Chris Soules, Emily Maynard among 10 most successful 'The Bachelor' contestants

Preview the New Season of The Bachelorette!

"The Bachelorette" returns to ABC on May 23 with "The Bachelor" veteran JoJo Fletcher taking her pick from the top bachelors in the U.S. In the last season of "The Bachelor," Ben Higgins passed on the real estate developer. To celebrate the return of the reality television series about finding your one true love, here's a look back at the most successful "The Bachelor" contestants and how much they are worth today.

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Travis Stork Net Worth: $8 Million

Emergency room physician Travis Stork was featured in season eight of “The Bachelor.” Although he picked Sarah Stone to be his fiance, the couple didn’t stay together for long. What did last was Stork’s TV success, as his popularity and onscreen charm on “The Bachelor” earned him a spot on the CBS daytime talk show “The Doctors,” which premiered in 2007.

Since hosting “The Doctors,” Stork has helped the show find success. The CBS show has earned five Emmy nominations for best talk show/informative, while Stork has pulled in two nominations for outstanding talk show host. Stork is also the New York Times best-selling author behind “The Doctor’s Diet,” among other books. Travis Stork’s net worth is estimated at $8 million.

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Emily Maynard Net Worth: $5 Million

Emily Maynard first stole hearts as a single mother vying for Brad Womack’s affection in season 15 of “The Bachelor.” She later solidified her status as America’s sweetheart as the star of season eight of “The Bachelorette.”

Emily Maynard was just 19 when she had her daughter, Ricki, following the tragic death of her fiance Ricky Hendricks, race car driver and partial owner of Nascar’s Hendrick Motorsports. The team was valued at $375 million in February 2016, reported Forbes, and Maynard received a considerable amount of Hendricks’ wealth — more than enough to provide a comfortable life to raise their daughter alone.

As the star of “The Bachelorette,” Maynard didn’t find love — but she did receive a fair paycheck. Following the show, she designed a jewelry collection for online boutique Towne & Reese. Today, Maynard’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

While Maynard didn’t find lasting love on either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette,” she has since settled down with Tyler Johnson, an automotive management consultant. She is expecting her third child.

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Jesse Palmer Net Worth: $4 Million

Jesse Palmer starred in season five of “The Bachelor,” for which he is most remembered for forgetting a girl’s name during the rose ceremony and handing his final pick a one-way ticket to his hometown of New York instead of an engagement ring.

Palmer’s first brushes with fame started before “The Bachelor,” when he was an NFL player. He was a quarterback for the New York Giants from 2001 to 2004, and spent the 2005 season with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring from the league.

Palmer transitioned from playing on the field to being an analyst for college football on ESPN in 2007. In 2015, “Good Morning America” named Palmer a special contributor. As a result of his lucrative endeavors, Jesse Palmer’s net worth is estimated at $4 million.

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Jef Holm Net Worth: $3 Million

Jef Holm was the winner of “The Bachelorette” season eight, during which he wooed Emily Maynard and received the final rose. The couple ended the season engaged, but split just months after the season finale aired.

While his onscreen love did not lead to a fairy-tale ending, off-screen Jef Holm has enjoyed plenty of financial success. As an entrepreneur, Holm co-founded People Water, a successful nonprofit that sells bottled water and donates an equal amount of clean water. The charity has thus far donated over 6.4 million gallons of clean, drinkable water.

Jef Holm’s net worth is $3 million.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. Net Worth: $2 Million

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a race car driver who has raced in events from the Indy 500 to the Indy Lights series. Luyendyk Jr. is also the son of successful racer Arie Luyendyk, who has won the Indianapolis 500 twice. Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.

“For me, my work is my passion,” Luyendyk Jr. told GOBankingRates. “Whether I’m putting in long hours at the shop or we’re working hard to find funding through partnerships, I’m always thankful to be doing something I love. I’ve also surrounded myself with equally ambitious individuals and great partners.”

