Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton, an American socialite, was born on March 13, 1959. She also designs clothes, acts, and hosts shows on TV.
She is the mother of Paris Hilton, a socialite, and Nicky Hilton, a fashion designer. Kim Richards and Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are her half-siblings. Since 2021, Hilton has also been a part of that show.
She has a very successful acting career and a huge net worth. But how did she get all of this money? In this post, we’ll learn everything there is to know about Kathy Hilton’s net worth, her personal life, and how she got to have so much money.
What is Kathy Hilton’s net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth says that Kathy Hilton, an American actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist, is worth $350 million.
She has been married to Rick Hilton since 1979, and the two of them have a net worth of that much. Rick and Kathy Hilton are probably best known because their children, Paris and Nicky Hilton, are famous.
From child actress to reality TV star: Kathy Hilton’s story
Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born to Laurance K. and Kathleen Mary Avanzino on March 13, 1959. Kathy’s grandfather on her father’s side was Italian as well as Irish and Scottish.
After Hilton’s parents split up, her mother married Kenneth E. Richards, who already had three grown children from a previous marriage. Kathy’s half-sisters are Kim and Kyle Richards, who are both actors. Hilton has five paternal half-siblings from her father’s second marriage.
Michael Jackson and Kathy met at a private high school in Los Angeles, where they became close friends. They stayed close until 2009 when Michael Jackson died.
Kathy started working when she was very young, long before she met her future husband, Richard Hilton, heir to Hilton Hotels. She started acting professionally when she was nine years old. She has been in many TV shows, such as “Bewitched,” “The Rockford Files,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “Happy Days,” “Family Affair,” and others.
She also appeared in the movies “The Dark” and “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight.” She “retired” from acting around the time she met Richard Hilton when she was 15. In 1979, five years later, they got married. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Hilton ran The Staircase on Sunset Plaza, a gift and antique shop in Los Angeles.
Kathy has tried going back to her show business roots since she married into the Hilton family. In 2002, she began working as a host on the home shopping network QVC. Three years later, she was the host of the NBC reality show I Want to Be a Hilton.
Two years later, she started selling skin care products on the competing home shopping network HSN. In 2008, she did a cameo as herself on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. In 2011, she was a guest on the show The World According to Paris.
Kim and Kyle Richards, who are Hilton’s half-sisters, are the stars of the popular Bravo reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kathy said in 2012 that she doesn’t watch the show because seeing her sisters makes her sad and cries all the time.
She has been making party dresses since 2012. In 2012, she started the Kathy Hilton Collection, which is sold in 400 shops around the world, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
In addition to running a successful clothing line, Kathy is also successful in the skincare and cosmetics industries. Hilton’s perfume My Secret came out in 2008, and since then, it has made her a lot of money—roughly $10 million.
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She lives in Bel Air with her husband, Richard Hilton, and their four grown children: sons Barron and Conrad, and daughters Paris and Nicky. The Hiltons have two granddaughters their daughter Nicky and her husband, James Rothschild. She also has a granddaughter thanks to her son Barron and his wife Tessa. The couple lives in Bel Air, which is in Los Angeles.
Hilton is known for all the good things she does for charity. In 2007, she asked famous people to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation the money they got from selling their things at auction. She and her two daughters were honored by the Starlight Children’s Foundation at their “A Stellar Night” gala in Los Angeles in 2011.