Top 10 Celebrity socialites

Aug 3, 2009 at 2:43 p.m. ET

The life of a celebutante is very, very trying: parties, shopping, red carpets, more parties, filming bad reality television, yet another party, counting all that money... How do they ever find the time to fit it all in? Our top ten socialites have full schedules and full wallets, thanks to their keen business sense -- they've all spun themselves into money-making marketing machines.

Paris Hilton

Say what you want about this hotel heiress (and we will), but you must admit she has made herself quite a tidy career and fortune by branding her name across the tabloids. Paris has parlayed teenage appearances in Page Six into a multi-million dollar business, selling everything from perfume to her appearance at nightclubs. Talk about blond ambition!

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