Well, Bachelorette contestant Jef Holm isn’t the only millionaire on the ABC show. Apparently, the Bachelorette is a millionaire herself, which kind of makes the rumors that she’s a gold digger a bit ridiculous. Unless, I guess, she wants to be richer than rich!
Emily Maynard’s net worth is $5 million dollars, according to celebritynetworth.com.
Emily Maynard was engaged to race car driver and owner Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash in 2004. A week after his death, 18-year-old Emily found out that she was pregnant. Ricky’s father is the owner of Hendrick racing, who is worth $200 million.
It’s unclear from the site how Emily acquired the $5 million dollars. Although reports from Us Weekly claim ABC is paying her a $250,000 base salary to be The Bachelorette.
But reports are still unclear on that number. Another source at RadarOnline claims Maynard demanded a huge sum of money. “Emily told [producers] she wanted $750,000 and they said no way but she settled for something higher than $100,000, probably around $150,000,” the source said, pointing out that Jillian Harris and Ashley Hebert were only paid $50,000 and $30,000.
The source also claims that while Emily is looking for love on the show, she also wants a guy with money. Hendrick was worth $15 million when he died.
Though she is reportedly embroiled in a bitter feud with six-year-old daughter, Ricki’s grandparents but is still receiving financial support from them according to Us Weekly although they do not communicate anymore.
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