The Teen Mom Cast Members Ranked By Net Worth
MTV’s Teen Mom franchise has expanded into one of the most successful reality TV franchises out there, and it all started with 2009’s first season of 16 and Pregnant. With Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2, many 16 and Pregnant stars have gone from struggling teenage parents to adult reality stars sharing their entire life over the past decade with millions of fans. Now, very few are struggling financially thanks to the paycheck from being a part of the series. From the teen moms to the teen dads and the prominent family members, check out every popular Teen Mom cast member ranked by their net worth from highest to lowest:
1. Farrah Abraham
Estimated Net Worth: $2 Million. Farrah Abraham was without a doubt one of the most controversial Teen Mom stars and many didn’t expect her to stay on the show as long as she did. Like the other original Teen Mom stars, Farrah was making $30,000 per episode which worked out to more than $300,000 per season, but of course her career went way outside Teen Mom OG. She reportedly sold her infamous adult film for $1.5 million and continued to work in the adult entertainment industry. She also started a few businesses of her own and appeared on shows such as Single AF, Celebrity Big Brother, and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition, and Ex on the Beach for which she was reportedly paid more than $27,000 a day! While her highest estimated net worth is $6 million, warmful.com lists it to actually be around $2 million.
2. Maci McKinney
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 Million. Maci McKinney has always been one of the most popular Teen Mom stars, and has worked hard to a very impressive estimated net worth of $1.5 million according to warmful.com. Along with the other original stars, Maci now makes between $300,000 to $500,000 per season of Teen Mom, but has also had success elsewhere. Maci and her husband Taylor have created the very successful clothing brand TTM Lifestyle and Maci has also written a few books and has made many speaking engagements.
3. Kailyn Lowry
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 million – $2 million. Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry has expanded perhaps the most out of all the Teen Mom stars, and in doing so has one of the highest estimated net worths! Kailyn makes upwards of $300,000 or more per season, but also has a successful podcast, several paid partnerships, and most recently launched her own hair care company. Although she has recently said she doesn’t have as much money as fans think she does, and admitted she put most of her savings into starting her hair care company, she now has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million to $2 million according to The Squander.
4. Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra
Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 Million. Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra hold the distinction of the only original Teen Mom couple to be selected for Teen Mom after placing their daughter for adoption as teenagers, and for being the only couple who have stayed together. According to Distractify, the pair are worth an estimated $1.5 Million for the $500,000 Catelynn reportedly makes per season, not to mention Tyler makes his own salary from the show. They have also made money from appearing on Couple’s Therapy and even tried their own series Reunited, but it was canceled. They also started their own clothing company Tierra Reign but the website has been shut down since the fall of 2018.
5. Taylor McKinney
Estimated Net Worth: $10,000- $1 Million. All the way back in season five, fans were introduced to Taylor McKinney and he quickly became an important Teen Mom OG fixture. In May, 2015, Maci and Taylor welcomed their daughter together and in May, 2016 they welcomed their son Maverick before marrying on October 8, 2016. Before moving to Tennesse to be with Maci, Taylor was a motocross racer and has since launched the successful clothing brand TTM Lifestyle with Maci. According to idolnetworth.com, Taylor has an estimated net worth of $2.2 million, but it is likely that number is derived from Maci’s earning as a Teen Mom star. Individually it is hard to pin down Taylor’s net worth and it could be anywhere from $10,000 to $1 million depending on how he and Maci split/share their finances.
6. Jenelle Eason
Estimated Net Worth: $1 Million. It may surprise a lot of Teen Mom 2 fans to learn that Jenelle Eason has an estimated net worth of $1 million. In an interview, Jenelle once stated that she had made roughly $500,000 from the series but added, “I’m not really allowed to discuss it.” Of course she also wrote a book, and has purchased a large private property with husband David Eason, but also has had swarms of legal bills over the years as well. As of being fired from Teen Mom 2 in mid-2019, her estimated net worth was so high thanks to her $300,000 per season salary from the show, so unless she finds another job quickly, her overall net worth is expected to decrease.
