Bethenny Frankel appeared on two very popular reality TV show, The Real Housewives of New York City and The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
Her appearances gave her fame and success and launched her many businesses. Her list of achievements got bigger after she wrote 4 self-help books.
She gave birth to a daughter, Bryn, from her marriage with Jason Hoppy who is a pharmaceutical sales executive. They got divorced in 2014. Later, Bethenny started dating Paul Bernon who is a film producer since late 2018.
2 years ago, she got hospitalized from a severe fish allergy. Since then has started her campaign to stop airlines from serving harmful food.
Bethenny Frankel’s career highlights
Bethenny’s difficult childhood didn’t stop her from pursuing her career and become independent. Starting her career in 1992, Bethenny moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting.
She got plenty of small roles as a young actress. Later, she landed a job as Paris Hilton’s nanny. That job helped her to become a personal assistant to Linda Bruckheimer and Jerry Bruckheimer.
She used her connections from working as a production assistant for Saved by the Bell to start her company. Bethenny named the company In Any Event and it was basically a party-planner company. But, it didn’t last long though but that didn’t stop her from climbing up the ladder.
Bethenny got her breakthrough in the show business by starring in The Real Housewives of New York City. The show was a big hit on Bravo in 2008. She appeared for 8 seasons on the show and it was a huge success.
She starred her own show after that, Bethenny Ever After. In the show, she got engaged and married to Jason Hoppy, and gave birth of her daughter. The show was a success with 2.1 million viewers.
Bethenny tried her luck on becoming an author. She authored a book titled Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. The book reached the public in March 2009.
She wrote another book The SkinnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life. The book was published in December of the same year.
She doesn’t stop there. She also has released an exercise DVD, audiobook, another self-help book, and a novel titled Skinnydipping.
Her philanthropy activities brought her to PETA. In September 2009, she did a nude photoshoot for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. She was proud of it and told the New York Post that the picture was in good taste.
Bethenny Frankel’s net worth
She started a baking business called BethennyBakes in 2003, focusing on serving healthy cookies and meals in New York. Thanks to this business, she got second place on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. The company lasted for 3 years before closing.
As of now, according to the report, her net worth is $70 million. Most of her net worth comes from her SkinnyGirl brand and her appearances on reality TV shows.
Bethenny Frenkel’s personal life
She had a difficult childhood and had to move many times. Therefore, she was forced to attend several schools before leaving home to a boarding school. Bethenny’s drive to learn was unstoppable, she earned her degree in communications and psychology from New York University.
Frenkel married her first husband in 1996 and the marriage lasted only 1 year before they decided to split. After that, she decided to take her time before looking for romance again.
She finally found love and married Jason Hoppy. She filed for a divorce in 2014. Bethenny found her new love in 2018 by dating Paul Bernon.
Later, she found her calling in philanthropy and activism. Bethenny founded BStrong, an organization specializing in disaster relief. Her organization managed to raise $300,000 in donations in supplied for everyone affected by the Hurricane Harvey.
Her philanthropy life was so busy that in the same year, she visited Mexico City and Jojutia, Mexico to raise awareness for the Puebla earthquake disaster. Bethenny’s effort succeeded in raising $150,000 for the victims.
Again, in the same year, Bethenny chartered four planes to Puerto Rico and distributed food, water, hygiene products, and medical supplies to help the victims of Hurricane Maria.
Bethenny and her organization BStrong are now actively raising funds in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. She aims to deliver personal protective equipment like goggles, gowns, masks, and sheets to many hospitals in the US.
Closing thoughts on Bethenny Frankel’s career
Bethenny Frankel is one of many reality TV show stars who surprised many people with her passion. Not only did she use her knowledge and talent to create various businesses, she also helped many people in need.
There is no telling what she is going to do next. In the meantime, check out her Instagram to see how she is doing.