How much? “$125,000 collectively for 36 days of shooting the first year; $75,000 for 21 days in the second year; and $50,000 for 14 days the third year,” according to E! Online.
iVillage says that the OctoKids are “raking in the dough”. But to me, $250,000 for 14 kids isn’t all that much. Let’s do the math. $250,000 divided by 14 equals $17,857.14 (I’m rounding off). Don’t get me wrong. $18k for a couple of months of work isn’t chicken feed. But it’s not enough to have cameras in your face all the time. In the case of the kids, it puts their lives on display before they’re old enough to decide if they want that to happen.
Personally? I think it should be illegal to put children on reality television. It’s not necessary and it’s too weird. Just don’t do it.
Source: E! Online via iVillage