As a contestant in season eight of “The Bachelorette,” Arie Luyendyk Jr. vied for Emily Maynard’s heart. His time on air, however, proved to be more lucrative:

“I met a representative from the GUNK and Liquid Wrench brands at a trade show,” Luyendyk Jr. said. “His wife was a fan of the show and, ultimately, this familiarity helped attain my primary racing partnership for the TORC racing series.

“Since the show, I’ve also been fortunate to use my voice to benefit charitable causes that are important to me, such as the Children’s Miracle Network. Paying it forward in this way has been extremely rewarding.”

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Ryan Sutter Net Worth: $2 Million

Ryan Sutter is one of “The Bachelor” franchise’s rare success stories. Sutter was a contestant in the first season of “The Bachelorette,” vying for the affection of star Trista Rehn. She gave Ryan Sutter the final rose, and the couple married in 2003 in a televised ceremony that cost ABC $3.77 million, in addition to $1 million paid to the couple to broadcast the event.

Before appearing on “The Bachelorette,” Ryan Sutter had a brief stint in the NFL as a defensive back for the Carolina Panthers in 1998. Injuries cut Sutter’s NFL career short, and he switched professions to firefighting. Ryan Sutter’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.

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Chris Soules Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Chris Soules appeared in season 19 of “The Bachelor.” He was a big hit with viewers thanks to his rugged good looks, down-to-earth demeanor and rural charm, which earned him the nickname Prince Farming.

Soules is from a small town in Iowa. There, he manages 6,000 acres of corn fields. That farming estate makes up the bulk of Chris Soules’ $1.5 million net worth and is among the top 20 percent most-profitable farms in the U.S., averaging $200,000 in revenue per year, reported The Washington Post.

Since appearing on the show, Soules broke off his relationship with fiancee and winner of “The Bachelor” Whitney Bischoff.

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Ben Flajnik Net Worth: $800,000

Ben Flajnik’s net worth is an estimated $800,000, gained through his time as the star of “The Bachelor” season 16 and as co-founder and investor of Envolve Winery. Ben Flajnik scaled down his involvement in that business in July 2014 to work on startups Fernet Francisco and

Flajnik famously chose the “villain” of his season to receive the final rose, and the couple had a rocky relationship that lasted less than a year.

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Jake Pavelka Net Worth: $500,000

Jake Pavelka was a pilot when he starred as a contestant in season five of “The Bachelorette,” and later as the star of “The Bachelor” season 14. He didn’t find love on either show, and his relationship with final pick Vienna Giardi turned ugly in a televised rehash of their breakup.

But Pavelka has since made a career change to reality TV star, appearing in numerous shows including “Dancing with the Stars” and “Bachelor Pad.” Jake Pavelka’s net worth is estimated at $500,000.

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Brad Womack Net Worth: $500,000

Brad Womack appeared on “The Bachelor” during seasons 11 and 15. During season 11, Womack broke America’s hearts when he passed on the two finalists, Deanna Pappas and Jenni Croft. In season 15, he proposed to Emily Maynard, but the couple broke up months after the finale.

In his professional life, however, entrepreneur Womack found success in his co-ownership of several Texas bars alongside his brothers. Brad Womack’s net worth is estimated at $500,000.

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JoJo Fletcher Net Worth: Unknown

Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher makes her return to TV on this season of “The Bachelorette.” Off-screen, Fletcher owns the realty development company JHF Realty Development LLC, which she founded in 2014.

Hailing from Dallas, Fletcher caught Ben Higgins’ attention on “The Bachelor” when she got out of the limo wearing a unicorn mask. Unfortunately, she left “The Bachelor” empty-handed, with Lauren Bushnell winning Higgins’ heart. Reliable information on JoJo Fletcher’s net worth is not available.

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Ben Higgins Net Worth: Unknown

Ben Higgins starred in season 20 of “The Bachelor.” In a spellbinding season finale, Higgins wavered between JoJo Fletcher and Lauren Bushnell before deciding on the latter. Before his appearance on “The Bachelor,” Ben Higgins worked as an account manager at Talisys in Denver. He reportedly continues to work at the company as he and his fiancee begin planning for a wedding.

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