Bethenny Frankel may have had a rough childhood (this assertion per the reality star’s own revelations on her multiple reality shows), but she’s making up for any past woes with financial security and a happy marriage now that she’s older. This past March, the TV personality and nutrition maven sold Skinny Girl Cocktails to Fortune Brand’s Beam Global in an estimated $100 million deal. She also does book tours, has her own reality show on Bravo, and there has been talk of the outspoken Manhattanite hosting her own talk show.
Now, Frankel has yet another accomplishment to add to her resume: She is number three on Forbes magazine’s list of highest paid female celebrities. The number one and two slots are predictable: Oprah ($290 million) and Lady Gaga ($90 million). Frankel comes in third with an estimated $55 million valuation.
And there’s no rest for the weary: Frankel has already announced the next Skinny Girl cocktail flavor – a white cranberry cosmo – and is rumored to have hired a “personality coach” to prepare her for that upcoming talk show, which appears to be an almost done deal. She’s also expanding the Skinny Girl food line, which now includes supplements and a cleanse, and a line of children’s clothing.
Gaga, watch out, Bethenny Frankel’s gunning for your spot.
Entertainment’s Highest-Earning Women [Forbes]