Bethenny Frankel hosts Arizona Beverages SkinnyGirl Sparklers’ new flavor launch party on Jan. 20, 2015, in New York City.
Though Frankel sold her Skinnygirl line of cocktails, the 46-year-old kept her position as CEO and still retains the right to use the Skinnygirl name for products other than alcohol. The entrepreneur has created female-focused low-calories foods such as Skinny Pop, Skinny Pizza and the Skinny Flavored Latte.
The former housewife used her popularity with Bravo viewers to dabble in other media ventures, including a series titled Bethenny Ever After and a syndicated talk show.
With earnings of around $55 million, Frankel is one of the highest-earning reality stars of all time, according to a 2016 Forbes report. In fact, Frankel pulled in an estimated $8.5 million between 2015 and 2016, and she doesn’t see herself slowing down anytime soon.
“I can’t rest on my laurels, and I need to now really drill down and work on marketing and distribution of the Skinnygirl brand,” she says.
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