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4 of 10: Bethenny Frankel

The Skinnygirl business woman and reality star landed in fourth place on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest Paid TV Actresses.

Frankel, 41, reportedly earned $12 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to the outlet. Although her Skinnygirl Cocktail line was bought by Fortune's Beam Global Sprits & Wine unit in March 2011, Frankel has been able to expand her personal brand outside the cocktail industry.

She recently released her first fiction novel called 'Skinnydipping,' wrapped up the third season of her hit reality series 'Bethenny Ever After' and kicked off a six-week trial run of her daytime talk show called 'Bethenny' which is reportedly close to being picked up for syndication.

In late May she also launched a shape wear line called Skinnygirl Solutions which include tanks, shorts and bodysuits under the $50.

(Pictured: Bethenny Frankel appears on 'The View' in July 2011.) ( Photo / ABC)