Denise Richards Net Worth
Denise Richards is an American actress and former fashion model, who is known for her appearance in the films, Wild Things and Drop Dead Gorgeous. She has also appeared in several other films as well as starring in her own reality television show, since her rise to stardom. The estimated net worth of Denise Richards is $12 million.
Denise Lee Richards was born on February 17, 1971, in Downers Grove, Illinois, to mother, Joni, who owned a coffee shop, and father, Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has a younger sister, named Michelle, they grew up in Mokena and Downers Grove, Illinois. When Richards was 15, her and her family moved to Oceanside, California, where she attended and graduated from El Camino High School. After she graduated from high school in 1989, she worked as a model and a commercial actress, which helped her see big cities, such as Paris, New York, and Tokyo.
With her love of fashion and acting, Denise Richards started her entertainment career off at a young age. After working as a model once she left high school, she wanted to focus her attention more on acting and auditioned for various roles in Los Angeles. With her persistence to become an actress, Richards, won parts on television shows, like, Saved By the Bell, Married With Children, Seinfeld, and Friends. She also made an appearance on the television show, Melrose Place. However, she only became a well known actress after her first starring role in Starship Troopers, in 1997. After her big breakthrough performance, she was cast the next year, in the film, Wild Things. In 1999, she won a role, as a Bond girl, in the film, The World Is Not Enough. Even though she has been modeling since her teenage years, she continues to be a favorite sexy model among men, with her appearing in magazines, FHM, Maxim, and Men’s Health. She also posed nude for Playboy magazine in 2004. In 2009, she was a contestant on the popular celebrity game show, Dancing with the Stars. More recently, Richards has been cast in the Spike comedy series, Blue Mountain State, in 2010. In 2011, she published a memoir about her life, titled, The Real Girl Next Door, which became a New York Times Best Seller. That same year, she was also part of the TV Guide Network’s Hollywood Moms’ Club. In 2012, she was apart of the ABC Family pilot, Twisted, which was commissioned to be a full series in 2013.
Net Worth of Denise Richards
Although Denise Richards started her career as a fresh faced model, her years of acting has become more prominent as of lately. She has even been able to make peace with her ex husband, with him recently making a cameo appearance with her in the Tyler Perry film, Madea’s Witness Protection, in 2012. In return, she made an appearance in Sheen’s television series, Anger Management. The net worth of Denise Richards is $12 million, and she owes her success to her acting career as well as her modeling career. She can even pay tribute to success, to her published memoir and her television appearances she has made over the years.
Denise Richards met actor, Charlie Sheen on the set of Loaded Weapon 1, in 1991, and got engaged in 2001. They married the next year, and have two daughters together, named Sam J. Sheen, born in 2004, and Lola Rose Sheen, born in 2005. Richards filed for a divorce away from Sheen in 2005, while pregnant with their second daughter, but they briefly reconciled, with them seeking marriage counseling. Unfortunately, after going to counseling, a rep for Richards, said that she was going to continue through with the divorce in 2006. She went on to file a restraining order against Sheen, reporting that he had made death threats against her. Their divorce was finalized in November of 2006. Even though the divorce had been finalized in 2006, Sheen and Richards still had a court battle of who would get sole custody of their children, with Richards winning sole custody of them, in 2010. In 2011, she adopted a third daughter, Eloise Joni Richards, after the her mother died from cancer.
Denise Richards has worked in the entertainment industry over the years being a well known actress and model. However, she has also shown that being a mother is more important than being in the entertainment industry. With adopting a daughter and taking on temporary custody of Charlie Sheens’ two sons, Bob and Max, that Sheen had with Brooke Mueller, Richards has shown that family is more important than anything. Denise Richards continues to be active not only in her acting and modeling career, but also her family life, where she many consider her a real role model.