Well, it is a darn good sauce.
Television personality and celebrity chef, Levi Roots, has trumped the likes of Harry Styles and Olly Murs to be named the richest male reality star, coming in at third place on the Sun’s Reality Rich List.
The Jamaican star gained widespread fame after he appeared on Dragon’s Den and was granted £50,000 funding towards his Reggae Reggae Sauce.
Levi had been selling the condiment locally for fifteen years but had dreams of expanding his business, so went on the BBC show and did an actual, full-on, reggae performance (complete with guitar) to sell his pitch to the notoriously hard-to-please dragons.
Embarrassingly, Deborah Meaden ruled herself out because his business venture “wasn’t on a large enough scale” for her, Duncan Valentine and Theo Paphitis also opted out. However, thankfully for Levi and tastebuds across the nation, Richard Farleigh and Peter Jones agreed to give the chef the money for a 40% stake in the business.
Levi Roots’ is now estimated to be worth £30million.
Is that a large enough scale for you now, Debs?
Levi’s third place spot in the female-dominated Reality TV Rich List shows that not only is he the highest earning man, or the highest earning Brit in fact, he is also the only individual male to make it into the Top 10, with One Direction as a band scraping in at 8th place and Will Young only just missing out at number 11.
Levi was pipped to the post by paris Hilton, who comes in at second place with an estimated worth of £36million, and, much less surprisingly than Levi, Kim Kardashian topped the list with a £39million net worth.
The US socialite only came to the celeb scene in 2007 with her family’s show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, however, the queen of turning misfortune into, quite literally, fortune, Kim raked in a neat £3million from a lawsuit after her sex tape was leaked later on in the year.
Since then she has only been going up, now earning around £50,000 per episode of the reality show, which is now in its ninth series.
Say what you want about Kim, but she’s definitely been doing something right.
The full #GirlPower Top 10 list of Reality TV’s Richest Stars reads as follows:
10. Myleene Klass, £11M
09. Leona Lewis, £13M
08. One Direction, £14M
07. Jennifer Hudson, £15M
Joint sixth and fifth place: Kelly Clarkson and Cheryl Fernandez Versini, £16M
04. Susan Boyle, £22M
03. Levi Roots, £30M
02. Paris Hilton, £36M
01. Kim Kardashian, £39M
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