Rachael Ray Garbage Bowl:
In fewer than five years, Rachael Ray has radically changed the way America cooks dinner. Her perky-girl-next-door swagger, her catchphrases for techniques, and her dinner ideology of simpler, less expensive and just in time have sold billions [Emphasis mine] of books and placed her at the top of the talent heap of food television personalities. [SOURCE]
If, according to this copy from a description of a 20 dollar Rachel Ray branded garbage bowl for kitchen scraps, she has sold billions of books, then it seems to me that her income should be much more than $18,000,000/ year.
True, Forbes did not tell us her net worth. So perhaps she is sitting on a nest egg of a half a billion or so bucks from book sales. But what is more likely is that the copywriter at Cooking.com was just so psyched by how totally kOoL it would be for us all to have a Rachel Ray branded garbage bowl that he got a little carried away and, AHEM, exaggerated?