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Big Brother 23: Everyone gets paid to be on the show, not just the winner, and making jury means more money

Kyland BB23 Punishment
Kyland Young gets paid to be on Big Brother, so we shouldn’t feel too bad about his costume punishment. Pic credit: CBS

Big Brother 23 houseguests are paid to play the game, earning weekly stipends to be part of the show. In exchange for those payments, CBS can film the BB23 cast members every moment that they are in the Big Brother house.

The weekly stipends typically only apply to people still on the show, so if someone gets evicted during the first five weeks of the season, they stop earning the weekly payments.

Unfortunately for them, Travis Long, Brandon “Frenchie” French, Whitney Williams, Brent Champagne, and Christian Birkenberger were the first five people sent home from the Big Brother 23 cast. Their stipends ended, but they should receive an appearance fee for taking part in the season finale.

This is why Big Brother casts are always very excited when the jury starts forming because the stipends continue even if a houseguest is living in the jury house. Making it to at least the BB23 jury meant thousands of additional dollars for everyone remaining in the game.

How much do Big Brother houseguests get paid to play the game?

The exact stipend that members of the BB23 cast are receiving has not yet been revealed, but one or more of them will likely reveal that information when the season comes to an end. What we do know is the information that former houseguests have passed on when speaking about appearing on the show.

Elena Davies did an interview where she said her Big Brother cast was paid $1,000 per week. She appeared on BB19, which was the season that Josh Martinez ended up winning and Paul Abrahamian finished in second place. Elena said that by making it to the BB19 jury, she earned $13,000 in stipend payments from that summer.

Cash prize for Big Brother 23 increased

There is a lot more on the line than just the Big Brother stipends this summer. The members of the BB23 cast have a shot at winning $750,000 by being the last person standing this season. It was a huge increase from the $500,000 awarded as recently as Big Brother 22.

When she heard about the huge increase to the prize fund, former Big Brother winner Rachel Reilly said she wanted to join the BB24 cast. That might be a lot of fun to see her play the game again. Rachel couldn’t appear on Big Brother: All-Stars 2 because she was pregnant.

There is still a long way to go until we find out the name of the Big Brother 23 winner, but no matter who wins this season, everyone who is still residing in the Big Brother house will be leaving the show with a nice paycheck.

Getting a stipend softens the blow for people who have to take time away from their real jobs to participate in the reality competition show. It certainly makes it easier for them not to worry about money while they are trying to play the game.

Big Brother 23 airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

2 thoughts on “Big Brother 23: Everyone gets paid to be on the show, not just the winner, and making jury means more money”

  1. search “2019 big brother first black winner” and you will see all of the usual media suspects claiming and praising the first black winner.. and those same exact media suspects are claiming it once again. um hellooo.. it is mathematically impossible to have a “first time in history” twice.. unless of course we’re talking about african american charter school mathematics that is. what a pathetic joke. See-BS is the new BET/OWN anti-white buffalo soldier hypocritical TV network.

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  2. get a clue dimwits… search “2019 big brother first black winner” and you will see that in 2019 all of the usual media suspects claiming and praising the first black winner.. and those same exact media suspects are claiming it once again now in 2021. um hellooo.. it is mathematically impossible to have a “first time in history” twice.. unless of course we’re talking about african american charter school mathematics that is. what a pathetic joke. See-BS is the new BET/OWN anti-white buffalo soldier hypocritical TV network.

    add to that, there have been lierally hundreds of black and poc winners throughout the bb franchise history. africas bb is all black and always has a black winner. canada? black winners. australia? black winners. uk? black winners. s.america? black winners… on and on and on.

    no, it goes back to free black people “buffalo soldiers” exterminating native indians. learn “your” history dimwit.

    poor me african american misinformation on shows like big brother and pretty much every other show on cbs. hypocrites need a serious history lesson. less we should forget 2 million white males, non-slave owners mind you, fought for the north in the civil war, more than 500,000 of which died for the cause. or that 20,000,000+ white skinned people immigrated to the usa post civil war/slavery (1880-1920), many of which were discriminated against by both whites and blacks. or the tens of millions imported against their will in the name of white slavery aka indentured servitude, children kidnapped off the streets and from orphanages, up to as late as the 1970’s via the UK/EU govt and catholic church. so you see the vast majority of white people in the usa today have absolutely zero ancestral relations to north american slavery. none. in fact, if you dare go back past 150 years, god forbid anyone should do that, most if not all white skinned people on planet earth have been victims of slavery, ancestral relations to white slavery in the european/british isles conquest carried out by the moors and roman armies which consisted of africans. how about the slave trade within africa itself? the real racism profiteers were tribal leaders selling there enemies and offspring to the highest bidders. slave trade going on present day back to ancient predynastic egypt? I mean now we’re talking about tens of thousands of years, not a couple of hundred. so please. get a clue and take accountability for your own actions and those of your ancestors before ranting and raving about present day white usa systemic racism and reperations. Hypocrites.

    Wake up already! The truth is, anti white racism is a business in America. BIG business. And business is booming. Just ask any one of these many regional BLM reps with their e-store trinket junk sales and donation buttons, crowd funded smoke and mirror campaigns, offshore bank accounts, LLC hide n seek, sports cars, designer clothes, mansions, yachts and felony criminal records. If racism ended today, tens of millions of “African” American black people would have no job, income or purpose in life.

    look up “buffalo soldiers” native indian genocide. “CRT” selective affirmative action hypocrites, you are not immune to accountability. And look up Tyree Conyers-Page, also known as “Sir Maejor Page” for the truth on BLM. Then go watch the tv show “the first 48” to see whats really going on in “africa america”. Nothing but facts. Period. End of.

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