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RHOBH: Know Kyle Richards’ Web Value, Wage and Profession in Motion pictures

RHOBH: Know Kyle Richards’ Web Value, Wage and Profession in Motion pictures

Kyle Richards is the most famous cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH), one of the longest-running reality shows on American television. Although the incredible success of the show has certainly contributed to the massive net worth that Kyle Richards boasts, it is not the only factor.

The brunette beauty earned fame and fortune as a child artist, reality TV star and scream queen. Richards was already famous as an actor before RHOBH. She has been active in the entertainment industry for almost five decades, with several well-known movies to her credit.

Nevertheless, it is the reality show which propelled her to stratospheric popularity.

What is The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills about?

RHOBH is a reality TV show that is broadcast on the American basic cable television network Bravo. It is part of The Real Housewives mega-franchise, which has several ongoing reality shows set in different American cities, including the original, The Real Housewives of Orange County (2006–), whose 18th season is expected in late 2024.

The franchise also spawned numerous international editions across continents, such as The Real Housewives of Athens (2011) in Greece, The Real Housewives of Cheshire (2015–) in the UK, The Real Housewives of Melbourne (2014–) in Australia, The Real Housewives of Durban (2021–) in South Africa, The Real Housewives of Amsterdam (2022–) in the Netherlands, and The Real Housewives of Dubai (2022–) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It also led to over 25 spin-offs, but the most famous is Vanderpump Rules (2013–), an ongoing show focused on cast member Lisa Vanderpump of RHOBH with 11 seasons aired so far.

The format in all the shows is common: they follow the opulent lives of a group of wealthy women residing in the cities where the show is set. For instance, RHOBH is about the high net-worth people who live in the famous California enclave.

The Beverly Hills version has been a pop culture phenomenon since its first season. It offers a glimpse into the extravagant world of its rich cast members, including Richards, filled with luxurious fashion, sprawling mansions, and glamorous events.

Additionally, it reveals personal struggles, relationship conflicts, and explosive arguments beneath the veneer of perfection. In both ways, viewers are entertained and RHOBH becomes a subject of both praise and criticism.

Nevertheless, it is RHOBH which is widely considered as the most successful of all the instalments, spin-offs and international adaptations in the Real Housewives franchise, captivating audiences with its portrayal of a world both aspirational and outrageous.

Richards is the show’s most famous face. She is the only cast member who has been on the main roster in every season of the show. As such, she is the second-longest running active ‘housewife’ in the franchise with 13 seasons, behind Tamra Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey — both of whom have been part of 14 seasons.

All about Kyle Richards: Net worth, salary, career and personal life

Famous siblings and other members of family

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Richards with her family on a trip to Italy. (Image credit: Kyle Richards Umansky/@kylerichards18/Instagram)

Kyle Richards was born on 11 January 1969 in Los Angeles. Her sister is actor Kim Richards, who, too, was a child artist and famous TV personality in the 1970s through the 1980s. Kim was also a main cast member on RHOBH for the first five seasons before switching to a guest role.

American socialite and fashion designer Kathy Hilton is the half-sister of Kyle and Kim Richards. As such, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are Kyle Richards’ nieces.

Richards was married to Guraish Aldjufrie from 1988 to 1992. Two years after her divorce, she met real estate agent and television personality Mauricio Umansky. They married in 1996.

Though their relationship lasted 27 years, the couple made headlines in June 2023 when PEOPLE magazine reported that they had separated.

“Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof. They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family,” a source told PEOPLE.

Richards has four daughters, one with her first husband and three with Umansky.

Why is Kyle Richards in the news now?

Richards is currently in the news for developments in her personal life. Her close friendship with country singer Morgan Wade has been driving speculations for months that they are in a relationship.

Though Richards said on an Amazon Live show that there is no truth to the rumours, especially after Wade said she would reveal a relationship on a magazine cover without giving a name.

In early March 2024, Richards was seen enjoying Wade’s live performance at the Extra Innings Festival in Tempe, Arizona, the US. According to TMZ, she was seen “using her cell phone to zoom in and record” the country music star.

What is the net worth of Kyle Richards?

The net worth of Kyle Richards is reportedly around USD 100 million when combined with that of her husband, Mauricio Umansky.

All reports underline that there is no way to ascertain her individual net worth.

Celebrity wealth tracker Celebrity Net Worth said in a report that Umansky is a very successful real estate agent and sells over USD 150 million worth of real estate in a given year. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Umansky, who is the CEO of The Agency, has sold USD 5 billion worth of property in his career.

What is the salary of Kyle Richards?

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Kyle Richards with her RHOBH co-star Dorit Kemsley on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (2022). (Image credit: IMDb)

Kyle Richards’ exact salary at RHOBH, which is believed to have contributed to her net worth, is not known. Some recent reports claim that she is paid USD 270,000 per season.

However, in 2019, her former castmate Camille Grammer claimed that Richards was paid more than four times the salary of the rest of the cast members of RHOBH.

“Kyle got paid [$134,000] when the rest of the cast got paid around [$36,000]. There was no most favored nation (MFN),” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet. The claim remained unverified.

There are other reports about Richards’ RHOBH salary. An Instagram post in January 2023 claimed that she, and her co-star Erika Jayne, received USD 500,000 per season, while Kathy Hilton may have received up to USD 1 million.

Reacting to the report, Richards wrote on Instagram with rolling eyes emoji: “Where do they come up with this?”

But even in 2014, Radar Online reported that Richards was being paid USD 500,000 per season.

“Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Yolanda Foster are each earning the most at $500,000,” a production insider was quoted as saying in the report. “Kim Richards and Lisa Rinna will be making $450,000.”

Radar Online pointed out that it was a pay raise for the stars, as Vanderpump was earning USD 250,000 per season, followed by Richards at USD 200,000, and her sister Kim Richards and Foster at USD 100,000.

So how much does Kyle Richards actually make?

Depending on the multiple salary estimates, and factoring in Grammer’s claim, it can be concluded that Kyle Richards earns anywhere between USD 134,000 to USD 500,000 per season for RHOBH.

It is likely that she was paid the lower end and up to USD 200,000 in the early seasons till 2014, based on the report by Radar Online. These include seasons 1 through 4. She may have commanded the higher pay for the rest of the seasons.

Richards has appeared in 288 episodes from seasons 1 through 13 of RHOBH. In other words, she has appeared in all the episodes of the reality show.

Assuming her salary per season at USD 500,000, her per-episode pay for the 20-episode season 13 would come to USD 25,000.

Other acting credits in film and TV

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Richards in a scene from Halloween Kills (2021). (Image credit: IMDb)

Kyle Richards has had an excellent movie and TV career since childhood. She was around five years old when she made her acting debut in the role of Julie Faulkner in the TV show Police Woman (1974).

Early fame came with the NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie (1975–1982) in the role of Alicia Sanderson Edwards. When the show returned for a re-run in 2016, Richards reminisced about her time on the sets of the series in a talk with NBC New York. She compared it to “going to camp” and the set having a “very fun and loving atmosphere.”

After a few horror movies, Richards landed the role of her lifetime with Halloween (1978). The independent American slasher film became a horror cinematic masterpiece upon release and is counted as a cult classic.

Richards played the role of Lindsey Wallace with Jamie Lee Curtis as her babysitter Laurie Strode. Richards reprised her iconic role alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween Kills (2021) and Halloween Ends (2022). Both films made over USD 100 million at the worldwide box office and were thus commercially successful, but Richards’ salary for the films is not known.

Perhaps Richards’ best-known work on the small screen is that of nurse Dori Kerns in acclaimed medical drama ER (1998–2006).

Besides her more famous roles in Halloween and ER, she has also starred in films and shows such as The Watcher in the Woods (1980), Down to Earth (1984–1987), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2012) and Days of Our Lives (2013).

Of course, RHOBH opened the floodgates of more reality shows for Richards. She has, thus, appeared as herself in reality and news programmes such as FabLife (2015–2016), Entertainment Tonight (2015–2023), and Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2016, 2021).

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Real estate owned by Kyle Richards

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RHOBH cast members at Kyle Richards’ Encino home. (Image credit: Kyle Richards Umansky/@kylerichards18/Instagram)

A large part of the massive net worth of Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky is made of prime properties they own, which is understandable given the real estate agent’s standing.

It is not clear if they stay together, but the property where they started living in from 2017 is in Encino, Los Angeles. They reportedly paid USD 8.25 million for the 1,021 sq-metre property located in the San Fernando Valley region. The house was burglarised when the family was on vacation. Richards said that goods, including jewellery, watches, and handbags, worth around USD 1 million were stolen along with her passport.

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Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky at their home. (Image credit: Kyle Richards Umansky/@kylerichards18/Instagram)

They also owned a vacation home in Aspen, Colorado. Having purchased it in 2019 for USD 4.2 million, they sold it for USD 9.75 million sometime in 2022. In May 2023, a profile on revealed that she has a new vacation home in Aspen as well as another in La Quinta, California.

The La Quinta house is located in the Coachella Valley area. It was bought in 2014 for USD 2.35 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The house overlooks a golf course and mountains. There is a grand fireplace in the main living space, and the oversized kitchen has a large centre island.

“We relax, we entertain. That’s why we have this open floor plan,” Kyle told

The couple also owned a seven-bedroom, 578-sq-metre mansion in Bel-Air. It was bought in 2011 for USD 3 million and was designed by Richards’ friend Faye Resnick. The house was featured multiple times on RHOBH for seven seasons.

The house was listed for sale for USD 6.9 million in 2017. After bringing the listing price down, Richards and Umansky decided to rent it out. Among those who lived in the house as tenants were Hollywood A-lister Jessica Chastain.

“I didn’t realise it [was Kyle’s house],” Chastain revealed in a January 2023 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “My husband had picked it out, and I showed up and I was like, ‘How do I know this place?’”

The rent was somewhere between USD 20,000 to USD 25,000 per month. The house was eventually sold in January 2022 for USD 6.1 million.

(Hero and Featured images: Kyle Richards Umansky/@kylerichards18/Instagram)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– Why are Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemlsey not friends?

Kyle Richards and her longtime best friend and RHOBH co-star, Dorit Kemlsey, haven’t spoken since December 2023. In February 2024, Richards said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she “was hurt by some things she [Kemlsey] had said.”

– Did Kyle Richards come from a wealthy family?

It cannot be said that Kyle Richards came from a wealthy family. But her older siblings were known faces on TV before she started her own rise in the entertainment world.

– Are Kyle and Mauricio still together in 2024?

Kyle and Mauricio separated in 2023 but are not divorced.

– What is the age difference between Kyle and Mauricio?

Kyle is about a year and a half older than Mauricio. While she is 55 years old as of March 2024, Mauricio is 53.

Source: Prestige Online

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