Austen Kroll joined the cast of Southern Charm throughout season 4 in 2017. Since becoming a member of the cast, Kroll has develop into a major member of the cast, forming sturdy friendships with Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Whitney Sudler-Smith, and John Pringle.
Kroll initially labored for Red Hare Brewing Company when he joined the cast. Kroll went from bar to bar in Charleston as a salesman encouraging folks to strive their beer. Since then, Kroll launched his personal beer known as Trop Hop, crafted by his brewery Kings Calling Brewing Company in 2019.
1. Kroll Joined ‘Southern Charm’ Having a Job
When Kroll made his Southern Charm debut, lots of the cast members have been excited he had a gradual, paying job. Kroll labored as a salesman for Red Hare Brewing Company. Red Hare Brewing Company is a brewery, and now distillery, primarily based out of Atlanta, per its website.
Red Hare Brewing Company has a mean salesperson wage from $45,000 to $64,000, in accordance to Glassdoor and Slice. As many Southern Charm followers know, Kroll’s mother and father thought he may have a greater job and sometimes confronted him about it on the show. Kroll ultimately stop his function there to begin a brand new journey.
2. Kroll Launched His Own Brewing Company
The 33-year-old actuality star has all the time been upfront that he has a powerful ardour for all issues beer and brewing. In 2018, Kroll took his ardour to the subsequent degree when he based King’s Calling Brewing Company. Just a few months later in early 2019, Kroll launched his first beer, Trop Hop.
Trop Hop is a tropical fruited IPA. Fans and beer lovers can discover Trop Hop all through Charleston bars, grocery shops, and liquor shops. Kroll additionally had a sales space on the Charleston Wine + Food occasion in 2019 and 2020.
Kroll additionally sells King’s Calling Brewing Co. merch on his web site. He has over a dozen merchandise on the market, together with shirts, hats, and beer equipment. The merchandise vary from $4 to $60, and plenty of are bought out.
3. Kroll Makes Money From ‘Southern Charm’
All the Southern Charm cast members make cash from showing on the show, however they are not all paid equally. Some cast members – equivalent to Craig Conover or Shep Rose – earn more cash than Kroll, due to the quantity of seasons they’ve been on the show.
Bravo has not disclosed the precise wage of every cast member. In 2018, Radar Online wrote that every cast member earns $25,000 per episode. And, with 15 episodes every season, that comes to $375,000 for about three to 4 months of filming annually.
Prior to filming for season 7, Radar Online shared that Kathryn Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, and Craig Conover have been all given a increase of $5,000 per episode. The bonus gave every of the cast members $480,000 for the season, per Radar Online. Kroll, alternatively, continued incomes $5,000 per episode for a complete of $80,000, in accordance to Radar Online.
4. Kroll Comes From a Wealthy Family
As lots of the different Southern Charm stars know, once they join a actuality show, their shut family and friends members typically make an look. Kroll has two mother and father, Tom and Wendy, in addition to a youthful sister named Katie. The three incessantly go to Kroll in Charleston.
Kroll comes from an prosperous household, per the Cinemaholic. His mother and father are identified to encourage Kroll to have a extra secure job and push him in the suitable path. “His mother and father Tom and Wendy raised him to be the contagiously charismatic, undoubtedly sort and relentlessly loyal pal that each southern gentleman ought to try to be,” his Bravo description reads.
5. Kroll Has New Business Ventures on the Horizon
It’s solely been a couple of years since Kroll based King’s Calling Brewing Co., so Kroll’s tasks can solely go up from right here. Kroll can also be beginning a brand new podcast with fellow cast member and finest pal Craig Conover. The podcast – known as Pillows N’ Beer – options the 2 chatting about something on the desk. The podcast is ready to air in early 2021.