"They can't afford the lives they're living, and if the music stops, they're going to get in some trouble," she said.
"You can't put yourself in a position where, if the shit hit the fan, you couldn't pay all of your bills at one time," she added. "If the world came to an end, I would be able to pay for everything. I might not be left with much, but I can afford what I have."
When Bethenny was approached to join the cast of the Bravo series back in 2008, she made a key decision that would later result in millions of dollars in her pocket.
Although she was paid just $7,250 for the show's first season, she refused to sign a portion of the Bravo contract that would have required her to give the network a percentage of the profits she earned from the businesses she promoted on the show, including Skinnygirl.
Regarding the "Bethenny clause" -- as it came to be known -- Bethenny said, "Everybody else just had to try to play catch-up after they saw what I did."