What is Bethenny Frankel’s net worth? Real Housewives of New York City star – what you need to know

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AMERICAN TV personality Bethenny Frankel is best known for her role in popular reality TV show The Real Housewives of New York City.

The successful businesswoman has become one of the highest-earning stars of the show ever. Here’s all you need to know about the Skinnygirl who returned to her reality roots…

 Bethenny is known for her reality TV appearances and hosting her own talk show

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Bethenny is known for her reality TV appearances and hosting her own talk show

Who is Bethenny Frankel and what’s her background?

The 46-year-old was born in New York City.

She is the only child of horse trainer Robert J. Frankel and interior designer Bernadette Birk.

The reality star’s first link to the world of showbiz was when she worked as a production assistant on the set of Saved by the Bell.

How did Bethenny Frankel become famous?

Bethenny first hit the spotlight in 2005, when she landed a place as a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.

Impressively, the shrewd hopeful managed to reach the final of the telly competition.

The talented businesswomen then caught the attention of The Real Housewives of New York City producers.

She joined the reality programme in 2008 for its first season, which helped her career to catapult further.

She later quit after season three, after landing her own chat show in LA, but has since made a comeback to the show for its seventh series.

 Bethenny Frankel was an original cast-member of Real Housewives of New York City

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Bethenny Frankel was an original cast-member of Real Housewives of New York City

Is Bethenny Frankel married?

Bethenny has been married and divorced two times, firstly to entertainment industry executive Peter Sussman in 1996.

The pair broke up a year later, and Bethenny then married pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy in March 2010, and the couple had daughter Bryn that same year.

The couple separated in December 2012 and it took until June 2014 for a custody agreement to be finalised, and until July 2016 for the divorce to be fully processed.

 The impressive business woman has raked in a fortune from her Skinnygirl brand

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The impressive business woman has raked in a fortune from her Skinnygirl brand

What other TV shows has Bethenny Frankel starred in?

The US television personality has appeared on countless shows.

Her noteworthy roles include numerous appearances on Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show and Bethenny Getting Married?

Impressively, Bethenny landed her own self-titled talk programme in 2012.

For the following two years, she starred in around 185 episodes.

What is Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl business all about?

Doing #NationalCoffeeDay right w my fave @skinnygirlbrand coffee. ?: @elleoliveco

A post shared by Bethenny Frankel (@bethennyfrankel) on Sep 29, 2016 at 11:31am PDT

After penning her first book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, the Real Housewives star continued to build up the brand.

She created a spin-off cocktail company in 2011, and later made a lucrative deal with Beam Global.

Even though she sold the company, the savvy business mogul still gets a cut of product sales.

What is Bethenny Frankel’s net worth?

Forbes magazine claim that Bethenny is “still one of the top-earning reality television stars”.

Last year, the American publication estimated that she made around £6.69million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

The self-made business-owner has launched a whole array of products – including her own granola bars, lunch meats, candy and shapewear.

Bethenny Frankel tells Luann de Lesseps she can’t be friends with her ex husband on Real Housewives of New York

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