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These 26 ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Stars Are Worth What?

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Money can’t buy love, but searching for it on national television helped many former contestants on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” earn a fortune.

On season 24 of the show, we watched Peter Weber — aka Pilot Pete — struggle to wade through the drama to come out on the other end with his Mrs. Right. And in March, ABC officially announced the next “Bachelorette” — Clare Crawley.

You may know the stars of the show, but do you know their net worths? As if it’s not enough to be fabulously good looking, many of the contestants are also fabulously wealthy.

Last updated: March 5, 2020

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Does 'The Bachelor' Get Paid?

Fans often wonder if the main stars of the long-running reality show receive money for their efforts, and the answer is yes. In any given season, both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” earn a salary, but their suitors are reportedly not compensated.

The bank account balances of past contestants run the gamut from very rich to totally unknown, all according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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1. Peter Weber Net Worth: Unknown

After getting his heart broken by Hannah Brown on “The Bachelorette,” Peter Weber got his chance to be in the pilot seat of his own love journey as “The Bachelor” on season 24. The 28-year-old grew up in Westlake Village, California, just minutes from “The Bachelor” mansion.

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2. Clare Crawley Net Worth: Unknown

On March 2, ABC announced that 38-year-old hairstylist Clare Crawley would be the next “Bachelorette.” Crawley first appeared on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of “The Bachelor,” when she won over fans by standing up for herself after Galavis put her down one too many times. She also appeared on seasons one and two of “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Bachelor Winter Games.” Crawley got engaged to Benoit from “The Bachelorette” Canada during “Winter Games,” but they ended up realizing they were not meant to be. Will the fifth time be a charm for Crawley?

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3. Prince Lorenzo Borghese Net Worth: $50 Million

In the show’s ninth edition, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Italian-American businessman and member of the centuries-old House of Borghese, chose Jennifer Wilson over Sadie Murray in the finale but didn’t propose. Instead, he gave her a promise ring designed by his mother. Within a year, however, the relationship between Borghese and Wilson ended. Borghese’s net worth is estimated at $50 million.

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4. Ed Swiderski Net Worth: $10 Million

Swiderski took a chance on Jillian Harris, season five star of “The Bachelorette,” when she chose him in the finale and he proposed, but the two broke up before making a trip to the altar. He hasn’t appeared on television since 2012 when he was a contestant on “Bachelor Pad.” But Swiderski did finally find love when he married Chicago TV anchor Natalie Bomke in July 2015.

Currently employed as an enterprise client advisor at Bluewolf, an IBM company, Swiderski has also found success in business as an author and entrepreneur, as evidenced by his estimated net worth of $10 million.

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5. Travis Stork Net Worth: $8 Million

Emergency room physician Travis Stork was featured in season eight of “The Bachelor.” Although he picked Sarah Stone, he didn’t propose to her, and the couple didn’t stay together for long. What did last was Stork’s TV success, as his popularity and on-screen charm on “The Bachelor” earned him a spot on the daytime talk show “The Doctors,” which premiered in 2008.

Also a New York Times bestselling author, Stork has written several books, including “The Doctor’s Diet” and “The Lose Your Belly Diet.” Travis Stork’s net worth is estimated at $8 million.

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6. Jesse Palmer Net Worth: $6 Million

Jesse Palmer starred in season five of “The Bachelor.” He memorably forgot a girl’s name during the rose ceremony and gave his final pick a one-way ticket to his hometown of New York instead of proposing.

An NFL player before his days on “The Bachelor,” Palmer was a high-paid quarterback for the New York Giants from 2001 to 2004 and spent the 2005 season with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring from the league. He currently serves as an ESPN analyst and left his role as a special correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” to become the host of “DailyMailTV.” Jesse Palmer’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.

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7. Emily Maynard Net Worth: $5 Million

Emily Maynard was the single mother who won Brad Womack’s heart in season 15 of “The Bachelor.” She later starred in season eight of “The Bachelorette.”

