Bethenny Frankel Biography, Age, Family, Spouse, Height and Net Worth

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  1. What does Bethenny Frankel do for a living?
  2. Who are Bethenny Frankel’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Bethenny Frankel’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Bethenny Frankel married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Bethenny Frankel have any children?
  6. Where is Bethenny Frankel now?
  7. How tall is Bethenny Frankel?
  8. How much money does Bethenny Frankel earn?
  9. What is Bethenny Frankel’s net worth?

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 Who is Bethenny Frankel?

Bethenny Frankel is an American professional television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. She starred in the Bravo TV series The Real Housewives of New York City, having appeared in eight of its thirteen seasons since its 2008 premiere. Before this, Frankel was the runner-up on the NBC reality competition series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005.

Bethenny went on to perform in several series of her own: the Bravo spin-offs Bethenny Ever After (2010-2012) and Bethenny & Fredrik (2018). As well as the FOX daytime talk show Bethenny (2013-2014), and the HBO Max reality competition series The Big Shot with Bethenny (2021).

Aside from her acting in reality television, Frankel is the founder of The Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand, and BStrong, a disaster relief initiative. Additionally, she is the author of four self-help books.

A photo of Bethenny Frankel
A photo of Bethenny Frankel


Frankel’s book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, was published in March 2009. The SkinnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, was published in December the same year. She also created an exercise DVD Body by Bethenny, in spring 2010 and an audiobook, Te SkinnyGirl Rules, which summarized her two books before. Frankel published A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life and published the novel Skinnydipping in December 2012.

In 2009, she created a pre-packaged margarita line, titled Skinntgirl Margarita. This led to her founding the company Skinnygirl and the cocktail line, Skinnygirl Cocktails. Since then, the company has created products including ”candy, deli meat, sweeteners, popcorn, salad dressings, shapewear, and most recently, jeans and apparel.” Frankel sold the cocktail line in 2011, to Beam Global for $120 million.

How old is Bethenny Frankel?

Bethenny Frankel is aged 51 as of 2021, having been born on November 4, 1970, in New York City, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people such as Ralph Macchio, Drew Starkey, Diddy, Destiny Marie, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Probst, Kathy Griffin, Gregory Porter, Anthony Ruivivar, Chris Greene, Will Rogers, among others.

Bethenny Frankel Family

Who are Bethenny Frankel’s parents?

Bethenny Frankel was born in New York City to Bernadette Birk and Robert J. Frankel. Her mother was an interior designer, while her father was a horse trainer. Robert was Jewish, while Bernadette was a Roman Catholic of Welsh descent. Her parents separated when she was four years old after her father left her mother.

When she was five, her mother remarried horse trainer John Parisella, who is Italian and of the Catholic faith. Frankel’s childhood was difficult, with her mother always drinking and frequently arguing violently with her stepfather.

Does Bethenny Frankel have siblings?

Frankel has no siblings, as she was born to her parents as the only child.

Bethenny Frankel Education

Frankel attended many schools as she moved many times, prior to going to boarding school. She attended Catholic schools as a girl and graduated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1988. Frankel then attended the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, Boston University for two years and then graduated from New York University with a degree in psychology and communications.

Bethenny Frankel Interest

Frankel is the founder of BStrong, a disaster relief organization. The organization raised $300,000 in donations and supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, in 2017. After raising the donations, Frankel visited Houston, and Texas to distribute these items. She then traveled to Mexico City and Jojutla, Mexico after the Puebla earthquake to raise awareness for the disaster’s recovery efforts, BStrong raising $150,000 the same year.

The same year, Frankel chartered four planes to Puerto Rico and distributed medical supplies, food, water, and hygiene products in assisting with Hurricane Maria relief efforts. BStrong raised funds and delivered personal protective equipment including masks, goggles, gowns, and sheets to hospitals in the U.S., in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2009, she posed nude for a PETA billboard.

Bethenny Frankel Spouse

From 1996 to 1997, Frankel was married to entertainment executive Peter Sussman.

In March 2010, she married pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy. The couple have one daughter together, before separating in December 2012, and she filed for divorce in January 2013. In June 2014, a custody agreement was finalized, followed by a financial settlement in July 2016. Their divorce was finalized in January 2021.

