Cha-ching! Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl margarita is bringing home the bacon. The Hollywood Reporter says that the acquisition of her liquor line by Fortune Brands' Beam Global has left the Bethenny Ever After star with deep pockets -- reportedly $120 million deep (not bad for someone who once clashed with LuAnn over the etiquette of picking up the tab).
Even infamous penny-pinching Jason can now comfortably afford to purchase that second pair of designer jeans, but the epic boost to Bethenny's bank account almost never happened. For two months, the natural foods chef declined offers to join The Real Housewives of New York City. "I didn't know where I was in my life," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I was still taking the subway to events because I couldn't afford the $20 for a cab."
Ultimately Bethenny signed on the dotted line and parlayed her face time into some serious business ventures. "I went on the show single-handedly and exclusively for business. I knew it was a risk and I had the most to lose, because I already had a platform. When I went on the show, no one was going on for business, no one had done anything," the 40-year-old continues.
We bet Bethenny now has 120 million reasons why she made the right decision.
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I will miss your show and your family Bethenny. There are alot of us who can identify with your childhood and this is why I was intrigued by you. Seems like there are many of us who had mothers such as yours. You pulled yourself out of nothing with creative thinking and it paid off. I love your personality and your humor. Jason is a great husband for you. Will you ever be back on TV?
I am 58 and in bad health. I am trying to get to good health but it is hard. I look forward to every Monday night and enjoying your life. Tonights finale was , as always, funny and upbeat. I hope that you will continue to share your life with the reality world a little bit longer. I would love to taste your Skinny Girl Margarita but I have acute panreatitus and cannot drink alohol. What about a Virgin Skinny Girl Margarita for the non drinkers? What about it? A whole new line of non alcohol cocktail? Again, you and Jason and Bryn and Julie and inlaws and anyone else on your show MAKE MY MONDAYS. I love you
I LOVE BETHENNY EVER AFTER, I WISH HER,JASON, BRYN AND COOKIE ALL THE BEST IN THE WORLD... LOVE HER.
Love your show! I can relate my life to your life because I grew up feeling unloved and unwanted. I just wish there had been someone like you for me to look up to when I was A 20 something. You have been so greatly blessed with your wonderful new family. Enjoy, Life ya, Bethany
Wow. My husband and I watch your family each week and actually drop our jaws at how similar we are. I come from a very difficult childhood with a toxic mother who I had to cut out of my life. I am stubborn, outspoken and don't adjust well to to not having control. My husband is a small town basketball hero and is VERY close to his parents who come out every other weekend. Its been years and I am still adjusting to how I am suppose to fit into a "happy" family. I feel like an outcast and so different even though my husband assures me I have goodness in me. I just shut people out of my life. I have two beautiful girls and have struggles with trying to be a great mom and so worried that I will become what I hate the most (my mother)My husband watches your show each week and is fascinated because you verbalize EXACTLY how I feel and why I am the way I am.......I appreciate your honesty and am very happy to say you are not alone and people such as us deserve all the happiness we can find!
There isn't much I don't like about your show, and everything else you have accomplished in your life. I admire that you have balls and aren't shy about it. You own who you are and how you feel, a quality I can truly appreciate. Jason calling you Mommy makes me nuts, but I like him so much (hell he puts up with you, as my husband puts up with the likes of me) and he adores you! Bryn can never deny who her Daddy is!! She's awesome. So, are you ever going to sell Skinnygirl t-shirts?? If so, I'd like to be first on your list! LOL As much as I loved margarita's, I am sober 28 years so can't really 'support' you there, but could certainly don the apparel! Slow down and enjoy your baby, she'll be grown before you know it.
Love you, the show, your family literally all of it. I would love a Skinnygirl t-shirt!! When are you going to start selling them? Many of 'us' would wear them.
Please bring it to Puerto Rico !!!! Bethenny Congrats on your full happy life !!! Do not forget Puerto Rico !! God bless you .
Bethenny: Take your money, invest wisely, buy real estate in Malibu and take time to enjoy your family. Back off from a frenzied life of a 10 and scale back to a 7 or 8 to enjoy your family and Jason's before it passes you by. You have enough money now to scale back and adjust your priorities. Accept the love around you and use your wealth to mentor and help others. Enjoy!!
Way to go Bethenny!! Read your book, and loved it! Bought a copy for my 25 year-old. You are an amazing individual and one helluva businesswoman. Bryn is sooooo lucky to have you as her ultimate role-model.
Keep up the good work, you are amazing!