What is Kim Richards’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Profession:||Actor, Television Personality|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||September 19, 1964|
|Income (Annual):||$100 Thousand Per Year|
|Source Of Wealth:||Tv Shows, Brands|
Kim Richards Net Worth and Income:
Kim Richards is an American actress and television personality who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Richards is well known for playing a child actress in movies such as ‘Escape to Witch Mountain,’ ‘Nanny and the Professor,’ and ‘Return from the Witch Mountain.’
She is also popular for appearing on the television show, ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ since 2010 along with her sister Kyle Richards. She starred in the show having one of the main roles for five seasons and made guest appearances in the seasons post that. Let us find out how this RHOB star came to fame and how she earned her wealth.
Richards was born on September 19, 1964, in New York and is the daughter of Kathleen Mary and her second husband, Kenneth Edwin Richards. Her parents separated in 1972 and her mother remarried again later.
She is the half-sister of Kathy Hilton, and her nieces are Nicky and Paris Hilton. Richards’ ancestors are predominantly Welsh and Irish.
Richards’ career began as young as four months old and appeared in a television commercial for the Fifth carpet. She starred in a television series called ‘Nanny and the Professor,’ and played Prudence Everett. She also appeared in multiple Disney films such as ‘No Deposit,’ ‘Escape to the Witch Mountain,’ and ‘Return to the Witch Mountain.’
She also appeared in Disney’s popular series of Whiz Kid Capers’ ‘The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper,’ and ‘The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton.’ The movies aired as a part of the Wonderful World of Disney series.
Richards and her sister Kyle played sisters in the movie ‘The Car,’ a thriller movie released in 1977. She also played in the movie ‘Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell,’ which was released on television. She played in ‘Assault on Precinct 13,’ as a young girl.
She appeared on a short series titled ‘Hello Larry,’ for one season and made guest appearances on multiple television shows such as ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Fantasy Land,’ ‘Alice,’ ‘Emergency!’ ‘James at 16,’ ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘CHiPs,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Magnum, P.I.’ ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ and ‘The Rockford Files.’
She also appeared in Meatballs II and Tuff Turf and co-produced the movie Escape with her husband, G. Monty Brinson. She went on to appear in the movies Black Snake Moan,’ in 2006 and ‘Race to the Witch Mountain,’ in 2009, previously playing as Tia in the movie’s franchise released in 1975 and 1978. In 2010, she was a member of the show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ along with her sister Kyle Richards. She left the show after 5 seasons due to personal reasons and appeared as a guest in several seasons of the show.
Richards got married to Monty Brinson in 1985, who was an heir to a supermarket franchise and was a professional poker player. They have a daughter together.
However, they divorced in 1988, and the same year she married Gregg Davis, the son of the petroleum tycoon, Marvin Davis, and Barbara Davis. They had two children together, a daughter and a son. They also divorced soon after in 1991.
Richards then began to date the salesman John J. Collett, who was a popular figure in a criminal activity that resulted in losses worth $150 million. He was however murdered in Northridge, shot twice, and killed by a hitman who was paid a ransom of $30,000. He was speaking on phone with Richards during the shooting. She spoke about this incident on the show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’
Richards then began dating the businessman Wynn Katz and together appeared on the ‘marriage Boot Camp,’ in 2018 on WE TV and soon split after the show.
Richards however remained friends with her ex-husband Brinson, when her husband was getting treatment for his lung cancer. He eventually passed away in 2016 when he was 58. Richards has two grandchildren, from her first daughter Brooke.
Richards was arrested for trespassing and public intoxication in 2015 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She spent the night in jail and was bailed out with $20,000. She was once again arrested the same year for shoplifting at a Target store and spent the night in jail and was bailed out with $5000. She relapsed in 2019 following her alcohol addiction which hindered her relationship with her sister Kyle.
Richards was briefly even homeless at one point when she was at the rehab for intoxication. This was also one of the reasons she was fired from the show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ and was also the reason her signature line of income was also cut.
She faced even more financial hurdles as she became a part of multiple lawsuits throughout the years. She was made to pay $266,000 for an attack she made with her dog in 2015. She was also made to pay $5000 when she refused to pay her ghostwriter for her services.
At present, Richards lives in a modest home bought by her sister Kyle, so that she can live rent-free and take care of her children. She also owes $100,000 in taxes alone; it is quite surprising that she cannot afford a house herself with this amount of debt.
Richards lives in a two-bedroom 1600 square-foot-pad purchased by her sister Kyle which is an estimated $520,000. Kyle is the wife of the famous real-estate tycoon, Mauricio, and owns a mansion worth $8.5 million in the suburb of Los Angeles. It is also the same area where Kim Richards stays at present. The apartment however comes with amenities such as a jacuzzi, and a pool and has great security.
As of 2022, Kim Richards’ net worth is estimated at around $500 thousand. Richards earned $100,000 per season for the five seasons she appeared in ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ She was even offered $23,000 as support from her ex-husband, Gregg Davis to take care of her two children.
Kim Richards is a popular socialite known for her controversial lifestyle and was once a popular actress in the 70s and 80s. The former leads a simple lifestyle at present due to her lawsuits and lack of income.