Ever wondered how much money appearing on a reality telly show can make you? Do those fifteen minutes of fame really pay off? In short, yes, they absolutely do!
Now magazine's reality star rich list has landed and you'll be surprised how much the likes of Gareth Gates have managed to salvage from their short-lived stints in the limelight.
Mogul and creator of the VAST majority of these reality TV stars, Simon Cowell tops the rich list with an estimated £225million (gah!) stuffed in his mattress.
Check out who else made the grade:
Simon has made a few bucks as a producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known worldwide for his role as a talent judge on shows such as <em>Pop Idol</em>, <em>The X Factor</em>, <em>Britain's Got Talent </em>and <em>American Idol</em>. You may not be surprised to discover that Simon is currently worth *cough cough* £225million.
Susan found fame when she appeared as a contestant on <em>Britain's Got Talent</em> in 2009, singing <em>I Dreamed a Dream</em> from <em>Les Miserables</em>. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling album on charts around the globe. Susan is now worth approximately £22million.
Boy band One Direction signed with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of <em>The X Factor </em>in 2010. After enjoying worldwide succes this five-piece is now worth £20million... EACH!
Katie Price aka the queen of reality TV has appeared in no less than 10 shows. It's no wonder that the glamour model is worth an eye-watering £17.5million.
Cheryl cole found fame in 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show <em>Popstars: The Rivals</em> on ITV. The most successful member of Girls Aloud, Cheryl is worth £15million.
Will Young found fame after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV music contest <em>Pop Idol</em>. The singer is now worth a staggering £13.5million.
Leona first came to prominence after winning the third series of <em>The X Factor</em> in 2006. The singer has enjoyed international success and is currently worth £12million.
Levi is a British-Jamaican reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef, businessman and multi-millionaire. In 2006 he appeared on the BBC's <em>Dragons' Den</em> seeking a seeking £50,000 of investment for his sauce business. Shortly after his appearance on the programme, Sainsbury's announced that they would be stocking Reggae Reggae sauce in 600 of their stores. The businessman is currently worth £12million!
Myleene found the spotlight in the now defunct pop band Hear'Say, the first of the reality TV manufactured groups. The band was formed on the show <em>Popstars</em> in February 2001. Since then Myleene has become a successful classical musician, model and television presenter. She's worth £11million!
Francis Boulle is an English entrepreneur, author, and cast member of <em>Made in Chelsea</em>. At just 24-years-old Francis is worth a whopping £10.1million.
Kimberly Walsh rose to fame after winning the ITV talent show <em>Popstars: The Rivals</em> in 2002 with Girls Aloud. Since then Kimberley has appeared on the BBC's <em>Strictly Come Dancing </em>and has launched a solo singing career, she's currently worth £6.8million.
Gareth found fame as the runner-up (coming second to Will Young) in the first series of the ITV talent show <em>Pop Idol </em>in 2002. Gareth is now worth £6.5million.
Nicole Roberts rose to fame after auditioning for the reality TV series and competition <em>Popstars The Rivals</em>. The singer-turned-style-icon is now worth £6.5million.
Peter Andre first found fame in the early nineties but disappeared into obscurity by the year 2000. In 2004 he made his comeback on reality TV show <em>I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here</em>. Mr Andre is now worth a whopping £6.3million.
Sarah rose to fame when Girls Aloud won the ITV talent show <em>Popstars: The Rivals</em> in 2002. Sarah is now worth £6.3million.
Alexandra rose to fame after winning the fifth series of British television series <em>The X Factor</em> in 2008. The singer is now worth £6.1million.
Tenor Paul Potts rose to fame in 2007 when he won the first series of ITV's <em>Britain's Got Talent </em>with his performance of <em>Nessun Dorma</em>, an aria from Puccini's opera <em>Turandot</em>. Paul is worth a staggering £6million.
Lead singer of Girls Aloud, Nadine Coyle rose to fame when the girl group won the ITV talent show <em>Popstars: The Rivals</em> in 2002. The Irish lass is now worth £6million.
JLS were runners-up of the fifth series of ITV reality talent show <em>The X Factor</em> in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke. The band are collectively worth £6million.
Property developer Paul was one of the final four contestants on the first UK series of reality TV show <em>The Apprentice</em>. He's worth a cool £5.5miliion