Bethenny Frankel is a talk show host, an author, and a former reality star born on November 4, 1970 in New York City. Frankel placed as runner up in ‰Û÷The Apprentice: Martha Stewart‰Ûª in 2005, and was a popular character on Bravo‰Ûªs ‰Û÷The Real Housewives of New York‰Ûª for three seasons. Her popularity and marriage to Jason Hoppy led Bravo to create spinoffs for Bethenny including ‰Û÷Bethenny Getting Married?‰Ûª and ‰Û÷Bethenny Ever After‰Ûª. The union between Frankel and Hoppy produced one child, a daughter, Bryn, in May of 2010. The couple split in 2012 and filed for divorce in 2013.
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2. Income & Salary
On the business front, Bethenny Frankel is the author of several successful books. Her career as a natural food chef led her to write ‰Û÷Naturally Thin‰Ûª, ‰Û÷The Skinny Girl Dish‰Ûª and most recently in 2013, ‰Û÷Skinny Girl Solutions‰Ûª. The author also took a dive into the fiction genre by penning ‰Û÷Skinny Dipping‰Ûª, a novel based loosely on her own life experiences. Her most successful venture would be the sale of her cocktail company, ‰Û÷ Skinny Girl Cocktails’, to Beam Global, in 2011. Reports of the price of the sale varied. Initially, it was reported as a $120 million dollar sale ‰ÛÒ other reports have stated the sale was between $39 and $64 million dollars. Frankel herself scoffed at these figures and a lower figure of $8.1 million dollars has appeared in the press.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
She also garnered a $40,000.00 paycheck per episode on most of her reality show appearances, while her books keep ending up on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her latest career as a talk show host has just taken off and the show premiered on FOX, aptly entitled, ‰Û÷Bethenny‰Ûª. With her fingers in so many pies (healthy, Skinny Girl pies) it‰Ûªs hard to pin down her exact net worth is calculated as in 2013 ‰ÛÒ but $25 million seems to be the magic number.