Kyle Richards is a beautiful American Television personality, philanthropist, business magnate and professional actress who started appearing in movies and TV shows at the age of 5.
Richards’ major acting gigs include National Lampoon’s Pledge This!, My New BFF, The Simple Life and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In addition to acting, Kyle and her husband play prominent roles in Los Angeles-based charity home – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – where they are drafted on the Hospital’s “First Families” list for having handed out over $100,000.
Kyle Richards Bio, Mom and Family
Kyle Richards, born on January 11, 1969, in Hollywood California, is the second daughter of Kathleen Mary Richards and Kenneth Edwin Richards.
Before Kathleen and Kenneth’s deaths in 2002 and 1998 respectively, they finalized their divorce in 1972, causing Kathleen to tie the knot twice more and bringing the number of men she married to four (she first married Lawrence Avanzino, with whom she had Kathy Hilton)
Born in the centre of America’s pop culture, Kylie is of English, Welsh and Irish ancestry and related to many famous faces. She is the half-sister of actress Kathy Hilton and aunt to Kathy Hilton’s daughters, socialite Paris Hilton and her sister fashion designer Nicky Hilton.
Her elder sister, Kim Richards is also a former child actress and TV personality. She has four children from two marriages and one relationship.
Kylie Richards began acting at the age of 4. She made her TV debut as Julie in an episode of Police Woman in 1974. The following year she portrayed Alicia Sanderson Edwards in the TV series Little House on the Prairie which lasted through 1982 with 19 episodes.
While she acted in Little House on the Prairie, Kylie also took up minor roles in mostly made-for-TV movies or direct-to-DVD-films, most of which were horrible. Some of them include; A Circle of Children (1977), The Car (1977), Eaten Alive (1977), Halloween (1978) and The Watcher in the Woods (1980).
Her works after Little House on the Prairie included This is Kate Bennett… (1982), Curfew (1989) and Escape (1990). Her next long-term appearance in TV was in Down to Earth which lasted for 12 episodes from 1984 to 1985. Next up was in ER from 1998-2001 where she portrayed Nurse Dori for 21 episodes, becoming her longest TV role ever. Kylie Richards starred in the 2014 parody of The Hunger Games and The Hangover titled The Hungover Games.
While her acting career looked like it would never rank her with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kyle found more money and fame in reality TV. She was chosen in 2010 to star in the sixth instalment of The Real Housewives franchise The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kylie together with Lisa Vanderpump is the show’s longest running and remaining original housewives. The duo has come to be seen as the franchise of the show as their presence keeps bringing high ratings for the Bravo show despite the quitting of others.
Despite rumours that she may leave after the sixth season after she allegedly got furious that Bravo aired so much of her family drama, Kyle was reported to be filming for the 7th season. Some fans also speculated that it was a stunt to increase her pay which is currently at $270,000 per season.
In August 2016 it was revealed that Kyle Richards began production of her own Land TV series American Woman which will be based on her mom and how she raised her and her sisters in the 1970’s.
Richards’ first marriage was in 1988 when she wedded Indonesian Guraish Aldjufrie. Despite carrying Aldyfrie’s child at the time of the wedding, Kyle was full of energy and all smiles as she said “I Do” to her heartthrob at the age of 18.
The marriage, however, didn’t last as Kyle and Aldjufrie separated in 1990 and finalized their divorce in 1992. This was after their daughter, Farrah Aldjufrie arrived in 1988.
Presently, Kyle Richards is the daughter-in-law of Estella Sneider, a renowned Mexican television and radio personality, sex therapist, psychologist, author, and socialite. 4-months pregnant Kyle and Sneider’s son, Mauricio Umansky, of Greek, Jewish and Russian ancestry, tied the knot on January 20, 1996.
Though Umansky was raised in Mexico, he and his lovely, ever-supportive wife moved to a mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles which they bought for $3 million, together with their three children Alexia (born 1996), Sophia (born 2000), and Portia (born 2008).
Kyle’s family currently resides in a beautiful 7-bedroom mansion, newly-purchased in October 2017, for $8.2 million. The family moved into their home after putting up their smaller 7-bedroom mansion in Bel-Air for sale.
Umansky and Kyle’s Bel-Air mansion, bought in 2011, has seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom house, French doors, fireplaces in the living room and dining room, kitchen skylights, a wet bar, bookshelves and sports courts.
Their new estate, located in San Fernando Valley Encino, however, features elegant home theatre, fireplaces, dressing room, spa, swimming pool, rolling lawn, well-crafted living and dining room.
Kyle Richards Business Earnings
In addition to her show business, Kyle Richards has her own high-end retail store – Kyle by Alene Too – which sells luxury designer clothing, shoes and accessories for women. The store which also sells online is located in Beverly Hills and in The Hamptons with plans to expand to other locations.
Richards cash flow is estimated at $20 million. She reportedly earns $270,000 per season from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, it is believed that a greater part of the wealth she enjoys comes from her union with her real estate agent husband who has a total income of $40 million.