For a new season, Kathy Hilton is finally returning to RHOBH, a.k.a. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Previously, she allegedly refused to renew the program without receiving a wage boost.
Paris Hilton’s mother made her RHOBH debut as Kyle Richards’ sister in Season 11. According to TMZ, Hilton refused to shoot sequences until her compensation was increased. It supposedly infuriated Richards and the rest of the cast.
They were enraged that Hilton would be compensated lavishly even though she was not a part of the main cast. Richards was allegedly enraged that the socialite mother was given more prominence on the television than the seasoned housewife.
The tension between the sisters is believed to be one of the forthcoming season’s storylines.
According to Showbiz CheatSheet, the producers offered Hilton more money, and she agreed, returning to Season 12. Although the precise sum is uncertain, sources indicate that it is in the neighborhood of a million dollars. She will appear for fewer pictures but will earn a substantial sum.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth
Hilton’s RHOBH pay will add to her reported $350 million net worth. However, it is the combined worth of her and her husband, Rick Hilton. They have two kids — Paris and Nicky — and have been married since 1979.
Hilton amassed wealth over the years from her acting profession and fashion creation. The philanthropist began her career in the entertainment industry when she was nine years old and continued performing until fifteen. She married the heir of Hilton Hotels five years later.
Kathy Hilton subsequently featured on several reality television series and aided her daughters’ careers. She and Rick are the owners of many houses in Bel-Air, Manhattan, and the Hamptons. She is the Bravo series’s favorite audience cast member.
Early Life And Career
Kathy’s paternal grandpa was of Italian origin, and she had Irish and Scottish ancestors. Hilton’s parents split, and her mother married Kenneth E.
Richards is a man with three adult children from a previous marriage. Kathy’s half-sisters were later born to Kim and Kyle Richards.
Additionally, Hilton has five paternal half-siblings due to her dad’s remarriage. Kathy enrolled in a private high school in Los Angeles, where she met Michael Jackson and remained close friends with him until his 2009 death.
Kathy’s profession started when she was a youngster, long before meeting her future husband, Richard Hilton of Hilton Hotels.
She started her career as an actor at the age of nine, playing in television episodes such as “Bewitched,” “The Rockford Files,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “Happy Days,” and “Family Affair.” Additionally, she appeared in “The Dark” and “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight.”
She met Richard Hilton at 15 when she “retired” from acting. Five years later, in 1979, the two married.
Hilton operated her novelty gift and the antique business The Staircase on Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Kathy has dabbled with a comeback to her show industry beginnings after marrying into the Hilton family. She started her career as a broadcaster on the home shopping network QVC in 2002 and presented the NBC reality television show I Want to Be a Hilton three years later.
Two years later, she started selling skincare items on rival home shopping network HSN. In 2008, she appeared in a cameo appearance on The Young and the Restless soap series.
She made an appearance on The World According to Paris in 2011. Kim and Kyle Richards, Hilton’s half-sisters, are also cast members on Bravo’s blockbuster reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kathy said in 2012 that she is unable to see her sisters on the program because they force her to come apart and cry.
Since 2012, she has been designing the Kathy Hilton Collection of party gowns offered in more than 400 locations globally, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.