Delving into the Wealth of the '1,000-Lb. Sisters' — How Much Do They Really Make?

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Tatayana Yomary - Author

Jan. 24 2024, Updated 4:22 p.m. ET

Amy and Tammy Slaton from '1,000-Lb. Sisters'
Source: TLC

Why do people showcase their lives on reality television? Well, some crave the limelight, while many others relish the chance to be a guiding light through personal tales. But let's get real here — the grand motivator that often steals the spotlight is the allure of cold, hard cash.

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When reality TV stars like Tammy and Amy Slaton from TLC's 1000-Lb. Sisters go through major transformations, you can't help but wonder, is it really worth it? Sharing your weight loss journey with the world might get you support, but it also puts a big ol' target on your back for social media trolls and critics.

Amidst this chaos, the burning question remains: Just how much money do the 1000-Lb. Sisters rake in from the wildly popular reality series? Keep scrolling to find out!

Tammy and Amy Slaton from '1,000-Lb. Sisters'
Source: TLC
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So, how much do the Slaton sisters from '1000-Lb. Sisters' make?

Getting a spot on reality TV is like hitting the jackpot, and word on the street is that some reality stars are swimming in millions each season – can you believe the craziness of it all?!

However, when it comes to Amy and Tammy Slaton's bankroll from 1000-Lb. Sisters, it's a real head-scratcher. These ladies are keeping their lips sealed tight about their paychecks because, you know, shedding those pounds takes the spotlight — the cash is just the cherry on top!

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TLC has also been silent about how much they pay their reality stars — but we can confirm that these sisters are likely getting a sizable check. In fact, many fans have tried their hand at salary sleuthing, drawing parallels with other reality TV shows — and they've gotten pretty darn close.

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Back in June 2016, Business Insider dropped a bombshell report that spilled the beans on the cash flow in the world of reality TV. According to the insiders, the stars of ensemble shows get paid based on their importance to the show and how much the viewers are eating it up.

"For those docu-ensembles, especially if they're nobodies, per episode it ranges from low-end, like $1,500 an episode, to $3,000 at the high end," one agent said. "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."

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It's important to note the Slaton sisters aren't just relying on one cash flow. They kicked off their fame journey with a YouTube channel that's still pumping out content. And if you're in the know about the social media platform, those influencers can make anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars.

But wait, there's more! These savvy sisters are also making fans' dreams come true on Cameo. For a mere $50, fans offer some basic information, and the Slaton sisters whip up personalized video messages for friends, family, or even the fans themselves.

Catch new episodes of 1000-Lb. Sisters on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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