode, to $3,000 at the high end. And then after three years of success, it can go up to $7,000 to $10,000 an episode. After that, you start moving into the Kardashian level." Soon enough, the show may probably switch their name to 'Keeping up with the Johnstons'!

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Even with so many mouths to feed, the Johnston family has an estimated net worth of about $2 million. 

Stay tuned for the season 11 premiere of '7 Little Johnstons'  on March 15, 2022, only on TLC.