Based on the amount of money I myself have spent on Skinnygirl Margaritas, I can only assume that Bethenny Frankel is wildly rich. Which...she is! Between a truly massive Real Housewives of New York salary, her beverage business, and residuals from my weekly re-watch of Bethenny Getting Married, Bethenny is a multi-multi-multi-millionaire. Oh, and she's also rich because of deli meat and salad dressing, but we'll get to that in a moment. Let's dive in!
Bethenny Frankel Made $40,000 Per Episode of RHONY
And she filmed a lottt of episodes. Bethenny joined the Bravo show for seasons 1-3, came back for seasons 7-11, and then left for good in 2019. It's been a whole thing, but ultimately she was there for eight seasons and 152 episodes at—according to Celebrity Net Worth—$40k a pop. So yeah...she earned somewhere around $6 million total for her time on the show!! No wonder she kept coming back for more.
And speaking of TV, please be advised that Bethenny is coming off a new HBO Max show called The Big Shot With Bethenny, which is an Apprentice-like competition in which she finds someone to work alongside her at Skinnygirl. Sign moi up.
Skinnygirl Is a Legit Empire
While she earned a ton of money on Housewives, the lion's share of Bethenny's net worth comes from being the CEO and founder of Skinnygirl, a company that sells cocktails, DVDs, a novel, clothes, salad dressing, and literal lunch meat, all of which I encourage you to purchase immediately.
According to Forbes, Bethenny sold Skinnygirl liquor company to Beam Suntory for a reported $100 million in 2011. But here's the thing: she ingeniously kept the rights to the Skinnygirl name so she could launch other products. As she told Forbes, “It would be great for Beam to sell Skinnygirl shot glasses as a complement to the cocktail. But they can’t. Only I can.” I mean you can practically hear the "mwahahahahhahaha" in her voice.
She Once Earned $55 Million in a Single Year
Back in 2011, Bethenny made so much money that she ended up on Forbes Celebrity 100 issue, with the magazine reporting she'd made $55 million that year alone (partly because of that aforementioned sale!). Then in 2016, she made $8.5 million, making her 2016’s sixth highest-paid reality star.
Meanwhile, I'm just here like:
Also, Bethenny's Instagram Pays
Forbes estimates that Bethenny earns between $10,000 and $30,000 per sponsored post on Insta—at least, as of 2016. However, she only had 1.1 million followers back then, and nowadays she has 2.3 million, so $$$ for gems like this Scotch Tape #ad most likely have increased:
Bethenny Frankel's Total Net Worth? $70 Million
Between the deli meats, the cocktails, and the TV shows, Bethenny has $70 million to her name—making her one of the wealthiest Bravo Housewives. Kay, amazing, I'll leave you with this:
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