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Over the years, TOWIE has spawned celebs with serious earning potential.
Former cast members have gone on to appear on US telly, found multimillion pound companies and collaborate with some of the biggest brands and businesses.
But which reality star has out earned everyone else? Let’s take a look.
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Gemma Collins – £3.7 million
The GC has reportedly made around an estimated £3.7 million since her debut on the reality show nine years ago.
Through two publishing deals, various brand endorsements and TV appearances including her own itvBe show, Diva Forever.
The 39 year old is believed to have pocketed a whooping £200,000 for Celebs Go Dating, £100,000 for her iconic Dancing On Ice stint and the same for Celebrity Big Brother.
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James Argent – £1.1 million
James burst on our screens in series 1 of TOWIE.
After an eight year run on the show, the 31 year old is now said to be a millionaire.
He has appeared on ITV’s Sugar Free Farm and Channel 4’s The Jump, as well as Loose Women, All Star Family Fortunes and Celebs Go Dating.
Since splitting with Gemma Collins, Arg lives in £1million home next door to his parents’ house in South Woodford, Essex, last October.
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Lauren Goodger – £2.1 million
After a decade in the public eye, TOWIE original Lauren is said to have raked in millions following her two years on the show.
Through brand partnerships, appearances on reality TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, and publishing deals, Mark Wright’s ex has made a fortune.
At the peak of her fame, Lauren also released a range of tanning products and hair extensions with her brand Lauren’s Way.
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Amy Childs – £3.1million
Another original cast member, Amy quit the show in 2011 to focus on other projects including telly appearances, business dealings and brand endorsement..
The 30 year old has appeared on celebrity Big Brother, Channel 4’s The Jump and her own fly-on-the-wall series on Channel 5, It's All About Amy.
Mum to Polly, 2, and Rich, 1, she owns four homes worth a combined £2.5million.
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Billie Faiers – £4 million
After joining the show is Season 2, Billie has made a fortune from brand partnerships, personal appearances and TV opportunities.
Now wife to Greg Shepherd, and Mum to Nelly, 4, and Arthur, 2, the 30-year-old stars in her own itvBe show The Mummy Diaries alongside sister Sam. She lives in Essex in a £1.4 million house.
She is believed to have earned £500,000 as the face of online fashion retailer In The Style and has launched a baby and children’s range for George at Asda. She also runs Minnie’s Boutique, set up with Sam in 2011.
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Joey Essex – £6.3 million
Joey first appeared in the ITV reality show in 2011 as Chloe Sims' cheeky cousin and quickly became one of the TOWIE's best-loved cast members, known for his 'reem' catchphrase.
The 30-year-old is now believed to be commanding six figure sums from partnerships with the likes of McDonalds, Jaffa Cakes and from his own bestselling autobiography and fragrances.
He also made £500,000 from his range of hair products, £60,000 from his appearance on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, and his firm Joey Essex Management Ltd holds £485,000.
He lives in a £1.4 million Essex home, shown off on MTV Cribs last year, and is gearing up to appear on the next series of Celebs Go Dating.
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Sam Faiers – £8.1 million
Sam arrived on screens as Mark Wright’s love interest back in Series 1 of TOWIE and has since gone to become a TV regular, appearing on shows like Celebrity Big Brother.
The 29 year old has proved a TOWIE break out star, landing her own reality show The Mummy Diaries which has just been commissioned for another two series.
The fashion fan has since launched clothing lines with Very, Quiz and River Island and also has a home-furnishings, her own fragrance and co-owns Minnie's Boutique with her sister Billie, 30.
Sam is now believed to pocket £10,000 a post on Instagram for plugging products to her 2.4 million fans.
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Mark Wright – £9.1million
Star of Series One, Mark Wright was the first TOWIE star to find international fame.
Following various TV and radio gigs in the UK, Mark bagged a slot as the red carpet reporter on US Extra – making a name for himself Stateside.
The pro footballer, 33, also landed promotional deals with brands such as Umbro and Catalan and he relearnt launched his fitness website, Train Wright alongside his brother Josh.
Records show Mark holds £1.1million in his modelling agency, The Wright Look Models, with a further £2million in assets in his firm Chigwell Properties.
He's set to launch a new fitness brand with his wife Michelle Keegan , who he shares a £1.3million Essex farmhouse with.
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