In 2015, audiences were introduced to Kaitlyn Bristowe during Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor. At the time, it was impossible to predict just how successful the Canadian native would become! As of 2023, she’s one of the most famous members of Bachelor Nation — with the net worth to prove it. 

What Is Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Net Worth?

The former reality star turned business owner has an estimated net worth between $3.5 and $5 million, according to multiple reports.

How Much Money Did Kaitlyn Bristowe Make on ‘The Bachelorette’?

Kaitlyn was responsible for perhaps one of the most riveting seasons of The Bachelorette ever! In the end, it was down to Shawn Booth and Nick Viall. Of course, because Kaitlyn specifically chose Nick, who was a contestant on season 10, to join her cast, fans thought it was a done deal.

However, it was Shawn who got the final rose. He and Kaitlyn were engaged for three years before calling it quits in 2018. She has since moved on with Jason Tartick. The two got engaged in May 2021. The podcaster’s romance was the subject of breakup rumors in July 2023 when the pair took separate vacations, and Kaitlyn wasn’t seen wearing her engagement ring in multiple social media posts.

Kaitlyn followed it up by posting and deleting a cryptic post reading, “I cannot believe the audacity of people to expect things from me when I haven’t even been able to process things for myself.” Neither Kaitlyn or Jason have commented on the status of their engagement as of publication.

Kaitlyn has  opened up about the money she earned from the show, revealing during an April 2023 episode of Jason’s podcast, “Trading Secrets,” that she lived off of $1,500 that ABC paid her between Chris’ season of The Bachelor and her own season of The Bachelorette. When she did land the leading gig, Kaitlyn wasn’t given as huge of an offer as fans may have thought.

“I think they offered me $40,000. You’d think I’d be like, ‘Jackpot! Sign me up!’” Kaitlyn said, before adding that her dad encouraged her to negotiate.

“He changed a lot and negotiated my contract big time for me,” she revealed. “One of the executive producers said to me, ‘You got an entertainment lawyer, and you’re asking for this amount of money? I’m sorry. I thought this is about love for you.’ F—k off! It’s about love and money, OK? They go hand in hand for me right now. Because they said you’re going against Britt, I was like, ‘I’m not doing it.’ And then I said, ‘I’ll only do it if you paid me as much as you paidChris Soules.’ I said I wanted to make the same as he did.”

It’s likely that Kaitlyn made somewhere between $75,000 and $100,000 for starring on the show.

How Much Money Was Kaitlyn Paid For Hosting ‘The Bachelorette’?

After longtime host Chris Harrison left The Bachelor franchise after Matt James‘ controversial season, Kaitlyn and fellow former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams stepped in as hosts. Commenting on how much money she made while fulfilling the role, Kaitlyn claimed that ABC didn’t want to take the steps to make the gig permanent, even though it ended up being her “most lucrative” paycheck.

“They didn’t want to pass what a host would make,” she said. “I think we got a little more [for Michelle Young’s season than Katie Thurston’s season].”

How Much Was Kaitlyn Paid For Competing on ‘DWTS’?

Kaitlyn joined the cast of the ABC series in September 2020 and won the mirror ball trophy with partner Artem Chigvintsev. They were clearly fan-favorites throughout the season. In fact, Lady Gaga herself even praised their skills and charisma.

“Is it weird that this made me cry … I love watching people happy and dancing!” the “Poker Face” artist tweeted after Kaitlyn and Artem nailed their Cha-Cha to Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love.”

On the same episode of Jason’s podcast, Kaitlyn shed even more light on her finances, revealing that she took home money each week she was on the dancing competition.

“You get a bonus every week that you make it,” she explained. “The final four are in the final episode, they all get paid the same. … But your signing bonus, I think you can negotiate a bit, like, to sign to say you’re going on the show.”

Are Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick Still Together?
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How Else Does Kaitlyn Bristowe Make Money?

In addition to her time on television, Kaitlyn runs successful businesses and works as an influencer. She is the founder of the Dew Edit and Spade and Sparrows wine, and has almost 2 million followers on Instagram alone. Kaitlyn also hosts a weekly podcast called “Off the Vine.” The official description reads, “Get ready for lots of laughs, candid convo, taboo topics, unfiltered advice and wine … lots of wine!”

The former Bachelorette has also ventured into performing! In May 2020, she released her debut single “If I’m Being Honest.” During an interview with TV Insider, Kaitlyn opened up about her musical background. “I’ve been singing and dancing my whole life and when I moved to Nashville, I found myself surrounded by musicians and singers and songwriters,” she recalled.

”It was something that I always just had a passion for since I was little,” Kaitlyn continued. “I never really had plans of releasing anything or doing anything like I’m about to do, but as I got more confident with it and realized how much I enjoyed doing it, I thought, ‘Why not?'”