This Is How Much Trent Johnston From 7 Little Johnstons Is Actually Worth

Reality TV is big business, particularly for those shows with a unique hook like TLC's 7 Little Johnstons, which focuses on a family of seven who all live with a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia. The show follows patriarch Trent Johnston, his wife Amber, and their five children: Jonah, Elizabeth, Anna, Alex, and Emma.

Since its debut in 2015, the show has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide, catapulting its stars to fame and (presumably) fortune in the process. But is a reality show salary really enough to support a family of seven? Does Trent Johnston supplement his income from TLC in any way? It turns out he does.

Trent Johnston's estimated net worth varies widely

According to his TLC bio, Trent Johnston works as a grounds supervisor for a local college in Georgia, where the family is based, so even when they're not filming, he's earning a paycheck.

Although Johnston's net worth isn't publicly known as of now, attempts have been made to estimate it. Reality TV producer Terence Michael told E! News that families on shows like 7 Little Johnstons typically make around 10 percent of each budget, so the Johnstons could be earning somewhere in the range of $25,000 to $40,000 per episode. And don't forget that Johnston still earns a salary from his job at the local college (via TLC).

As a result, Trend Celebs Now estimates the lovable patriarch was worth $1 to $5 million in 2019, but estimates his prior year's worth much lower, at $100,000 to $1 million.

No matter how much Trent is worth, it was enough for the Johnstons to buy a massive new family home in Forsyth, Georgia.