|Profession||Entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and celebrity.|
|Age||50 years old|
|Birth Date||November 4, 1970|
|Birth Place||New York, New York|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021||US$70 million|
Bethenny Frankel is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and celebrity. She starred in the infamous show The Real Housewives of New York City. She starred in 8 of the 13 episodes of RHONY, ever since the series started in 2008. Before this, she had come to be the runners-up in “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” a show headlined by NBC. The show’s winner was to be hired by Martha Stewart and was a spinoff of the original “The Apprentice,” which had premiered under Donald Trump in 2005. After that, Bethenny has had shows of her own. Bethenny Ever After (2010 to 2012) under Bravo, the FOX Daytime talk show named “Bethenny,” and the spin-off by Bravo: Bethenny & Frederik in 2018. She also headlined a show under HBO Max named: The Big Shot with Bethenny in 2021.
Outside of her TV and reel life, she is also the founder of a lifestyle brand by the name of “The SkinnyGirl.” BStrong, a disaster relief initiative, is also her founding. She has also authored 4 self-help books.
Bethenny Frankel: Early Life & Career
Bethenny Frankel was born on November 4th, 1970. She is the only daughter of Robert Frankel and Bernadette Birk. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother was an interior designer. The father, a Jewish, left Bernadette, a Roman Catholic, when Bethanny was only 4. Her mother then married John Parisella, who was also catholic. Bethenny describes her childhood as difficult owing to her always a drunk and violent mother. She moved many times before going to a boarding school. She is an alumnus of NY University, wherein she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Communications.
Before joining RHONY:
In 1992 at the age of 22, she moved to Los Angeles with the desire to become an actress. She worked as a nanny to Paris Hilton and a Personal Assistant to Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer. She also worked in the set of Saved by the Bell as a production assistant. Her first company was a party-planning business, called “In Any Event,” but it didn’t last long. Then she began to sell pashmina scarves which she had brought from wholesale in an Indian market. Her next business venture was of the baking kind.
She began “BethennyBakes,” focusing on nutritious cookies and food delivery in NYC. She went on to participate in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005 and ended up being one of the 2 finalists. BethennyBakes liquidated in 2006. In 2008, she was a cast member in RHONY, which began in March. In 2009, her book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl & Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting was published. Many other books followed, and also a pre-packaged margarita line called Skinnygirl Margarita. The company now deals with everything from jeans to candy.
Leaving and Rejoining RHONY:
In 2010, she had her own Bravo Reality series: Bethenny Ever After (Actual title: Bethenny Getting Married?) Bethenny Ever After was one of the highest-rated shows of Bravo at the time. She left RHONY in September 2010. In November 2010, she won 2nd place in the reality competition: Skating With the Stars. In 2011, she appeared on the cover of Forbes Magazine.
Bethenny rejoined RHONY in its 7th season, which was in April 2015. In August 2019, she left the show again. Some of her famous phrases were used by Bravo, such as, “GO TO SLEEP! GO TO SLEEP!” And “Life is not a Cabaret!” and “Get off my Jock!” Her HBO Max show, “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” followed a framework like The Apprentice, with people competing for a job on her exec team.
She was first married to Peter Sussman, an entertainment executive, from 1996 to 1997. She then married Jason Hoppy, a sales executive, in 2010. They have one daughter together named Bryn. The couple separated in 2012, and their divorce was finalised in January 2021. Currently, Bethenny is engaged to Paul Bernon, a film producer.
Bethenny Frankel: Net Worth
SkinnyGirl Margaritas are very popular in the US and have sold in millions. Between her career in RHONY and the subsequent salary she got from it, and her own shows like Bethenny Ever After, and her business with deli meat, candies, jeans, and apparel – and almost everything, it is safe to say that she is very wealthy. For starters, she earned 40,000 US Dollars per episode in Real Housewives of New York City. Her SkinnyGirl company has now expanded to an empire. In 2011 alone, she ended up on Forbes because she made $55 million that year alone. Even Bethenny’s Instagram’s sponsored posts earn her from ten thousand to thirty thousand USD. Currently, her Net Worth is around 70 million US Dollars.