Brace yourselves… Reality star/best-selling author/celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel made a whopping $120 million last year, according to the Hollywood Reporter! How did she make all of that loot? She’s got a New York Times Bestseller, a yoga-based DVD and has aligned herself with Virgin America, Pampers and Hanes… THAT’S HOW!
Part of that money comes from her book sales and that seems to be the newest trend amongst reality stars! However, there are hits… and a lot of bombs.
The biggest seller is Bethenny Frankel, whose first two books sold almost 500,000 copies. Real Housewives of NJ star Teresa Guidice‘s cookbook sold a healthy 107,000.
And then there are the bombs: Jersey Shore oompaloompa Snooki‘s book has sold just 35,000, while The Situation‘s has sold 15,000.
Worst of all are Danielle Staubb and Jill Zarin‘s books… BOTH selling less than 10,000 copies.