7 Richest ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Stars: How Much Are They Worth?
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7 Richest ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Stars: How Much Are They Worth?

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When we’re presented with the leads on Bachelor and Bachelorette every season, we’re taking ABC at their word this person is eligible — but are they really?

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Of course, there’s more to these men and women than their money, but usually you want someone who has financial success to go along with their good looks and charm.

Luckily, many of the franchise alums have all of that in spades — some much more than others. While most recent Bachelor 2016 star Ben Higgins is only said to be worth around $100K (he’s still young at 26!), these folks blow him out of the water in the bank department.

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Some raked in the cash from Dancing With the Stars and other post-show reality gigs, some from self-penned memoirs, and others inherited their fortunes. Either way they’re all doing well!

Read on for seven of the wealthiest Bachelor and Bachelorettes of years past, based solely on their estimated net worth.

Lorenzo Borghese
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Season: Bachelor Season 9

Estimated Net Worth: $50 million

How He Made It: As the grandson of the late Italian Princess Marcella Borghese, Lorenzo didn’t just inherit the royal title but also presumably some of the Borghese cosmetics fortune, a company she launched. He’s also made his own money as founder of the Royal Treatment Italian Pet Spa, NYC Brewing Company, and RumGolf. Plus, his novel The Princess of Nowhere and TV appearances on shows like Celebrity Big Brother UK probably don’t hurt!

Andrew Firestone at Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief
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Season: Bachelor Season 3

Estimated Net Worth: $50 million

How He Made It: If you couldn’t already tell from his name, Andrew is the great-great grandson of Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He continues to build on that inherited wealth as Founder/Principal of StonePark Capital, a real estate investment company in Santa Barbara, California.

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Chris Soules
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Season: Bachelor Season 19

Estimated Net Worth: $1.5 million

How He Made It: Chris Harrison once described our Prince Farming as a “fourth-generation land baron” and a “millionaire” — but how does a small town Iowa boy earn that fortune? Through his many acres of farmland, a farm management gig, and farm investment work. He’s also a licensed real estate broker, and his stint on Dancing With the Stars only helped.

Trista Sutter
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Season: Bachelor Season 1, Bachelorette Season 1

Estimated Net Worth: $2 million

How She Made It: After modest beginnings as a Miami Heat cheerleader and aspiring actress, Trista forayed her popularity into a gig on Dancing With the Stars’ first season and Fear Factor. She later released the book Happily Ever After, appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and did an HGTV pilot with husband Ryan Sutter.

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Emily Maynard
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Season: Bachelor Season 15, Bachelorette Season 8

Estimated Net Worth: $5 million

How She Made It: Emily reportedly inherited a large amount of her fortune from the estate of late fiancé, NASCAR driver and Hendrick Motorsports heir Ricky Hendrick. But girlfriend also has her own — she started her own line of jewelry, and released her memoir, I Said Yes, in spring of 2016.

JESSE PALMER
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Season: Bachelor Season 5

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million

How He Made It: Jesse’s self-made fortune started building during his early years playing for the NFL on the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the Montreal Alouettes. He’s now a college football analyst for ESPN and a special contributor on Good Morning America.

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Season: Bachelorette Season 8, Bachelor Season 17

Estimated Net Worth: Disputed — somewhere between $500K and $5 million

How He Made It: While some reports have Sean’s worth only at half a million dollars, recent reports gauge him much higher. The former jack of all trades dabbled in insurance, fitness training, financial advising, house flipping, and more in his 20s.

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He then made bank off a New York Times bestselling book (For the Right Reasons, of course), a run on Dancing With the Stars, and appearances on Marriage Boot Camp and Celebrity Wife Swap. He’s wisely invested that money into real estate with his friend as a business partner, which he estimates at close to $10 million and growing! In other words, his net worth is on the up and up.