Bethenny Frankel is a well known American TV Personality, entrepreneur, and author. She is also the host of the TV show, Bethenny. Besides that, she is also the owner of the drink company named Skinnygirl Cocktails. Most famously, Frankel popularly made appearances on TV shows like The Real Housewives of New York City, Shark Tank, and The Apprentice.
Frankel has been in the limelight since 2003 and made plenty of appearances in reality TV shows since her start of the television career. She currently lives in New York.
Bethenny Frankel: Early Life, Career and Nationality
Bethenny Frankel was born on November 4, 1970, in Queens, New York which makes her nationality an American. She was born to her father, Robert J. Frankel, who is a famous horse trainer and interior designer. Her mother was a Roman Catholic. Bethenny’s parents separated when she was just five years old while her mother married another horse trainer. Bethenny confesses to a difficult childhood. She moved several times before attending a boarding school and finally graduated later attending New York University.
She began her career as a production assistant where she worked on the sets of the sitcom, Saved by the bell. Eventually, she appeared as a contestant in The Apprentice. In the year 2008, she became one of the cast for The Real Housewives of New York City which brought her ultimate fame and limelight. Similarly, in 2010, she starred in her own reality tv show named, ‘Bethany Getting Married?” The show generally covered her engagement and marriage to her ex-husband Jason Hoppy following the birth of their daughter. The show became the highest rated show in Bravo’s history.
Frankel also released her books that gave the readers help with fitness along with her exercise DVDs. She released other books related to self-help and love. Altogether she has released 4 books in total.
Her newest addition is her drink company named Skinnygirl cocktail. The company was first launched in 2011 and also the recent “Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli”, which is a pre-packaged lunch meat from any preservatives.
Bethenny Frankel: Personal Life, Husband, and Divorce
Bethenny Frankel’s personal life hasn’t been a smooth one. She dealt with issues through her childhood after her parents’ split. Later, she married her first husband entertainment industry executive Peter Sussman in the year 1996. However, the marriage did not last long as they split after only a year. Then she married, Jason Hoppy, a pharmaceutical sales executive in March 2010 from whom she also has a daughter born in the same year. But things did not go well here as well, she separated from Hoppy in the year 2012 and filed a divorce the next year. After custody agreements and an ongoing battle of the property division negotiation the divorce case settled in the year 2016.
Bethenny Frankel: Total Net Worth
Bethenny Frankel with her reality TV career and personal business ventures has a total net worth estimation of $25 million. She has been one of the richest reality TV stars among all the stars there are.