2. Bethenney Frankel
Mrs. Frankel gained fame on the original Real Housewives of New York and became a full blown entrepreneur following the show. From cocktail creator to TV show host, it seems like Bethenney has dipped her foot into everything. The risk taker has had four New York Times bestsellers. From "Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl" and "Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting" to "Skinnydipping," she is one reality star who saw that money could be made in book dealings.