If you’ve been following Bethenny Frankel on TV, you’ll know how popular she is. What you might not know is Bethenny Frankel’s age, and it will shock you! What about her daughter? How old is Bethenny Frankel’s daughter, Bryn? Did you also know that Bethenny Frankel’s net worth in 2018 is an astounding $25.0 million and counting?! We have all the details on her wealth, family, and more right here.
Bethenny Frankel has been in the spotlight for years now, and she keeps her fans wanting more. She’s not just a reality star anymore, as she ventured into the world of entrepreneurship. What makes Bethenny Frankel tick? How did she become richer than the most of her fellow reality TV stars? Read on to find out more about Frankel’s life and exactly how she made her success.
All Eyes on Her
Who doesn’t know Bethenny Frankel? Be it from Real Housewives of New York or Bethenny Ever After, the reality TV star surely knows how to keep herself in the eyes of the media. But she didn’t have a great start. Her childhood was rocky and difficult to deal with. Born on November 4, 1970, Bethenny Frankel’s age is now 47. Frankel’s life turned a corner in 2005, when she participated in the reality TV show, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, and was one of the two finalists.
This gained her some popularity and fame, which led her to being cast on Bravo’s hit TV show, The Real Housewives of New York City in 2008. Frankel put her mind into business opportunities and came up with the encouraging and uplifting concept, SkinnyGirl.
In 2009, she took to writing and published, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl, Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, and The SkinnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life. Frankel also took a shot at the liquor industry and released SkinnyGirl cocktails with a whole lot of drink recipes. Girls night out, anyone?!
Who Stole Frankel’s Heart and Broke It Later?
Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband, Jason Hoppy is also well known because of his time on her show, not to mention their wedding being so public, as it was filmed for the world to witness on Bethenny Getting Married?
The businessman was born on September 10, 1970 in NYC, which makes Jason Hoppy’s age 47. He was in pharmaceutical sales and a real estate agent. But Hoppy’s bank account saw an increase when he starred in Bethenny Getting Married?, and was later known as Bethenny Frankel’s husband.
Wedding Bells Ringing in “Reality?”
Frankel became a household name, and she knew how to cash in on that. While on Bravo’s Bethenny Getting Married?, the network documented the events leading up to Frankel and Hoppy’s big day, and all the drama that came with it. According to Frankel, Hoppy was so proper all the time and the two were so different. At the time, it could have been seen as an “opposites attract” type of thing.
She also mentioned in episode one that “moving in with him was a big adjustment due to their differences.” But before we knew it, Frankel was seven months pregnant and planning their wedding! With no plans, she hired wedding planner, Shawn Rabideau. It turned into a complete headache for Rabideau, as Frankel demanded to oversee every single detail.
Despite all the drama, Frankel had a beautiful ceremony at the L.A. Parker Meridian Hotel in NYC. Shortly after the wedding, Frankel and Hoppy became proud parents to a baby girl they named Bryn Hoppy.
The End of a New Beginning
Hoppy wasn’t actually Frankel’s first marriage! She was married to an executive TV producer in 1996, but ended things in 1997. Jason Hoppy is her second husband and the father of Bethenny Frankel’s daughter, Bryn. Even though their wedding was beautiful and watched by millions, their relationship ended in an ugly divorce.
In 2012, the two separated and she filed divorce papers. After years of making tough choices of property divisions and settlements, Frankel’s divorce was finalized in 2016.
The Divorce Aftermath
As if it dealing with heartbreak, a baby girl, and her growing businesses wasn’t enough for Frankel, she now faced something new. Something bad. She was back in the news for her allegations against Hoppy. According to reports, Hoppy (who originally seemed happy with putting the drama and their marriage behind them) was not going down without a fight. He was arrested on stalking and harrassment charges after he showed up to Bryn’s school and allegedly threatened Frankel. She has since filed a restraining order against him.
In December of 2017, Frankel filed a suit against Hoppy seeking full custody of their daughter. The case is still pending and the current custody agreement seems to be adhered to.
Bethenny Frankel’s Little Angel, Bryn Hoppy
It seems Bethenny Frankel’s daughter is all grown up now. She’s so adorable, you’d wish she didn’t have to go through all the drama between her parents! Bryn was born on May 8, 2010 in NYC, and her birth was shown on Bethenny Getting Married? She was named after her uncle, Bryan Hoppy, who died in a car accident almost 20 years ago.
Bryn is now seven years old and often spotted with her mom out and about on the streets of New York. She is also getting pretty famous on social media, especially after the paparazzi had a field day with the stalking commotion at her school.
Dating But Single
Since her divorce, Frankel ventured out into the world of dating on a few occasions. Most recently, she was dating Dennis Shields, a longtime friend and financier. Shield’s company, LawCash, helps finance law suits against the City of New York.
The two began dating in early 2016, broke up in May 2017, began dating again in August 2017, but apparently broke up sometime late in 2017 or early 2018. Frankel told Us Weekly that she was single in an article posted on January 10, 2018. But, the two were seen poolside just a short time ago.
For her part, Frankel’s official line is that she is now just friends with Shields and is currently dating.
A New Television Project
If she weren’t busy enough with her various business, being a mom, appearing on The Real Housewives of New York and multiple gust spots on other TV shows like Shark Tank, Frankel has a new television program headed our way.
Bethenny & Fredrik is being billed as “Will & Grace meets real estate.” The show teams Frankel with Million Dollar Listing: New York’s Fredrik Eklund. The show is essentially a huge budget version of popular house flip programs, where Frankel and Eklund will buy a property, renovate it, and flip it for a better price.
Bethenny Frankel’s Net Worth
Frankel’s monetary value due to all her fame on TV and her successful book deals, not to mention SkinnyGirl’s success, is a jaw-dropping $25.0 million! She is doing well with her brand expansion, which includes shapewear, nutrition bars, and blenders. Her earnings have a lump sum amount credited to selling the SkinnyGirl cocktails to Beam Global in 2011. It was first estimated that the company was bought for $120.0 million, but in an interview, Frankel mentioned it was calculated at $8.1 million.
Frankel is also known to endorse brands like Pepperidge Farm and Princess Pashmina. She earned herself a spot on the “Highest Paid Reality TV Stars” list in 2011, with her earnings making her $8.5 million richer! Here’s a breakdown of Bethenny Frankel’s whopping net worth, and where exactly she made her millions. Jealous, yet?
|Salary per episode||$40,000.0|
|SkinnyGirl cocktails||$8.1 million (sold to Beam Global)|
|3000 sq ft home in NYC||$5.0 million|
|Earnings in 2011||$55.0 million|
|Home in Tribeca||$4,995,000.0|
|Royalties from Beam Global||$100,000,000.0|