Across an astounding 36 seasons of The Challenge, perhaps no other cast member comes to mind quicker than fan favorite and reality show vet Chris “CT” Tamburello. Originally appearing on The Real World: Paris back in 2003, he’d later begin his reality show competition tenure by appearing on The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno a year later, earning a cool $11,000 as a runner-up.
Clearly, that wasn’t enough for the former Real Worlder who’d go on to appear in an additional 16 seasons of The Challenge. Curious how much prize money he’d earned in that time? Here’s a look at CT Tamburello’s estimated net worth:
CT Tamburello’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $485,000.
Though he’s a champ now, CT was DQed from several early seasons of The Challenge, including the 2007 Inferno 3 because of a fight with a fellow cast member. CT would eventually rise to the top during the 2013 Rivals 2 and 2016 Invasion of the Champions, earning $63,000 and $112,000, respectively. He’d win just one more season during his time on the series: the 2019 War of the Worlds 2, which earned him a $250,000 paycheck. Together, his winnings equal $425,000.
But let’s not forget his second and third place winnings, too. CT came close to victory during the 2017 XXX Challenge, when he’d earn $10,000 for the bronze medal. He’d come even closer during the 2012 Battle of the Exes, earning a little over $50,000. (Not bad for second place.) In total, this means CT’s prize money comes out to a whopping $485,000.
But like any good reality show star, competing on The Challenge is just a side hustle for the reality show vet. The 40-year-old recently jumped ship for the acting world, starring in the 2020 horror film, Habitual…but if history repeats itself,