TLC has several reality shows about uncommon family dynamics, and Doubling Down With the Derricos doesn’t disappoint. Karen and Deon Derrico have 14 children, and they open up about their home life with twins, triplets, quintuplets, and more. So, how much do Karen and Deon Derrico get paid per episode of the show? Here’s what we know.
How much are Karen and Deon Derrico paid for ‘Doubling Down With the Derricos’?
Karen and Deon Derrico’s lives are on full display in TLC’s Doubling Down With the Derricos. So, how much do they make per episode of the show?
While TLC and the Derricos haven’t given exact figures, fans can estimate given what they already know about TLC payment. An agent told Business Insider that “docu-ensemble” casts likely receive anywhere from $1,500 per episode to $3,000 per episode for “nobodies.”
“And then after three years of success, it can go up to $7,000 to $10,000 an episode,” the insider noted. “After that, you start moving into the Kardashian level.”
The Derricos are relative newcomers to TLC, so they’ll likely earn about $3,000 per episode. But they could earn more. The Roloffs from Little People, Big World reportedly earn about $7,000 to $10,000 per episode, and the Duggar family reportedly made anywhere from $25,000 to $40,000 thanks to their tenure on TLC.
What does Deon Derrico do for a job?
Additionally, Deon founded and owns Deon Derrico Entertainment, Inc., “a wide-ranging company offering acting classes, a talent agency, as well as production of film and television programming,” Distractify notes IMDb states.
Unfortunately, Deon found himself in hot water for his real estate in the past. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in 2018 that he had two real estate fraud charges against him in 2014. Thankfully, they were dropped.
“Something that has this kind of chokehold on my life for so long, it’s just gone,” Deon said. “I have seven boys that I’m teaching to become men. I have four girls. I’m raising them for the outside world.”
As for Karen, she said she was prepping to take over the real estate business if Deon was convicted. “This was a very teachable four and a half years,” she commented. “I want my family to be a poster family. We now understand that freedom is important. We want to educate other families out there.”
The couple was recently sued for around $15,000 for student loans
While Deon Derrico’s real estate troubles appear behind him, the Derricos have new financial issues to deal with. According to The Sun, Student Loan Solutions, LLC, sued Deon and Karen on July 27, 2021. The company sued the couple for about $15,000 for allegedly not paying back student loans.
This also comes after the couple’s home went into foreclosure. The Sun reports the Bank U.S. Trust National Association bought the home for $441,842.06 in September 2021. This was the amount of debt on the home.
Doubling Down With the Derricos airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.
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