Just admit it. Like the rest of us, reality TV shows are your greatest guilty pleasure. Whether you’re running home to catch up on The Real Housewives or watching Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s in secrecy, let’s be honest. You’re totally hooked! These 15 reality stars have transformed their 15 minutes of fame into so much more thanks to lucrative endorsement deals, clothing lines and appearances amongst many other money making deals. Take a look at which of your guilty pleasures went from reality show favorite to full on empire right before your very eyes:
Just admit it. Like the rest of us, reality TV shows are your greatest guilty pleasure. Whether you're running home to catch up on The Real Housewives or watching Keeping Up With the Kardashian's in secrecy, let's be honest. You're totally hooked! These 15 reality stars have transformed their 15 minutes of fame into so much more thanks to lucrative endorsement deals, clothing lines and appearances amongst many other money making deals. Take a look at which of your guilty pleasures went from reality show favorite to full on empire right before your very eyes:
Lauren Conrad has come a long way since her high school days on Laguna Beach. Aside from trading the beach for The Hills, Lauren has turned her 15 minutes of fame into seven lucrative book deals, two fashion lines, and a media empire by the name of 'Lauren Conrad Inc.' Not bad at all!
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
With ten products currently on the market and a shoe and clothing line in the works it looks like Snooks is doing pretty well post Jersey Shore.
It's not surprise Kim Kardashian is raking in the millions. It is reported that she earned a staggering $18 million last year alone!
Khloe Kardashian is not one to be outdone. With multiple endorsements, a spin-off show plus payment for sponsored tweets and appearances, Khloe reportedly made $11 million last year.
While some of The Hill's cast members went off into obscurity Audrina managed to transform her 15 minutes into a bit of a career thanks to modeling, acting and endorsement deals.
The "richest" housewife of them all, Nene Leakes is a force to be reckoned with. Not only did she make her way to Hollywood, Nene also got her own spin-off show. Look out for I Dream of NeNe this fall.
With an individual worth of over $100 million and a clothing empire worth a staggering $1 billion it's safe to say Jessica is winning post Newlyweds infamy.
Who could forget Nicole Richie's primetime debut on The Simple Life? Since her "simpler" days Nicole has created not one, but two highly successful fashion lines, penned two books and began the new AOL web series Candidly Nicole.
With countless book deals and a reported salary of $600 thousand per season, Teresa Giudice is the highest paid housewife in the history of the series.
Bethenny Frankel managed to turn her 'Skinny Girl' brand into a mega money earner. The reality star sold the brand and earned a reported $120 million.
Between multiple book deals, paid appearances and a season on Dancing With The Stars, Kate managed to turn her Jon & Kate Plus 8 brand into a lucrative money maker.
From Playboy Playmate to reality star and wife, Kendra Wilkinson seemingly did the impossible and made a living while doing it. Kudos to the bubbly blonde.
DJ Pauly D
Following the success of The Jersey Shore, DJ Pauly D turned his notoriety into major appearance deals, DJ gigs and even managed to create a song in the process.