Wait, Really? Jessica Simpson Has a Billion-Dollar Fashion Empire

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While critics have been teasing Jessica Simpson about everything from her intelligence to her style sense, the Texan singer has made a small fortune—about $750 million to be exact. And it has nothing to do with music, which is how Simpson first shot to fame more than 10 years ago.

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Simpson’s raked in her big earnings from her fashion empire, which began with shoes six years ago and now includes hats, bags and clothing. This year, she’ll add Ready-to-wear and career separates lines to her business, which is expected to boost her over the billion-dollar mark. Her earnings are on par with top designer Michael Kors. It’s safe to say Simpson is having the last laugh.

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