How The Stars Of Teen Mom Really Make Their Money

How The Stars Of Teen Mom Really Make Their Money

The cast of MTV’s Teen Mom franchise is predominantly
comprised of women who really know how to hustle. Whether they’re promoting tons of products
on Instagram, writing books, or launching brands, these young moms do way more than
stir up irresistible drama for the channel that used to be non-stop music videos. Though some cast members have been more forthcoming
than others about how much they make on the show, it’s clear that over the years, they’ve
all gone from their tough high school pregnancies, to living pretty comfortable lives. So how are they raking in that bank? Here’s how the stars of Teen Mom really make
their money. Mom brand Teen Mom fan favorite Chelsea DeBoer got lots
of support from her father, Dr. Randy Houska, when she had daughter Aubree with then-boyfriend
Adam Lind. Since then, she probably doesn’t need the
help anymore thanks to a slew of Instagram endorsements, including sunglasses, waist
trainers, and mommy-focused lifestyle brands. According to Business Insider, so-called “social
media influencers”, like DeBoer who has north of five million followers as of 2018, have
the potential to earn “six-figure incomes and as much as $9,000 per post.” “You were staring at me.” “That was leaned up, like, wonder if she thinks
I’m cool.” “You were cool, obviously” On top of that, she and her current husband,
Cole DeBoer, have actual jobs. He’s a “traffic control specialist” in their
home state in South Dakota and Chelsea works as an esthetician at a spa. “Where ya sittin? Oh my goodness, right there?” “He’s mine.” “He’s mine.” That’s not even counting the salary Chelsea
makes for Teen Mom, which her ex, Adam Lind, claimed in an Instagram rant was $250,000
for the 2015 season of the show, and upwards of $300,000 for subsequent seasons. Making it Reign Stay-at-home mom Catelynn Lowell and husband
Tyler Baltierra have admitted they’re not sure what they want to do with their lives,
so it’s a good thing they have reality TV to sustain them until they figure it out. “One day I’m gonna marry this kid. He might not know it, but he’s f——-. He’s f——-…He’s gonna be my husband.” On top of making bank off of Teen Mom, they
tried to cash in on another reality series for MTV called Reunited, which ended up turning
into a “one-time special.” The duo also appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy
in 2013, for which they were rumored to make an estimated $100,000. Outside of TV, Baltierra and Lowell wrote
a book, Conquering Chaos, and launched a clothing line called Tierra Reign. Back in 2014, Lowell told In Touch that she
and Baltierra were “financially stable,” holding down gigs “caring for developmentally disabled
adults”, although it’s unclear these days whether they’re still punching that clock. Both Lowell and Baltierra also seem to be
monetizing their Instagram accounts with sponsored posts. Instagram idol While she’s had a few jobs during her time
on Teen Mom, including gigs as a tanning salon clerk and a Mary Kay consultant, Leah Messer
still seems to be searching for the perfect career. She took a crack at cosmetology school and
briefly enrolled at West Virginia State University. However, her struggles with depression and
anxiety, as well as the difficulties of balancing a job with taking care of her three children,
have recently taken top priority. “Like sometimes you can crash by trying to
be too much, y’know? And I don’t want that to happen either.” As far as side hustles go, Messer has been
known to promote assorted products. In Touch reported that she repped lipstick
company LipSense in 2017, and in 2018, she got involved with a customized clothing line
called Live Your Standard, which she plugs on Instagram. Thankfully, Messer also has income from the
show as well as child support from both her exes. One of them, Jeremy Calvert, reportedly takes
home around $200,000 a year as a pipeline engineer, according to OK!. If she keeps going with those potentially
lucrative Instagram promos, the sky’s the limit. Business savvy According to The Herald Bulletin, Amber Portwood
disclosed in a court hearing that she made “$140,000 for a six-month contract with MTV”
in 2010. Assuming she’s been able to negotiate up from
there since then, that’s a nice chunk of change to be making on its own. She also wrote a book, started a house-flipping
company, and launched a makeup line and clothing boutique. She explained her multifaceted approach to
money-making, telling IBT, “I like to be independent in that way. I like to invest my money in a lot of things
instead of just living off of it. […] I don’t see how any of us could star
on Teen Mom and go and work [for] somebody. […] I think we need to be smart.” Jenelle’s Jacksons Revealing in a 2015 radio interview that she’d
made over half a million dollars on Teen Mom since first appearing on the series in 2009,
Jenelle Evans has since earned a degree in medical assisting and written a book. According to E! News, Evans’ role on the show
was in question in 2018, after her husband, David Eason, got booted for allegedly making
homophobic remarks on social media. Evans then openly lamented being unable to
leave the show, due to her contractual obligation. But she also has a few other side streams
going. Her makeup and clothing lines launched in
late 2017. Evans has even entered the the tech sector
with an emoji app. Bookout’s book smarts According to an interview with The Ashley’s
Reality Roundup, Maci Bookout graduated from Chattanooga State Community College with an
associate’s degree in media technology in 2015. She put those book smarts to use by founding
her own social media marketing company, telling IBT, “I don’t brand it as me from MTV or on TV,
if people don’t watch the show then they would never know that I’m on TV. I don’t bring it up.” On top of that, Bookout is involved with her
husband’s apparel company, Things That Matter, which is routinely featured on the show. “Shouts to Maci she planned everything.” “And I didn’t tell anybody” She’s also hip to the Instagram branding game,
promoting everything from movies, to fitness products and weight loss tea. Not enough for you? Bookout has also written two books. Scandalous stacks Though she’s no longer on the series, Farrah
Abraham is arguably the most successful outside of it, thanks in part to her forays into adult forms of
entertainment. But Abraham also makes plenty of loot in other
ways, promoting weight loss teas and other items on social media, as well as operating
a boutique, a furniture store, and a froyo shop. She even acted in a few B-movies, dabbled
in pop music, and managed to land a spot on Couples Therapy by allegedly faking a relationship. As a result, she clocked an estimated net
worth of more than $1 million in 2017, according to The Squander, which is far and above any
of her MTV peers.


