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Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino, better known as Kathy Hilton, is a famous American fashion designer, philanthropist, actress, as well as a businesswoman. Both of her daughters Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are famous in the entertainment industry, as Paris is an entertainer and actress, while Nicky is a fashion model and a designer. Even though Kathy Hilton is mostly known as a wife of a famous businessman Richard Hilton, her legacy and career stretches farther than that. How rich is Kathy Hilton? According to sources, Kathy Hilton’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. Needless to say that the majority of Kathy Hilton’s wealth and net worth comes from her business ventures.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth $300 Million
Kathy Hilton was born in 1959, in New York City, US. Hilton attended a private school in Los Angeles. It was in high school where she met a famous singer and dancer Michael Jackson with whom she remained good friends until his death in 2009. Kathy Hilton’s professional career began in 1968 when she worked as an actress. During her short-lived acting career, Kathy Hilton made several notable appearances. Hilton starred in a situation comedy series “Bewitched”, a sitcom created by Garry Marshall “Happy Days”, as well as the famous crime drama series “The Rockford Files” with James Garner and Joe Santos. In 2005, Hilton took up a role as host of a reality television series “I Want To Be a Hilton” the premise of which was for the competitors to complete each given task in order to win $200,000, as well as a new apartment. The show was on air for only one season and aired eight episodes before it was taken off air. More recently, Kathy Hilton appeared in a soap opera starring Robert Adams and Peter Bergman “The Young and the Restless” and in 2011 made an appearance in a reality television series “The World According to Paris”.
After officially ending her acting career in 1974, Kathy Hilton took a different career path and began investing in the businesses. Hilton’s business ventures began with a store in Los Angeles called “The Staircase”, which sold various gifts and antiques. Hilton made her merchandise debut in 2002 by appearing on the broadcast television network “QVC”, where she promoted and sold her merchandise. Several years later, Kathy Hilton ventured into the skin care business and launched her own line of skincare products on Home Shopping Network. More recently, Kathy Hilton opened a “Kathy Hilton Collection”, which is a line of party dresses sold in some of the most known stores around the world, including a famous fashion retailer “Nordstrom” and a luxury department store “Neiman Marcus”. Even though she is an actress and fashion designer, Kathy Hilton is mostly known for her philanthropy. Hilton has been an avid supporter of “Make-A-Wish Foundation” and in 2011 was given an award from the “Starlight Children’s Foundation” for her contributions. Kathy Hilton, who is currently married to an heir to the Hilton Hotel chain Richard Hilton, has an estimated net worth of $300 million.