‘The Amazing Race’: Contestants Still Make a Ton of Money if They Come in Second or Third Place

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘The Amazing Race’: Contestants Still Make a Ton of Money if They Come in Second or Third Place

It’s arduous to consider CBS’ The Amazing Race is happening almost 20 years of being on the air. The present options contestants embarking on a race all over the world as they arrive at locations and full duties in several nations. The slowest staff is eradicated after the top of every leg, and the contestants who arrive at their locations the quickest sometimes obtain benefits.

Aside from having the chance to see new elements of the world, the winners of the present take dwelling fairly a pleasant grand prize. And the second- and third-place winners don’t do too dangerous, both.

Winners of ‘The Amazing Race’ take dwelling $1 million

'The Amazing Race' season 32
‘The Amazing Race’ season 32 | Timothy Kuratek/CBS through Getty Images

CBS is thought for its high-stakes actuality reveals, as they’re entertaining for the viewer and all-consuming for the contributors. Those competing in The Amazing Race should take care of unbelievable stress to make certain they’re getting from one vacation spot to the following. But in the long run, the successful staff is rewarded handsomely. They’ll take dwelling $1 million.

However, Men’s Health reminds us these incomes are taxed. And there occur to be some hidden charges alongside the best way. Past winner Mark “Abba” Abbattista advised The A.V. Club that he nonetheless needed to pay for meals alongside the best way.

“Your air is paid for and your hotel and they include some other things, like massages or a snorkel trip, but all the food is not included,” Abbattista famous. “So you’re spending money and going to places that you’re not necessarily interested in.”

Second- and third-place winners of the present additionally make a ton of cash

While the primary place winner(s) get $1 million, what about the remainder of the contestants? E! News notes the second-place staff nonetheless will get to take dwelling $25,000, and the third-place staff will get $10,000.

Unfortunately for the losers, they will’t take off with their cash and run as soon as they’ve misplaced. Abbattista famous these eradicated from the present have to remain sequestered at a resort till filming is accomplished to forestall spoilers.

“They keep you sequestered,” Abbattista stated. “You can’t go home three days after you leave because then everyone knows you didn’t win.”

The shedding groups on the resort are given a stipend and might enterprise off the property, although. This is extra freedom than the jury members from Survivor get, as all of them should keep in a distant location named Ponderosa till the ultimate three contestants are introduced.

The host, Phil Keoghan, makes extra per season than the winners

Chip (center) and Kim McAllister (left) celebrate after crossing the finish line with Phil Keoghan beside them on 'The Amazing Race' Chip (center) and Kim McAllister (left) celebrate after crossing the finish line with Phil Keoghan beside them on 'The Amazing Race'
Chip (heart) and Kim McAllister (left) rejoice after crossing the end line with Phil Keoghan beside them on ‘The Amazing Race’ | Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

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While the winners of The Amazing Race are after the candy $1 million prize, it appears host Phil Keoghan is sort of used to that amount of money. The host reportedly earns about $100,000 per episode, which quantities to about $1.2 million per season.

While Keoghan is called the present’s host, he additionally has different endeavors that assist assist his revenue. He wrote a profitable ebook, No Opportunity Wasted, and has appeared in Star Trek, American Dad!, and National Geographic Explorer. All in all, his web value totals round $16 million. Not dangerous.

We’re certain we’ll see Keoghan once more as soon as The Amazing Race is cleared to air as soon as extra. Unfortunately, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted worldwide journey, rendering the present a lot too troublesome to movie. But with such a loving fanbase, we’re certain it’ll be again ASAP!

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