Bethenny Frankel is a TV personality who is also a successful businesswoman and real estate investor. Frankel is best known for being on The Real Housewives of New York City, a reality TV show on Bravo. She started the Skinnygirl brand.
Frankel was born in New York City, United States, on November 4, 1970. Bernadette Birk, her mother, is an interior designer, and Robert Birk, her father, trains horses. Bethenny's dad left when she was four years old.
Frankel moved around a lot as a child because her stepfather and mother had a hard time getting along. She got out of Pine Crest School in 1988. After a year, her mom married John Parisella, a horse trainer.
Before she got her degree from New York University, she went to the Natural Gourmet Institute and Boston University. She got a degree in Psychology and Communications.
In 1992, she worked as a nanny for Paris Hilton and as Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer's assistant while also trying to get small acting roles. She also worked as an assistant on the NBC show Saved by the Bell.
Bethenny Frankel met enough people to be able to start her first business, In Any Event, which helped people plan parties. But it didn't last long, and she soon started selling pashmina scarves instead.
She started BethennyBakes in 2003. It is a bakery that makes healthy cookies and delivers food. She got to be on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” a game show on NBC, and she made it to the final.
Appearances on Television
Frankel started BethennyBakes in 2003. The company delivers “healthy” baked goods and meals in New York City. In 2005, it was shown on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, a reality show about job competition, and she got far enough to be one of the finalists.
Even though the company shut down in 2006, Frankel's time on the reality competition show was her first job on a reality show. In 2008, she was chosen to be on the reality show The Real Housewives of New York City.
She left the show in September 2010 and said it was for personal reasons. After three seasons away, she came back to Real Housewives in 2014. She left the show again in August 2019, saying she wanted to focus on her own life.
Frankel was on the Bravo reality show Bethenny Getting Married? with her boyfriend at the time, Jason Hoppy. The show followed the couple through their engagement, wedding, and the birth of their daughter. She also got her talk show.
Talks to have her host a show started back in 2011. The first episode of The Bethenny Show aired on September 9, 2013. The show didn't last long, and it was canceled on February 14, 2014.
In 1996, Bethenny married Peter Sussman, who was in charge of entertainment, but they broke up the next year. She married Jason Hoppy in 2010, and they had a daughter named Bryn. However, they eventually broke up. She is now going to marry movie producer Paul Bernon.
Bethenny has bought and sold a number of beautiful homes in New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut, and the Hamptons over the years. Here is a list of the most important sales and purchases:
In 2011, Bethenny bought a loft in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City for $4.995 million. Reports from the time said that she then spent an estimated $500,000 on repairs. In 2016, she put this house on the market for $6.95 million and found a buyer who paid the full price in ONE DAY.
Bethenny bought a two-bedroom condo on Mercer Street in New York City for $4.2 million in 2014. In 2016, she tried to sell this property for $5.25 million, but in 2020, she settled for $3.65 million. Again, she did some massive repairs.
In 2015, she bought a house in the Hamptons for $2.7 million. She is still the owner of this property. In 2017, she purchased a second home in the Hamptons to rent it out and make more money.
She bought this property for $2 million, but then she changed her mind and sold it for $2.3 million in 2020. Bethenny purchased a 4-bedroom condo in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City for $4.2 million in 2017. She then did a full remodeling job.
Bethenny put the condo up for sale in December 2021 for just under $7 million. This condo is shown in this video: In 2019, Bethenny bought a house in the Boston neighborhood of Back Bay so she could be closer to her fiance, Paul Bernon. Bethenny bought a house in Greenwich, Connecticut, for $2.1 million in 2020.
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Bethenny bought a mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, for $4.5 million at the start of 2021. She sold this house for $3.3 million in the middle of 2020. She also bought another Greenwich home for $1.8 million in 2020. She did a lot of work on this house and sold it for $3.5 million a year later.
Bethenny Frankel's Net Worth
Bethenny Frankel is an entrepreneur and reality TV star from the United States. According to celebritynetworth She is worth $80 million.