Cookie Company Owner: After graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute, the future The Real Housewives of New York City
star turned talk show host established BethennyBakes, a cookie company aimed at health-conscious New Yorkers, in 2001. "I would be the next Mrs. Fields, the next Famous Amos, but the healthy version," Bethenny Frankel
wrote in her book, A Place of Yes
. After promoting her company on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
, Bethenny turned her housewives gig into more TV and business fame (we can’t forget Skinnygirl!).