Maynard was just 19 when she had her daughter, Ricki, following the tragic death of her fiance Ricky Hendrick, retired race car driver and partial owner of NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports. The team was valued at $350 million in February 2017, reported Forbes.

Although Maynard didn’t find lasting love on either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette,” in 2014, she married Tyler Johnson, an automotive management consultant, and gave birth to her fourth child — her third with Johnson — in November 2017. Emily Maynard’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

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8. Arie Luyendyk Jr. Net Worth: $4 Million

Arie Luyendyk Jr. was “The Bachelor” for the show’s 22nd season, but he hasn’t always been in the driver’s seat. Viewers first met him as a contestant on season eight of “The Bachelorette,” but he went home broken-hearted when Emily Maynard rejected his marriage proposal with a pricey Neil Lane diamond. On his own season, Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Becca Kufrin, only to break off the engagement weeks later because he realized he had stronger feelings for runner-up Lauren Burnham.

Luyendyk Jr. is a race car driver who has raced in events from the Indy 500 to the Indy Lights series. He’s also the son of successful racer Arie Luyendyk, who has won the Indianapolis 500 twice. Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s net worth is estimated at $4 million.

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9. Jef Holm Net Worth: $3 Million

Jef Holm was the winner of “The Bachelorette” season eight, during which he wooed Emily Maynard and received the final rose. The couple ended the season engaged but split just months after the season finale aired.

Although his on-screen love did not lead to a fairy-tale ending, off the screen Holm has enjoyed plenty of financial success. As an entrepreneur, Holm co-founded People Water, a cause-based business working to end the global water crisis. Jef Holm’s net worth is an estimated $3 million.

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10. Shayne Lamas Net Worth: $3 Million

Former actress and daughter of actor Lorenzo Lamas, Shayne Lamas accepted Matt Grant’s proposal on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” during the show’s 12th season in 2008. They broke up two months later, but she returned to television the next year on her family’s reality show “Leave It to Lamas.”

She found her true love in 2010 when she eloped with TheDirty.com founder Nik Richie, and the couple now have two children of their own. Currently, Shayne Lamas’ net worth is estimated at $3 million.

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11. Ryan Sutter Net Worth: $2 Million

Ryan Sutter is one of “The Bachelor” franchise’s rare success stories. A contestant on the first season of “The Bachelorette,” he vied for the affection of star Trista Rehn. She gave Sutter the final rose, and the couple married in December 2003 in a televised ceremony that cost ABC $3.77 million, in addition to $1 million paid to the couple to broadcast the event.

Still happily married, the couple have two children. They renewed their wedding vows in January 2014, shortly after their 10th wedding anniversary. Ryan Sutter’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.

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12. Hannah Brown Net Worth: $1.5 Million

“Alabama Hannah” was first introduced to America on season 23 of “The Bachelor” when Colton Underwood was the Bachelor. She came in seventh place after Colton decided to end their relationship on the same day she met his family. She had the chance to find love all on her own terms during season 15 of “The Bachelorette,” and although the 25-year-old University of Alabama alum didn’t end up with anybody, she did leave the show with more money in her pocket than she came with. Brown has a $1.5 million net worth thanks in part to the money she’s earned from appearing on –and winning — “Dancing With the Stars.” She’s set to make even more by appearing on the show’s 2020 live tour. Brown also has partnered with brands for sponsored Instagram posts, adding to her net worth.

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13. Melissa Rycroft Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Season 13 of “The Bachelor” ended with Melissa Rycroft accepting a proposal from Jason Mesnick. Both she and viewers were shocked when Mesnick broke up with her during the “After the Final Rose” special because he couldn’t stop thinking about runner-up Molly Malaney.

The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2009 and returned for the show’s all-star season in 2012, where she won the mirror-ball trophy. She has three children with husband Tye Strickland, who she married in 2009. Melissa Rycroft’s net worth is $1.5 million.

