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Bethenny Frankel Net Worth: $70M
Who is Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel is an American reality TV star and businesswoman who has a net worth of $70M.
She accumulated the majority of her net worth through the sale of her Skinnygirl cocktail company and various performances on reality TV shows.
The Early Years
Bethenny Frankel was born November, 1970 in New York City.
Her father, Robert J. Frankel was a horse trainer, and her mother, Bernadette Birk, an interior designer.
Bethenny’s father left when she was only four years old. Her mother got remarried to John Parisella, also a horse trainer the following year when she was five.
Bethenny had a rocky childhood, moving homes many times and attendings lots of different schools, ultimately ending up at a boarding school.
She graduated from Pie Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and then went on to attend the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, Boston University for two years. She graduated from New York University with a degree in psychology and communications.
Bethenny had aspirations of becoming an actress so moved to LA in 1992.
She worked on some small jobs and built up some connections. She was a nanny to Paris Hilton and PA to Jerry and Linder Bruckheimer.
She leveraged her connections to start her first company which was an event planning business named In Any Event.
In 2003, Bethenny started another company called BethennyBakes. It offered healthy baked goods and a meal delivery service in New York City.
She took the business onto the reality TV series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005 and made it through to become one of the finalists.
By 2006 the company had gone out of business. However, the competition was the start of Bethenny’s career on reality TV shows.
In 2008 she was selected to be part of the cast for the reality TV show The Real Housewives of New York City.
She left the show in 2010 citing personal reasons, but returned to Real Housewives in 2014, following a three-season absence.
She left again in 2019 saying she wanted to focus on her personal life.
Bethenny was also featured on the Bravo reality show Bethenny Getting Married? with her at-the-time partner Jason Hoppy.
The show followed the couples engagement, marriage, and birth of their daughter.
In 2013, Bethenny landed a job hosting her own talk show The Bethenny Show.
However, it was short-lived and cancelled by 2014.
Bethenny has earned the majority of her net worth as the founder and CEO of Skinnygirl Cocktails.
The company has also launched a few books and DVDs, including Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting (2009), The SkinnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life (2009), A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life (2011) and the novel Skinnydipping (2012).
Her big cash windfall came in 2011 when she sold her line of alcoholic drinks to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global.
Reports at the time suggested it was purchased for $120M.
Other products she has launched through the brand are Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli which is a line of pre-packaged lunch meat that has been certified by the American Heart Association for containing lower levels of sodium and fat.
Top 5 Bethenny Frankel Quotes
“You cannot show people only the petals and not the thorns. It’s not fair to them.” – Bethenny Frankel
“I like to look nice, but I’m not marketing being beautiful.” – Bethenny Frankel
“You’re alone in your ideas, because you’re the only one who knows what’s possible.” – Bethenny Frankel
“Never eat while doing something else, because you won’t get the satisfaction from your food and you’ll be more likely to overeat.” – Bethenny Frankel
“I admire people like Warren Buffett that are donating so much money to charity.” – Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel is an American reality TV star and businesswoman and her net worth stands at $70M.
She is most well know for starring in The Real Housewives and selling her Skinnygirl beverage business for $120M.
As of 2021, Bethenny Frankel has a net worth of $70M.
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