Kathy Hilton Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview

Kathy Hilton is an American actress, television personality, fashion designer, and businesswoman from New York City, New York, with a net worth of $350 million as of 2023.

Kathy is best known for her work in the popular reality TV series titled Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which she appeared in the 11th season. 

Apart from her work in the entertainment industry, Kathy Hilton is most popular for being the mother of the renowned socialite Paris Hilton.

Paris is a well-recognized celebrity on the planet who gained fame in several professions including being a media personality, socialite, businesswoman, actress, model, singer, and DJ. Moreover, Kathy is also Nicky Hilton’s mother, a fashion designer. 

Kathy started her professional career back in 1968 and since then she has appeared in numerous television shows, series, movies, as well as organizations.

Kathy made a name for herself in the business industry along with her husband Richard Hilton. Kathy is also known for being the best friend of the late Michael Jackson, a King of Pop. 

  • Kathy Hilton earned between $150,000 to $300,000 from her work in the television shows.

Net Worth 2023:

Name Kathy HIlton
Net Worth $350 Million
Age 63 years old
Date Of Birth March 13, 1959
Per Episode Salary $300 thousand
Profession Actress, Businessperson,
TV Personality
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Early Life:

Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born on the 13th of March 1959, in New York City, to parents  Laurence K. Avanzino and Kathleen. She is of Irish descent on her mother’s and has Italian ancestry on her dad’s side.

Her parents got divorced when she was very young and since then she lived with her stepfather Ken Richards after her mother wedded him.

Richards already had three older kids from his previous relationship so Kathy became the half-sister of Kim and Kyle Richards, both pursuing their careers as an actress. On the other hand, Kathy’s father remarried and now Kathy has five paternal half-siblings. 

Hilton became the best friend of legendary Michael Jackson while studying at Montclair College Prep School in Los Angeles. The two remained their friendship until his death in June of 2009.  

Acting Career:

In 1968 Kathy Hilton started her acting career as a child star and then at the age of 15 she retired in 1979. She was just 9 years old when she got a chance to make her cameo appearances in several TV shows including Bewitched, Family Affair, The Rockford Files, Happy Days, Nanny and the Professor, and Sigmund

In 2005 it was announced that Kathy would be the host of the reality television show I Want to Be a Hilton on NBC which she hosted for almost 3 years.

After finishing the show in 2008, she made her cameo appearance as herself in The Young and the Restless. She starred in the American reality TV series The World According to Paris in 2011 and then guest starred as herself in Cooking with Paris in 2021. 

The breakthrough moment of her career came when Kathy became cast as a friend on the popular reality TV show titled The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

On this reality TV show, she appeared in the 11th season and her appearance earned her a lot of praise as well as she gained a lot of fan following.


In 1970 Kathy made her television debut appearing in the sitcom Nanny and the Professor in which she played the role of Melodie.

From 2003 to 2007 she played her role in episodes of the reality series The Simple Life. In 2005 Hilton became the judge of the beauty pageant television special The Miss Teen USA Pageant. 

Kathy continued to appear in episodes of the television shows such as The Young and the Restless, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, Life with La Toya, and the documentary This Is Paris, in which she portrayed Paris’ Mother.  


As for films, Kathy made her film debut appearing as Shelly Warner in the sci-fi thriller movie, The Dark which was released in 1979.

Since then she starred in numerous films including Marcus Welby, M.D., Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol, Sigmund, and the Sea Monsters, No Deposit, No Return, Happy Days, The Car, The Rockford Files, On the Air Live with Captain Midnight, Wishman, and many others.

Business ventures:

  • After establishing herself in the Entertainment industry she began working on different projects including her own git and antique business which she operated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Hilton expanded her business in 2002 with the merchandise which she started selling on the television’s QVC home shopping network. 
  • Because of her love for cosmetics, she began selling skincare brands on HSN in 2007.
  • In 2008, Hilton came up with the launch of her own first solo perfume brand called My Secret
  • Since 2012 we saw Hilton has started preparing the Kathy Hilton Collection of party dresses, which are available in more than 400 outlets all around the world.
  • At the end of 2020 the popular fashion brand Vogue offered Hilton, and her daughters Paris, and Nicky, to be a model for their new Valentino 2021 vacation collection. 

Philanthropic Venture:

When we talk about social work and charity, the Hilton family is among the top list and they have done numerous organizations to raise millions of dollars for different foundations.

In 2007 she asked many celebs to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2011 Kathy also earned the Starlight Children’s Foundation award at its ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Century City, alongside her two daughters Paris and Nicky.

Since then Kathy has supported several organizations including Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Center, The Junior League, City of Hope, The Race to Eradicate MS, and the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Kathy Hilton Daughters

Personal Life:

Kathy began dating Richard back in 1974 when the two were in high school. After dating for a few years the couple married in 1979 and around this time Hilton was just 20 years old. Kathy and Richard welcomed their four children together.

Their first daughter Paris Hilton was born in 1981 and then in 1983, they were blessed with their second daughter named Nicky Hilton. Kathy and Richard have two sons Barron Nicholas Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III born in 1989 and 1994, respectively. 


Kathy Hilton has a net worth of a whopping $350 million and she has been able to spend millions of dollars on expensive properties all around the world.

In 1999, Kathy and her husband Richard spent almost $3.385 million on a luxury mansion which is located in Hamptons.

This expensive property is spread on over 3 acres of land and features 7 bedrooms. This house has been rented for an estimated $300,000- $400,000 throughout the entire season over the years. 

Richard and Kathy again paid $9.2 million for a lavish mansion located in Bel-Air. The house was purchased back in 2004 and it has a massive backyard with a swimming pool and lots of other things. In 2014 they spent $2.5 million on New York City’s Pierre Hotel’s apartment. 

Bel-Air is one of the couple’s favorite places in the world, and in 2016 they paid another $9 million for a 3-story mansion.

This big house offers 8 beds, 16 baths, a custom marble fireplace, a movie theater, a modern kitchen with a unique design, a grand foyer, a custom swimming pool, a backyard, as well as more than an 850 -bottle wine cellar.

In 2021 Richard and Kathy put this mansion into the market for an asking price of about $55 million after spending over $26 million for its renovation. 

Kathy Hilton Net Worth:

As of 2023, Kathy Hilton Net Worth is estimated to be around $350 million, making her one of the richest celebrities in the world. Not to mention Kathy is also the wealthiest star in the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

According to some reports, Kathy is earning between $150k to 300k for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 

Although Kathy didn’t join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, because she already accumulated a handsome amount of money throughout her successful business and acting careers.

The majority of her income comes from television shows, series, film salaries, brand promotions, contracts with big labels, businesses, real estate investments, the stock market, etc.

Reports also revealed that her husband Richard’s firm earned a whopping $2 billion in the year 2013. Before this, Richard took a $3 million commission after selling Aaron Spelling’s mansion.

Kathy is living an extra vantage lifestyle and owns numerous properties all around the globe including mansions, apartments, as well as penthouses. 

  • A hefty fortune she gathered from the real estate, investments, assets, as well as her businesses. 

People Also Ask FAQs

Example Site – Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the age of Kathy Hilton?

Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born on March 13, 1959, in New York City, she is 63 years old.

How much does the Kathy Hilton have in her account?

Kathy Hilton’s Net Worth is currently $350 million.

How much does Kathy Hilton is making?

Kathy Hilton’s per episode salary is between $150k to 300k.

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