Gemma Collins has made a pretty penny selling her old clothes on Depop.
The reality TV legend, 41, has reportedly made a whopping £100,000 flogging her unwanted wares to second-hand bargain hunters online, following the savvy businesswomen losing three stone over recent years and no longer needed her many items in her bulging wardrobe.
Not only has Gemma cashed thanks to selling her clothes that no longer fit, the former TOWIE star has done her bit for the environment – with sites like Depop praised by eco-activists for encouraging fashion-lovers to purchase pre-loved items of clothing rather than follow fast-fashion trends.
The G.C – who recently ‘quietly became a millionaire’ thanks to one savvy business move – isn’t the only celebrity to sell their old clothes to fans online, with former glamour model Katie Price spotted trying to flog her dirty designer sliders for £250 on Depop back in August.
“Gemma is so savvy and flogging the clothes that don’t fit her anymore has made her a mint,” a source claiming to be close to Gemma has said of the star’s recent Depop selling spree.
“All in all she’s made around £100,000 through selling her stuff on Depop. She has sold 4,750 items on the website and sells her stuff for around £21 per item.”
Speaking to The Sun, the insider added how Gemma is ‘clever with her cash’ and doesn’t miss a chance to make some extra cash.
The GC, 41, is undoubtedly the most successful TOWIE alumni following her stint on the ITVBe show, and arguably one of Britain’s biggest reality TV stars of all-time.
Like her peers, Gemma rakes in thousands of pounds thanks to sponsored Instagram posts and brand deals, but it’s possibly one unusual business move in particular that has seen her bank balance eclipse her fellow reality TV stars.
As reported by the Daily Star, Gemma previously revealed just how much she can charge when it comes to promoting products to her 2.2million followers on Instagram.
“In one day, I earned £75,000 from social media posts, and that was on a Black Friday,” she explained to the publication.
The GC also plugs her own business ventures – including her own fragrance line, Diva Pink, as well as GC-themed candy and other merchandise, and her recent £1million deal with fashion retailer New Look.
The Sun previously reported how Gemma was forced to hand over control of her finances to beloved dad Alan in 2020 – prior to “quietly becoming a millionaire in lockdown”.
According to company records, the reality TV legend made £760,000 during the pandemic, and the publication claims that if you factor in over £230,000 worth of assets, her wealth was tipped over the million mark for the first time in her impressive career.
“People underestimated me […] I wasn’t the prettiest or the slimmest, yet I’d say I’m the most successful woman to come out of the show, and I’m not done yet,” Gemma previously declared when discussing her work ethic.
“When a lot of them were partying and lying on their sun loungers, I was building my career. We were all given the same opportunity and you’ve got to make the most of it.”
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