Bethenny Frankel is going from Real Housewives of New York City to the Shark Tank. The reality star seems like an odd choice for ABC’s Shark Tank. After all, she’s known for her crass mouth on the Bravo series. Bethenny marketed off her skinny physique and the rest is history. Her success probably has to do with the fact that she’s a reality star. People love buying useless stuff from reality stars like wine and beauty products. Does that make her a sound businesswoman? Not necessarily.
Bethenny Frankel is scheduled to appear as a guest shark for Season 9. She made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, May 15. The 46-year-old will join main sharks – Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary, reports Page Six. It’s also has been reported that the female sharks will rotate throughout the season, as they always do. When only four of them are seated in a single episode, it’s a sign a guest shark will sit in the tank with them.
Bethenny Frankel isn’t the only famous figure to step into the shark tank. Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez will also serve as guest shark. Other three guests include Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Glaceau and Bai founder Rohan Oza, and Spanx founder and owner Sara Blakely. Bethenny Frankel certainly doesn’t fit in with these group of people. But, the Skinnygirl founder and CEO sure has learned a lot about business along the way.
The RHONY star most recently promoted her company’s new line of deli meats now available at Publix grocery stores. Her Skinnygirl brand has flourished into shapewear, T-shirts, hats, accessories, books, alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, popcorn, and kitchen appliances. She also had a short-lived skincare line that was available at most Walmart stores.
Bethenny Frankel has a reported net worth of $25 million, according to Bankrate.com. She didn’t always live in the life of luxury. After graduating from NYU, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. She ended up in TV shows and cheesy horror flicks. Bethenny even worked as a nanny for rich families.
Her biggest break was when she was cast on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. In 2016, she returned to the Real Housewives of New York, where she reportedly earns $40,000 per episode. Though she sold her Skinnygirl brand in 2011, she continues to earn money from her brand. It’s part of a deal that allows her to make a portion of all produce stales.
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