Ratchet And Rich: 10 Reality Stars Who’ve Gotten Wealthy Off Of Their Outrageous Behavior

November 20, 2012 ‐ By Cecily Michelle

It’s no secret that reality television has taken over. Everyone from the girlfriends of basketball stars to rappers and fashion stylists have all had shows that have peaked our interest. But none have stood out more than the punch-throwing, weave-pulling, over-the-top characters whose extreme antics have kept us both shaking our heads and coming back for more. Take a look at these 10 reality stars who’ve made some serious dough just from being rachet.

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Nicole Elizabeth “Snooki” Polizzi

One of the highest paid reality stars in the history of television, “Jersey Shore’s” short party girl with the big hair has morphed into one of pop cultures most talked about celebs. Not only was she bringing in a few racks as a member of the Shore’s cast, but little Miss Snookums has her own perfume, three novels, and keeps the dough rolling in with guest appearances on TV shows and red carpet events.

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  • gmarie

    Overuse of the term “ratchet”? I’m trying to figure out where Omarosa fits in with this crowd. She’s strong and assertive (some may say even bitchy) but she is far from being ratchet.

  • Ms. Bee

    Nothing hilarious about Kim Ballzack.

  • scandalous7

    hold the hell up!, New York is unrecognisable in that pic! Minimal make-up, “natural looking” hair, a turtle neck and she looks gorgeous. But she still ratchet

  • Define rich….

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  • ms. lisa

    it is so unfair that none of these women,besides tamar, have a true talent. this shows little girls now days that all u need to become rich in this world is to be somewhat attractive, exploit your bodys, and act as classless as possible.

  • Vic

    “Ratchet-A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she’s wrong.”

    So can we please stop using this term because it is obviously anti-black.

    • Kay

      But snooki is Chilean, Evelyn is Hispanic, and Kim is white though….

      • Vic

        Snooki and Evelyn are both non white people , while it is still currently up in the air if Kim is white ( has anyone actually heard her classify herself as such?). The rest are black.

        The point is the term “ratchet” is non constructive. This isn’t media take out

        • Kay

          She shouldn’t have to come out and say she is ______ mixed with ____ an her great grandfathers aunt was ____. The point that I was trying to make is ratchet isnt nowhere near as bad as many of the terms used on a daily basis. We can’t say ratchet but n I g g a is said on a daily basis and people are said to have ” black or white cards”? Get up on your high horse about that. Non.- constructive?? But you gettin on black women articles sites everyday and bitcccthhing and moaning about white people and how they have done you soooo wrong is? Lol k

  • IllyPhilly

    Damn, this is why I watch so many reruns.

  • cleojones

    Hoes be winning..