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Suzanne Somers is revealing how much she has raked in given the profound success of her ThighMaster exercise device.
While she likely won’t come knocking on your door hocking her product, the "Three’s Company" actress, 75, said Wednesday that she’s earned a pretty penny since she began slinging the home workout item.
"It’s $19.95 x 10 million [products sold], so you kind of do the math, and we’re probably at 15 million now," Somers told Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast.
Using his trusty calculator, the former TMZ face came to the conclusion that Somers has pulled in a good $300 million from the popular invention.
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The former actress and entrepreneur says she’s in the early stages of a reality television series that she can do ‘mostly from home.’
"I know," Somers said. "All because of a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes."
Speaking to Entrepreneur magazine in August 2020, Somers explained how the idea for the ThighMaster’s commercial came to be.
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"I had bought this pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that were at that time, 500 bucks. I was in my dressing room and thought, ‘Oh my husband is going to think this is so crazy spending this much money.’ But for me, they were perfect," the "Step by Step" alum explained.
"So I walked out of my dressing room in my underwear and I said to my husband, ‘Like my new shoes?’ And he said, ‘Great legs!’ And I went, ‘Oh my God, that's the commercial!’ That’s how we started the commercial, if you recall. We sold 10 million ThighMasters right out of the gate. It still sells to this day even though we don’t advertise," she added.