The 10 best reality TV stars 2010 are ones we love, and ones we love to hate. Reality TV made working class people famous, and re-started has been celebrity careers. They all gained popularity on competition shows, or reality shows about their life. One thing all the best reality TV stars from 2010 have in common is, they garnered far more than 15 minutes of fame.

  1. Bret Michaels. One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because while "Celebrity Apprentice" was airing he suffered a brain hemorrhage, and pulled through with America by his side. He went on to win "Celebrity Apprentice" which gained $500,000 for his charity. He also became a judge on the reality TV competition show "Nashville Star."

  2. Kendra Wilkinson. Her TV reality spin off show "Kendra" had the highest debut on E! with 2.6 million viewers. Wilkinson used her reality TV stardom to write her autobiography "Sliding Into Home." One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because of her drastic transformation from party girl Playboy bunny to devoted wife and mother.

  3. Bethenny Frankel. Starting out as a reality TV star in "The Real Housewives of New York" she got her own show "Bethenny Getting Married" in 2010. Frankel's spin-off Bravo reality show centered around her pregnancy and wedding. In 2010 she also competed on the reality TV show "Skating with the Stars."

  4. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. Snooki Polizzi gained popularity for her role in the reality TV show "Jersey Shore" and managed to extend her 15 minutes of fame. She keeps audiences entertained with her good natured attitude, lust for boys and drunken escapades. One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because her goofiness and likability gains her $30,000 per episode of "Jersey Shore."

  5. Russell Hantz. One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because he was the only "Survivor Samoa" cast member to gain a spot on the all-star season "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains." His crazy antics during both seasons brought a new type of villain to the reality TV show "Survivor." Hantz won the $100,000 fan favorite vote both seasons.

  6. Kim Kardashian. In 2010 reality TV star Kim Kardashian was so popular companies paid her big bucks to endorse their products. She promoted Quick Trim weight-loss supplements, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Skechers Shape-ups, and cupcake mix. One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because she was the top grossing that year by earning $6 million.

  7. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Star of the MTV hit reality TV show "Jersey Shore" earned $3 million in 2010. The Situation used his fame to release two books, fitness DVDs, and be part-owner in a protein-infused vodka brand called Devotion. One of the 10 best reality TV stars 2010 because of his quick climb to notoriety and fame.

  8. Tim Gunn. In 2010 Gunn once again had designers making it work on the reality TV show "Project Runway." He is tough and lovable at the same time, and parlayed his "Project Runway" fame into other outlets. Gunn landed a spot playing himself in the 2010 movie "Sex and the City 2" and a small guest starring role in "How I Met Your Mother."

  9. Ali Fedotowski. While Ali Fedotowski was looking for love her spunk and likability had America falling in love with her.  She was a contestant on the reality reality TV show "The Bachelor" but left due to job obligations. Her popularity on the show was so great that in 2010 she became star of "The Bachelorette."

  10. Kate Gosselin. During 2010 Kate Gosselin proved she is doing fine since her public divorce. She gained fame as a reality TV star on "John and Kate Plus 8" and now has her own TLC reality show "Kate Plus 8." In 2010 she was a contestant on the reality TV competition show, "Dancing with the Stars," and released another book.