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