7. David Eason
Estimated Net Worth: $10,000 – $1 Million. David Eason was without a doubt one of the most controversial men on Teen Mom 2, and although he was fired from the show in February of 2018, his marriage to Jenelle has kept him in the spotlight. Although David seemingly had a good job when he met Jenelle, it seems he no longer works and is also living off of Jenelle’s Teen Mom 2 salary. Biowikis gave him a generous estimated net worth of $1.5 million, but even with shared finances there is no way it would be more than his wife’s net worth meaning his could be anywhere from $10,000 to $1 million.
8. Leah Messer
Estimated Net Worth: $750,000. Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer had some struggles years ago, but came back stronger than ever and remains one of the most positive stars on the series. Leah earns roughly $300,000 per season of Teen Mom 2 and is also releasing her first ever book in late 2019. Messer has never spent extravagantly it seems and has been smart with her earnings, meaning she now has an estimated net worth of $750,000 according to The Squander.
9. Chelsea DeBoer
Estimated Net Worth: $500,000. Chelsea DeBoer went from drama and chaos with her daughter Aubree’s father Adam Lind to peace and a happy marriage with her husband Cole DeBoer, and many wonder why she is even on the show anymore, but the answer is probably for the pay. Chelsea reportedly made $250,000 for season six of the series and since then the original Teen Mom 2 stars have been paid $300,00 per season. Aside from the show, Chelsea hasn’t opted into other business ventures like many of the other Teen Mom franchise stars, but still sits comfortably according to warmful.com with an estimated net worth of $500,000.
10. Cole DeBoer
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000 – $500,000. Chelsea’s husband Cole DeBoer has been one of the best additions to the Teen Mom franchise. He is always there to share a smile and support his wife, but is also very hardworking. Unlike some of the other men who have struck up relationships with the Teen Mom stars, Cole has continued to work as a traffic control specialist. While it is unclear just how much he makes, his job along with being on Teen Mom 2 has earned him an estimated net worth anywhere between $100,000 and $500,000. Cole and Chelsea bought a nice and private property and drive nice vehicles, but certainly do not live outside of their means by the looks of things and are smart about their finances.
11. Bristol Palin
Estimated Net Worth: $500,000. Before she was on Teen Mom OG, Bristol Palin was America’s Most Famous Teen Mom thanks to her shocking pregnancy at 17 years old. In 2018, she was one of two new stars added to Teen Mom OG after Farrah Abraham was removed from the show, and it seems Palin went to the bargaining table for her first season. While most first time stars earn a maximum of $100,000 for their first season, Palin was reportedly paid $250,000. Although she quit after one season, her pay for that one season, as well as her work in real estate and the success of her best-selling book, has led to The Squander listing her net worth at over $1.5 million, while Celebrity Net Worth lists her at $500,000. Either way she is doing well for herself.
12. Gary Shirley
Estimated Net Worth: $500,000. When Gary and Amber were introduced to fans in season one of 16 and Pregnant, many weren’t sure what to think of Gary Shirley, but over the years he has turned into one of the most stable men on the show. Although Gary and Amber went through some truly difficult things, Gary has never faltered in his care for their daughter Leah, and even when positioning himself as Leah’s primary guardian, he did so only for Leah’s best interest. As an original dad, Gary reportedly makes over $300,000 a season and has proven to live a quiet life. While he and his wife Kristina bought a large property, they certainly don’t live an extravagant lifestyle and Gary has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
13. Amber Portwood
Estimated Net Worth: $450,000. Amber Portwood has been an original cast member of Teen Mom OG since the very beginning and as such fans have watched her many ups and downs as she has shared her life and journey with fans. It is thanks to Amber that fans became aware just how much the Teen Mom stars were making because in 2011 she had to list her earnings in her court documents. Back then she listed she was making $140,000 per six month contract and in 2017 the stars reportedly got another raise. While no numbers have been confirmed it is estimated they now make $325,000 to $500,000 per season. Despite this, because of legal issues, being a little too generous with her money with her significant others and paying child support, warmful.com reports Amber’s net worth is at $450,000.
14. Javi Marroquin
Estimated Net Worth: $200,000. Javi Marroquin has been a staple on Teen Mom 2 since the end of season three when Kailyn met Javi. While his intentions of being with Kailyn have been called into question many times, the pair were together for a couple of years and welcomed son Lincoln together leading to Javi’s continued involvement on the series. Along with his pay from Teen Mom 2, Javi has had an established career in the U.S Air Force, and recently opened his own CrossFit gym. While celebstrendnow is reviewing his net worth, the best guess sets him at $200,000.
