Excerpt from Variety.com
Bethenny Frankel: Reality Star, Philanthropist
“The Real Housewives of New York” star and Skinnygirl entrepreneur’s B Strong disaster relief initiative has delivered millions of dollars of resources to those devastated by hurricanes in Houston and Puerto Rico — some of it captured by Bravo cameras. Philanthropy “is like a business in a way,” Frankel says. “You have to be organized and be a get-it-done type of person, which I am. I didn’t want this to be a situation where I am throwing a fancy charity event. I just wanted to get money from rich people and give it directly to poor people.” Just inked: A deal with MGM TV and Mark Burnett.