How much did Kardashians earn from ‘KUWTK’? A look at their hefty salaries as the series comes to an end in 2021

The family went on to mint millions per episode after it premiered on E! in 2007 and the show's end would incur a huge loss to their family income

                            How much did Kardashians earn from ‘KUWTK’? A look at their hefty salaries as the series comes to an end in 2021
The Kardashian sisters, Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Lamar Odom and Kanye West (Getty Images)

The Kardashian clan is known for their candor and controversies and now they are back in the news for a heartbreaking revelation. In a bombshell tweet, Kim Kardashian told her 66 million followers that the family is bidding goodbye to ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ after 20 seasons.

“It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision,” she said, adding, “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children.” She also posted, “This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.” 



With the show's skyrocketing popularity, the family went on to mint millions per episode after it premiered on E! in 2007 and an end to it would incur a huge loss to their family income. Here's a look at how much each member of the family earned from the show. 

Back in 2017, an insider told Variety that the renewal deal will take the show through 2020 and amounts to “below $100 million.” However, that same year, TMZ reported that the family was said to be pocketing $30 million a season for 5 seasons, which comes to $150 million. As per the same report, it was a huge escalation from their 2015 contract, which was around $20 million a cycle for 5 cycles totaling up to $100 million. If a Style Caster report is to be believed, after Kris Jenner’s 10 percent cut for closing the deal, the final amount came to be $135 million.

Kim Kardashian West (Getty Images)

Reportedly, E! Network doesn’t pay the KUWTK cast individually but leaves it up to the family to divide it among themselves. On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Kris revealed in 2017 that the family divides the money evenly. “Everybody gets paid pretty much equally, because we all film a lot and we all work hard, and we’ve created this show and this brand for the last decade. Everybody’s happy,” Kris said at that time. If that is the case, all Kardashian sisters and Kris get $4.5 million a season. 

However, Style Caster speculates that since Kim is an executive producer on KUWTK, her pay could be a little more than her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie. Moreover, since Kylie hasn't appeared in as many episodes, her salary could be somewhat lower.

After the recent news, many fans wondered how they were planning to earn the whopping amount now. "The Kardashians have literally made money over the years that the reality series (KUWTK) aired on TV. Maybe, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are thinking of starting their own reality TV series. What if they decide to continue the show after stirring up all the controversies?" one wrote and another said, "Kris Jenner works too hard to get the Kardashian/Jenner clan off television. #KeepingUpWithTheKardashians might end in 2021, but they’ll still be everywhere and making more money than ever."





Many simply called the show trash and slammed the family. "GOOD! they brought the trash reality tv show to the masses - it's horrible!!! Mom Kardashian sold her daughter's SEX TAPE to make a name for themselves/make money - they are TRASH," one tweet read. Another wondered if they don't want to be on the show anymore saying, "Some of them don't wanna be on the show anymore and they're beginning to commit less time, one time I watched Kim was complaining about Kourtney. I think there's gonna be a rerun later on, may be the Kardashian kids or The Wests."




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