Kim Kardashian is highest paid reality star

LOS ANGELES According to "The Daily Beast," /*Kardashian*/ earned an estimated $6 million this year.

Her money comes from her reality TV show, endorsement deals, a chain of retail stores, paid appearances and a recently-released book.

Lauren Conrad came in second, earning $5 million.

Bethenny Frankel of "The Real Housewives of New York City" ranked third with $4 million.

Audrina Patridge of "/*Dancing With the Stars*/" took the fourth spot with $3.5 million while mother of eight, Kate Gosselin, rounded out the top five with $3.5 million as well.

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