Amy Roloff is a strong independent woman who don't need no man! The Little People, Big World star — who split from Matt Roloff after nearly three decades of marriage in 2015 — is raking in the dough. In fact, she and her ex-husband share the same net worth at $4.5 million. Not too shabby! But how exactly did the Central Michigan University grad earn such a comfy living?
Well, the 53-year-old has appeared on her hit TLC show since 2006 — and apparently earns a pretty penny for it. According to reality producer Terence Michael, reality show families earn about 10 percent of the show's budget, and he estimates that TLC budgets about $250,000 to $400,000 per episode. In other words, this means the Roloffs have been bringing in boatloads of cash over the last 12 years. Not bad considering Amy has a day job too.
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When she's not in front of the cameras, the reality TV matriarch has been making a name for herself in the culinary world. She released a cookbook back in 2012 called Short and Simple Family Recipes, which was a collaborative effort with Chris Cardamone. According to the book's description, it "contains 75 recipes from Amy's kitchen with easy-to-follow instructions for preparation. Organized by courses and meals — For Starters, Breakfast or Brunch, Lite Lunch Fare, Time to Gather: Family Meals, Kids Corner, Simple Sides, and Sweet Endings and Baked Goodness — the recipes include mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare favorites such as Scallop Pesto Crustini, Crabby Cakes, Cowboy Eggs, Farm Country Omelet, Ham, Cheese, Turkey, and Avocado Panini, Southwestern Slaw, Amy's Pork Fried Rice, Roast Pork with Spiced Apples, Mike D's Hamburger Pie, Roloff Farm Rustic Peach and Berry Cobbler, Birthday Cake in a Bag, and Bananas Foster." Uh, yum!
She even runs her own business called Amy Roloff's Little Kitchen, an online store where she delivers her family's favorite treats to fans throughout the country. One of her most popular recipes is definitely the chicken pasta!
Oh, and did we mention she also has an entire pumpkin farm to run? Although she and Matt are officially divorced, the two still run the family biz together, which may be a bit awkward considering he's currently dating the farm's former manager, Caryn Chandler.
At the time, the couple put out a statement that read, "After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce. We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising our four wonderful children, who have grouwn to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful businesses. Our kids and our ever-growing family, and the love and support we have for them, will be our priority. We will continue to work together side-by-side in the daily responsibilities for our many current ventures. We would like to thank our family, friends, and all our fans for their continued support and understanding during this difficult time."
Good for these two for continuing to work together! But we think Amy could kiss the farm goodbye and still earn a killer living.
Little People, Big World returns Apr. 3 at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.