  1. Nicki Swift says:

    Who is your favorite Teen Mom?

  2. Heather Cobb says:

    Things you didn't know about ruby rose Nicki swift

  3. Heather Cobb says:


  4. smash thebug says:

    My least favorite teen mom is Kalien. She is such a jealous, hateful, ugly person inside and out. She makes me sick.

  5. K a y l a says:

    OMG me too

  6. Gwendolyn Skye says:

    Oh my godd when it was Farrah her little daughter had an iPhone x lucky

  7. B says: a 28 year old widow with two kids and I don't qualify they said for assistance I wish someone would show me how to make money like this from my Instagram…days I don't eat so my kids can..smh..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  8. KristinSalvatore says:

    Dudenelle will never be able to have a job in the medical section because of her many felonies + I bet her make line has the worst quality ๐Ÿ˜‚ every Walmart product is better ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

  9. Felicia romero says:

    Chelsea is the best! Sheโ€™s beautiful and has an awesome personality. I love that she stays out of all the drama too. Iโ€™m glad they got rid
    Of Farrah and even David but next they need to get rid of Janelle too!!!!!

  10. Nancy Dino says:

    How nice
    A birth control AD played before the video lol

  11. Brandy Y. says:

    Pretty sure Tylerโ€™s company had to dissolve

  12. Chareece Palmer says:

    Catelynn and Tyler are my favorites of the show. I like Amber, and Gary as well. I also think that Leah and Coreyโ€™s situation also showed more of the hardships of becoming pregnant at a young age

  13. Joy cute&fluffy01 says:

    Pathetic. SMH

  14. Mykol Macias says:

    Basically all they are ig whores

  15. Lacey Guara says:

    Easy for them to raise thier kids theyve had help from MTV from day one not to mention a couple of them already had money to begin with

  16. Michelle Power says:

    Eff farrah

  17. Delia Diaz says:


  18. flufftronable says:

    "she and her current husband Cole…"

  19. Brittany Stevens says:

    " He's fuc*ed " ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  20. Unapologetically Me19 says:

    They both let themselves go Katelynn and her husband

  21. Karen Jeanes says:

    Real true parents with fab jobs ! These are a example of two fantastic role models xx

  22. Kelly Greenlee says:

    I wish MTV still played videos.

  23. Margie Coleman says:

    Farrah makes me sick! The only normal TM is Maci.

  24. Mae Murphy says:

    This show is getting so old its all about making money basically its just ๐Ÿ’ฉ now and helping some become addicted to drugs and some are being abused

  25. Maggie Morgan says:

    Some of your info isn't correct, Chelsea isn't working in a spa any more & the TM2 women earn $400-450k a season, TMOG women make $500k a season. Amber's clothing line is no longer operating & her website for it doesn't exist anymore. Jenelle hasn't promoted her clothing line since March 2018, her makeup line hasn't been available for approx a year & her website doesn't exist anymore,she has lost her trademark for the makeup line, every few months she claims a new improved line is coming soon,her book & her emojis weren't a flop.

  26. Adrianna Lobato Martinez says:

    Farrah faked a relationship? Lol Iโ€™m not surprised

  27. Nicole Scott says:


  28. Melissa Bolander says:

    We all know how nasty Farrah makes her money ..Porn…laying on her back

  29. Melissa Bolander says:

    Caitlin and Tyler needs to get real work I'm sick of looking at them..I can't believe they are getting paid this much for being on the show!

