Summer is here, and season 15 of The Bachelorette is wrapping up! Leading lady, Hannah Brown, is all set to choose her Prince Charming during the finale, airing on ABC, July 29th. Will it be Jed, Peter or Tyler? It's no secret that the Bachelor franchise is madly successful, with an average of 8 million viewers per week, for all of their associated programs. Host and producer, Chris Harrison, has an established net worth of close to $20 million, raking in a $60,000 salary per episode. Harrison is not the only one laughing all the way to the bank.
Appearing on The Bachelorette has been a fast track to celebrity status for many past guests.
10 Ali Fedotowsky: $600,000
Ali Fedotowsky is one of the most memorable past Bachelorettes. As a cast member on the 14th season of The Bachelor, Ali gained notoriety when she chose to remove herself from the show to return to her career. Her season of the Bachelorette concluded with an engagement to winner, Roberto Martinez, however, their relationship ended in 2011. She soon after met her husband, Kevin Manno, a television personality and host. Ali has made her fortune from various television hosting gigs, namely, her appearances on 1st Look, Miss USA, and E! News. Since 2011, Ali has been a host on Home and Family.
9 Andi Dorfman: $3 Million
Andi Dorfman was the first female attorney to appear on The Bachelor, in its eighteenth season. She would subsequently become the tenth Bachelorette, which ended with her getting engaged to Josh Murray. After only a few months of engagement, the two called off their relationship. Andi went on to publish two books, It's Not Okay, and, Single State Of Mind. They both became New York Times bestsellers. Andi's success is owed to the numerous television appearances she has made and the popularity of her books. She is also a very active social media marketer, with over 1 million loyal Instagram followers.
8 Desiree Hartsock: $400,000
Desiree Hartsock was the season 9 Bachelorette. She has been married to the suitor who stole her heart on the show, Chris Siegfried, since 2015. This puts her in an exclusive group of only 6 women who are still with their original matches from the show. Since the show wrapped up, Desiree has established a successful bridal company from home. She helps women locate the perfect dress for their wedding day. She also promotes essential oils, natural cleaning products, and cosmetics via her Instagram page. Her net worth is edging close to half a million dollars.
7 Emily Maynard: $5 Million
Emily Maynard is one of the most loved past guests on The Bachelorette. Before starring on the hit show, she lost her boyfriend in a tragic plane crash. Maynard went on to become the frontrunner on Brad Womack's season of The Bachelor; the pair were engaged at the finale, but quickly called off their relationship. A similar fate would produce itself on her season of The Bachelorette, when she accepted Jef Holm's proposal. They broke up soon after. She is now happily married with four children, to a man that she met at church, organically! In 2016, her book, I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption and True Love, was published.
6 Ashley Hebert: $2 Million
Ashley Hebert was the runner up in Brad Womack's series, and went on to become The Bachelorette in Season 7. She married J.P., the winner of her season, in 2012, and the pair are still together. Although she is a skilled pediatric dentist, much of her fortune is attributed to her reality star status.
Television appearances on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, have kept her exposure up. She has also cashed in on her social media presence; using Instagram to promote various products.
5 Trista Sutter: $2 Million
Trista Sutter is as original as it gets in the Bachelor world. She was runner-up in the first season of The Bachelor, and later became the very first Bachelorette, in 2003. She married Ryan Sutter, a firefighter, shortly after the series finale. Their wedding was televised on ABC and broadcast as a special 3-part series, aptly called, Trista & Ryan's Wedding. The pair were paid $1 million to televise their special day, and set a precedent for future Bachelor and Bachelorette couples to marry on-screen. The Sutter's continue to make random appearances on TV, and are living happily ever after with their children, in Colorado.
4 Kaitlyn Bristowe: $150,000
Kaitlyn Bristowe is one of the most recent Bachelorettes, having been the starlet of Season 11. The season opened with a twist; Bristowe and fellow contestant Britt Nilsson, accepted votes for who would become the sole bachelorette of the season. Kaitlyn accepted a marriage proposal from Shawn Booth at the end of the season. Three years later, the couple announced their split. Kaitlyn has made most of her fortune from television appearances, but is also dabbling in entrepreneurial projects. She started a hair accessory line called Dew Edit in 2018. This spring, she announced her wine company, Spades & Sparrow. Earlier this year, she started dating Jason Tartick, a contestant on Becca Kufrin's season.
3 Rachel Lindsay $450,000
Rachel Lindsay was the first Black Bachelorette, appearing as the lead in Season 13. With a charismatic attitude, a dedication to herself that was unprecedented, and a heart of gold, it was hard not to love her. Rachel had her heart broken by Nick Viall in Season 21 of The Bachelor, but returned to the show, determined to find love. Fans were shocked when she chose Bryan Abasolo over runner-up Peter Kraus. Rachel knew what her heart wanted, and the pair are still happily engaged, planning to marry later this summer. Rachel has made most of her fortune appearing in reality television, but is also a well-respected kinesiologist.
2 Becca Kufrin: $200,000
One of the biggest Bachelor Nation dramas to date was the sudden breakup of Becca Kufrin and Arie Luyendyk Jr, just weeks after they got engaged during the finale of Season 22 of The Bachelor. He later went back to runner-up Lauren, and proposed to her.
A heartbroken (and humiliated!) Becca returned as The Bachelorette in Season 14, where she got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen, a surgical technology consultant. The pair are still together, and Becca's net worth is on the rise. She's recently launched her own design company called B The Label. Her Instagram account has a faithful 1.3 million followers, and counting!
1 Hannah Brown: $125,000
Hannah's season has not yet finished airing, but that hasn't stopped her from racking in the dollar bills! With an estimated fortune of $125,000, and rising, Hannah has made almost all of her money by appearing on the show. Additional perks, like appearing in People Magazine after the finale, will only add to her wealth. Before her rise to fame, she was a contestant on Miss USA, and also a successful interior designer. She also gets some pretty impressive sponsorships via her social media. With 1.3 million Instagram followers, she is in a prime position to promote products and services, while making a nice profit.