Jill Zarin is an American businesswoman, author and reality TV personality. She is best known as an original cast member on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. Zarin is also the Founder and owner of JBZ Enterprises. Her business interests include Private and Public Equity Investments, Commercial and Residential Real Estate and management of Jill Zarin Home licensed products.
She leverages a social media base of 2.5 million followers to build awareness and increase sales conversion for her brand and a select portfolio of consumer product clients.
Zarin was born and raised in Woodmere, New York on Long Island as the daughter of Sol and Gloria Kamen. She has one sister, Lisa Wexler, a judge and radio host and executive producer of The Lisa Wexler Show. Zarin graduated from Simmons College In Boston in 1985 with a degree in Retail Management.
She joined her husband Robert Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse - an institution on New York's Lower East Side since 1936 - as a marketing consultant soon after they married. Jill is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York. She is devoted to her family and is a dedicated mother to daughter Allyson. She is also quite fond of the littlest member of the Zarin clan, Pomeranian, Miss Bossi.
In January, 2018, Bobby succumbed to cancer after a long and courageous battle. 2019 has been a turning point in Jill's life with the much-celebrated graduation of Allyson from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and her expanding business empire into interior decor with the highly successful inaugural year of Jill Zarin Rugs.
Jill Zarin, the breakout star from Bravo's hugely successful The Real Housewives of New York City, is a woman on the go.
Jill Zarin is one of the most successful and requested reality television stars in the entertainment business. Jill has well over two million fans across social platforms and loves to connect with her followers!
Jill appears regularly on a wide variety of national talk shows to address topics as diverse as politics, style, advice, and her Jill Zarin Brand. Equally renowned as an engaging public speaker, she presents her ideas and advice to universities, major companies, international groups, and non-profit organizations across the country.