  30. Valerie Gardner says:

    Girls, wake up, guys your age want ONE thing. No matter how much they sweet talk you they only want ONE thing. Odds are you two will break up at some point. A baby makes your life so much harder before you even get the chance to really live it. Live your life for you. You have plenty of time to be with guys , have babies. Set your life up right so you can have a baby when you're ready .

  31. Kathi says:

    I forgot that Amber could walk…

  32. Siwaphiwe Yona says:

    Chelsea and Leah

  33. Jenna King says:

    1:41 if they haven't figured it out by now, doubt they ever will.

  34. Kristen Glenn says:

    I would HATE to work for Farrah! Sheโ€™s got a bad aura

  35. M S says:

    I can't believe they make that much for appearing on the show. I was going to buy episodes to try it, but now re-considering it.

  36. The Dynasty Continues says:

    Back door Farrah!

  37. stacie goodson says:


  38. Penny Valentine says:

    Amber Portwood is my favorite she is a great mom hey none of us are perfect. I gave her hell when I first started watching teen mom OG . @AmberPortwood Iโ€™m very sorry that I gave you grief your the only reason I watch the show I forward through most of the others on the show . Your an inspiration to all women ๐Ÿ˜˜ kiss them babies and screw the HATERS

  39. Darlene Castro says:

    Chelsea is a good woman

  40. Shelby Faith says:

    Chelsea is obviously my favorite bc she's gorgeous and unproblematic

  41. kristina fawn says:

    I hate Caitlyn. Tyler deserves so much better

  42. Javier Beltran says:

    Muchas grasias pasen unamerry crimas yun1 hapy nuevo aรฑo nuevo nunca he perdido la esperanza y dios los bendiga. Saludos el javy se que he fallado.. soy ser humano

  43. Sophia Burke says:

    I used to like Macy but not anymore:/ as the show went on i just started to dislike her

  44. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    When we discuss teen pregnancy Black girls are always the focus of the conversation yet not one Black girl on the show. Mtv knew exactly what they were doing

  45. paigeguitarplayer says:

    porn haha

  46. SDBROOKS08 says:

    Chelseaโ€™s story is over. Itโ€™s time for her to graduate from it and move on.

  47. SDBROOKS08 says:

    Tyler needs to leave his wife ASAP. Sheโ€™s super trash.

  48. SDBROOKS08 says:

    Leah took a crack at cosmetology school as well as just some crack

  49. Veronica C says:

    Medical Assistant IS NOT A DEGREE

  50. B Martinovid says:

    Aka they donโ€™t shit

  51. Joanne G says:

    Why does Chelsea speak like a small child

  52. Anyssa tiedt says:

    Before Cole, Chelsea got her money from Daddy and teen mom. She's never had to struggle a day in her life!

  53. PotatoSalad Gorl says:

    Farrah is a such an embarrassment. Glad sheโ€™s gone!

  54. Riana A. says:

    Farrar and Amber are the worst. Maci has always been my fav.

  55. kristina mendoza says:

    They all have to many kids and to many different baby daddies mtv just made them worse Iโ€™m sorry why are they still teen moms og their not teen anymore move on

  56. Briana Whittaker says:

    I like some of the girls on the show but I still find it annoying that they get so much money just bc they got pregnant early.

  57. Melissa Gomez says:


  58. Laura Gadille says:

    I also wanted to know how they make millions

  59. jack magnan says:

    did i see mrs dan savage in there modeling clothing?

  60. Zack Munson says:

    I think yโ€™all forgot that part where Farrah made a sex tape and tried to Kim K here way up

  61. Becky Johnson says:


  62. Google User says:

    Janelle isn't.coming anywhere near me or my family as an MA. What a waste of a degree. Hope she keeps up with the credits so she can make minimum wage after she can no longer try to claim Fame due to being on teen Mom!

  63. deana owens says:

    I live in west Virginia and I met Leah one time at Walmart in Charleston WV she was so sweet

  64. 10th Sign says:

    Tyler and his stretchy baloney neck and elongated head like an elephants trunk

  65. Debbie Ring says:

    Jenelle DID NOT get a Medical Assistant degree! She passed a class, and failed the State Board Exam!

  66. Candice Banks says:

    You go Maci , representing for Chattanooga Tennessee ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

  67. Nique Naqs says:

    There was no Black young women on teen moms & that is F**Ked up because there are plenty of young black women that has had babies as teenagers as well. These opportunities would have been great for a black teen mom as well! Once again its looking like White Privilege all over again!

