Kim Richards Net Worth
Kim Richards is a former child actress and television personality, who has recently been making a name for herself on the television show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Although she started her entertainment career when she was just a few months old, she has made a name for herself throughout her childhood in the television series, Nanny and the Professor as well as several Disney films, including Escape to Witch Mountain and Return From Witch Mountain. The estimated net worth of Kim Richards is $1.2 million.
Kimberly Richards was born on September 19, 1964, in Mineola, New York, to Kathleen Mary Dugan and Kenneth Edwin Richards. Her parents separated in 1972 and her mother later remarried. Richards has an older sister, Kathy Hilton, who is an actress and a younger sister, Kyle Richards, who is also an actress. Kim Richards, who is of Welsh and Irish ancestry is the aunt of Nicky and Paris Hilton. Graduating in 1983, Richards attended, Imperial High School, in California.
Kim Richards started her career as a baby at four months old, in a diaper ad, which led to being in over 20 commercials by the time she was four years old. With acting under belt at the age of four, she made her television series debut, in 1970, in the television show, Nanny and the Professor. Her popularity in the show led to her having recurring roles in the television series, James at 16 and Hello Larry. After trying her hand in television, she was soon cast in several films, such as Disney’s, Escape to Witch Mountain, where she portrayed a psychic alien girl. Her performance in this role was so phenomenal that, she was cast in the sequel, Return from Witch Mountain. After her appearances in these films, roles began to come in for more films as well as television series. After the “Witch Mountain” films, she went on to play in John Carpenter’s urban action cult film, Assault on Precinct 13. She had several guest roles in television series, such as, The Rockford Files, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, and Little House on the Prairie. Her popularity in acting also led her to appear in television shows, like, Police Woman, Alice, Chips, and Love Boat. After creating a well known name for herself, she reunited with “Witch Mountain,” co-star, Ike Eisenmann, for television film, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell. In the 1980’s, Kim Richards took on more mature roles in films, like, Meatballs Part II and Turf Turf. After taking a long break from acting to raise her children, Kim returned to play Christina Ricci’s estranged mother in the 2006 film, Black Snake Moan.
Net Worth of Kim Richards
The popularity of Kim Richards in the 70’s and 80’s may not be known to many, but the classic shows that she played in, has brought her back to light in the eyes of the entertainment industry. Her roles in, Family, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Diff’rent Strokes, has made her the well known name she is today. With her being a television personality on the television show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she has become someone who is a well known reality t.v. star. Kim Richards’ net worth is $1.2 million. She owes her success to her acting career as well as her appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kim Richards’ personal life has always been very personal, with her taking a break from acting to take care of her family. In 1985, she married, the heir to a supermarket, Monty Brinson. He later became a professional poker player and the couple had a daughter, Brooke Brinson, in 1986. The couple divorced two years later and Kim Richards went on to marry Gregg Davis, the son of petroleum mogul, Marvin Davis, later that year. The couple had a daughter, Whitney Davis and son, Chad Davis, but later divorced in 1991. Richards later got engaged to commodities salesman, John J. Collett. However, after being involved in a criminal scheme that involved eight thousand elderly investors and the loss of $150 million, Collett was murdered by hitman, by being shot twice in the head. He was on the phone with Kim Richards when it happened. It has affected her so much that in 2015, she was arrested and charged with trespassing, public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. After being released on a $20 thousand bail, she was arrested again in August of 2015, for allegedly shoplifting at a San Fernando Valley Target. She was later released on a $5 thousand bail. Kim Richards has had to live a life of hardship and misunderstanding of why it was death came to her fiance so suddenly.
Although it seems as if Kim Richards’ professional life seems like it was at a stand still for a period of time, she has come back with a more profound look at life and what it means to be in entertainment. She may have lived her childhood in entertainment, but she has been more behind the scenes since the death of her fiance. However, she has been strong enough to move on and slowly become more involved in television appearances, especially, with her being a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.