Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton is an American socialite, fashion designer, and TV personality with an estimated net worth of $360 million as of 2022. She comes from the wealthy Hilton family in America.
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Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino was born in the year 1959 in New York, America. She completed her graduation from Montclair College Preparatory School in Los Angeles. During her college days, she and Michael Jackson became close pals.
Hilton started her career as a child actress in 1968. She featured in notable sitcoms like Nanny and the Professor, Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy Days, and detective drama series The Rockford Files from 1970 to 1978. She also acted in notable films like The Dark, On the Air Live with Captain Midnight, and BSA Live.
She served as the host of the NBC reality program “I Want to Be a Hilton” in 2005. She appeared on the American reality TV series “The World According to Paris” show in 2011.
Hilton said in June 2012 that she would rather not watch her half-sisters Kim and Kyle Richards on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because she would “melt down in tears” if she saw how their lives were “falling apart.”
It was disclosed that Hilton would feature in the eleventh season of the reality show. Her performance in the show was appreciated by the audience.
Last year, American weekly magazine People called her “already a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills legend”, saying, “Bravo’s only mistake in casting Kathy Hilton on the show is that they didn’t do it sooner.”
Hilton ran her own gift and antique shop, The Staircase on Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles, between the 1980s and the early 1990s. She made her QVC home shopping network debut in 2002 with item sales.
She started promoting her personal skincare line on HSN in 2007. In 2008, Hilton unveiled the fragrance “My Secret.” She has been creating party gowns since 2012, and the Kathy Hilton Collection is available in 400 stores across the globe like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
Hilton and her celebrity daughters Paris and Nicky modeled the new Valentino 2021 resort collection in Dec 2020 in a photo series for Vogue magazine.
In 2007, Hilton urged famous celebrities to auction off some of their possessions so that the proceeds from the auction are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was honored by the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2011 at their ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Century City, Los Angeles, along with her two daughters.
Hilton tied the knot with Richard in Nov 1979 at the age of 20. The couple share four children together – Paris Hilton (born 1981), Nicky Hilton (born 1983), Barron Nicholas Hilton II (born 1989), and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (born 1994).
Real Estate Investments
Richard and Kathy Hilton purchased a 7-bedroom 3-acre sprawling property in the Hamptons in 1999 for $3.385 million. They have often charged anywhere between $300,000 and $400,000 to rent this house out during the summer season.
They bought a huge mansion in Bel-Air in 2004 for $9.2 million. They purchased a suite in the Pierre Hotel in New York City for $2.5 million in 2014 according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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