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How Much Do Stars Of ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Get Paid?

Submitted by on September 5, 2012 – 10:00 am Comments

Alana Thompson has become quite the rage, there’s no denying that one fact. She with her motor-mouth and over-smartness if you will has actually managed to win over the viewers. Therefore it isn’t surprising when it’s revealed that she and her family, who star in the popular show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ get paid pretty handsomely; “a dollar makes me holler” as Alana puts it, in her own inimitable style.

For Starters, Alana and her family is reportedly getting paid $40,000 for the 10-episode debut of ‘Honey Boo Boo’. In lieu of this, everything happening in her life is for everyone to see. This includes her participation in a child beauty pageant on TLC’s ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’, and her family’s and her, self proclaimed ‘redneck’ lifestyle in McIntyre, GA. Alana is quite the sensation even on the internet, with her Toddlers and Tiara video clocking about 4.5 million viewers on YouTube. This popularity is what, prompted TLC to rope in Alana and her family for a spinoff series of their own.

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 One could argue that $40,000 isn’t much considering TLC’s investment in the show has really paid rich dividends. As it turns out, the show managed to score and impressive figure of nearly 3 million viewers for its Aug. 29 installment, which followed the family at a water park. This figure was also an improvement of about 30 percent from the previous week. Which, in other words can only mean; the show is fast climbing the ladder of popularity. Hence coming back to the argument that the money the Thompson family is being paid is actually peanuts, might hold some water.

In TLC’s defense, the network probably wants to gauge for how long this popularity lasts and how much money it can milk, out of this show, and for how long. Surely, once the debut season is done with and the network is convinced of the Thompson family’s sustained popularity, if such is the case, the salary increase will surely be pretty substantial. Probably, it might even touch the magic figure of a million dollars. Wonder what Alana would say, if that actually happens.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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