‘Teen Mom 2’: How Much Each Cast Member Has Made and Who’s Worth the Most

Ever since their 16 and Pregnant days, the ladies of Teen Mom 2 have shared with viewers so many aspects of their lives over the years and with that, there’s been no shortage of drama.

Being that these days some of the women have become household names you may have wondered what they actually earn for filming the MTV series. Here’s the answer to that and who has made the most money.

Leah Messer

Leah Messer looks to the side worried
Teen Mom 2 | MTV

Messer is one of the few MTV reality stars who has yet to release a book or join another reality show. She has tried her hand at a few other business ventures outside of the show but still earns the bulk of her income through filming Teen Mom 2.

The West Virginia native and mother of three makes upwards of $300,000 a season.

Chelsea Houska

Houska has one of the most stable situations of all the mothers thanks in part to the parental support she receives. She’s also married to the father of her two younger children.

In Season 6, Radar Online revealed that Houska was making $250,000 a season. However, her ex, Adam Lind, claimed that Houska’s salary increases every season. By Season 8 she was at $300,000 so she likely pulls down more than that per season now.

Briana DeJesus


Because DeJesus just joined the cast starting in Season 8, she doesn’t make anywhere near what her co-stars make per season.

MTV paid the former Teen Mom 3 star $20,000 in 2017 to take part in the series. Although that number is extremely low compared to what the other ladies get, they were still reportedly angry about the amount being paid to the newbie. The network responded by claiming DeJesus’ salary was fair as it was the equivalent to what the other girls earned for filming their early seasons years ago.

Jenelle Evans

Jenelle Eason
Jenelle Eason on Teen Mom 2 | MTV

Jenelle’s name ends up in the news a lot for all the wrong reasons and even though she’s been making a decent amount on the show over the years, much of her money has been going to lawyers.

“I wouldn’t really say that [I’ve made a million dollars],” she told the station 107.5 KZL in 2015. “I would say a little bit over maybe half [a million]? I’m not really allowed to discuss it.”

Radar Online previously reported that Evans made $75,000 a year and her mother, Barbara, got paid $65,000. These days though Evans is said to make $300,000 the same as her other original Teen Mom 2 castmates but her net worth is still a bit lower due to all her legal bills.

Kailyn Lowry

Kailyn Lowry looks sad
Teen Mom 2 | MTV

In 2018, Lowry reportedly had an estimated net worth of $200,000, which is highest of all the Teen Mom 2 ladies. This is because of her ventures outside of the series and her ability capitalize on the show’s popularity.

Lowry has written several books including Pride Over Pity, Hustle and Heart, and a children’s book. She also co-hosts the weekly podcast Coffee Convos with Chrisley Knows Best star, Lindsie Chrisley.

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