Credit: Janet Mayer / Splash News Photo: Blake Lively Strikes a Pose at Noon by Noor on February 15, 2012

Blake Lively is the blonde helm of The CW’s hit Gossip Girl, playing Serena van der Woodsen, the moneyed uptown protagonist, since 2007. Blake, 24, is originally from California and comes from a family of actors — brother Eric Lively has appeared on The Nine, 24 and Covert Affairs.

The burgeoning It Girl has been linked to costar Penn Badgley, noted ladies’ man Leonardo DiCaprio, and is currently dating (and living with!) hunky Ryan Reynolds.

As her star rapidly ascends to the Hollywood heavens, we’re totally curious about one thing: How much is this leggy blonde star worth? Let’s crunch a few numbers. Blake reportedly makes $60,000 per Gossip Girl episode, netting approximately $1.3 million annually from the show alone. But the buck doesn’t stop there with this girl, who signed a major contract with French fashion house Chanel in March 2011, just inked another deal with Gucci, and has a handful of blockbusters under her belt: The Town, Green Lantern, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, to name just a few. Just one appearance at a store opening can net Blake $50,000 for 10 minutes on the red carpet, FOX reports.

The verdict? Blake’s net worth is rumored to be somewhere near $10 million, according to celebrity calculator Celebrity Net Worth.

Source: Celebrity Net Worth, The New York Times, FOX