Socialite Kyle Richards is best known for being on the original cast of Bravo’s reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH). She’s been in the entertainment industry for a long time, starting her career as a child actress. As of 2023, Kyle Richards has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
On January 11, 1969, Richards was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is Kenneth Edwin, who was the second husband of her mother, Kathleen Mar and she has a sister named Kim.
Kyle also has four half-siblings from both of her parents’ first marriages. One of them is Kathy Hilton, and she is her only half-sibling from her mother’s side.
In 1972, Kenneth Edwin and Kathleen Mary got a divorce. Kyle was only three years old at the time. Even so, Kyle and her sisters still managed to make a name for themselves.
At the age of five, Richards became a child star. After only a year, she’d landed a recurring part in the beloved NBC television series Little House on the Prairie. She stayed on the show for about seven years.
Throughout the 1970s, Richards appeared in a variety of television productions, such as Fantasy Island, Flying High, Time Express, and more. She also had a movie role in the 1978 horror film Halloween.
She continued her acting career into adulthood and got a recurring role in NBC’s medical drama ER. Kyle was also part of Deadly Sibling Rivalry, The Hungover Games, C.S.I., and others.
In 2010, Kyle Richards became a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a reality show on the Bravo network. This eventually turned into her breakthrough project and what she is most known for today.
The show documents the lives of several married couples in Beverly Hills. In the series, Kyle is with her partner, Mauricio Umansky. After about a decade on RHOBH, she is considered the last remaining original cast member of the show.
With her success, Richards got to start other ventures. Richards debuted a clothing collection for the HSN shopping channel in 2014 and was part of the 2019 apparel collection, Kyle x Shahida. She also launched a boutique line called Kyle by Alene Too.
Net Worth and Earnings
On RHOBH, it was reported that Kyle was paid $134,000 for season one. As the show grew in popularity, she eventually earned $500,000 per season. The show averages over 20 episodes a season, so she gets around $25,000 per episode.
However, Richards also makes money from other film and television appearances. There’s also her undisclosed earnings from various business ventures. With this, her wealth is valued at $100 million.
Kyle Richards married Indonesian realtor Guraish Aldjufrie in 1988. They had a daughter named Farrah, but they divorced in 1990. Four years later, she married Mauricio Umansky.
Her husband works as a real estate developer and is highly regarded in the industry. The couple were blessed with three daughters and the family currently lives in a $8.2 million mansion in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino.