Ever wondered if you can actually make money on reality TV? Well, these people certainly have! Here are the UK’s richest reality TV stars in 2023 and exactly what they’re worth.

The list was calculated by Slots Up, who also figured out their general success scoring based on things like their Wikipedia, TikTok and Instagram pages.

26. Holly Hagan – £1 million

Reality show: Geordie Shore

Holly Hagan net worth
Source: Digital Spy

Holly appeared on Geordie Shore in 2011 and then left in 2016 only to return again in 2018. She has also worked on a few other shows, such as Car Crash Couples, Celebrity Storage Hunters UK, Celebrity 100% Hotter and Five Star Hotel. Alongside one musical release, this all culminated in a nice enough net worth of 1 million.

25. Scarlett Moffatt – £1 million 

Reality show: Gogglebox

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Source: Entertainment Daily

First making a name for herself on Gogglebox, Scarlett Moffatt went on to win the 16th series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and has since worked as a co-presenter on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. She’s also appeared in The British Tribe Next Door, Virtually Famous, Streetmate and Beauty School Cop Outs.

24. Alison Hammond – £1 million

Reality show: Big Brother

Alison Hammond net worth
Source: Manchester Evening News

Alison Hammond rose to fame on the 3rd series of Big Brother in 2002. She then got a job presenting This Morning in 2003, and has been doing so ever since! Pair that with her appearances on I’m A Celeb, Celebrity Coach Trip, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Masterchef and I Can See Your Voice, and it’s no wonder she’s doing alright.

Hammond also appeared in Palace Hill, Doctors and The Dumping Ground as an actress.

23. Charlotte Crosby – £2 million

Reality show: Geordie Shore

Charlotte Crosby net worth
Source: The Guardian

The second richest Georgie Shore girl, Crosby has appeared on I’m A Celeb, Celebs Go Dating and Just The Tattoo Of Us. She also had her own show, The Charlotte Show.

Aside from TV, Charlotte has worked with In The Style, Mark Hill Hair and Bondi Sands, as well as starting her own companies Flique and Naked Lane.

22. Tommy Fury – £2.4 million 

Reality show: Love Island UK

Tommy Fury net worth
Source: DAZN

Next on our list of the richest reality TV stars is Tommy Fury. He starred on Love Island in 2019, and has since continued working as a boxer. This alone has made him a millionaire, and he can apparently charge up to 7.5k per Instagram post for brand deals!

21. Gemma Collins – £2.7 million

Reality show: The Only Way Is Essex

Gemma Collins net worht
Source: The Irish Times

The GC, baby! Of course, she’s on this list. She’s done loads since appearing on TOWIE. From Celebrity Big Brother, I’m a Celeb and Dancing on Ice to her own TV show Diva Forever. Plus, she appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2021, and has a clothing brand named after her. Goals, right?

20. Dani Dyer – £3.1 million

Reality show: Love Island UK

Dani Dyer net worth
Source: Hello Magazine

Dani Dyer won a lot of people’s hearts really fast on Love Island in 2018. She has since worked on TV adverts, started her own clothing brand, and even released a book. Not to mention a huge brand deal with InTheStyle! You can check out our Love Island rich list here. Although she’s one of the richest reality TV stars in the UK, she’s still not as wealthy as her dad – the other Danny Dyer.

19. Pete Wicks – £4 million

Reality Show: The Only Way is Essex


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The ex-TOWIE star is worth around $5 million, roughly £4 million. Outside of the show, Pete Wicks garnered his impressive net worth by owning various properties and modelling. You can find out more about his net worth and how he made it in our article on Pete Wicks.

18. Stacey Solomon – £4 million

Reality show: X-Factor

Stacey Solomon net worth
Source: Good Housekeeping

If you don’t like Stacey Solomon, I don’t trust you. She started on X-Factor in 2009, and then carried on the reality TV path, finding herself on I’m A Celeb, which she won. She’s released 3 singles and an album since X-Factor, and has appeared on a huge range of TV shows. From Gogglebox to her newest show Sort Your Life Out, she’s been working hard to earn her 3.8 million net worth.

17. Maura Higgins – £4 million

Reality show: Love Island UK

Maura Higgins net worth richest reality tv stars
Source: Irish Mirror

Maura Higgins appeared on Love Island in 2019, and has since gone on to work on other TV shows and has scored a few brand deals, too. Her 2.5 million pound net worth comes from a mix of Love Island, a £500k deal with Boohoo and another with Ann Summers, as well as a contract with a well-known modelling agency.

