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'Jersey Shore's' Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Q&A

How's this for a situation -- MTV's massive reality hit "Jersey Shore" has continued its remarkable ratings ascent this season, drawing 8.8 million viewers to its fourth season premiere on Aug. 4. With ratings like these, the show's cast has had no problem cashing in. One of the biggest "Jersey Shore" stars, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, earned more than $5 million last year from the show, personal appearances, endorsements, his "Dancing with the Stars" stint and a reported six-figure advance for an upcoming memoir. We spoke with Sorrentino, who is 29 years old, the day of this season's premiere about his remarkable, and enviable, financial situation.

 
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino
Mike 'The Situation' SorrentinoPhoto by PR Photos
Once you started making real money from this, what's the biggest thing you splurged on?

I've been in entertainment three years. The second year I splurged, I got myself a Bentley Coupe. Then this year, I got myself a Ferrari F430.

Nice. So you have a Bentley and a Ferrari.

And a Lambo. (Lamborghini.)

So being this big spender ...

No, I'm not a big spender. Not necessarily. Some of these things can come from anywhere. It doesn't mean I bought them.

 
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