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    Bethenny Frankel
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    Bethenny Frankel
    Star and executive producer, Bethenny Ever After

    Last year, 41-year-old Frankel sold her Skinnygirl Cocktail line to Beam Global for a staggering $120 million, due heavily to the brand’s promotion on the successful Bravo series The Real Housewives of New York and her well-rated spinoff Bethenny Ever After (the series debuted as Bravo’s highestrated first-season premiere to date with 2.1 million total viewers, but has fallen off for its third season with an average of 1.3 million viewers).

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    The New York native is currently researching philanthropies to which to donate her resources.

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    “Choosing a charity is one of the most challenging decisions I’ve faced in business!” says Frankel, who also recently secured a six-week test run for a self-titled daily talk show in six Fox network markets.

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