The Richest Bachelor Stars Might Surprise You

If there is one franchise that continues to stand the test of time, it's "The Bachelor." The show and its multiple spin-offs have survived season after season, scandal after scandal, and as such it's produced some of reality television's biggest names. Think Hannah Brown, Emily Maynard, Kaitlyn Bristowe — these are just some of the people who have made it big on "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," and even "Bachelor in Paradise" (and do you remember when "Bachelor Pad" was a thing? Talk about a mid-2010s throwback). Thanks to the exposure from the franchise, some former contestants have gone on to lead their own seasons and score brand deals and partnerships, while some have even gone on to pursue careers in the entertainment industry.

With all of that said, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to learn that some of those aforementioned stars of "The Bachelor" and its multiple spin-offs have gone on to earn a pretty penny thanks to their careers, exposure, and business gigs. While some have stayed in the public eye more than others, some are bona fide millionaires in their own right. Here are the richest "Bachelor" stars that might surprise you.

Hannah Brown made it big thanks to her time on ABC

It was the scene watched around the world when Alabama Hannah picked up the rose-filled ceremony table and moved it toward her remaining men and away from Luke P., the controversial contestant who had all of us blocking our ex once and for all. Hannah Brown quickly made a name for herself as a contestant on "The Bachelor" before leading her own season on "The Bachelorette," and her candidness quickly made her a fan favorite. She has upwards of 2.5 million followers on Instagram as of publication, and even landed a spot (and the win) on ABC's hit competition show, "Dancing With the Stars," which allowed her to rake in $300,000 for snagging the mirror ball trophy (via Celebrity Net Worth). 

But Brown didn't always have cash on hand, and she told Marie Claire that before she was on the show, she had $70 sitting in her bank account (after all, she had to give up her interior design career so she could fulfill the duties of being Miss Alabama). But since her days of starring on national television, Brown now has a net worth of $1.5 million.

OG Bachelorette contestant Ryan Sutter has a good chunk of change in the bank

For those of you who started watching "The Bachelorette" three seasons ago, let us enlighten you. Trista Sutter was the first woman to ever be the Bachelorette, and she was swept off her feet by firefighter and former football player Ryan Sutter. As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Ryan had played football for the Colorado Buffaloes and the Baltimore Ravens, so when we say that this man is swoon-worthy, we absolutely mean it. 

The Sutters quickly became the poster couple for how to do "The Bachelorette" correctly, and the two seem just as much in love now as they did back in 2003. Of course, fans know that Ryan has been in the news lately, as his health took a serious detour. During Trista's podcast, "Better Etc.," the couple revealed that Ryan was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a result of the toxins he was exposed to as a firefighter. "It seems to be that what happened is that my immune system was weakened through exposures to toxins and especially to mold," he said about his condition. Hopefully his net worth of $2 million has been more than enough to help him.

Jillian Harris found her way into interior design and got a big payday because of it

Some of the wealthiest contestants from "The Bachelor" franchise have been both contestants and leads, just like Jillian Harris. As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Harris was a contestant on "The Bachelor" in 2009 and then went on to star as the Bachelorette. Harris ended her season engaged to Ed Swiderski, but the two were not meant to last. She exclusively joked to Us Weekly in 2021, "It's been almost 10 years since I've been on the show and so most of the PTSD is gone," before sharing how much she benefited from the franchise. "It was such an incredible experience even if it wasn't 'successful.' I wouldn't change it for a thing," she said. 

Harris went on to have a successful career in television following her stint on "The Bachelorette," and she primarily turned her attention to interior design. As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, she hosted "Love It or List It Vancouver" and "Handyman Challenge" and made several appearances on "HGTV Insider" and "Jillian and Justin." She is currently engaged to Justin Pasutto, via Entertainment Tonight, and has a net worth of $3 million.

Businesswoman Kaitlyn Bristowe probably has a lot of money saved up

If there is one person who has truly made the most since her time of being the Bachelorette, it's Kaitlyn Bristowe. Of course, some may remember Bristowe as the Bachelorette that contestants voted for, as she was up against another woman for the title (in hindsight, who allowed that to happen?). But Bristowe ended up securing her spot and an engagement to Shawn Booth. Bristowe and Booth eventually called it quits, but that didn't stop her from thriving. 

Bristowe is the creative source behind the podcast "Off the Vine," and she is the founder of two businesses, Spade and Sparrows wine and Dew Edit, as noted by Elle Canada. She was a contestant and winner of "Dancing With the Stars" — for which she reportedly took home almost $300,000, via Variety — and she returned to ABC to co-host "The Bachelorette" alongside Tayshia Adams. As noted by Cosmopolitan, Bristowe reportedly took home about $100,000 for being the Bachelorette herself, and while it's unclear exactly how much she's making as a host, it's safe to assume that the salary is more than competitive. So what does all of that add up to? An approximate net worth of more than $3.5 million.

