Jemma Gawned started from nothing and was a contestant on the reality show Big Brother.
Today, she's the creator and director of Jemma Cosmetics - a company that has grown from a range of lip glosses to an entire cosmetic range.
But don't think that Jemma is a rare case.
She is one of dozens of Australian women that are making it big.
With a few bits of know-how, business sense and a strong will to succeed, it's possible that any woman can join Australia's millionaire's club.
Here are some helpful links for men and women who are looking to start a new business.
Kick-start your stay-at-home career
Inventions that could make you rich
Starting an online business
How to turn your hobby into a business
Getting mums back to work