Bindi Irwin's Dancing With the Stars contract details have been revealed due to a legal dispute, allowing us insight into how much she'll be making.
Lawyers for the show are required to submit her deal to an L.A. Superior Court judge, because the late Steve Irwin's daughter is only 17.
Her mother, Terri, signed a form stating she gives up all rights to any money her daughter will make on the hit ABC dance competition.
Steve's lack of consent is throwing a wrench into Bindi getting paid, as the judge is either unaware he died or wants a death certificate.
In any case, that should be straightened out eventually once the legal hurdles are crossed, as the Crocodile Hunter passed away in '06.
Once Bindi gets paid, here's what she's looking at:
- A guaranteed $125,000 for coming on board
- $10,000 per week making it to Weeks 3-4
- $15,000 for making it to Week 5
- $20,000 a week for making it to Weeks 6-7
- $30,000 a week for making it to Weeks 8-9
- $50,000 a week for making it to Weeks 10-11
Bindi has made through Week 8 so far, bringing her to a cool $230,000, with the potential for another $130,000 by the end of November.
Not shabby. Beyond that, it's unclear if there's a bonus for winning the title or if making it to the final results show is as good as she can do.
A Mirror Ball would bring intangible and tangible fiscal benefits as well, of course, given the PR opportunities it would bring the young star.