From Pageant Princess to Reality Star, Honey Boo Boo’s Net Worth Is Impressive

Haylee Thorson - Author

May 12 2023, Published 12:42 p.m. ET

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson attends WEtv's premiere fashion event in 2019
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The spotlight never stops shining on former child pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.

Best known for starring in multiple TLC reality series such as Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and WEtv's Mama June: Family Crisis, the longtime reality star's nickname is recognizable almost anywhere.

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And now that she’s all grown up, fans are curious about where Honey Boo Boo's net worth stands and how she makes money. Let’s get into the details, from her time-honored television career to her wide-ranging creative pursuits.

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson attends the WEtv premiere of 'Marriage Boot Camp' in 2015
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Honey Boo Boo’s sizable net worth stems from multiple reality television shows.

Alana kickstarted her reality television career at age six when she starred in TLC’s highly controversial Toddlers & Tiaras series. The young beauty pageant contestant and her family quickly amassed considerable fame throughout her stint in the show, ultimately leading to several spin-offs revolving around the young star, who everyone came to know as simply “Honey Boo Boo.”

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson

Reality television personality

Net worth: $400,000

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is a reality television personality best known for starring in TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and WEtv's Mama June: Family Crisis.

Birth date: Aug. 28, 2005

Birthplace: McIntyre, Ga.

Birth name: Alana Thompson

Father: Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson

Mother: June “Mama June” Shannon

Education: Georgia Military College

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In 2012, the reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered on TLC and consisted of 48 episodes across four seasons. The show ended in 2017, but the Thompson family’s time on TV didn’t end there. Shortly after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled, Mama June: From Not to Hot aired on TLC from 2017 to 2020. It later received different titles, including Mama June: Road to Recovery and Mama June: Family Crisis.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the family earned $50,000 per episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. During the show’s entirety, the Thompsons received $2.75 million from TLC. As of 2023, Alana’s estimated net worth is $400,000.

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Honey Boo Boo's job is all about entertainment.

Aside from starring in multiple TLC reality series, the Toddlers & Tiaras alum also appeared on Dancing With the Stars: Junior in 2018. While Alana and her partner Tristan Ianiero didn’t win the competition — the judges eliminated the duo in Week 4 — ABC still paid the reality star $50,000 for her time.

In the past, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo personality has participated in installments of The Masked Singer, Family Feud, and The Screen Junkies Show, and guest starred on The Wendy Williams Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, Live With Kelly and Ryan, and more.

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Additionally, Alana tried her hand at music in 2015 with her half-sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird. The sibling duo recorded the song “Movin’ Up” and created a music video that amassed over three million views on YouTube.

Watch Mama June: Family Crisis on Fridays at 9 p.m. EST on WEtv.

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