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The 10 Highest-Earning Reality TV Stars

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THE DAILY BEAST has put together a list of the top earning reality stars. Not a single one can act/sing/ write or perform like a regular performer. Not a one.

Being a nobody never paid so well. From the Kardashian sisters' $11 million haul to The Situation's $3 million payday, The Daily Beast tallies the top earners in reality television.

KIM KARDASHIAN came in at #1, with an estimated take of $6 million this year. 

Here's the Top 10, with their estimated 2010 earnings and most popular show . . .

1.)  Kim Kardashian, $6 million  . . . "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"

2.)  Lauren Conrad, $5 million . . . "The Hills"

3.)  Bethenny Frankel, $4 million . . . "The Real Housewives of New York City"

4.)  Audrina Patridge, $3.5 million . . . "The Hills"

5.)  Kate Gosselin, $3.5 million . . . "Jon & Kate Plus 8"

6.)  Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, $3 million . . . "Jersey Shore"

7.)  Khloe Kardashian, $2.5 million . . . "Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami"

8.)  Kourtney Kardashian, $2.5 million . . . "Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami"

9.)  DJ Pauly D, $2 million . . . "Jersey Shore"

10.)  Kendra Wilkinson, $2 million . . . "The Girls Next Door" and "Kendra"

See the whole slideshow here.