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.
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.