American socialite Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton was born on March 13, 1959. She is also a fashion designer, actor, and television host. She is the mother of socialite Paris Hilton, fashion designer Nicky Hilton, and half-sister of Kim Richards and Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Hilton has also been a part of that show since 2021.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth
With a $350 million net worth, Kathy Hilton is an American actress, fashion designer, and philanthropist. Together, she and Rick Hilton, her husband since 1979, have a net worth of that amount. Rick and Kathy Hilton are most well-known because they are the parents of Paris and Nicky Hilton.
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Kathy Hilton Early Life
Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born on March 13, 1959, to Laurance K. and Kathleen Mary Avanzino. In addition to having Irish and Scottish ancestry, Kathy’s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. After her parent’s divorce, Hilton’s mother wed Kenneth E. Richards, who was already the father of three adult children from a prior union.
Kim and Kyle Richards, both actors, are Kathy’s half-sisters. As a result of her father’s second marriage, Hilton also has five paternal half-siblings. Michael Jackson and Kathy became great friends while attending a private high school in Los Angeles. The two stayed close until Michael Jackson’s passing in 2009.
Before Kathy ever met her future husband, Hilton Hotels heir Richard Hilton, her profession started when she was a young child. She started acting professionally at the age of nine, making appearances in a variety of television programs, including “Bewitched,” “The Rockford Files,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “Happy Days,” “Family Affair,” and others. In the movies “The Dark” and “On the Air Live with Captain Midnight,” she also appeared.
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She “retired” from acting when she met Richard Hilton when she was 15. Five years later, in 1979, the two got hitched. In Los Angeles, Hilton ran The Staircase on Sunset Plaza, a novelty gift and antique shop, in the 1980s and the early 1990s.
Kathy Hilton Personal Life
She resides in Bel Air with her husband, Richard Hilton, their four grown children: Barron and Conrad, and daughters Paris and Nicky. The Hiltons have two granddaughters, their daughter Nicky and her husband, James Rothschild. As a result of her son Barron and his wife Tessa, she also has a granddaughter. She was living in Bel Air, Los Angeles, with the couple.
Hilton is renowned for her charitable endeavors. In 2007, she asked famous people to contribute the revenues from the auction of their possessions to the Make-A-Wish 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.
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Kathy Hilton Personal Real Estate
Rick and Kathy Hilton spent $3.385 million on a vast 7-bedroom, 3-acre home in the Hamptons in 1999. Over the years, they have often received between $300,000 and $400,000 for renting out this house during summer.
They purchased a sizable mansion in Bel-Air for $9.2 million in 2004.
They purchased a suite in the Pierre Hotel in New York City for $2.5 million in 2014.