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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
That being said, are there areas of your life where you're trying to stay frugal and save?

Oh, for sure. I've been blessed to be doing very, very well the last two or three years, and this year I did better than last year. I've saved all my money. I have financial advisers; I have lawyers; I have a big team of people that help me. I have my own vodka, my own jewelry line. So I have a lot of things going on that will continue this positive trend. When it's all said and done, I make the right choices in my career going forward because I'm sitting on that life raft.

 
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