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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