  68. Bella Channell says:

    I love Chelsea and Macy! ๐Ÿ’–

  69. Mama Bear says:

    Chelsea & Maci. Theyโ€™re the only 2 with their shit together lol


    these girls are trash

  71. Elizabeth says:

    Why are people still raving about these girls?!!!! They are no longer teens….. canโ€™t people move on?!

  72. Lakaya Williams says:

    Definitely Maci and Chelsea my favorite

  73. TiaaDaaniee P says:

    They make money by having more BABIES DUHH

  74. Star Belly says:

    2:55 Leah, has that back on xanax vibe ..Seriously, Tho… she doesn't work and those kids are all in school now. Get a job Leah & stop glamorizing teen pregnancy. Leah would be on welfare for sure if not for MTV. She would've been a full blown a Doper. Anyone remember the producer having to take her baby because she Legit Nodded & almost dropped it to the floor?

  75. Kate Austin says:

    So none of them have real jobs…

  76. christina leitz says:

    Leah makes me cringe. Am I the only one who sees how trashed her vehicle and house are all the time? And put down your phone! Sheesh! Sheโ€™s on camera and itโ€™s tilpity tap

  77. Chelle Nes says:

    I could also be "business savy" if I was on reality tv too n had them open the door for me to get every little idea I had. Plus I would also have lots of followers for said tv show so then have lots of endorsements because of it.
    Shit pay me 9 grand to say I use this and that….I'll use it all!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  78. Shannon KC says:

    Pro athletes should take notes.

  79. Tessa marie says:

    250,000 isen't worth it. That's not even a nice house in my town .

  80. Lilly Brown says:

    Maci and amber are beautiful and well done to them

  81. Riponluzzers says:

    Quit glorifying teens having babies. They should be forced to abort and to be on birth control.

  82. Esmee gerrits says:

    Poor Farrah, cry little kid ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  83. Kristy Hamerslough says:

    Chelsea is my fav!! Just love her and her little family ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  84. Kristy Hamerslough says:

    I like Macy too ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

  85. JaieWall says:

    Farrah is a monster. I donโ€™t know how any man could be with her. Sheโ€™s nasty.

  86. Caitlin Thompson says:

    I love that Chelsea and cole have actual jobs

  87. Gorgeous Girl says:


  88. Daa'iyah Green says:

    I kinda hate Amber…just too trashy

  89. Buck Fuddy says:

    Leah straight up looks like Beavis??

  90. Fonda Smith says:

    Hope Farrah's kid don't turn out like her that's the worst.

  91. Sue Lohmann says:

    Why are these adult women who some act so horrible have so many kids w different guys ,not great examples. Plus they are no longer TEENS. Why glorify bad behavior? Itโ€™s enough already

  92. N8 DGAF says:

    I'm not sure how stumbled onto this video. I remember watching the first season of this show. I think I was 17 or 18 at the time so it was interesting. I'm relieved to see that Macy and Chelsea are still smoke shows and relatively normal it seems. I cant hate on any of these people for their hustle. They all seemed to capitalize off of the show in some way or another. Although it sucks that Jenelles husband fucked that up for her. That's alot of money to miss out on. Shes a badass from the kind of life I'm pretty familiar with aswell so I'm sure she will be fine. What happened to Amber's baby daddy. I'm sorry I dont remember his name but he was awesome. Hopefully hes good. Amber used to abuse the fuck out of him.

  93. N8 DGAF says:

    Also I forgot to mention in my first comment. Farrah sucks. Her mom also sucks. I bet most people that have had to work with her or around her refer to her as "the dragon lady" more than her actual name. Shes always been an evil she beast. I watched her first porno with James Deen putting it in her butt. Then she talked shit about him saying he has a small peep. It was cool, it was cool. It's only a one time for me because whenever I see Farrahs face I remember her insanely ugly crying face that she does. Shit gives me nightmares. So I'm unable to watch any of her other work lol. Anyways she sucks and is an evil demon she beast.

  94. ms. klass says:

    I love Chelsea and maci.

  95. Gem JaxX says:

    "Real jobs" my ass lol Only ones with REAL jobs are Maci, Cole and Chelsea lol. the rest signed up with a company to make money off of it – they don't create anything.

  96. Bernadette Gelata says:

    Do they still have these girls on teen mom

  97. Alex Medlock says:

    Give me $250,000 to act as a douchebag boyfriend to someone, I'll do it. Idgaf if viewers talk about it. It's called ACTING.

  98. Natasha Workman says:

    I would like to get ambers book and jenelles book too and maci book

  99. Bizwoid says:

    Teen mom. Maci and catilyn are my favorite teen moms on this one i like this one on teen mom 2 leah and amber and kailyn are my favorite teen moms

  100. Annie Detroit says:

    I know how Farah makes her money…๐Ÿ™„

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