In 2023, the net worth of Kathy Hilton has reached a shocking $300 Million. Ever wondered how this famous American actress made this much money and has become one of the wealthiest celebrities? Well, Kathy Hilton is more than just a cast of the popular television drama “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Let’s take a look into the life and career of Kathy.
Who is Kathy Hilton?
Kathy Hilton is mostly famous for appearing in RHOBH during season 12 and stirring up the show by causing some major drama. Immediately after her appearance in this series, the RHOBH fans become curious about her life and background. Here is some information about the actress’s personal life and journey towards becoming one of the richest personas. The daughter of Laurance and Kathleen Mary Avanzino, Kathy was born on 13th March 1959. Later after her divorce, Kathy’s mother remarried Kenneth E. Richards where Kathy got her half-sisters Kyle and Kim Richards.
Kathy started her acting career at the age of 9 as a child actress. She appeared in many popular TV shows including “Bewitched”, “Nanny and the Professor”, “Family Affair”, “Happy Days” and many others. Kathy also appeared in some films including “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight” and “The Dark”. She took a break from her acting career after she met Richard Hilton at the age of 15. Richard is the grandson of the famous Hilton Hotel’s founder, Conrad Hilton. The two got married in 1979 when Kathy was 20 years old. Kathy reappeared on television as a host in the reality show “I want to be a Hilton”. In 2004, she started promoting her skincare and cosmetic products on the HSN home shopping network. In 2008, she played a cameo role as herself in the television soap opera, “The Young and the Restless”. However, she got the greatest commercial success when she launched her collection of party dresses “Kathy Hilton Collection”. Her party dress collection sells in more than 400 stores around the globe. She also created partnerships with a number of popular retail partners including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and others.
Family and Personal Life
Kathy Hilton is also the mother of famous socialites Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. Nicky and Paris are successful in their business venture and they are the current heirs of the famous Hilton Hotel. The famous hotel has a total asset of $16 billion. She is the half-sister of Kyle Richards who is a regular cast of the show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Apart from her business and acting career, Kathy involved herself in various philanthropic activities. Kathy has supported various NGOs and charity organisations to help needy people. She stood beside“Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto”, “The Starlight Children’s Foundation”, “Make-A-Wish Foundation”, and other charitable organisations. So, it is evident that both her acting career and her side businesses have contributed greatly to creating her wealth. Combined with the wealth of her husband and children, Kathy is indeed the richest among all the RHOBH casts.