Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton, better known as Kathy Hilton is an American actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She is better known as the mother of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. Kathy is currently appearing as a supporting cast member on the 10th season of the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. As of 2021, Kathy Hilton net worth is estimated to be around $350 million.
|Full Name||Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton|
|Birth Date||March 13, 1959|
|Birth Place||New York City, United States|
|Profession||Actress, Fashion designer|
|Net Worth||$350 million|
Kathy Hilton was born on the 13th of March, 1959 in New York City, United States. She was born to her parents, Larry Avanzino, and Kathleen Mary. Her father is an Italian-American, and her mother is Irish. After her parent’s separation, Kathy’s mom married Kenneth E. Richards in 1917. She has two maternal half-sisters; Kim and Kyle Richards, who are also actresses.
Regarding her education detail, she has studied at Montclair College Preparatory School. While studying at school, she found her best friend, who was the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. She was one of the closest friends of Jackson, who was by his side until he died in 2009.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth & Career
Kathy has worked as a child actress in many TV series. She has appeared in TV series like “Nanny and the Professor”, “Family Affair”, “Marcus Welby, M. D.”, “Bewitched”, “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters”, Happy Days”, and “The Rockford Files”. However, she took retirement in 1979.
Hilton made a cameo appearance in an episode of the TV soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in May 2008. Before that, she had appeared on the small screen as a host of the reality show “I Want To Be a Hilton”. In 2011, she was seen in the reality series “The World According to Paris”. Following year, it came into news that Hilton has been finalized as a friend of the housewives for the 11th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Hilton eventually showed up in the series, and her appearance was well perceived by the audience. Kathy soon became a fan favorite, and she is currently appearing as a supporting cast member on the series. An American weekly magazine, People, claimed in June 2021, that Bravo has made a mistake that they didn’t cast Hilton early in the show, and called her a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Legend.
Kathy has started several business ventures. She owned her own gift and antique store named The Staircase on Sunset Plaza back in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hilton started selling a signature skincare line in 2007 on Home Shopping Network. Likewise, she has launched a perfume named My Secret in 2008. Hilton has likewise designed her own collection of party dresses, which was sold in four hundred stores since 2012.
Kathy Hilton Personal Life
Kathy Hilton is married to real estates businessman, Richard Hilton. She met him at 15 years of age while studying in a private high school. Kathy and Richard exchanged the wedding vows in 1979. The pair shares four kids together. Their two youngest kids, Paris and Nicky Hilton are well-known socialites.
Kathy has recently broken down in tears while discussing past estrangement from her half-sister, Kyle Richards. During the recent episode of the reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kathy and Kyle had a deep conversation about their past relationship and setbacks. Kyle also revealed that when their mother passed away, the dynamic between the three sisters, Kathy, Kim, and Kyle changed, because their mother was standing as the mediator between them.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth
As of 2021, Kathy Hilton’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $350 million. She shares a huge net worth with her husband, Rick Hilton. Kathy and her husband, Rick Hilton bought $3.385 million worth of property in 1999. According to reports, they are renting that property over every summer season from $300,000 to $400,000.