The Bachelors reportedly get 6-figure paychecks to date 25 women at once. Tough life! But what else do the Bachelors do to make money? And what were they doing before ABC tapped them on the shoulders to join the party? We told you about the backgrounds of the eight women of The Bachelorette, so here’s the rest of our quick rundown — read 1 through 8 here — of what the these Bachelors do to pay rent when they’re not dumping women on TV.
Lorenzo Borghese, Season 9
The Borgheses are kind of like The Borgias, except they don't have a fictionalized series on Showtime. The family was bestowed the titles of prince and princess from Pope Paul V in the early 1600s. Lorenzo’s ancestors were reportedly some of the largest owners of property and art throughout Italy. Lorenzo is himself the son of Prince Francesco Marco Luigi Costanzo Borghese and that's how he got the title of "Prince" on The Bachelor. He's a cosmetics company managing partner, as well as founder and president of Royal Treatment Italian Pet Spa. Lorenzo was recently looking for a summer home on Long Island on HGTV's "Selling New York," viewing properties from $7 million to $20 million. We’re thinking he doesn’t exactly do The Bachelor for the paycheck.
Andrew Baldwin, Season 10
Andy is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and also a physician, currently serving as a family medicine resident at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in SoCal. According to Andy's website, "Prior to his current position, Dr. Baldwin served at the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. as a spokesman and advocate for Navy medicine. While in D.C. he assisted the U.S. Surgeon General with a program called Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future. Andy currently serves as an advocate for the Let's Move Campaign headed by First Lady Michelle Obama, and as the Ambassador for the ING Run for Something Better program. These programs target childhood overweight and obesity." He's been giving Dr. Andy Health Tips on NBC San Diego and he's involved in a remarkable amount of humanitarian efforts. Seriously, if The Bachelor has to dip into the archives again, ala Brad Womack, Andy’s the one to bring back.
Brad Womack, Season 11
Speaking of Brad Womack — the two-time Bachelor is a bar owner. Brad, his two brothers and their business partner own four bars in Austin, Texas. Back in October 2010, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the Titan Nightlife Group "has a new deal with the Womack brothers, including Brad Womack of 'The Bachelor,' to bring a concept from the Womacks' hometown of Austin, Texas, to Las Vegas." But we don't really know what's happening with that, if anything, since Brad doesn't really like to share information with the rest of the class.
Matt Grant, Season 12
Matt's kind of an adorable British goofball, but he came to us with credentials as a "global financier." He was a business development manager who worked at Lombard Asset Finance in Cambridge before moving to London. Then he was tapped for The Bachelor and now, according to his Twitter bio, he's a "Brit living in LA. Former financier & abc Bachelor. Interviewer, host, writer & James Bond wannabe. Love sports, travel, fashion, art, music & politics." At one point he was working on a show called "Pimp My Bride" and he occasionally does some modeling work as well as red carpet reporting for RadarOnline.
Jason Mesnick, Season 13
When not taping The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, Jason was an account executive for an insurance and estate-planning company in the Seattle area. In July of 2010 he started work as a business development manager for the travel company Down Under Answers, putting his Bachelor travel experience to good use in promoting adventure packages for in Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
Jake Pavelka, Season 14
Jake's season was dubbed "On the Wings of Love" because he’s a commercial pilot — but he's never just been a pilot. At one point he was an actor with the stage name Jake Landrum. Now he's a recurring TV staple. He went from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor to Dancing With the Stars (contestants reportedly get six-figures on that show too); episodes of Drop Dead Diva and The Bold and the Beautiful, Famous Food; H8R; and Bachelor Pad 2. Jake was also recently the celebrity guest host for the Chippendales in Las Vegas in honor of the male dance revue's 10th anniversary.
Ben Flajnik, Season 16
Ben majored in music production with a minor in business at the University of Arizona. He worked in Internet advertising after he graduated, but even while he was in college he was making beer and wine on the side. In 2008, Ben and his childhood buddy Mike Benziger launched Evolve Winery. Last year they changed the name to Envolve. Not surprisingly, their wines got major publicity boosts during both The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. Now they have a wine club and you can buy wines online and everything. Fancy!