The wonderful world of reality TV can be a minefield for those brave enough to star in shows like The Bachelor or Top Chef. In some cases, it can be the big break that they need, plucking them from obscurity and making them household names. On the flip side, it could turn them into a national laughing stock.
But with great notoriety comes great opportunity, which is why so many reality stars venture into the business world. What better way to obtain financial security than by turning from a ViacomCBS MTV star into a bonafide business person? From Simon Cowell to Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham and beyond, these well-known faces have more to them than meets the eye.
Some ventured into the wonderful world of fine dining, while others chose a distinctly more risque path. It just goes to show that if you invest wisely, a reality TV career is just the beginning of a long and lucrative life.