Kim Kardashian and her sisters disappointed their fans in ending “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (KUWTK) after 20 seasons. But an enticing offer from Hulu convinced the sisters and their mom/manager Kris Jenner to return to the small screen. And in mid-April, a KUWTK spin-off called “The Kardashians” will prove that money matters to the already-wealthy family.
As a result, fans have speculated about how much Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian; Kendall, Kris, and Kylie Jenner make for each episode of “The Kardashians.” And do the sisters divide that profit equally with their mom? Find out the answers below.
Hulu Lures Kardashian And Jenner Clan With Big Bucks
When KUWTK first aired, no one knew if a reality show depicting a supposedly ordinary family would succeed or fail. But after 20 years, the Kardashians, the Jenners, and the networks know that the clan possesses the power to turn their daily lives into top-rated TV. As a result, after KUWTK ended, many networks tried to persuade mom/manager Kris Jenner away from the E network, reported Variety.
And Hulu won, offering the family a nine-figure salary. As to whether some family members will earn more than others? Not according to Khloe Kardashian.
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“We are all equals,” insisted Kardashian about ensuring that each main star receives the same salary. But beyond that, no family member will spill on salary or offer. For instance, Kris Jenner joked, “I’m not one to kiss and tell.”
How Disney Deal With Hulu Helped Kardashians Chose
When “The Kardashians” premieres on April 14, its stars Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, and Kris Jenner will look to replicate the success of KUWTK. When the family made their final deal with E, the pact covered 2017 to 2020 at just under $100 million.
But after a break since filming their final KUWTK episode in January 2021, the clan looked at the option of making a pact with Disney to make Hulu their new home base. And at the end, it came down to finances as well as finding a good network fit. Money “definitely played a factor because we give so much of our personal lives up for entertainment,” admitted Khloe.
But Kardashian also confessed that all the sisters argue about what they deserve. “We always have our private family conversations,” she added. “And we’re pretty brutal, me and my sisters, with what we will settle for or not settle for. But not all money is good money. Hulu was just the perfect fit for us.”
And the executives behind “The Kardashians” agree. For instance, Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television’s chairman of entertainment, shared that they offered the family “a great deal that they very much deserve. Who would you want more for your unscripted slate than the Kardashians?” the executive added. “They perfectly symbolize our strategy, which is taking big shots, but the right shots, and betting on incredible talent and best-in-class opportunities in each genre.”
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