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Reality TV Stars That Turned Their 15 Minutes of Fame into Million Dollar Companies

They made the big bucks from their short time on screen!

Reality TV Stars 15 Minutes of Fame

After their 15 minutes of fame, reality TV stars rarely become as successful, famous, or rich as they might have hoped. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some room for these stars to break the stereotype and forge their own paths. Rebound Finance, your number one stop for small business financing in America, brings you five reality stars that turned their brief reality TV careers into major financial and business success (want to turn an idea into a successful business? Click here).


Christian Siriano

Siriano, a fashion designer who is best known for his win on Project Runway in season 4, turned his reality tv career into a seriously successful brand. He now works with major celebrities to create unique red-carpet gowns and even creates seasonal and affordable collections for mass retailer Payless.

Bill Rancic

The winner of the first season of The Apprentice, Bill Rancic kept the train rolling with more success on and off screen. Not only did he participate in a reality TV show, but also developed real estate, wrote books, and opened a restaurant.


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi


Snooki is known to most of us for her partying and crazy behavior as a cast member on Jersey Shore. Since then, however, she has cleaned up her act and is now a mom, a best-selling author, and even had her own reality TV show.


Lauren Conrad

The Hills was an incredibly popular MTV reality TV show, so much so that its main star, Lauren Conrad, was able to create a whole brand around her name. She has written both fiction and nonfiction books, runs a successful website, and designs several clothing lines.


Bethenny Frankel


Bethenny Frankel became a household name thanks to reality TV shows like Celebrity Apprentice and the Real Housewives of New York but has made most of her money after she launched a popular cocktail brand called Skinnygirl. Frankel was also the host of a successful daytime talk show for several years.   


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