Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businessperson, TV producer, podcast host, multiple New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, social media influencer and mother.
She is the most successful business mogul to emerge from the Real Housewives franchise and the first person to monetize being on realty TV in a remarkable way.
Most recently, Bethenny joined Kevin O’Leary for the second season of CNBC’s Money Court. The duo will review, deliberate and deliver verdicts of binding arbitration on a wide range of business disputes, money issues and dilemmas that every small and expanding business face.
Under a multi-year, multimillion overall deal with iHeartMedia, Frankel launched “ReWives” on November 10th, 2022. “ReWives” is a first of its kind rewatch series honoring the franchise that launched Frankel’s career. Pairing with cultural icons, and celebrated thought leaders, Bethenny discusses the most iconic Housewives episodes across the entire franchise delving into behind the scenes details and conversations that are thoughtful and far reaching. Bethenny’s first podcast – “Just B with Bethenny Frankel” launched in September 2020, instantly topping the charts becoming ranked #4 on the Apple podcasts episode’s chart. Just B with Bethenny Frankel and Rewives are available on Apple, Spotify, and all podcast listening platforms. Bethenny’s slate of podcast will have additional launch announcements in 2023.
2022 also marked the year that Frankel became an accidental beauty influencer, first on Tik Tok and then across all social media platforms. Frankel boasts an impressive combined reach on Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook of 10.82 million, her total followers combined is 6.5 million. Bethenny’s authentic beauty and food reviews, her hot takes, and no filter attitude allow her to connect deeply with her community and followers. Her reviews, which combine no BS content along with a serious dose of humor, make her a brand favorite. She has partnered with Covergirl, Neutrogena, Bliss, L’Oréal, Laura Geller, and Palmer’s, among others.
BUSINESS IS PERSONAL: The Truth About What It Takes to Be Successful While Staying True to Yourself” published in May 2022 marks Bethenny’s first business themed book. It is made up of hard won truths, and practical business advise gleaned from 25 years of true experience. She is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times Best Sellers, “Skinnydipping”, ”Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life”, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl,” “Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, The Skinnygirl™ Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life”, and “I Suck At Relationships So You Don’t Have To”. She has also authored “Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results,” the children’s book, “Cookie Meets Peanut”, and the cocktail book, “Skinnygirl Cocktails.”
Bethenny’s storied television career began with being the runner up on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart“. Her success there then led her to Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” followed by the spin-off series, “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After” . “Bethenny Ever After” was the highest rated series premiere in Bravo’s history at the time of its launch. Viewers were captivated by her wit, wisdom, and humor as they followed her personal life becoming a mother and her professional journey creating the Skinnygirl empire. She eventually brought her distinct voice and candid point of view to “Bethenny,” where she hosted her nationally syndicated daytime talk show program. Bethenny started her own TV production company, B Real-ity, producing two seasons of FYI’s “Food Porn,” and was the creator, producer, and star of Bravo’s hit real estate show “Bethenny and Fredrik.” She headlined the HBO Max business competition series The Big Shot With Bethenny with MGM television.
Frankel is Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a global lifestyle empire offering practical solutions to women. It operates across multiple verticals in food, beverage, and apparel. Skinnygirl Cocktails was sold to Beam Suntory in 2011. Skinnygirl Cocktails was the first ever low call ready to drink cocktail and one of the fastest growing liquor brands in history. It is the first celebrity alcohol brand created and sold on reality TV. IT paved the way for celebrities in the alcohol space. Her spirit, and drive has powered Bethenny to be named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes. She will be heading back into the category she created, celebrity owned spirits, in 2023 with the launch of her new wine brand FOREVER YOUNG.
Bethenny is always ahead of the curve, with an expertise in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities.