How Bethenny Frankel Used Her Reality Show to Make $120 Million
Posted by ImaJustSaying on April 22, 2011
Whether you liked Bethenny Frankel’s Skinny Girl Margarita or not, it really doesn’t make any difference since she just made mad buco bucks from her brand. Some are speculating as much as $120,000,000.00 bucks! Did you count those zero’s? Dang, thats more then all the Kardashians put together! Bethenny can now afford to buy her own Hamptons summer home and have 6 nannies, 4 cooks or chefs and now join the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Move over Camille!! We got a new rich bitch in town!!
P.S. Do you think Bethenny can hire a cook/chef for next years Thanksgiving? lol I just thought of that one..
The Hollywoodreporter is reporting:
The former natural-foods chef, who developed the cocktail line in 2009 with partner David Kanbar (formerly of Skyy Vodka), has become the next personality-turned-mega-entrepreneur on a growing (but still somewhat short) list of reality stars who have turned the tables on producers and networks and found a way to capitalize on their fame through business ventures wholly their own.
Seemingly, though, no personality has leveraged reality quite as well as Frankel. As cameras prepare to roll on the third season of Frankel’s irreverent series following her personal and professional life in New York (the first-season premiere was Bravo’s highest-rated series bow to date), it bears noting that this one-woman, low-cost operation made more money through her liquor sale than what David O. Russell’s layered, complicated, Oscar-nominated film The Fighter grossed domestically ($93.6 million).
To this day, Frankel operates largely independent of Bravo, the network that put her on the air in 2008 on The Real Housewives of New York. Under her personal business umbrella called Bethenny Frankel, the reality star has amassed a fiercely loyal social media following (Twitter, Facebook and Bethenny.com), lucrative endorsement deals (Pampers, Bluefly, Hanes), a successful publishing franchise, a Body by Bethenny workout DVD, Skinnygirl extensions (including a shapewear line, a diet cleanse and weight-loss supplements), speaking engagements, a stint on ABC’s Skating With the Stars and, of course, that epic liquor deal. It is likely Frankel ranks among reality TV’s wealthiest self-made stars.
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