15. Mackenzie McKee
Estimated Net Worth: $200,000. Many dedicated Teen Mom fans will remember Mackenzie McKee from the short-lived Teen Mom 3, but in 2019 it was reported that she was finally getting a promotion to Teen Mom OG cast member after Bristol Palin quit after only one season. It is estimated that McKee made $20,000 to $25,000 per episode of Teen Mom 3, and has also worked outside of reality TV. With little known about her finances or work in between Teen Mom 3 and Teen Mom OG, The Squander has her estimated net worth as of 2018 listed at an impressive $200,000.
16. Cory Wharton
Estimated Net Worth: $200,000. Cory Wharton joined Teen Mom OG when Cheyenne Floyd, the mother of his daughter Ryder, was cast as a full time star on the series. Cory was immediately one of the most prominent men on the series and got a lot of screen time, which means he probably is being paid well for his appearances on the series. Cory most likely earns the same $25,000 per episode as the other dads and boyfriends, and also had a previous career as a personal trainer. In addition he has made reality TV his primary career after appearing on The Real World: Ex-Plosion in 2014 and going on to multiple seasons of The Challenge and then Ex on the Beach. Some reports have his estimated net worth as high as $5 million, and while he is living a comfortable life it is certainly not that of a millionaire, and his more appropriate estimated net worth is $200,000.
17. Jeremy Calvert
Estimated Net Worth: $200,000. Jeremy Calvert has been a fan favorite on Teen Mom 2 ever since his relationship with Leah began in season three of the series. Although the two have since divorced, Jeremy has continued to appear on the show because of his daughter Addie with Leah. While Jeremy isn’t always on the show because of his long-distance job, his job means he also has a slightly higher net worth than some of the other dads who appear on the show. Jeremy works as a pipeline engineer which comes with an impressive salary and back in 2012, Leah reportedly tweeted that he makes “$16,000 a month give or take.” While his salary has not been confirmed, it is known he makes good money, but of course also pays child support, and has an estimated net worth of $200,000.
18. Cheyenne Floyd
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. Cheyenne Floyd was a surprising addition to Teen Mom OG after MTV made the decision to replace longtime star Farrah Abraham with not one but two new stars! While Cheyenne was not a teen mom, she was also not a stranger to MTV as she also previously appeared on Are You the One? and The Challenge: Rivals III where she met Cory Wharton. Cheyenne welcomed her daughter Ryder in April 2017 and it wasn’t until six months later that Cory found out about his daughter. Although it was reported that Cheyenne was paid $250,000 for her first season on Teen Mom OG, that is likely not correct and she has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
19. Briana DeJesus
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. Season eight of Teen Mom 2 brought a twist to the long-running series when former Teen Mom 3 star Briana DeJesus was added as the fifth star of the series. Since she joined so late, Briana’s net worth is not nearly as big as her costar’s and she was reportedly only paid $20,000 for her first season which was equivalent to what the original stars made in their early seasons. While it wasn’t confirmed if she received a pay bump for the next two seasons, it would make sense that she did. Of course, Briana doesn’t live a luxurious lifestyle either as she shares an apartment with her mom and sister and live there with Briana’s two daughters Nova and Stella. Now, Briana has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
20. Andrew Glennon
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. For quite some time, Amber Portwood shared her screen time with ex-fiance Matt Baier, and now she has introduced boyfriend Andrew Glennon to the show. Prior to dating Amber and the pair welcoming their son James together, Andrew worked as part of the camera crew for Marriage Bootcamp, and while it is assumed he now gets paid for appearing on Teen Mom 2 as he left his job and hometown to move in with Amber, there have been no reports about how much he makes per episode. Between his former career and his new reality TV life, he has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
21. Nathan Griffith
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. After having Jace and signing over custody to her mother, Barbara, Jenelle went on to meet and date Nathan Griffith and before long the pair announced they were expecting a child. Since welcoming a son, Kaiser, the pair have split and have had many nasty custody battles and Nathan has continued to appear on Teen Mom 2, but more so in recent seasons. Nathan is estimated to make $10,000 or more per appearance on the show. He also was in the Marines for four years and briefly modeled. It is unclear if he has a steady job now outside of the show, but networthpost.org has recorded his estimated net worth at $100,000.
