Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel was born on November 4, 1970. She is an American celebrity known for her professional life contributions as a television personality, “The New York Times” bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mother. Frankel earned prominence after appearing on Bravo’s reality television series “The Real Housewives of New York City” in 2008. In 2005, she finished as a runner-up in the reality television series “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.” Frankel is also the founder and C.E.O. of Skinnygirl. She has also collaborated with Endeavor Content to launch “Just B,” a podcast about being a self-made tycoon in business, lifestyle, and beyond.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Bethenny Frankel

Birth date:

November 4, 1970



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5' 8.4"

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Net Worth:

$70 million

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Bethenny Frankel is a television personality from the U.S. She is of mixed Ashkenazi Jewish and Welsh ancestry and holds an American nationality. Her parents are Robert J. Frankel and Bernadette Birk. Her father is a horse trainer while her mother was an interior designer. When Frankel was four years old, her father left her mother, who remarried John Parisella. Her mother being drunk and frequently arguing violently with her stepfather caused her to have a difficult childhood. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication.

Frankel worked a variety of odd jobs before launching her career. She moved to Los Angeles in 1992, intending to become an actress. She worked as Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer’s assistant. Then, on the set of “Saved by the Bell,” Frankel worked as a production assistant. In 2005, she finished as a runner-up on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.” Frankel also featured in “The Real Housewives of New York City” for eight of the 13 seasons of the television series. Further, she has starred in several of her shows, including the spin-offs “Bethenny Ever After” from 2010 to 2012, “Bethenny & Fredrik” in 2018, Fox’s daytime talk show “Bethenny” from 2013 to 2014, and the H.B.O. Max reality competition series “The Big Shot with Bethenny” in 2021. Frankel is also an accomplished author. Her books “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl,” “Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting,” and “The Skinnygirl Dish” were released in 2009. Frankel is also the founder of the disaster relief organization BStrong.

Frankel got married first in 1996 to an entertainment industry executive, Peter Sussman, and they divorced in 1997. She then married Jason Hoppy in March 2010 and has a daughter with him named Bryn Hoppy. In 2012, the couple separated, only finalizing their divorce in January 2021. Frankel is currently engaged to Paul Bernon, a real estate executive and film producer from the U.S.

Career timeline

The Aspiring Actress

Frankel relocates to Los Angeles, intending to become an actress.

The Reality Television Show Star

Frankel stars in a reality television series that premiered on Bravo T.V., “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

The Exit From Reality T.V.

After the third season of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Frankel announces she will be leaving the show.

The Disaster Relief Organization Debuts

Frankel launches “BStrong,” a disaster relief initiative program that provides individuals and families in crisis with real-time emergency assistance.

February 2022
Raising Funds for Ukrainians

Frankel commences fundraising to help Ukrainians affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Why We Love Bethenny Frankel

  1. She raises funds to assist refugees

    By March 5, 2022, Frankel had already raised $25 million. She stated that $10 million has been allocated for the relocation of refugees, while $15 million was earmarked for the distribution of help within Ukraine.

  2. She has entrepreneurial and exceptional business acumen

    Frankel, a natural food chef by profession, swiftly recognizes and capitalizes on business opportunities. This is solid evidence of her multi-talented and entrepreneurial skills.

  3. Frankel is a businesswoman and an investor

    Frankel is an investor in addition to being a television reality show star and author. She collaborates with numerous investors and is experienced in a variety of industries. These include entertainment, food and beverage, and real estate.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She is allergic to fish

    Frankel was hospitalized in December 2018 due to a severe fish allergy.

  2. Her brand holds a world record

    Frankel’s Skinnygirl Cocktails record the world’s fastest-growing spirits brand for selling one million cases in just nine months.

  3. A five-times best-selling author

    Frankel, with her books, has taken her message to people all around the world being a five-time “The New York Times” best-selling author.

  4. She is unconcerned about imitators

    Frankel asserts her awareness of how business works and that people will copy, but she is unconcerned believing that it is the nature of business.

  5. Frankel is extremely private

    She describes herself as more of a homebody and someone who is agoraphobic.

Bethenny Frankel FAQs

Was reality television always her success plan?

Going on “Housewives” was a strategic move for her to get on the Food Network, where she could demonstrate the skills as a natural food chef that she always desired.

Is Frankel still the owner of Skinnygirl?

Fortune Brands bought the Skinnygirl Cocktails line in 2011 for an estimated $100 million. However, she retained the rights to license other products with the brand name.

What exactly does Bethenny Frankel do?

Frankel is a television personality, actress, entrepreneur, podcaster speaker, lifestyle influencer, philanthropist, founder, and C.E.O.

Bethenny Frankel’s birthday dates

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