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Rumors swirl about Honey Boo Boo’s earnings

Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo, on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" appears on CNN's Starting Point August 7, 2012.

Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo, on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" appears on CNN's Starting Point August 7, 2012.

(CNN) — We know a dollar can make Alana Thompson – a.k.a., Honey Boo Boo Child – holler, but her family’s reportedly earning much more than that thanks to her new reality show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the family is rumored to make between $2,000 and $4,000 per episode of the hit TLC show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

The family, which includes mom June, dad Mike (Sugar Bear) and sisters Lauryn, Jessica and Anna (who’s now mom to newborn Kaitlyn), could potentially bring in around $40,000 over the course of the 10-episode season.

Mom June previously told CNN that TLC came knocking with the idea for Honey Boo Boo to star in her own reality series after the 7-year-old pageant contestant made a remarkable appearance on the network’s show, “Toddlers and Tiaras.”

The reality program follows the family’s everyday events and has taken off in ratings, even surpassing coverage of the Republican National Convention last week.

However, mom June is said to have laughed at the suggestion that the family’s only making between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode.

TMZ says the family matriarch told them that the Thompsons are earning more than that, but she declined to offer a specific figure. Instead, she told TMZ, “we’re very well compensated.”