Ms. Frankel, 50, is a mother, philanthropist, and self-made businesswoman. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother was an interior designer.
Frankel was born in NYC on 11/4/1970. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother an interior designer. Frankel’s father abandoned her when she was four, and her mother remarried John Parisella.
Frankel moved to L.A. in 1992 to become an actress. She used connections she made as Paris Hilton’s nanny and Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer’s personal assistant.
Frankel married and divorced her first husband, Peter Sussman, an executive in the entertainment industry, in 1996.
Because Frankel has a net worth of $70 million, she is considered one of the most successful reality television stars and businesswomen.