Teenage Pregnancy Pays Off for Palin
If her mother wasn't former Vice President candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin would likely be struggling to make ends meet while collecting welfare. But thanks to her privileged background, she's instead collecting a big fat paycheck, all in the name of abstinence. Palin, now 20, got knocked up by redneck boyfriend Levi Johnston at the tender age of 18. Following the birth of little Tripp, Palin made ends meet - and then some -- by becoming an Abstinence Ambassador. Through her work on pregnancy prevention, she's raked in a whopping $262,000. The good news is that can buy a whole lot of condoms! Although the salary may seem inflated for a girl whose greatest claim to fame was getting knocked up by a camo-crazed kook, an insider tells E! it's completely justified and "not out of the ordinary for a celebrity. But because it's Bristol it makes news." The source adds she was more than just a pretty face for the teen prevention campaign. She did actual work to earn the top dollars. The insider maintains: "The money she received was from multiple projects she did with them. She shot PSAs, print and Internet ads and did town hall meetings, as well, and the money she made was an accumulation of all of that. This is not out of the ordinary for a celebrity to make an income off of a charity they represent."