Kyle Richards is an actress, television personality, and businessperson. Although she began her career in 1974 as an actress, she is now probably best known for her appearances in ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Due to her career’s success, it is now estimated that Kyle Richards’ net worth is $50 million. Here is how Richards accrued her wealth.
Her Early Life
Kyle Richards was born in Los Angeles on January 11, 1969. She is from a talented family, as both her maternal half-sisters, Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards, are also both actresses. Richards is the aunt of Nicky and Paris Hilton. She has three paternal half-siblings. Kyle Richards began acting as a child, as did her sister Kim Richards.
Kyle Richards’ Career in Film and Television
Richards began her career in entertainment as a child. In 1974, she appeared in 18 episodes of the series ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ She played the role of Alicia Sanderson Edwards, and Richards’ older sister Kim had also appeared in an episode of the series prior to Richards landing her role.
The two sisters then appeared alongside each other in the 1977 thriller film ‘The Car,’ which was Richards’ film debut. A Year later, she landed a role in ‘Eaten Alive.’ During the late 1970s, Richards also had small roles in various television series, including ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘Flying High,’ ‘Time Express,’ ‘Vega$,’ and ‘Carter Country.’ Richards raised her profile further when she played the role of Lindsey Wallace in the 1978 slasher film ‘Halloween’ alongside Jamie Lee Curtis. By this time, Richards had become associated with the horror film genre. The next horror film in which she appeared was the 1980 supernatural movie ‘The Watcher in the Woods.’ Richards also played the lead role in the 1989 horror movie ‘Curfew.’
The actress took a step away from the horror genre when she landed a role in the 2006 comedy film ‘National Lampoon’s Pledge This!’, which starred her niece Paris Hilton. Richards also had a supporting role in the 2014 comedy film ‘The Hungover Games.’ Although Richards is now better known for reality television series, she is reprising her role as Lindsey Wallace in the 2021 film ‘Halloween Kills,’ which is a sequel to the 1978 film in which Richards first played the role.
During the 1980s, 1990s, and 200s, Richards predominantly focused on her television career. She appeared in multiple series during this time. Some of those for which she is best known include ‘Down to Earth’ and ‘ER.’ However, she is probably better known now as one of the main cast members of the Bravo reality television series ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’. She first appeared in the series in 2010, and she has since appeared in more than 200 episodes of the series. Richards has also appeared as herself in several other reality television series.
Richards was brought to a wider audience’s attention when she became a contestant in the 2017 series of ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice.’ In this series, the celebrity contestants take part in a bid to raise money for their charity of choice, with Richards choosing the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Richards did well in the series as not only did she last for seven episodes, but she also raised $25,000 for her charity. Richards already worked to raise money for this charity, and along with her husband, they have donated more than $100,000 to the hospital. She has also hosted fundraisers for the charity that have been featured on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ series. Kyle Richards has also worked as an executive producer for the NBC comedy series ‘American Woman,’ which aired in 2018. The series was based on Richard’s life growing up in the 1970s.
Her Other Ventures
Aside from her work in film and television, Kyle Richards has also made money from several other ventures. She first ventured into the fashion industry in 2012, when she launched an eight-piece collection for the shopping network HSN. She then launched a second clothing line in 2019 in collaboration with Shahida Clayton. Their ‘Kyle + Shahida’ collection made its debut at the New York Fashion Week. Richards owns a chain of boutiques in New York City and The Hamptons called Kyle by Alene Too. Previously, she also had a boutique in Beverley, which she opened in 2012. However, the Beverley Hills boutique closed in 2018. A further way that Kyle Richards has made money is through releasing her memoir titled ‘Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keep It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All.’ The book gives an insight into Richards’ life and shares tips about family life, relationships, and beauty. It was published in 2011.
Kyle Richards’ Net Worth
According to The Tab, Kyle Richards’ net worth is estimated at $50 million. She has become so wealthy through her career in entertainment, along with the money she has made in fashion and from her other business ventures. It is estimated that her husband, Mauricio Umansky, has a net worth of $40 million, giving the couple a combined net worth of $90 million.
Her Personal Life
In her personal life, Kyle Richards has been married twice, and she has four children. Her first marriage was to Guraish Aldjufrie from Indonesia. They married in 1988 when Richards was just 18 and pregnant with their child. Their daughter Farrah was born later in the same year. Richards and Aldjufrie divorced in 1992. Richards’ second marriage is to Los Angeles real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, who is the son of Mexican television presenter Estella Sneider. The couple married in 1996 when Richards was four months pregnant. Their oldest daughter, Alexia, was born later in the same year. They also have another two daughters. Sophia was born in 2000, followed by Portia in 2008. The family lives in a luxurious property in Encino, Los Angeles.