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 actor in movies such as ‘Escape to Witch Mountain,’ ‘Nanny and the Professor,’ and ‘Return from the Witch Mountain.’
Along with her sister, Kyle Richards, she has appeared on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ since 2010. She starred in the show having one of the main parts for five seasons and had guest appearances in the seasons post that. Let us find out how this RHOB actress rose to popularity and how she obtained her money.
Kim Richards was born in Mineola, New York on September 19, 1964. She is of Irish, Welsh, and English heritage.
Kent and Kathleen Richards split up while she was young. Her mother later remarried. Famous socialites Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces as they are kids of her half-sister, Kathy Hilton.
Tv and Cinema Career
Kim initially appeared in TV commercials for Firth Carpet when she was just a few months old. From 1970 to 1971, she portrayed Prudence Everett in the sitcom “Nanny and the Professor.” She has made appearances in numerous popular ’70s TV episodes such as “Little House on the Prairie,” “Emergency!” and “The Streets of San Francisco.” Kim Richards was one of the two original kid stars of Disney’s 1970s “Witch Mountain” movies, who later appeared in the remake “Race to Witch Mountain,” as well as features “No Deposit” and “No Return.” In 1974 and 1976, Kim had a role in Disney’s Whiz Kid Capers series,
“The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton,” and “The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper. ” The two television movies aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology. Kim and her sister are also featured together in the 1977 movie The Car as James Brolin’s daughters.
She later appeared in the 1976 John Carpenter picture “Assault on Precinct 13,” and also starred in the short-lived sitcom “Hello, Larry.” For example, she appeared as a guest star on many popular American television shows, such as Different Strokes, Alice, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, CHiPs, Magnum, and P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard and The Rockford Files.” She was in “Meatballs Part II” and “Tuff Turf” in her early 20s. Her ex-husband G. Monty Brinson acted as producer on the film “Escape,” on which she was a co-producer. Richards had a supporting part opposite Christina Ricci in “Black Snake Moan” and made a cameo in 2009’s “Race to Witch Mountain.”
In 2010, Richards debuted as a regular cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” After five seasons, she was fired due to personal health issues. She continued to guest star in the show’s sixth, eighth, ninth, and 10 seasons.
Monty Brinson, who died in 2016, was Richards’ husband from 1985 until 1988. The couple has one daughter, Brooke. After her divorce was finalised in 1988, Richards and Gregg Davis were married. Whitney and Chad Davis are the product of their marriage, which ended in 1991.
Collett was a key player in an illicit scam that targeted elderly investors, and Richards was engaged with him. During a hit in 1991 at Brent’s Deli in Northridge, Los Angeles, a hitman shot and killed Collett twice in the head. The hitman had been paid $30,000 for the murder of Collett. Collett had been conversing on the phone with Kim at the time the incident occurred. Kim had a long-term relationship with aircraft-parts supplier John Jackson and the two had a daughter, Kimberly Jackson, in 1995.
She has been open about her struggles with alcoholism on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” On April 15, 2015, Richards was taken into custody at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest, and violence toward a police officer. She spent one night in jail and was freed the next day on a $20,000 bail.
When she was arrested again for shoplifting at a Target store just four months later, she was in jail again. She was freed the following day after paying a $5,000 bond.
Highlights of My Career
A television advertisement for the Fifth carpet debuted Richards’ career at the tender age of four months. She starred in a television series called the ‘Nanny and the Professor,’ and played Prudence Everett.
She has appeared in many Disney films such as ‘No Deposit,’ ‘Escape to the Witch Mountain,’ and ‘Return to the Witch Mountain.’
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. When she was arrested for shoplifting at a Target store the following year, she spent the night in jail before being released on a bond of $5000. She relapsed in 2019 following her alcohol addiction which affected her relationship with her sister Kyle.
Richards was momentarily even homeless at one point when she was the treatment for intoxication.
This was also one of the reasons she was sacked from the show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ and was also the reason her signature line of income was also terminated. She faced even greater financial challenges as she became a part of many litigations throughout the years. She was made to pay $266,000 for an attack she made with her dog in 2015. She was also compelled to pay $5000 when she refused to pay her ghostwriter for her services.
The home Richards currently occupies was purchased by her sister Kyle so that she could avoid paying rent and focus on caring for her children. Additionally, she owes more than $80,000 in back taxes, making it astonishing that she can’t even afford to buy a property for herself.
Richards lives in a two-bedroom 1600 square-foot-pad owned by her sister Kyle which is an estimated $520,000. Mauricio is a well-known real estate billionaire, and his wife, Kyle, owns an $8.5 million mansion in a Los Angeles neighbourhood. Kim Richards currently resides in the same neighbourhood. The property nonetheless comes with amenities such as a jacuzzi, and a pool and has fantastic security.
As of 2022, Kim Richards’ estimated net worth is $500,000. During her five seasons on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Richards earned an average of $100,000 every season. She was even promised $23,000 as assistance by her ex-husband, Gregg Davis to take care of her two children.
Kim Richards is a well-known socialite and former actress who is known for her provocative ways. The former leads a humble lifestyle at present due to her lawsuits and lack of cash.