Kathy Hilton Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Personal Real Estate

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Festus November 15, 2022
Updated 2022/12/06 at 10:37 AM
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What is Kathy Hilton net worth? Kathy Hilton Net Worth is $400 million. Her real name is Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton, she is an American actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist. That is her combined net worth with Rick Hilton, her husband since 1979. Rick and Kathy Hilton are most famous for being the parents of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

Full NameKathleen Elizabeth Hilton
Date of Birth13 March 1959
Age63 years
GenderFemale
CountryUnited States
ProfessionFashion Designer, Actress, Television Personality, Businessperson
Height5 Ft 6 in (1.7 m)
SpouseRichard Hilton
Children(s)4
Place of BirthNew York
HouseLos Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
Net Worth$400 million dollar

Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton known as née Avanzino, formerly Richards, was born on March 13, 1959. She is an American socialite, fashion designer, and television personality. She is the mother of socialite Paris Hilton and fashion designer Nicky Hilton, as well as the half-sister of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kim Richards and Kyle Richards.

Kathy Hilton, as we know her, will return for season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The stunning matriarch returned for her second season as an official “friend” of the cast. The RHOBH viewers get another look into her lavish lifestyle. Kathy Hilton who is 62, has always been famous. She’s been living large for decades, from her illustrious family to her lavish lifestyle.

Early Life

Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born on March 13, 1959, to Kathleen Mary and Laurence K. Avanzino. Kathy’s paternal grandpa was Italian, and she also had Irish and Scottish ancestors. Hilton’s parents split, and she married Kenneth E. Richards, who had three adult children from a previous marriage.

Kathy’s mother then had half-sisters, actresses Kim, and Kyle Richards. Hilton has five paternal half-siblings as a result of her father’s remarriage. Kathy went to a private high school in Los Angeles and became best friends with Michael Jackson, with whom she stayed very close until his death in 2009.

Career

Kathy’s career began in childhood before she met her future husband, Hilton Hotels heir Richard Hilton. She began her career as an actor at the age of nine, performing in television episodes such as “Bewitched,” “The Rockford Files,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “Happy Days,” “Family Affair,” and others. She also appeared in the films “The Dark” and “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight.”

Kathy met Richard Hilton when she was 15, around the time she “retired” from acting. Five years later, in 1979, the two married. Hilton had her own novelty gift and the antique business named The Staircase on Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Ever since getting married into the Hilton family, she has dabbled in a comeback to her show industry roots. In the year 2002, Kathy began working as a broadcaster on the home-shopping network QVC, and three years later she hosted the NBC reality show “I Want to Be a Hilton”. She began selling skincare items on rival home-shopping network HSN two years later. Kathy also had a surprise appearance as herself on The Young and the Restless in 2008. She appears on The World According to Paris in 2011.

Kim and Kyle Richards, Hilton’s half-sisters, are both cast members on Bravo’s hit reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

In 2021, Kathy revealed that she refuses to watch her sisters on the show because they force her to fall apart and cry. She has developed the Kathy Hilton Collection of party dresses since 2012, which are offered in over 400 retailers globally, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.

Personal Life

Kathy and her husband, Richard Hilton, live in Bel Air with their four grown children, Paris, Nicky, Barron, and Conrad. Nicky and her husband James Rothschild have two daughters which are the two granddaughters of the Hilton. Her son Barron and his wife Tessa have given her a grandchild. The pair lives in Los Angeles’ Bel Air neighborhood.

Hilton is well-known for her charitable endeavors. She raised funds for the “Make-A-Wish Cause” in 2007 by inviting celebrities to auction off their possessions and contribute revenues to the foundation. She was honored by the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2011 with her two daughters at their “A Stellar Night” gala in Los Angeles.

Charity And Philanthropic Work

Kathy Hilton who is very passionate about the welfare of children and other needy foundations has taken it upon herself to be a source of help to all. Not like other Housewives who constantly brag about all the money they have, Kathy Hilton does charity and philanthropic work which she’s very passionate about.Kathy has been raising and donating money through the years for The Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Race to Erase MS, The Make a Wish Foundation, and many more.

Personal Real Estate

Rick and Kathy Hilton spent $3.385 million for a large 7-bedroom 3-acre house in the Hamptons in 1999. They have usually rented this property over the summer seasons for $300,000 – $400,000. Kathy Hilton and her Husband paid $9.2 million for a big Bel-Air mansion in 2004. They paid $2.5 million for a suite at New York City’s Pierre Hotel in 2014.

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FAQs

What made Kathy Hilton famous?

Kathy used to own a gift and antique shop. According to IMDb, she then went on to host the reality show I Want to Be a Hilton. She had a few more acting opportunities, including presenting on QVC’s rival shopping network, HSN, and starring as herself in an episode of the serial opera The Young and the Restless.

Who inherited the Hilton fortune?

Barron Hilton’s father, Conrad Hilton, died in 1979 at the age of 91. He left behind 13.5 million shares of Hilton Hotels Corporation stock to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a charitable organization he founded in 1944.

How many properties does Hilton actually own?

In reality, with 7,000 hotels in 122 countries and territories, Honors provides an universe of memorable experiences. We also have hotels for every price and occasion, thanks to our 18 diverse brands.

Who bought the Hilton mansion?

Eric Schmidt, CEO

Eric Schmidt’s acquisition is the second most expensive transaction to conclude in California this year. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt purchased the historic Holmby Hills mansion from the Hilton family. According to Dirt, Schmidt spent $61.5 million for the 2.6-acre estate and its 15,000-square-foot home.

Conclusion 

Kathy Hilton is an American actress, fashion designer, philanthropist, and mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton. Kathy Hilton Net Worth is a combination of hers and that of her husband Rick Hilton since 1979.