16 & Pregnant started it all, and it was the show we have to thank for Teen Mom. Teen Mom started way back in 2009, which is 10 years ago already after 16 & Pregnant was finished airing. It still feels like just yesterday we were getting to know these teenagers with unplanned pregnancies.
Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, and Maci Bookout were the first original Teen Mom stars to hit the reality TV stage. Since then, a lot more moms have joined the cast and shared their journeys with fans.
We’re sure none of the moms 10 years ago ever would have thought that being open with their lives and experiences would turn them into such successes, and yet it has. Here’s the net worth of the Teen Mom cast members, in case you were wondering!
Instagram; Teen Mom star Catelynn recently posted this throwback photo of her and Tyler when they were on 16 & Pregnant, back when they were teenage parents trying to handle an unplanned pregnancy together
Catelynn is our first mom up, and one of the original cast members. Although Catelynn and her boyfriend at the time (now husband) Tyler decided to give their daughter Carley up for adoption, they stayed together and went on two have two girls that they did keep; Novalee and Vaeda.
Catelynn is definitely a Teen Mom success story. She married her teenage love, has two beautiful daughters, has an open adoption with Carley’s parents so gets to see her too, and has started her own business called Tierra Reign.
Instagram; the current cast of Teen Mom poses for a photo together while in New York City in the photo above
With the money they have earned from their time spent on the show, Catelynn and her husband Tyler Baltierra have been able to renovate their dream farmhouse in Michigan, buy fancy new cars, and even help pay for rehab for some of their family members, such as Tyler’s dad Butch.
Aside from starring on Teen Mom, the two have also appeared on the show Couples Therapy.
Reportedly, Catelynn makes anywhere from $300,000 to $400,000 dollars per season of Teen Mom that she films. Tyler gets paid less than Catelynn does…earning about $15,000 per episode. Combined, the couple is probably making about $500,000 dollars together still starring in the show.
Aside from owning her own online business, Catelynn has written a book called “Conquering Chaos.” She also definitely gets advertising and endorsement deals.
Combined with her husband Tyler, it’s reported that Catelynn is worth approximately $1.5 million dollars.
Instagram; Catelynn and Tyler smile and snap a selfie together in the above photo
Our next mom is Amber Portwood, and she’s also one of the OGs. Amber has managed to do well for herself all on her own, as she doesn’t have the same support system that Catelynn has from her husband.
Amber got pregnant with Leah and then split with her boyfriend Gary after spending five years with him. Gary and Amber at this point have not been together for a while, and since then Amber has really dealt with a lot of drama from the men in her life.
After Gary, Amber started getting serious with Matt Baier. In the three years the two spent together, there was just no shortage of drama.
It came out that Matt was facing legal issues due to not paying child support. It turned out that Amber didn’t even know about some of his biological children. Ouch.
Instagram; Amber Portwood is pictured above with her fellow Teen Mom cast members Catelynn and Kailyn
After that, Amber accused Matt of stealing about $100,000 dollars from her. That’s a heck of a lot of money!
Even though Matt was able to steal so much from her, Amber’s net worth is still pretty sky high.
Well, Amber has a new man, Andrew Glennon, and a new baby too named James. She has also been able to find success with a book she wrote called “Never Too Late” and she also launched her own online boutique called Forever Haute.
Instagram; Amber snaps a photo of her adorable son James sitting in the parking lot at the beach in the above photo
Amber also makes about $280,000 dollars a year filming Teen Mom, which is something she had to reveal after she was arrested for domestic violence not that long ago. She also makes money off of advertisement and endorsement deals.
Instagram; Amber smiles for a selfie while in her car in the above photo
All in all, Amber is worth about $1.5 million dollars.
Maci Bookout is another one of the original teenage moms to appear in Teen Mom. This OG definitely has done well for herself over the years and has come a long way.
Maci first joined the cast because she wanted to inspire other teen moms. She says, “I really just wanted to show girls how hard it was to be a teen parent. I wanted girls who might get pregnant to see there are options out there to move forward with your life and still have goals.”
Maci has gone on to write several books about her life and experience such as I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof: Lessons I’ve Learned” and “Bulletproof.”
Instagram; Maci is pictured above with her husband Taylor at an event
Maci also owns her own radio show and she started a clothing company with her now husband Taylor, called Things That Matter (TTM). She also does motivational speaking and appears at events around the country.
Maci has really embraced being a reality TV star, and she has appeared in other shows such as Naked & Afraid, although Maci admits she quit that show pretty quickly. Don’t blame you Maci. That definitely does not sound like a good time!
Instagram; Maci and Taylor are pictured above sponsoring a charity golf event with their clothing company
All in all, Maci is worth about $3 million dollars for all her hard work.
Farrah Abraham is the last of our original Teen Mom cast members. It’s no secret that this mom is no longer a part of the hit MTV show, but she does owe her fame to this show for sure.
This controversial mom was making about $30,000 per episode she filmed of Teen Mom prior to being let go. After being fired, Farrah quickly took to Facebook to make a statement.
Farrah said, “Even though #Viacom fired me today they couldn’t help but to exploit myself & my daughter for their promotional gain- Viacom let me go because as a Business Mogul I act like an adult and part take in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private!”
Viacom is MTV’s parent company, and before she was ultimately taken off Teen Mom there was an episode where she was caught in a heated argument with them when they asked if she was engaging in adult entertainment.
This ended up being the reason she is no longer part of the cast, but Farrah still maintains that she was “the biggest talent on the show.”
Instagram; Farrah and her daughter Sophia are pictured above at the Kids Choice Awards