The life and career of Bethenny Frankel, a reality TV star and businesswoman who sold her company for $100 million

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Bethenny Frankel is a reality TV star and a successful businesswoman.
She stars on the show “Real Housewives of New York,” and has been in other Bravo series.
Her exact net worth is unknown. But in 2011, she sold Skinnygirl Cocktails for a reported $100 million. Since then, she’s expanded Skinnygirl into a global lifestyle brand.
Frankel is currently in the news because of the sudden death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields.

On Friday, Bethenny Frankel’s on-again-off-again-boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was found dead in his apartment, of a suspected overdose.

Shields had made multiple appearances on “The Real Housewives of New York,” the reality TV show in which Frankel stars. Frankel had said of their relationship, “It’s like a partnership where if we’re not being teammates and it’s not working and one man is down, then the other man is down.”

A self-professed “hustler,” Frankel is best known for her starring role on the reality-TV show “Real Housewives of New York;” for founding Skinnygirl Cocktails and selling it for a reported $100 million; and for writing bestselling books. She’s also mother to an eight-year-old girl.

Below, take a look at Frankel’s path to success, as well as a peek into her personal life.

SEE ALSO: Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel explains how she used ‘Real Housewives’ to build a brand worth $100 million

Bethenny Frankel, 47, isn’t just a reality TV star — she’s also a successful businesswoman.

Frankel was born in 1970. Her late father was a horse trainer; he left the family when she was four. Frankel has described her childhood as dysfunctional, citing “gambling, drinking, drugs, eating disorders, and physical abuse.”

Source: The New Yorker

“I was an adult as a child,” Frankel said. “I saw so much as a very young child that I think it matured me in an unnatural and unusual way.”

Source: Business Insider

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