Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi has clearly been a source of controversy on the show this season, but it's hard to dispute that things are going well for her in the business world. Now, she has received an impressive honor to reward all her recent success.

Gretchen is ranked at number 82 on the list of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of August 2013 by EvanCarmichael.com. Congrats, Gretchen!

So what makes Gretchen a top entrepreneur? Well, her Gretchen Christine line of swimsuits, accessories, and makeup is doing better than ever. In fact, after Gretchen wore one of her bikinis from her collaboration with Luxe by Lisa Vogel on a recent Housewives episode, retailers immediately sold out of the item. 

"It's beyond exciting — I just love that people love my designs enough, and they love what I'm doing for it to sell out that quickly," Gretchen said in June about the hot-selling bikini. "I was really shocked about that one— I've had a lot of my lines sell out, but not that quickly ever, so it's huge." 

Gretchen isn't the only famous face on this list of top entrepreneurs. Also on the list are Shark Tank star Mark Cuban at number 7, rapper Pitbull at 9, Martha Stewart at 38, and new America's Got Talent judge Heidi Klum at 42. So in other words, Gretchen is in good company!

But do you think Gretchen deserves to be on the list — or would another Housewife have been more deserving? Vicki Gunvalson is clearly quite a successful businesswoman herself, and Vicki is said to have a net worth of $7 million, while Gretchen is reportedly worth $3 million. Still, Gretchen is the only Housewife to make this list, so she must be doing something right!

Source: Evan Carmichael