The Learning Channel, better known as TLC, is a reality television-centered channel that focuses on the lives and dramas of some incredible and rather difficult individuals. From people struggling to lose weight, to questionable relationships between foreigners and American citizens, TLC has provided reality television fans with an incredibly colorful host of characters. But how well do the heroes and villains of TLC’s most popular shows get paid? You might be shocked to learn that some of them are far better off than others…
Little People, Big World – The Wealthy Roloffs
The Portland, OR family, the Roloffs, of Little People, Big World fame were a standout group in the show where Amy and Matt did their best to be good parents to Zach, their son. They all have dwarfism. Terrence Michael, a producer of the show, revealed to E! that the family was handed 10% of every episode’s profits. Say, for example, an episode earned $50,000, then the family would be handed $5,000. According to other sources, however, the Roloffs were earning a lot more than their officially reported earnings. They could easily be cashing an amount between $7,000 to $10,000 following each episode’s earning.
Jazz Jennings Pockets $10,000 Per Episode
Jazz Jennings is a transgender teenager that has found prominence and success through her YouTube career and published book. She was contacted by TLC in 2015 regarding a potential reality show, which would later come to be known as I Am Jazz, which would enjoy much popularity. Jazz has also made quite a lot of money from the reality show, somewhere between $10,000 to $15,000. Despite how much Jazz earned from her dealings with TLC, the lion’s share of her net worth was provided by her various business ventures, documentaries, doll collection, short films, as well as being a Clean & Clear spokesmodel. This all results in a net worth of around $300,000.