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. had an impressive career before becoming the Bachelor

When Arie Luyendyk Jr. was announced as the leading man of "The Bachelor" in 2017, a lot of us in Bachelor Nation were surprised, and some of us didn't even know who he was. It had been quite some time since Luyendyk had competed on Emily Maynard's season of "The Bachelorette" in 2012, and as such, choosing him seemed like an odd choice. But Luyendyk's season was anything but boring, especially when he left then-fiancée Becca Kufrin for current wife Lauren Burnham, who were his first and second place ladies respectively. Talk about scandal. 

While Luyendyk and Burnham may have not been Bachelor Nation's favorite couple when they got engaged, they have absolutely won over the hearts of many, and their three kids are just cute as buttons. As they've shared their lives via social media and news outlets, Luyendyk and Burnham have proved that their love is stronger than ever (Luyendyk even gifted his bride a new engagement ring worth upwards of $350,000, as noted by Page Six). As a successful realtor, former race car driver, and social media-savvy dad, it's no wonder that Luyendyk is worth a pretty penny. As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, the former Bachelor is worth $4 million.

Former leading lady and current host Tayshia Adams is worth millions

When Clare Crawley and Dale Moss got engaged, the creative minds behind "The Bachelorette" needed a plan, and they turned to stunner and outright queen Tayshia Adams. Adams had been a contestant on "The Bachelor," and she even made an appearance on "Bachelor in Paradise," sparking a romance with none other than John Paul Jones. But when the situation looked strained and the men quarantined to date Crawley needed another chance, Adams was the person who took on the title, and she did not disappoint. 

Adams went on to get engaged to Zac Clark (in one of the most romantic proposals in "Bachelorette" history, in our opinion), and not only that, but she returned to the ABC screen as a co-host of the franchise alongside Kaitlyn Bristowe. So with all of that being said, how much is Adams worth? As noted by Cosmopolitan, the exact number is unknown, but Adams made somewhere between $7,000 and $15,000 from "Bachelor in Paradise," and likely made a six-figure salary as the franchise's leading lady following Crawley. Between brand deals on social media and the paycheck she's collecting from being co-host, Cosmopolitan estimated that she's worth anywhere from $1 million to $5 million.

Emily Maynard may not have found love on television, but she scored in more ways than one

The success rate of "The Bachelor" franchise may be questionable, but Emily Maynard took advantage of the opportunity. As noted by Cosmopolitan, Maynard reportedly negotiated her contract with ABC and landed a $250,000 paycheck for being Season 8's Bachelorette, and while she raked in the cash, she didn't find love. Maynard came to "The Bachelorette" off of the heels of her failed engagement to bachelor Brad Womack, as noted in an exclusive interview with People. When her season of "The Bachelorette" ended, she was engaged to Jef Holm, but the two broke up as well. 

"I wanted that love so bad," Maynard said. "I felt like there was something wrong with me if I couldn't make it work. But I look back now and see that the times I felt the lowest, God was still there for me, planning something better than I ever could have imagined." So did Maynard find her fairy tale? She did, with none other than an old friend with whom she rekindled a relationship after the show, Tyler Johnson. And what's more is that she's worth a good chunk of change: $5 million, to be exact (via Celebrity Net Worth).

Dale Moss' net worth will definitely surprise you

Dale Moss, the embattled ex-fiancé of Clare Crawley, has an impressive net worth, and most of it didn't come from the franchise. As noted by International Business Times, Moss' career in the NFL boosted his income. Life & Style detailed that Moss played for the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Carolina Panthers, so it's safe to say that his athletic career definitely assisted in making him millions. 

Moss became a Bachelor Nation household name due to his whirlwind on-again, off-again relationship with Crawley that initially ended on the show in a rushed proposal that many people saw as a stunt. Bachelor Nation's Dean Unglert and Jared Haibon even shared their thoughts on the couple (who, as of publication, are off again) during an episode of their podcast, "Help! I Suck At Dating." "Dale I feel like was never fully invested in the relationship ... he [got] very bad press," Unglert said. "I think he wants to get into hosting ... with that kind of negative press around you, you're not going to get any of those jobs." But he's worth about $5 million, so he might be set for now.

Former Bachelor and new franchise host Jesse Palmer has a huge net worth

When host Chris Harrison left "The Bachelor" under controversial circumstances, people wondered who would replace him. When it came to "The Bachelor" (not its various spin-offs, as of publication), the franchise turned to Jesse Palmer, the leading man of Season 5 who ended his season in a relationship with Jessica Bowlin. As noted by People, Palmer — a former football player and Canadian sports analyst — and Bowlin called it quits, and it seemed as though Bachelor Nation wouldn't ever see Palmer grace their screens (at least when it came to on-screen dating) again. 

