Grow: ‘Real Housewives’ star Bethenny Frankel gets real about money

Bethenny Frankel probably first appeared on your radar as the witty, candid “Real Housewives of New York” star known for her memorable one-liners (“Get off my jock!”) and business savvy. During the Bravo show’s first season, she concocted a multimillion-dollar idea: the low-calorie “Skinnygirl margarita,” which she later sold (as part of the Skinnygirl Cocktails brand) for a reported $100 million.

She shrewdly retained creative control of Skinnygirl, allowing her to spin off the brand into food and, most recently, clothing: Skinnygirl Jeans will launch in September.

Alongside her business success, her TV career is also thriving. Her popularity on “RHONY” led to more Bravo shows chronicling the evolution of her personal and professional life, including a real estate show with broker Fredrik Eklund of “Million Dollar Listing New York.

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