Bethenny Frankel was born on 4 November 1970, in New York City, USA, of Jewish(father) and Welsh(mother) descent, and is a television personality, author and businesswoman, known as the author of self-help books, the host of the talk show “Bethenny”’, and a star of the reality television series ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ and documentary series ‘Bethenny Ever After”.
So just how rich is Bethenny Frankel, as of mid-2017? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Bethenny’s the net worth reaches the sum of $30 million, earned during her varied career in the entertainment industry which now spans almost 25 years.
Bethenny Frankel Net Worth $30 Million
Frankel was born to parents Bernadette Birk and Robert J., and was the only child in the family. When Bethenny was four years old her parents divorced, and she was raised by her mother and her stepfather, as her mother married horse-trainer John Parisella when the girl was five. After attending several schools, Frankel matriculated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1988, where she lived on campus. She then enrolled at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, and New York University.
Bethany began working as a production assistant, but beginning in 1993, Bethenny established her net worth by taking some minor roles in the films “Wish Me Luck”, ” Hollywood Hills 90028″ and ” Soiree Sans Hors D’oeuvres”. In 2005, Bethenny Frankel increased her net worth considerably by appearing in the reality game show ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart’, reaching the final and finishing in second place. Then from 2008 until 2010, Frankel took part in television series ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’, appearing in 42 episodes in the first three seasons. Concurrently and up to 2013, Bethenny appeared in various episodes of the talk program ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ as a guest star, and in 2009, showed up in an episode of the television series ‘Z Rock’. In addition to this, as a celebrity guest she was invited onto various episodes of talk shows like ‘Chelsea Lately’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and others; all contributed to her net worth.
In 2010, Frankel added to her net worth by participating in six episodes of the reality competition ‘Skating with the Stars’. The same year, ‘Bethenny Ever After’ was broadcast in which Bethenny Frankel was the main star and subject of the documentary, which certainly increased Bethenny’s net worth as it was aired for three seasons. In 2013, Bethenny created and presented the talk show ‘Bethenny’, which is currently owned by Fox TV, and the popularity of the show saw Bethenny’s net worth growing further.
In addition to being a popular television personality, Frankel is the author of five books – ‘Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting’ (2009), ‘The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life’ (2009), ‘Body by Bethenny: Body-sculpting Workouts to Unleash Your SkinnyGirl’ (2010), ‘A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life’ (2011) and ‘Skinny Dipping’ (2012), all of which have contributed somewhat to her wealth.
In her personal life, Bethenny Frankel has been married twice; in 1996 she married Peter Sussman who is an executive in the entertainment industry, but the couple divorced after just a year. In 2010 Frankel married Jason Hoppy, a businessman; they have a son, but separated after two years and finally divorced in 2016.
Her active lifestyle includes yoga, snowboarding and roller-blading.
Prior to becoming a chef, she produced large-scale entertainment events for Merv Griffin Productions in Los Angeles and founded "Any Event", a company dedicated to producing high-profile celebrity events.
Attended the National Gourmet Cooking Institute in New York. After she graduated, she formed a company ("Bethenny Bakes") which provides wheat, egg, and dairy-free baked goods, meals for private clients and a custom-meal delivery service. Her clients include Michael J. Fox, Brooke Hogan, Alicia Silverstone and Paris Hilton.
Was part of of a company called "Princess Pashmina", which was the first to import shawls and distribute them to Hollywood celebrities.
Daughter of thoroughbred race horse trainer Robert Frankel who is a member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, inducted in 1995, and is a multiple Eclipse Award winner.