Credit: MTV

We knew the Jersey Shore stars get paid a lot of money to party, but who knew they were making millions of dollars for spending just two months drinking and trashing their apartment?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pauly D is being sued by “his former talent agency ICM for allegedly refusing to hand over commissions from a deal to star on the MTV show.” As interesting as the lawsuit details are, what we found fascinating was ICM’s claims that Pauly D earned $2.1 million in total compensation for Jersey Shore Season 5.

“The agency wants commissions for season 5 (and possibly 6) of the show, where Pauly D's compensation has been raised from $100,000 an episode to $150,000 an episode,” reports THR.

As we reported earlier this year, Pauly’s net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million. But based on this new information, not to mention the salary he had for filming his own spin-off show The Pauly D Project, we’re thinking it’s gone way up.

Catch the next new episode of The Pauly D Project on Thursday, April 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: THR

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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