Bethenny Frankel's Makes $120 Million Selling Skinnygirl Cocktail Line!

Thu, April 21, 2011 5:53pm EST by 5 Comments

Bethenny knew her Skinnygirl Margarita would make her a ton of money — but who could have predicted that when she cashed in it would be for so much?

Bethenny Frankel is a self-made reality-star queen. And now comes the news that her Skinnygirl cocktail line sold, the business went for a staggering price — an estimated $120 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter!

The sale to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global means Bethenny has built an empire that no other reality star can compete with. In 2010, the Kardashian family raked in $65 million — while Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made a measly $5 million on a book deal, workout supplement and vodka endorsement.

Unlike her former co-stars on The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny had a plan as soon as she signed on with Bravo — she was going to optimize the experience to build her business ventures. The network allowed her to plug products as part of her contract.

Five years ago, Bethenny’s biggest claim to fame was participating in Celebrity Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Today, the 40-year-old mother and wife is filming the third season of her own reality show Bethenny Ever After, has three best-selling books — and has a talk show rumored to be in the works.

But for the woman who five years ago barely had enough in her pocket to pay her rent, Bethenny doesn’t let the success get to her head. Heck, she still shops on the sales rack!

“Everything I buy is on sale,” Bethenny admits. “I never pay full price.” But when she sells, it’s for top dollar!

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Tammy

Posted at 11:07 PM on May 2, 2011  

Congrats to Bethany, we love you, your family and your show.
Good things come to good people and you are great!!!

Lots of Love,
From Your Fans in the South!!!!

Way To Go Skinny Girl!!!! :)

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Kait

Posted at 7:52 PM on April 26, 2011  

I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU BETHENNY!
YOU ARE SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS STORY!
YOU GIVE HOPE TO YOUNG COLLEGE GRADS SUCH AS MYSELF THAT YOU SHOULDN’T GIVE UP ON A DREAM!
I DIDN’T LIKE THE RHWNY SHOW B/C IT WAS SO CATTY AND MEAN. THAT JILL AND CRAZY KELLY WERE TOO MUCH FOR ME!
AND, I THINK YOU ARE A BETTER PERSON OFF OF THAT SHOW.
I LOVE YOUR MONDAY NIGHT SHOW AND AM A TRUE FAN OF BETHENNY EVER AFTER!
MILLIONAIRE STATUS—-WOW!!!!!

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ChowLover

Posted at 7:52 PM on April 24, 2011  

Congratulations to Bethenny.
That being said, now that you’ve made your money, please take your meanness and narcissism and leave!

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AJR

Posted at 9:43 PM on April 26, 2011  

Can you say jillousy?

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Glee

Posted at 7:54 PM on April 21, 2011  

Good for you Bethenny, i was never interested in watching the housewives show when she was on it all those desperate catty women going at each other, but now that she has her show just her and her family i never miss the show i like her and enjoy watching her. Congrats.

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