Bethenny Frankel Partner

Frankel began dating film producer Paul Bernon and is presently engaged.

Bethenny Frankel Kids

Frankel has one child, a daughter, Bryn Hoppy from her previous relationship with Jason Hoppy.

Bethenny Frankel Height

Television personality and author, Frankel, has a slim, sexy, and beautiful body physique. This adds up to an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)and a moderate weight of 53 kg (116 lbs).

Bethenny Frankel career

Early career and television

Frankel moved to Los Angeles with hopes of being an actress in 1992. As she landed some small acting roles, she served as a nanny to Paris Hilton and also a personal assistant to Jerry Bruckheimer and Linda Bruckheimer. Within this time she served as a production assistant on the set of Saved by the Bell. She used these connections to begin her first company, named ”In Any Event”, a party-planning business that was brief-lived. Frankel’s second entrepreneurial enterprise was re-selling pashmina scarves that she purchased wholesale from an Indian manufacturer.

Frankel began a baking business called ”BethennyBakes”, in 2003. It was focusing on ”healthy” cookies and meal delivery in New York City, which was featured on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, a reality competition series in 2005. She was one of two finalists on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. However, the company BethennyBakes later went out of business in 2006, but she remained a spokesperson for Pepperidge Farms’ low-calorie line.


Bethenny started starring in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City in 2008, which premiered in March on Bravo. She then starred in the Bravo reality series Bethenny Getting Married?, later retitled Bethenny Ever After, in June 2010. It documented her engagement and marriage to Jason Hoppy and the birth of their daughter. The series premiere was Bravo’s highest-rated one at the time, garnering 2.1 million viewers. Frankel then revealed her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City in September 2010, after its third season. She then competed in the reality competition series Skating with the Stars in November and completed in second place.

In June 2011, Frankel taped the pilot of a potential talk program. The syndicated daytime talk show, called Bethenny, premiered in September 2013. However, it was canceled following one season in February 2014. She then rejoined The Real Housewives of New York City as a cast member for its 7th season, premiering in April 2015. Deadline Hollywood reported in March 2019, that Bethenny had signed a deal with MGM Television and the company’s chairman, Mark Burnett. She was to produce and star in future unscripted television projects.

2021 to present

Frankel later revealed in June 2021, that she no longer had a deal with MGM Television. She then announced her departure from The Real Housewives of New York City, in August of the same year. Some of Frankel’s most recognized phrases on the show that the Bravo Network acknowledged, and finally capitalized on include: ”Get off my jock”, ”GO TO SLEEP!”, ”Life is not a Cabaret!”. As well as ”Mention it All!” while simultaneously opening her legs within an argument with fellow castmate Ramona Singer. Frankel starred in the HBO Max reality competition series called The Big Shot with Bethenny, in 2021, which she also produced together with Burnett. The series features ”aspiring business moguls compete for a job on Frankel’s executive team.” Frankel also appeared on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2011.

Bethenny Frankel Net Worth

American professional television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, Frankel has been active from 1993 to the present. She has founded her own companies and organizations and has also written her own books. Frankel has garnered great fortune throughout her career with a salary of $40K per episode and has an accumulative net worth of $80 million as of 2022.


As herself

Year Title Notes
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Runner-up; 13 episodes
The Real Housewives of New York City Main cast; seasons 1–3, 7–11
2009 Z Rock Episode: “I Wanna Be Z-dated”
2010–12 Chelsea Lately Guest; various episodes
2010 Skating with the Stars Runner-up; 6 episodes
2010–21 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest; various episodes
2010–12 Bethenny Ever After Main cast
2013–14 Bethenny Host
2016, 2018 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Guest; seasons 6 and 8
2016 Beat Bobby Flay Guest judge; season 10
2017 Million Dollar Listing New York Guest
2017–19 Shark Tank Guest Shark; 5 episodes
2017 Bethenny & Fredrik Main cast
2018 Bar Rescue Episode: “Operation: Puerto Rico”
2021 The Big Shot with Bethenny Herself

As actress

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Soiree Sans Hors D’oeuvres Woman Minor role
1994 Hollywood Hills 90028 Laura Drake Lead role
1995 Wish Me Luck Bridgette
2013 The Neighbors Jill Episode 21: “Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems”