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How much does Justina Valentine make per episode of Wild ‘n Out?

How much does Justina Valentine make per episode?


With her flaming ruby red hair, her infectious smile, her outrageous personality, and her natural charm and charisma, it’s easy to see why Justina Valentine is considered to be one of the most in-demand presenters at the moment.

Making it in the world of show business is incredibly tough; there’s no denying that.

With so much competition and a public audience that can be quite brutal at times, it’s no wonder why so few people make it as celebs and get into show business.

Occasionally, just occasionally, though, there comes along a star that captivates audiences and studio execs alike, and that is what happened with Justina Valentine.

When you think of TV hosts and presenters, some names are just synonymous with the shows they presented.

The late great Alex Trebek, for example, will always be associated with Jeopardy.

Bob Barker is always associated with The Price is Right, and Justina Valentine is always remembered for Wild ‘N Out.

But how did Justina become the Queen of Wild ‘N Out, and how much does Justina Valentine make per episode of Wild ‘N Out?

Let’s find out, shall we?

How much does Justina Valentine make per episode

Justina Valentine arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood – @Getty

Who is Justina Valentine?

Before we look at how she got to where she’s at, or indeed, how much she makes per episode of Wild ‘N Out, let’s begin by looking at who Justina Valentine is.

Renowned for her flowing bright red locks, smoldering good looks, and musical talents, Justina is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and TV host. With over 4 million followers on Instagram, Valentine is also an Instagram influencer.

These days, she is perhaps best known for her work on Wild ‘N Out, but before she broke through on the TV show, it was her music that impressed people the most.

Justina has made music with musicians and rappers such as ‘Fetty Wap,’ of which her single ‘Candy Land’ proved a huge hit.

Her singles ‘Unbelievable’ and ‘All the Way’ are also very popular.

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Justina Valentine attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center – @Getty

Early Life and Career

Before she was a celebrity, Justina was just an ordinary girl from New Jersey.

Born in Passaic County, New Jersey, Justina was born into a family of creatives and musicians, so it is safe to say that music is most certainly in her blood.

She is of Italian heritage and took part in theatre and dance when she was a child.

From a young age, it was clear that she loved to entertain and perform, and as she grew older, this became even more evident.

In 2006, she started to record her music, specializing in R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop.

In 2012, she would go ahead and release her first mixtape, which she titled Route 80.

It was, however, YouTube that first helped Valentine to become somewhat of a household name, amongst youngsters at least, as her singles ‘Hip Hop Joan Jett’ and ‘Bubble Gum’ both did pretty well on the streaming site, which was still somewhat in its infancy stages.

In 2016, she released ‘Red Velvet,’ which was her second mixtape.

It was this that really got her noticed. That same year, however, she was cast on ‘Wild ‘N Out,’ and things really began to take off for her.

What is Wild ‘N Out?

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Justina Valentine attends the Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022 Press Room at Madison Square Garden – @Getty

Don’t worry; we’re going to look at how much Justina Valentine gets paid per episode of Wild ‘N Out a little later on.

Before we get to that, though, we need to look at the show that helped make Valentine famous.

Wild ‘N Out is a US improv sketch comedy show and battle rap television series that was created by comedian and musician Nick Cannon. The show initially aired on MTV before switching to VH1.

The show is popular with audiences young and old and is similar in premise to the improv show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’

The show pits two different teams of comedians up against each other to battle it out in a series of improv sketch comedy games, which are known as Wild ‘N Out Games.

Initially, the team colors were red vs black, though in later seasons, this became gold vs red.

When Justina was cast on the show, she was an instant hit with audiences and other contestants alike.

As of season 17 of the show, she is the longest-running female cast member to appear on the show.

The show was very nearly canceled due to controversial remarks made by Nick Cannon on his podcast. The broadcasters initially pulled Cannon from the show, but he was later reinstated after apologizing for his remarks.

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Justina Valentine attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center – @Getty

So, how much does Justina Valentine make per episode of Wild ‘N Out?

Because she is one of the most popular cast members on the show and because she has appeared on Wild ‘N Out for so many years, there is speculation that Valentine is making a lot of money per episode. But is this true?

Well, in all honesty, reports of her earning considerably more than her other castmates are said to be decidedly untrue and have been blown way out of proportion. Annually, Justina earns a very respectable salary that is said to vary between $80K per year and $125K per year. Other reports have stated that her salary for the show, along with other hosting opportunities, is said to be around $150K each year, so these numbers do seem to add up.

Justina also makes money from brand partnerships (especially via Instagram), which are said to bring in an additional $300K per year. Justina Valentine has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Compare this with Cannon, for example, and you can see that she is still a fair bit behind, as he was said to be bringing in as much as $70K per episode!

Based on the figures above, Justina is likely bringing in between $30K and $35K per month (from all her revenue streams). The cast makes at least $1,000 per episode, so again, this sounds about right.


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