Bethenny Frankel has earned millions throughout her career and it’s not just because of her appearance as a housewife on the The Real Housewives of New York. Frankel is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman who has made her fortune through her various professional pursuits.
The reality TV star earned her net worth mostly from the sale of her Thin girl cocktail company and for his various appearances on reality TV. Her entrepreneurial spirit has been widely recognized as she has also appeared on shark tank as a guest “shark”. So how much is Bethenny worth and where did she make all her money?
Bethenny Frankel’s net worth
According to celebritynetworth.com, in 2022, Bethenny is worth $80 million.
Much of this money comes from his role in RHONY which she joined in 2008. She is said to earn a salary of $40,000 per episode.
Frankel also earned the vast majority of her net worth as the founder and CEO of Thin girl Cocktails. His company has released several books and DVDs, including Naturally Slim: Unleash your SkinnyGirl and free yourself from a life of dieting (2009), The SkinnyGirl dish: easy recipes for your naturally slim life (2009), A Place of Yes: 10 rules for getting everything you want out of life (2011) and the novel Skinnydipping (2012).
Frankel sold Skinnygirl cocktails
The biggest sum of money she made came when she sold her line of alcoholic beverages to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global in 2011. According to celebritynetworth, Frankel’s Skinnygirl beverage company was bought for 120 million dollars.
At the time, there were rumors that the brand only sold for $8.1 million, to which Bethenny responded by saying:
Go on. That it is the fastest growing liquor brand on the market and has sold for so little is simply absurd. I’m going to pay way more than $8.1 million in taxes.
The star has launched many products of other products under the Thin girl brand, including Thin girl Market Fresh Deli, a line of prepackaged breakfast meats certified by the American Heart Association to contain lower levels of sodium and fat.
Bethenny’s other TV appearances
Apart RHONY, Bethenny has been featured in a few TV shows during her career. Due to her background in the business world, Frankel was featured as a guest Shark on the hit TV show, Shark tank.
The television personality has also been featured on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005, where she passed the competition to become one of the finalists with her company BethennyBakes. Although the company went out of business in 2006, her stint on the reality show marked the start of Frankel’s career in reality shows.
Along with then-partner Jason Hoppy, Frankel appeared on the reality show Bravo Will Bethenny get married? Finally, she also landed her own talk show after negotiations to host a show which began in 2011. The Bethenny Show began airing on September 9, 2013; it was short-lived and was canceled on February 14, 2014.