How Do HGTV and Food Network's Biggest Stars Make Their Money Off-Camera?

Who says reality TV has gotten lazy?
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Discovery Communications Inc. recently  (DISCA) - Get Report announced it reached a deal to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.  (SNI)  in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $14.6 billion.

Does that mean that Food Network and HGTV's stars have some contract re-negotiating to do?

After all, they're already pulling some serious cash in off camera. When these Scripps Networks' stars are away from the glitz and glamour of television, they've proven themselves to be quite the entrepreneurs. 

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Editors' Pick: This article was originally published on July 26, 2017. 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.