If the Kardashians were the highest earning family in showbiz until now, they have just set a whole new record for the most lucrative deal even closed in television. Three more seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” will net them an impressive $40 million (€30.2 million).
It must not be a secret that the Kardashians have been, for the past couple of years, the highest earning family in reality television.
With the new deal with E!, they have just occupied the throne reserved for royalty, because 3 new seasons of just one show (not including endorsements and other deals) will make them considerably richer, TMZ reports.
“The 7th season begins airing May 20. Our sources say the $40-plus million deal does not include product endorsements and other items associated with the show that Kim, Kris and the rest of the brood are able to hock,” TMZ says.
Further details on the newly signed deal indicate that, at least for a couple of years, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, mother Kris and the younger Jenner sisters aren't going anywhere.
They might be criticized for their lack of an apparent talent but, as it turns out, the Kardashians are excellent negotiators because they have managed to get a record breaking deal with E! Which, to cap it all off, also allows them to make an extra buck on the side.
“Sources connected to the deal tell TMZ, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris and Bruce will get the lion's share of the money and they are each getting equal pay,” TMZ says.
Rob, Kendall and Kylie are getting less money than these four, but equal amounts.
“Scott Disick and his son Mason have a separate deal. Ditto for Lamar, who hammered out a package deal to appear in both 'Khloe and Lamar' and 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians',” the report further says.
The new contract even leaves room for the possibility of another spinoff, should any member of the Klan (Kim, for instance) desire to go down that path.
“We're told the new deal ONLY includes existing shows – so if Kim and Kanye get a new spinoff show... they will have to bang out a new contract for even MORE money,” TMZ says.
In other words, while haters continue hating on Kim & Co., she's definitely laughing all the way to the bank.