Bethenny Frankel is arguably the most successful woman to come out of Bravo‘s Real Housewives franchise. The Big Apple native first rose to fame as the runner-up on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005. A few years later, Frankel appeared on The Real Housewives of New York City, spending eight seasons on the show since its 2008 premiere. The TV personality quickly became a fan favorite who was unafraid to confront drama with her cast members. Frankel inspired several spinoffs shows on Bravo and elsewhere: Bethenny Ever After (2010-12), Bethenny & Fredrik (2018), Bethenny (2013-14), and The Big Shot with Bethenny (2021).
After the success of her 2009 book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, the entrepreneur began what would become her incredibly successful lifestyle brand, Skinnygirl, which has produced several books, an exercise DVD, jeans, apparel, a cocktail line and a full offering of diet-friendly foods, like candy, popcorn, and salad dressings.
- Full name: Bethenny Robyn Frankel
- Age: 51 (b. November 4, 1970)
- Height: 5’7″
- Spouses: Peter Sussman (m. 1996; div. 1997) and Jason Hoppy (m. 2010; div. 2021)
- Children: Bryn Hoppy (b. 2010)
- Hometown: New York City
- Net worth: estimated $80 million
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