Socialite and businesswoman, Kyle Richards, rose to prominence as an original cast member of Bravo’s hit reality series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH). However, her roots in the entertainment industry date back to her childhood acting career. Kyle Richards has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Her wealth is largely attributed to her marriage to Mauricio Umansky, a successful real estate agent. Mauricio personally sells over $150 million worth of real estate every year and has $5 billion in total real estate sales.
Richards was born in Los Angeles on January 11, 1969, Her parents, Kenneth Edwin and Kathleen Mary, divorced when Kyle was three years old. Despite the family turmoil, Kyle and her sisters, Kim Richards and half-sister Kathy Hilton, carved out successful careers.
Richards’ early stardom began at the tender age of five. Within a year, she secured a recurring role on the beloved NBC television series Little House on the Prairie, where she stayed for seven years. During the 1970s, Richards graced various television productions such as Fantasy Island, Flying High, and Time Express.
Her acting prowess continued into adulthood, with notable roles in NBC’s medical drama ER and other projects such as Deadly Sibling Rivalry, The Hungover Games, and C.S.I.
Richards stepped into the reality TV scene in 2010, joining RHOBH. This was her big breakthrough, solidifying her fame. The series, which captures the lives of affluent couples in Beverly Hills, features Richards alongside her husband, Mauricio Umansky. Over a decade later, she remains the last original cast member on the show.
Leveraging her success on RHOBH, Richards ventured into the fashion industry. In 2014, she debuted a clothing collection on the HSN shopping channel and introduced the Kyle x Shahida apparel collection in 2019. Furthermore, she launched a boutique line, Kyle by Alene Too. The boutique closed down as it wasn’t profitable but the online store remains active.
Net Worth and Earnings
On RHOBH, Richards reportedly earned $134,000 for the first season while the other cast members made around $36,000. As the show’s popularity grew, her salary surged to $237,000 per season. With the show averaging over 10 episodes a season, her per-episode earnings is over $20,000.
Richards also generates income from other film and television appearances, as well as her undisclosed earnings from various business ventures.
Kyle Richards’ married Indonesian realtor Guraish Aldjufrie in 1988 and they had a daughter named Farrah before divorcing in 1990. Four years later, she married Mauricio Umansky.
Umansky starred in the Netflix reality show, Buying Beverly Hills. The couple have three daughters and reside in an $8.2 million mansion in Encino. According to Glamour.com, Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while but continue to live together.