16. Vicky Pattison – £4.2 million 

Reality show: Geordie Shore

Vicky Pattinson net worth
Source: Irish News

The richest Geordie Shore star, Vicky Pattison’s 4.2 mil net worth comes from the Shore, but also her appearances on Loose Women, I’m A Celeb and Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins. She’s also had her own show called Judge Georgie and recently worked with Pour Moi.

15. Nadiya Hussain – £4.7 million

Reality show: The Great British Bake Off

Nadiya Hussain net worth
Source: Salon

Nadiya appeared on The Great British Bake Off and kind of instantly became the entire nation’s mum. We all love her. Since going on GBBO, she’s written various books and has hosted a range of TV shows, including her own! She’s also released cookbooks and now has an MBE.

Not bad, girl. Not bad.

14. Jesy Nelson – £5.8 million 

Reality show: X-Factor

Jesy NElson net worth
Source: BBC

Alongside Perrie, Jesy Nelson was part of Little Mix for around 10 years until she exited the band in 2020. She released a documentary on BBC Three about her experience in the band, titled Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

Since leaving the band, she has released a debut single with Nicki Minaj and has signed with two record labels.

13. Molly-Mae Hague – £6 million 

Reality show: Love Island UK

Molly-Mae Hague net worth richest reality tv stars
Source: Herts Live

With her 24-hour days, Molly-Mae has amassed a hefty net worth of 6 million pounds. She started this on Love Island, where, upon return to the UK she landed a £500k deal with clothing brand PrettyLittleThing. She then launched her own tanning brand called Filter and is now Creative Director for PLT. You can read more about Molly Mae and how she made her money here. 

12. Rylan Clark-Neal – £6 million

Reality show: X-Factor

Rylan Clark-Neal net worth richest reality tv stars
Source: Radio Times

Rylan Clark-Neal impressed us all with his… bizarre X-Factor audition. He got quite far on the show, ending in fifth place. But since then, he’s predominantly become a beloved TV personality. He went on Celebrity Big Brother, This Morning, and has hosted Supermarket Sweep, Ready Steady Cook, You Are What You Wear, and now works on the One Show and has his own radio show. He’s a busy bee, and that reflects in a 6 million net worth!

11. Jamie Laing – £7.5 million

Reality show: Made in Chelsea

jaime lang net worth
Source: Hello! Magazine

Made In Chelsea will have earned Jamie Laing a certain amount of cash, but he’s managed to do pretty well for himself off of the back of the show, too. He launched a candy brand: Candy Kittens, and has also been on Celebrity Hunted, Strictly Come Dancing and he’s presented on I Like The Way You Move on BBC Three.Honestly, Candy Kittens enough would’ve been enough to earn him this much… they’re addictive.

Plus, if you’re a Made in Chelsea fan, you should check out these London bars that the cast visit on the show. You never know, you might bump into Jamie Laing himself. 

10. Joey Essex – £8.1 million 

Reality show: The Only Way is Essex

Joey Essex net worth
Source: The Independent

He is kind of the poster boy for The Only Way Is Essex, let’s be honest. He first graced our screens on TOWIE and has since worked his way through most of the great British reality shows, from Celebs Go Dating to I’m A Celeb.

On top of a huge range of TV appearances, he had a clothing line, hair products, and even a line of fragrances. Joey’s doing alright for himself. He’s even learnt to tie his shoelaces since he started. We love character growth.

9. Mark Wright – £10 million 

Reality show: The Only Way is Essex

mark wright net worth
Source: Daily Star

Mark Wright has appeared on plenty of shows since his appearance on our screens in TOWIE. He’s since been on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Strictly Come Dancing and This Morning. He’s even presented a radio show on Heart FM.

These TV appearances alone are enough to earn someone a pretty big net worth, but combine those with Wright’s modelling agency: The Wright Look, and his work in property under Chigwell Properties, it’s no wonder he’s one of the richest reality TV stars.

8. Susan Boyle – £33 million

Reality show: X-Factor

Susan Boyle net worth
Source: Wasforgas

It may come as a surprise that Scottish singer Susan Boyle is the richest reality star in the UK outside of One Direction, but here we are! Susan Boyle appeared on X-Factor in 2009, where she shocked everyone by singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables. She released a studio album the same year, which quickly became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.

In her first year of fame, Susan Boyle made £5 million. She then released another album in 2010, entitled ‘The Gift’, and in 2011 released a third album: ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’. These were followed by albums in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and finally her latest album, ‘Ten’ in 2019. Between all of thee, she has sold 19 million records and received 2 Grammy nominations.

On top of this, she’s also had a musical made about her life, entitled ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, which Fox intends to make into a movie.

7. Zayn Malik – £38 million

zayn malik rich tv star
Source: BrittneyATambeau

Reality show: X-Factor

Zayn Malik was the first to leave one of the most famous boybands of all time – One Direction. He then went on to release music, including collaborations with Taylor Swift, and date supermodel Gigi Hadid. Although he took a step back from music, he’s still enjoying the fruit of his career with an impressive net worth.

6. Perrie Edwards – £45 million

Reality show: X-Factor

Perrie Edwards net worth
Source: The Mirror

Perrie Edwards is one of the stars of Little Mix, who formed on The X-Factor in 2011 and have since sold over 60 million records worldwide. Together, the band is worth 45 million dollars, but separately their net worth is a little lower, sitting at around 5 to 6 million each.

5. Spencer Matthews – £47 million

Reality show: Made in Chelsea

Spencer Matthews net worth- richest reality tv stars
Source: Town and Country’s

Spencer from Made in Chelsea is close to the top on the list of richest reality TV stars in 2023 with an estimated net worth of 47 million pounds. That’s a whole lot of cash!

This hefty net worth is thanks to his appearance on Made In Chelsea, of course, as well as several business investments. Matthews has multiple property investments and runs his own alcohol-free spirits company, CleanCo.

4. Liam Payne – £47.4m

Reality show: X-Factor

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Source: Kurt Kulac

Another fellow ex One Directioner, Liam Payne shot to fame after the band’s break up with his solo music. He also had a high-profile relationship with Cheryl Cole, who he now shares son Bear with. Liam Payne, like his other bandmates, is among the richest reality TV stars in the UK, despite his weird multi-accent speech at the 2022 Oscars (for more weird problems with the Oscars, check out this article).

3. Louis Tomlinson – £48.3m

Reality show: X-Factor

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Source: BrittneyATambeau

Tomlinson released several singles and his debut album “Walls” in 2020 after One Direction. His famous track ‘Just Hold On’ peaked at number 2, and in 2017, Tomlinson became one of the most influential people in the UK. In 2023, he remains one of the richest reality TV stars, with a huge net worth of £48.3 million!

2. Niall Horan – £58.4 million

Reality show: X-Factor

richest reality tv stars uk 2023
Source: marcen27

Niall Horan pursued a solo music career after One Direction, releasing his debut album “Flicker” in 2017. The album was a commercial success and spawned hit singles such as “Slow Hands” and “This Town.”

In addition to his music career, Horan has also made several TV appearances, including as a guest judge on “The X Factor” and as a host and performer on “Saturday Night Live.” He is also known for his philanthropic efforts, including his work with the charity organisations such as Alzheimer’s Society, Amnesty International, Red Cross, Save the Children and UNICEF.

Horan’s success as a musician, combined with his endorsements and touring, has contributed to his wealth as one of the richest reality TV stars in the UK. He has sold millions of albums and concert tickets and has also earned money through investments like Gym+Coffee.

1. Harry Styles – £116 million

Reality show: X-Factor

harry styles richest reality tv stars 2023 uk
Source: Lovclyhes

Harry Styles is the English singer-songwriter, and actor who is arguably the most well-known former One Direction star. His career has come so far that it’s hard to remember the innocent little guy auditioning for X Factor back in 2010. Now world-famous, Harry Styles is the richest reality TV star to come out of the UK, with a current net worth of £116 million. Not too bad then. Following the boy band’s hiatus in 2016, his solo career took off with successful albums like “Fine Line” and “Harry Styles – Live on Tour” and film appearances like “Dunkirk” and “Don’t Worry Darling.” He has also made headlines for his fashion sense and is known for pushing gender boundaries with his clothing choices.

That’s a wrap for our list of the 26 richest reality tv stars in the UK! Did anybody on this list surprise you? 

Last Updated on March 21, 2024