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!