We often hear about multitalented people but rarely come across them. Bethenny Frankel is a living example of an efficient multitasker. She is a famous television personality, social media celebrity, entrepreneur, and an active real estate investor too.
If you don’t know who she is, Bethenny rose to fame with her role in the famous “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Besides that, she has also garnered a good portion of her wealth forming her brand.
This article will further explore more about Bethenny Frankel, her early and personal life, and a glimpse into her career too.
Bethenny was born on 4th November 1970. She was born in New York City to Bernadette Birk and Robert Frankel. Her parents are from completely two different ends of the spectrum. While her mother worked as an interior designer, Bethenny’s father was a horse trainer.
However, Bethenny’s biological father abandoned his family when Bethenny was only four years old. Finding things hard, her mother remarried another horse trainer named John Parisella. But, they didn’t have a very stable marriage.
Bethenny graduated from Pine Crest School and then enrolled in college to acquire a degree in communications and psychology.
You might be surprised to know but Bethenny’s career started with her working as a nanny and caretaker for Paris Hilton. During that period, she was focused on making it big in the acting industry, which was quite cutthroat.
Being in the industry for quite a bit, Bethenny managed to network with the right crowd, and soon enough, she launched her very first business, Any Event. The debut business didn’t make it big and she had to close it down soon after.
Bethenny’s second venture was Bethenny Bakes, which sold healthy cookies. Gaining some traction, Bethenny was lucky enough to feature on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
However, the big break in her career came in 2008 when she was selected to appear on “The Real Housewives of New York.” Given how big the franchise of this reality television series was, it wasn’t even a question that her luck turned around completely after appearing on the show.
Two years after the success of RHONY, Bethenny was offered her show, “Bethenny Ever After.” Besides that, she has also appeared in several other television reality and talk shows.
Bethanny’s dating life has been through a roller coaster. Her first marriage took place in 1996 when she married Peter Sussman, who worked as an entertainment producer. They divorced in 1997. Later in 2010, Bethanny married Jason Hoppy and the couple has one son together. They divorced a few years later. Bethanny is currently with Paul Bernon. The couple are engaged.
Bethanny Frankel is a successful entrepreneur and investor, so it isn’t surprising that she has an estimated net worth of $80 million. Besides RHONY, the majority of her income comes from her selling her brand Skinnygirl Cocktails for $100 million. She also buys and sells real estate properties.