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