After his time as the Bachelor came to a close, Palmer went on to marry Emely Fardo, and the two celebrated their love in a small, COVID-19-friendly ceremony. With just a "small group of close friends" surrounding them, the couple tied the knot and told People that they couldn't wait for a larger celebration. Any plans they may have made might have been pushed back though when it was announced in September 2021 that Palmer would be hosting the reality dating series' 26th season (via Variety). That gig alone probably came with a hefty salary.

So, how much is he worth now? Today Palmer is reportedly worth $8 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).

Ed Swiderski has a far more impressive net worth than you might realize

We have to go back all the way to the days of "Bachelor Pad" for this franchise star. Ed Swiderski had a very tumultuous time within "The Bachelor" franchise, including a stint on "The Bachelorette" as well as "Bachelor Pad," and at one point, he even found himself engaged to Season 5's Jillian Harris. As noted by People, the relationship between Harris and the technology consultant fizzled out over time, and like many franchise relationships, the two called it quits. 

By the time 2015 rolled around, Swiderski found himself married to FOX 32 News anchor Natalie Bomke, and the couple told People all about their relationship (that surprisingly started via Twitter). Swiderski revealed that he saw Bomke on television working as an on-air reporter, and as such, he took to Twitter to introduce himself. The bold move paid off, because the pair tied the knot in front of 100 people in a gorgeous wedding atop the Tribune Tower in Chicago. "I feel like the luckiest man on earth," he told People at the time. So what did his days on reality television and his career in tech get him? A net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Former Bachelor Travis Stork made serious money from reality TV and his medical career

When Travis Stork was chosen as the franchise's eighth Bachelor, there was a doctor in the house. As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Stork wasn't just a "love doctor" or someone who majored in pre-med but didn't actually make it to medical school (no offense, but we don't always think of highly educated doctors when we think "The Bachelor"). Stork was a magna cum laude graduate from Duke University and then went on to get his medical degree from the University of Virginia. From there, he went to the medical center at Vanderbilt University to complete his emergency medical training and subsequently ventured to Colorado where he worked as a physician. So to say that Stork is the real deal is an understatement. 

When it came time for him to lead "The Bachelor" franchise's Season 8, he found love with contestant Sarah Stone. Or so he thought, because as noted by Bachelor Nation, the two called it quits. Since then, Stork got married to Parris Bell, appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," and has hosted "The Doctors." He has a net worth of $12 million as a result.

Prince Lorenzo Borghese, star of The Bachelor Season 9, is worth millions

Is there anything better than a dashing Bachelor? Maybe a prince. Prince Lorenzo Borghese was the franchise's ninth Bachelor, as noted by Us Weekly, and he seemed to be the man of desire for pretty much every contestant and viewer. He ended his run on the show dating winner Jennifer Wilson, but the pair didn't last. Borghese then turned to his runner-up, Sadie Murray, and the two started their love affair up again. But it certainly was not built to last, because after just a couple of months together, the pair ended their relationship. 

So what is the royal, born to an Italian prince and an American mother, up to now? As noted by Us Weekly, Borghese went on to star in "Celebrity Big Brother U.K." in 2012 but has kept a relatively low profile since. He may have started to rely on his educational background — he got his MBA at Fordham University — or maybe he's just living life as a prince. It's difficult to say, given that his social media is private with only around 6,200 followers. But Celebrity Net Worth has him set at $50 million, so he seems to be doing alright.

Andrew Firestone, the Bachelor from Season 3, is worth a pretty penny

When you're the leading man of "The Bachelor," chances are you have a lot to offer — a great personality, promising career goals — but what about the inheritance to a multibillion-dollar company? Andrew Firestone, yes, of that Firestone tire franchise family, was the Bachelor for the franchise's Season 3, and as noted by Us Weekly, he popped the question to Jen Schefft at the end of his run. As you may have presumed, the couple called it quits about ten months after being together, but Firestone has had nothing but nice things to say about the franchise. 

Firestone exclusively told Us Weekly that while he met and married his now-wife without any cameras involved, he still believes in the goal of the show. "It's all about rolling the dice on love and taking a chance," he said. "You put yourself out there, knowing that it's a long shot. But God, when it works it's so good." Firestone married model Ivana Bozilovic, and the couple went on to have three kids together, so you could certainly say that things worked out well for him. Oh, and he just so happens to be worth $50 million, as noted by Celebrity Net Worth.