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14. Chris Soules Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Chris Soules was “The Bachelor” during the show’s 19th season. Nicknamed Prince Farming, his rugged good looks, down-to-earth demeanor and rural charm made him a fan favorite. Since appearing on the show, Soules broke off his relationship with fiancé and winner of “The Bachelor” Whitney Bischoff, but the exes have remained friends.

Soules is from a small town in Iowa. There, he co-manages 5,500 acres of land with his parents. That farming estate makes up the bulk of Chris Soules’ net worth of $1.5 million.

In 2017, he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he crashed into the back of a tractor, which left one person dead. He was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence of two years and two years of probation in August 2019, The Des Moines Register reported.

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15. Jason Mesnick Net Worth: $1 Million

DeAnna Pappas broke Jason Mesnick’s heart in season four of “The Bachelorette.” The then-single dad bounced back and was subsequently crowned the star of “The Bachelor” for the show’s 13th season, where he got engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but broke things off, and ultimately married runner-up Molly Malaney in a televised ceremony in 2010.

The couple welcomed daughter Riley Anne in March 2013, who along with Mesnick’s son Ty from a previous marriage, made them a family of four. The former bachelor now works as a Seattle area real estate broker. Jason Mesnick’s net worth is an estimated $1 million.

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16. Ben Flajnik Net Worth: $800,000

These days, Ben Flajnik is a senior community manager for Yelp and a wine and spirits entrepreneur, but he previously starred as “The Bachelor” during season 16. Flajnik famously chose the villain of his season, Courtney Robertson, to receive the final rose. The couple gave their relationship a try away from cameras but ultimately broke up before making it to the altar.

Flajnik has largely stayed out of the limelight, but he did appear on an episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2016 and also guest-starred in an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” in 2014. Flajnik’s net worth is estimated at $800,000.

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17. Jake Pavelka Net Worth: $700,000

Jake Pavelka was a pilot when he starred as a contestant on season five of “The Bachelorette” and later on “The Bachelor” season 14. He became engaged to contestant Vienna Girardi during the show’s finale, but the two broke up soon after.

He returned to the skies as a pilot shortly after the show aired but has since pursued a career in television. In 2017, the former bachelor guest-hosted lifestyle show “This Is LA” and appeared on the reality show “Squad Wars.” Jake Pavelka’s net worth is estimated at $700,000.

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18. Ali Fedotowsky Net Worth: $600,000

In season 14 of “The Bachelor,” Ali Fedotowsky had to choose between Jake Pavelka and her job, and although she initially chose work, she returned to the show only to be sent packing. She subsequently starred in the sixth season of “The Bachelorette,” where she became engaged to Roberto Martinez, but the pair broke up a little over a year later.

Still in the limelight, she’s now a television personality and a fashion blogger. She married Kevin Manno in 2017, and the couple welcomed their second child in May 2018. Ali Fedotowsky’s net worth is an estimated $600,000.

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19. Brad Womack Net Worth: $500,000

Brad Womack appeared on “The Bachelor” during seasons 11 and 15. During season 11, Womack broke America’s hearts when he passed on the two finalists, Deanna Pappas and Jenni Croft. In season 15, he proposed to Emily Maynard, but the couple broke up months after the finale.

In his professional life, however, entrepreneur Womack found success in his co-ownership of several Texas bars alongside his twin brother and friend. Throughout the years, the trio has opened and sold several bars, which has allowed him to earn a healthy living. Brad Womack’s net worth is estimated at $500,000.

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20. Andi Dorfman Net Worth: $300,000

Andi Dorfman made her debut in the 18th season of “The Bachelor” but didn’t find love with Juan Pablo Galavis. She went on to star in “The Bachelorette” season 10, where she became engaged to Josh Murray — but the couple broke up less than a year later.

