Who would know that an ordinary girl, working as a production assistant would, one day, become a brand? She’s sassy, naturally skinny, an open book, a big mouth with no filter, a good mom, reality TV star and a multi-millionaire business mogul, any guesses? Well, yes, it is Bethenny Frankel we’re talking about!
Bethenny Frankel is an American TV personality, entrepreneur and an author. She is the founder of the “Skinnygirl cocktail” line. She rose to fame with Bravo’s reality TV show “The Real Housewives of New York”. She has written many books on fitness and health. She is also involved in humanitarian works concerning relief from natural disaster.
Intrigued to know how a local girl changed into a business mogul? Want to find out about her connection with the Hiltons? Want to know why Bethenny Frankel chooses brains over beauty? Well then, keep reading to understand more about the multi-talented Bethenny Frankel, her transformation from an everyday girl to a huge brand, her life before and after fame, her two broken marriages, her successful business ventures and her net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Bethenny Frankel|
|Age||48 years, Born on 3 November 1970|
|Height||5 ft 6 in or 167 cm|
|Husband||Jason Hoppy (m. 2010–2016), Peter Sussman (m. 1996–1997)|
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Television Personality, Author and Entrepreneur|
Bethenny Frankel was born on 4 November, 1970 in Queens City of New York, United States. Her parents separated when she was just four years old and when she was five her mother remarried. Bethenny describes her childhood as very tough. Her biological father stopped providing financial support to her family and was violent. Due to these reasons, Bethenny had to switch multiple schools in her early childhood. Finally, she was admitted to a boarding school, and in 1988 she graduated from the “Pine Crest School” of Florida. For her higher education, she went to “New York University”.
Bethenny Frankel Personal Life: Affair, Boyfriend, Married, Husband, Children & Family
Bethenny is the single child of her parents. Her father, Robert J. Frankel, was a horse trainer while her mother, Bernadette Birk, was an interior designer. In 1996, Bethenny married an executive of entertainment industry named Peter Sussman. But only a year later, the couple got divorced. In March 2010, she married a pharmaceutical sales executive named Jason Hoppy, and after two months, the couple was blessed to have a daughter named Bryn. In December 2012, the couple got separated, and in July 2016, they finally got divorced.
Bethenny Frankel began her professional career by working as a production assistant in the teen sitcom, “Saved by the Bell”. In 2005, she contested in a reality competition series and was one among the two finalists. In 2008, she was selected for the reality television show “The Real Housewives of New York City“. In 2009, she authored two books titled “The SkinnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life” and “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting”. In 2010, she appeared in a reality documentary show airing on Bravo TV network, named “Bethenny Getting Married?” The show was made on her engagement, her marriage and the birth of her daughter. The show was the highest ever rated show of Bravo.
On Awards & Achievements:
In April 2011, she founded the drink company “Skinnygirl cocktail”. After the company became famous and gained a market reputation, she sold it for a whopping sum of a $100 million! In 2013, she produced and hosted a talk show called “Bethenny”. In May 2017, she founded the packaged meat company “Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli”. As per records, she has not received any professional award till date.
Bethenny Frankel Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, The total estimated net worth of Bethenny Frankel to date is $45 million. Her primary source of income is her appearances on various TV shows and her business ventures like the “Skinnygirl cocktail” line. The year 2011 was when Bethenny’s stars were REALLY shining. With a successful reality show in her kitty, a best-selling book with her name on it, and a whopping $100 million sale of Skinnygirl liquor, Bethenny was riding the wave of success. The year marked her as one of the highest grossing reality TV star with an annual income of $55 million.
The year 2011 has not returned for Bethenny yet, but she is still one of the richest reality TV celebrity in Hollywood. In 2016, she raked in $8.5 million. She has also shown a keen interest in real estate over the years and has often been spotted purchasing sprawling properties which she sees as “investment property”. In fact, in late 2016, she bought an estate in the Hamptons worth $2.5 million, which she intended to re-sell. She has earned a considerable fortune through her books too. This enormous wealth has given her a dream life which she currently enjoys.
5 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Bethenny Frankel:
Bethenny Frankel is an open book and has never been shy to flaunt her multi-layered personality. Nevertheless, there is still much left that is little-known about the multi-millionaire TV star. Here are 5 intriguing facts about Bethenny that you must know!
• Before being cast into TV shows, Bethenny used to work as a nanny for the children of rich and famous people.
• Bethenny’s program “B-Strong: Find Your Yes” helped the people affected by the 2017 hurricanes of USA.
• In September 2009, she postured nude for a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) billboard.
• In December 2017, she went to court against her former husband to get full control over their seven years old daughter.
• She has 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 1.7 million followers on Twitter to date.
Bethenny Frankel has become a household name today, and now it doesn’t matter where she started because whatever Bethenny Frankel is doing with her life, she is only on her way up. Even at the age of 45, the phenomenal “Skinnygirl” founder has no intentions of stopping anytime soon, and we hope she continues to achieve all that she’s ever dreamt of!