Here's how much contestants on 'The Amazing Race' make

If you're an adventure seeker and a lover of reality TV, then you've probably considered applying for Amazing Race at some point in your life. From contestants uncovering clues in a rat-infested Indian labyrinth to diving into an ice river and swimming to an exit hole, the show is filled with action and suspense.

While the intense challenges and country hopping are two encouraging reasons to be on the show, the payout each season's winner receives is a great incentive, too. Each season, the first two-person team to fully complete the last challenge wins $1 million -- but they aren't the only contestants who make money.

According to fan site TARflies, Aaron from season 6 of the show revealed that the second place team took home $25,000 and the third place team took home $10,000. Aaron went on to explain that every team earned money — the team that came in dead last actually went home with $1,500.

Cash prizes isn't the only compensation, either. Contestants can receive anything from a new car to paid trips to any country in the world. The only catch to receiving the prizes is that the winners must claim them on their federal income tax returns.

If you're a fan of daytime TV as well, check out the net worths of some of the most famous soap opera stars:

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1. Eric Braeden – a.k.a. Victor Newman

Estimated Net Worth: $25 million

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2. Daniel Goddard – a.k.a. Cane Ashby

Estimated Net Worth: $16.7 million

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3. Deidre Hall – a.k.a. Dr. Marlena Evans

Estimated Net Worth: $12 million 

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4. Peter Bergman – a.k.a. Jack Abbott

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million 

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5. John Aniston – a.k.a. Victor Kirakis

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million 

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6. Alison Sweeney – a.k.a. Sami Brady

Estimated Net Worth: $9 million 

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7. Anthony Geary – a.k.a. Luke Spencer

Estimated Net Worth: $9 million 

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8. Finola Hughes – a.k.a Anne Devane

Estimated Net Worth: $8 million 

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9. Tyler Christopher – a.k.a. Nikolas Cassadine

Estimated Net Worth: $7 million 

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10. Kristian Alfonso – a.k.a. Hope Williams Brady

Estimated Net Worth: $5.5 million 

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11. Amelia Heinle – a.k.a. Victoria Newman

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million 

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12. Kelly Monaco – a.k.a. Sam Morgan

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million 

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