We know that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’Kim Richards got started in the working world at an early age as a child actor. But the show doesn’t delve into her current working situation much, so how does Kim make her money these days? Let’s take a look at her work history.
Kim’s most prominent role as an actor came at age 10 with 1975’s Escape to Witch Mountain, which presumably still provides royalty checks. She appeared in numerous TV shows in the ‘70s and ‘80s, including Diff’rent Strokes and The Dukes of Hazzard. Speaking of Diff’rent Strokes, we wouldn’t be surprised to someday hear Kyle ask, “What you talkin’ ‘bout, Kim?”
Kim also appeared in a 1977 film called The Car, which is described on Wikipedia as being about a “mysterious car which goes on a murderous rampage.” And no, we’re not making that up.
Kim entered semi-retirement in 1990, acting only sparingly since then, including in the 2006 film Black Snake Moan. That movie co-starred Justin Timberlake, who can’t be the worst person to look at all day long on the set.
These days, Kim gets a fair amount of money thanks to an early ‘90s divorce settlement from ex-husband Gregg Davis, whose oil-tycoon father was the inspiration for the show Dynasty. According to an entry in House of Hilton, a book written by Kim’s sister Kathy Hilton, Kim receives $23,000 a month for the rest of her life or until she remarries. Not too shabby.
Plus, since joining the cast of Real Housewives, Kim makes an annual salary of $100K, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And she has been rumored to receive some type of “allowance” from Kyle Richards’ husband, Mauricio, although we’re guessing that has stopped, now that Kim has her Real Housewives salary.
All in all, Kim has a reported net worth of a million dollars. That’s enough money to ensure that she doesn’t need to star in a movie about a murderous car ever again.