Kathy Hilton Net Worth
American actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist Kathy Hilton is worth $350 million. Her husband Rick Hilton, to whom she has been married since 1979, has an identical fortune. Rick and Kathy Hilton are probably best known because they are the parents of Paris and Nicky Hilton.
Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born on March 13, 1959 to parents Kathleen Mary and Laurance K. Avanzino. Kathy’s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent in addition to his Irish and Scottish roots. Hilton’s parents split while she was young, and her mom later married Kenneth E. Richards, who was the stepfather to three grown up Hilton siblings. Kathy’s half-sisters, Kim and Kyle Richards, are also in the entertainment industry. Hilton has five paternal half-siblings from her father’s second marriage. Michael Jackson and Kathy became close friends during their time together at a Los Angeles exclusive high school. Until Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, they remained close.
Kathy began her career as a youngster, long before she met the heir to Hilton Hotels, Richard Hilton, whom she later married. At the tender age of nine, she began her professional acting career, making guest appearances on shows like “Bewitched,” “The Rockford Files,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “Happy Days,” and “Family Affair.” She also made cameos in the films “The Dark” and “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight.” At the age of 15, when she met Richard Hilton, she supposedly “retired” from performing. They finally tied the knot five years later, in 1979. In Los Angeles during the 1980s and early 1990s, Hilton owned and operated The Staircase on Sunset Plaza, a novelty gift and antique shop.
Kathy has dabbled in returning to her roots in the entertainment sector since marrying into the Hilton clan. In 2002, she began her career as a broadcaster on the home shopping network QVC; three years later, she hosted the NBC reality series I Want to Be a Hilton. Two years later, she began pushing skincare products on HSN, a rival home shopping network. In 2008, she appeared as herself in a cameo on the soap series The Young and the Restless. In 2011, she appeared on Paris’s show The World According to Her. Kim and Kyle Richards, Hilton’s half sisters, are the stars of the hit Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. According to an interview from 2012, Kathy claimed that she avoids seeing her sisters on the show since doing so causes her to feel down and start crying. Since 2012, her Kathy Hilton Collection of evening gowns has been sold in over 400 stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
She and her husband Richard Hilton live in Bel Air with their four adult children, Paris, Nicky, Barron, and Conrad. The Hiltons have two granddaughters via their daughter Nicky and her husband James Rothschild. Her son Barron and his wife Tessa gave her a granddaughter, therefore she also has a grandchild. The pair currently resides in the posh Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air.
Hilton is well-known for her many altruistic efforts. During that year, 2007, she urged celebrities to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation by auctioning off personal items. She and her girls were honoured at the Los Angeles gala “A Stellar Night” hosted by the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2011.
Personal Real Estate
In 1999, Rick and Kathy Hilton spent $3.385 million on a mansion in the Hamptons with seven bedrooms and three acres of land. They’ve made between $300,000 and $400,000 year from summer rentals of this home.
Their 2004 acquisition of a massive Bel-Air mansion cost $9.2 million.