It pays to be a reality star — ask Bethenny Frankel. Since making her Bravo reality TV debut, the "Bethenny Ever After" star has released New York Times bestsellers (including 2009's "Naturally Thin"), a yoga-based DVD to complement her nutrition books, and has aligned her name with such brands as Pampers, Hanes, and Virgin America. But her biggest success has been her Skinnygirl cocktail line, which was just acquired by the world's fourth-largest spirits company, Fortune Brands' Beam Global, for a cool $120 million, according to the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Frankel tells THR: "I went on the show single-handedly and exclusively for business." Click through this slideshow to see other reality TV stars who've cashed in on their 15 minutes of fame. — The Hollywood Reporter
Who's Made the Most Money Off Reality TV?
See reality TV stars who've cashed in on their 15 minutes of fame.