She was an assistant district attorney until 2014, but Dorfman shifted her focus to writing and became a New York Times bestselling author. She released “It’s Not Okay,” in 2016 and “Single State of Mind” in 2018. Andi Dorfman’s net worth is an estimated $300,000.

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21. Josh Murray Net Worth: $250,000

He got engaged to Andi Dorfman in season 10 of “The Bachelorette,” but Josh Murray found himself single again less than one year later. After that, Amanda Stanton accepted his marriage proposal on the third season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” but that relationship didn’t last either.

Josh Murray’s net worth is estimated at $250,000. And if you’re wondering how much “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants get paid, Reality Steve claims contestants earn $7,000 to $15,000 for participating on the show. Murray’s fortune is likely from a combination of endorsements, entrepreneurial efforts and spending five years as a professional baseball player.

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22. JoJo Fletcher Net Worth: Unknown

Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher was Ben Higgins’ runner-up during season 20 of “The Bachelor.” Hailing from Dallas, Fletcher caught Ben Higgins’ attention on the show when she got out of the limo wearing a unicorn mask.

Fletcher bounced back from heartache as “The Bachelorette” in season 12, where she met fiance Jordan Rodgers.

Off screen, Fletcher owns the realty development company JHF Realty Development LLC, which she founded in 2014. Reliable information on JoJo Fletcher’s net worth is not available.

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23. Ben Higgins Net Worth: Unknown

Ben Higgins starred in season 20 of “The Bachelor.” In a spellbinding season finale, Higgins wavered between JoJo Fletcher and Lauren Bushnell before deciding on the latter.

As a follow-up to “The Bachelor,” the couple starred in the Freeform reality show, “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After.” The final episode culminated with Higgins calling off their wedding, which ultimately ended with a May 2017 breakup.

Now an entrepreneur, he co-founded for-profit, for-purpose enterprise Generous International LLC in October 2017. Reliable data for Ben Higgins’ net worth is not available.

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24. Becca Kufrin Net Worth: Unknown

In what might have been one of the most dramatic finales in “The Bachelor” history, viewers watched as Becca Kufrin had her heart shattered by her then-fiance Arie Luyendyk Jr., who told her he was breaking off their just weeks-long engagement after having a change of heart. Fortunately, Kufrin got another chance at love as the lead on season 14 of “The Bachelorette.”

Kufrin — whose net worth is unknown — is based in Minnesota and works at a boutique public relations agency. The average base salary for a senior account executive in the Minneapolis area is $66,291, according to Glassdoor.

In the finale that aired Aug. 6, 2018, Kufrin got engaged to contestant Garrett Yrigoyen, a 29-year-old medical sales representative from Reno, Nevada, according to his ABC profile. The average base pay for a medical sales rep in Reno is $55,539, according to Glassdoor.

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25. Rachel Lindsay Net Worth: Unknown

She didn’t get Nick Viall’s final rose in season 21 of “The Bachelor,” but that meant Rachel Lindsay was free to star in season 13 of “The Bachelorette.” She fell in love with fiance Bryan Abasolo on the show and accepted his on-screen proposal.

Rachel Lindsay’s net worth is unknown, but the Dallas native returned to her job as an attorney after the cameras finished rolling — though now she has shifted her focus to TV and podcast hosting. Lindsay and Abasolo wed in August 2019.

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26. Nick Viall Net Worth: Unknown

Nick Viall starred as “The Bachelor” in season 21. A two-time runner-up on “The Bachelorette,” he struck out with both Andi Dorfman — season 10 — and Kaitlyn Bristowe — season 11. The third time wasn’t the charm for Viall, who got engaged to contestant Vanessa Grimaldi during the show’s finale; the couple broke up just five months later.

Viall previously worked as a tech salesman but seems to have switched his focus to the entertainment industry. He guest-starred on the television series “Speechless” in 2017 and appeared in the TV movie “A Christmas Cruise.” Nick Viall’s net worth is unknown.

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Cynthia Measom and Gabrielle Olya contributed to the reporting for this article.