Whoa, Chrishell Stause From 'Selling Sunset' Makes SO Much Money

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What started out as a simple Netflix show ended up becoming, well, a multi-million dollar empire for Chrishell Stause. Selling Sunset fans went through a roller coaster of emotions with the reality TV star. There was a divorce! There was team drama! There was a brief stint with...Jason Oppenheim?? We've truly bore witness to a wild couple of years for Chrishell since her Netflix series debuted over three years ago. So naturally, we wanna know just how much $$$ she has been raking in all this time. Let's dive right into it, shall we?

How Much Does Chrishell Make From Real Estate?

Given that Chrishell actually works as an Oppenheim Group agent (TBT to when Chrissy Teigen posted that tweet about how she didn't think either Chrishell or the other cast members were legit realtors lol), she def makes commission off of the homes she sells. But just how much?

According to marketing agency Evoluted, Chrishell sold roughly $15.8 million during seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Selling Sunset, which brings her commission to...well, a lot. We can imagine that in later seasons she stepped her selling game up, which is confirmed by The Sun's report that says in 2021, Chrishell sold seven homes. The most expensive one? That cost $9 million. *chokes on water*. The outlet also reported that the reality TV star earned a total over $1 million in commissions by the end of that year alone.

Okay, Let's Talk About Her IG

According to Bed Kingdom, which examined the social media profiles of the Oppenheim Group agents and used influencer marketing calculators to estimate how influential they are on social media, Chrishell takes the top spot at...ya know...just about $10,369 per sponsored Instagram post LOL. This is mainly due to the fact that the realtor has the highest follower count with a total of 3.1 million and an engagement rate of 3.09%. This obvi makes sense, since Chrishell has leveraged her social media presence to cultivate partnerships with brands like DSW, T.J. Maxx, and Marshalls. Aaaaaaand she just so happens to have tapped into tech with her Adobe Creative Cloud Express collab.

Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan - Getty Images

There’s Also Her ~Major~ Book Deal

Under Construction, which was released on February 8, follows Chrishell’s life from her childhood in a small town in Kentucky when she experienced homelessness to her current career as a multi-hyphenate celeb who acts, sells real estate, and hosts. She also delves into her split with ex Justin Hartley and revealed in an interview with Women's Health that sharing her divorce story is something she's proud of, saying, “Instead of receiving the hate I was expecting for such a messy public divorce I received the opposite. People started sharing their personal stories with me online and in hundreds of Instagram DMs a day.”

In the book, Chrishell also touches on her current feelings on her recent ex Jason and imparts nuggets of ~wisdom~.

How About Her Property?!?!

In June 2021, after we too went through the roller coaster of emotions trying to see Chrishell secure a home, our girl finally purchased a reported $3.3 million house in the Hollywood Hills. Later that month, she shared a heartfelt IG post with photos from her housewarming that had us in our feels 🥺.

“Had the most AMAZING time celebrating my new house with the BEST friends!!! Big moment for me and I am SO lucky with who I got to celebrate with!,” began the post, which commemorated the huge milestone and served as major inspo for our Pinterest boards.

I mean...bury me in this pool 😭

Photo credit: Compass
Photo credit: Compass

Can I cook? No. Would I learn how to if it meant I could use this kitchen? Absolutely.

Photo credit: Compass
Photo credit: Compass

Don't Forget Dancing With the Stars 💃

In September 2020, Chrishell and her dance partner Gleb Savchenko had a pretty amazing 8-week run on season 28 of the series. After the show's premiere, Chrishell wrote for Good Morning America's site, “I couldn’t have imagined how immersive and all-encompassing this show was before. When you aren’t dancing, you are thinking about dancing.”

“I woke up at 4 a.m. on the morning of the show because I was dreaming that I forgot my steps. I then watched a video of a taped rehearsal several times until I convinced myself I still knew them and to just go back to sleep,” she continued. I mean, for all of that mental (and physical) gymnastics, Chrishell definitely had to be compensated somehow.

So, just how much did Chrishell get paid for her time on DWTS? According to Variety, celebs get paid $125,000 (!!) for the combined rehearsal period and initial two weeks of the show. Should the guest and their dance partner make it past the first two weeks, stars are then paid increasing salaries. In 2010, the figure was $10,000 per episode for weeks three and four, $20,000 per episode for weeks five and six, $30,000 per episode for weeks seven and eight, and $50,000 per episode for the final two weeks. So Chrishell would have made away with at least *pulls our calculator* $245,000. BRB, brushing up on my salsa.

And She’s an Amazing Host Too

Move over Ryan Seacrest! Last August, Netflix released a major crossover show called Netflix Reality Games, hosted by none other than Chrishell. The three-episode series followed cast members from all of our messy faves including Love Is Blind, Too Hot To Handle, and The Circle as they competed in a series of mental and physical challenges all for a trophy and “bragging rights.”

Though we don't know ~exactly~ how much Chrishell made, we're certain it paid a pretty penny—after all, she had to deal with being in the same room as our faves Francesca and Harry post-breakup 👀.

Plus She Started Off as an Actress

Prior to appearing on reality TV, Chrishell played roles in many daytime shows including The Young and the Restless, Youthful Daze, All My Children, and Days of Our Lives. According to Showbiz Cheatsheet, salaries for soap operas can range anywhere between $450 to $1,000 per episode. Plus in 2019, Chrishell was cast as the lead protagonist in Staged Killer, a thriller about a popular local talk show host whose life begins to fall apart after her college best friend and former co-host manages to work his way back into her life. Though it didn't get rave reviews, the movie does get credit for showing us just how funny Chrishell is. I mean, she literally superimposed her maiden name over “Hartley,” which was her last name during the duration of the film's shooting.

After a fan questioned why the Selling Sunset star superimposed “Stause” on the movie’s poster, she replied via an Instagram Story screenshot, “My last name was different when I filmed this so I just fixed it myself. Too late to fix old promo materials or how I was already credited in the film. All good!” Obsessed!

Chrishell Stause’s Reported Net Worth Is $5 Million

That is, according to Celebrity Net Worth. TBH, we're not even shocked. The reality TV star has been seriously busy slowly taking over the world with her sponsorships, acting gigs, book deals, and, of course, real estate sales. BRB, manifesting her becoming my real estate agent so we can become besties.


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