If you’ve been following Bethenny Frankel on TV, you would 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 2017 is an astounding $25.0 million and counting!? We’ve got 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. Frankel is not just a reality star anymore, she has ventured into the world of entrepreneurial business! 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 Bethenny Frankel’s life and exactly how she made her success.
All Eyes on Her
Who doesn’t know Bethenny Frankel? Be it on 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 Frankel didn’t have a great start. Her childhood was rocky and difficult to deal with for a child her age. Frankel was born on November 4, 1970, which makes Bethenny Frankel’s age 46. Frankel’s life turned a corner for good in 2005, when she took part in the reality TV show, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, and was one of the two finalists on the show. This gained her some popularity and fame, which led her to be cast on Bravo’s hit TV show, 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, Frankel took to writing and she published books called 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 her own brand SkinnyGirl cocktails with a whole lot of margarita recipes. Girls night out, anyone!?
Who Stole Frankel’s Heart and Dumped 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; Bethenny Getting Married? aired on Bravo network. Hoppy is a business man, born on September 10, 1970 in NYC, which makes Jason Hoppy’s age 46. Hoppy was in pharmaceutical sales and was a real estate agent. But Hoppy’s bank account got an increase when he starred in the TV series, Bethenny Getting Married? and was later known as Bethenny Frankel’s husband.
Wedding Bells Ringing in “Reality?”
Frankel had become a popular household name, and she knew how to cash in the fame. Frankel decided to star in Bravo’s, Bethenny Getting Married? show, where the network would document Bethenny and Jason leading up to their big day, and all the drama that came with it. According to Frankel, Hoppy was so appropriate all the time and the two of them were so different from each other. At the time, maybe it was 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 then, before we knew it, Frankel was seven months pregnant and was planning their wedding! She had no wedding plans so she hired wedding planner, Shawn Rabideau. It turned into a complete headache for Rabideau, as Frankel demanded to oversee every single detail in the arrangement. 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! Frankel had married an executive TV producer in 1996, but ended the marriage in 1997, after only one year. Jason Hoppy was her second husband and is the father of Bethenny Frankel’s daughter, Bryn. Even though the Frankel-Hoppy wedding was a beautiful one and was watched by millions, it ended in an ugly divorce. In 2012, the two separated and Bethenny Frankel filed the papers. After a long four years of making tough choices of property divisions and settlements, the divorce was finalized in 2016. Who knew this would be the outcome of what looked like such a wholesome relationship!
The Divorce Aftermath
As if it wasn’t enough that Frankel had to deal with heartbreak, a baby girl, and her growing businesses, now she faced something new. Something bad. Frankel was back in the news for her allegations towards Hoppy. According to reports, Hoppy (who originally seemed happy with putting the drama and their marriage behind them) is not going down without a fight. Hoppy was recently 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.
Bethenny Frankel’s Little Angel, Bryn Hoppy
It seems Bethenny Frankel’s daughter is all grown up now, compared to when we last saw her on TV. 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 a part of Bravo networks TV show, Bethenny Getting Married? She was named after her uncle Bryan Hopps, who died in a car accident 19 years ago. Bryn is now seven years old and is often spotted with her mom out and about on the streets of New York. Bryn is also getting pretty famous on social media, especially after the Papz had a field day with the stalking commotion at her school! Here’s hoping for a great future for Bryn, despite what her parents are going through with each other.
Bethenny Frankel’s Net Worth
If you’re wondering how much Bethenny Frankel is worth and what the SkinnyGirl mogul did to get rich, read on. Frankel’s monetary value due to all her fame on TV and her successful book deals, not to mention the popular SkinnyGirl brand itself, is a jaw-dropping $25.0 million! Frankel is doing well with her brand expansion with Skinnygirl lingerie, granola bars, and cosmetics. Her earnings have a lump sum amount credited to selling the SkinnyGirl liquor company to Beam Global in 2011. It was first estimated that the company was bought for $120.0 million, but later 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 also 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?
Net Worth Calculation:
|Salary per episode||$40,000.0|
|SkinnyGirl Cocktail Company||$8.1 million (sold to Beam Global)|
|3000 sq ft Home in NYC||$5.0 million|
|Earnings in 2011 as reality star||$55.0 million|
|Home in Tribeca||$4,995,000.0|
|Royalties from the Beam Global||$100,000,000.0|