22. Jo Rivera
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. Fans have watched Kailyn Lowry and Jo Rivera’s relationship suffer many ups and downs over their time on 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom 2. Jo has been consistently on the show for the entire run, and reportedly gets paid the same as the other dads which is an estimated $25,000 per episode. In addition to the show, he also works in real estate and started his own real estate business called Rivera Property Group, and as fans saw he took Kailyn to court for back-pay of child support and she discussed that he needed cash flow for his business. In all according to celebstrendnow, he has an estimated net worth of around $100,000.
23. Barbara Evans
Estimated Net Worth: 100,000. The series might be called Teen Mom 2, but Barbara Evans had to raise a baby after Jenelle signed over custody of her son Jace when he was only a few months old. As Jace’s primary guardian, Barbara Evans has been a permanent fixture on the series for the entire run, but because she wasn’t listed as a main star, she didn’t earn as much from Teen Mom 2 as her daughter. Barbara was reportedly paid $65,000 a year for the first few seasons according to cheatsheet and talked openly about continuing to work at Walmart. While she continued to appear on the show and work her regular job, Barbara didn’t seem to live a luxurious lifestyle but also had to pay a lot of legal bills of her ongoing custody battle with Jenelle, and has an estimated net worth of $100,000.
24. Corey Simms
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. Leah Messer and Corey Simms had one of the most intriguing episodes of 16 and Pregnant as the pair detailed that they were pregnant with twins after dating for only one month. While Corey went on to become a prominent part of Teen Mom 2 when Leah was chosen as one of the stars, he has retreated from the spotlight of the show over the past few years. Corey was reportedly making an average of $25,000 per episode during the first few seasons, but it is assumed his rate has changed since he now only appears sporadically in some episodes. Between what he made from Teen Mom 2, and the fact that he holds a steady job outside of reality TV has given Corey an estimated net worth of $100,000 according to a rough approximation from celebstrendnow.
25. Ryan Edwards
Estimated Net Worth: $100,000. Ryan Edwards is one of the most controversial stars of Teen Mom OG and it is incredibly hard to determine his net worth. Fans first met Ryan Edwards back in 2009 when he and Maci Bookout appeared on the first season of 16 and Pregnant when expecting their son, Bentley. After joining Teen Mom OG it has been reported that Ryan along with the other dads made around $25,000 an episode however it quickly seemed as though Ryan wasn’t working a job outside of the show. While it is clear his parents have money, it is hard to tell where his cash flow is coming in, but with several legal issues due to an ongoing battle with drugs, and several trips to rehab, Ryan’s personal financial state doesn’t seem too sturdy. While some sites have reported Ryan to have an estimated net worth of $13 million, that seems highly unreasonable and is more likely in the $100,000 range.
26. Brittany DeJesus
Estimated Net Worth: $50,000. Over the years of the Teen Mom franchise, many of the stars’ family members have become just as popular as the teen moms and dads featured. Fans got to know Brittany DeJesus as the sister of 16 and Pregnant‘s Briana DeJesus because they were actually pregnant at the same time, but Brittany made the decision to terminate her pregnancy, while Briana chose to have her daughter which was featured on her 16 and Pregnant episode. Since then, Brittany DeJesus has become very popular with fans because of her no-nonsense attitude and hilarious way of putting things. Also, Brittany, Briana and their mother Roxanne still live together so they are always a major part of Briana’s scenes. While idolcelebs.com estimated that Brittany’s net worth is anywhere between $100,000 to $1 million, that is most likely way off. She is not the star of Teen Mom 2 and therefore it is unclear how much she gets paid, if any, for her time on the show, but she more likely has a net worth of around $50,000 assuming she is paid for her time on the show.
27. Jade Cline
Estimated Net Worth: $50,000. Jade Cline is best known as one of the stars of yet another Teen Mom spinoff, Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, but she got a major promotion when she was added to the cast of Teen Mom 2 after Jenelle Eason was fired in mid-2019. While Jade’s pay per episode of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant has not been disclosed, it certainly is not much as she will be earning on the more established Teen Mom 2. Although biowikis had her estimated net worth at $100,000, it is more likely to be around $50,000 as she has often had to support her parents as well as her now ex-boyfriend Sean Austin while also taking care of her daughter Kleo.