Richard Simmons Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Milton Teagle Simmons was born on 12th July 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. As Richard Simmons he is a physical fitness expert and voice actor well known for his fitness series “Sweatin to the Oldies” and his extravagant personality. Lately, he has been active in politics supporting the act “No Child Left Behind” which promotes physical education in public schools. He has been active as a public person since 1969.

The main sources of Richard Simmons net worth are considered to be fitness training, its products and television. Over his long spanned career, Richard has accumulated the net worth of $15 million.

Richard Simmons Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, Richard Simmons was born into a family of show business people, and grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The boy was overweight from his childhood, and it grw progressively worse as when graduating from high school he had reached the weight of 122kg. He initially studied at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, then transferred to Florida State University. He participated in an exchange student program and studied in Florence, Italy for some time. After graduation with a BA degree in Art, he settled down in New York and did various jobs including waiter. Later, he worked for cosmetics companies Coty and Revlon. His debut in the entertainment industry was in the role of an obese man in the Italian fantasy drama film “Fellini Satyricon” (1969). By the 1970’s he had moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career as a fitness instructor. Richard himself lost 56kg and decided to help other people to do the same, though the issue he understood clearly was unhealthy eating problems. He knew that people needed not only to exercise but also to learn to eat healthily and properly. So, he opened the gym studio alongside a salad bar restaurant to teach both.

Over his career Simmons has released a number of books, like “Reach for Fitness: A Special Book of Exercises for the Physically Challenged” (1986), “Still Hungry After All These Years: My Story Gt Pub Corp” (1999) and many others, many analogue compact cassettes and compact discs such as “Take a Classical Walk”, “Wicked Workout” as well as visual media in the form of video cassettes, which later changed to the DVDs “Richard Simmons and the Silver Foxes”, “SuperTonin’: Totally Tonin’ with Toning Rings” and others. It is worth mentioning that all Richard Simmons work related to fitness somehow increased the total size of his net worth.

As a very energetic and charismatic personality, Richard Simmons is loved by audiences and is often invited to take part in various mass/media productions. He was a frequent guest in such shows as “Rosie O’Donnell Show”, “The Howard Stern Show”, “Late Night with David Letterman” etc.The episode “Remote Control Man” (1986) in the television series “Amazing Stories” by Steven Spielberg was created about the life of Simmons. More, he landed roles in various commercials. All Richard Simmons’ appearances on media added financially to his net worth, too.

The two things Richard Simmons never talks about are personal life and death. So, there is no information about his private life, though rumours have spread that he is gay.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 12, 1948
Birth place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession:Writer, Voice Actor, Political activist, Film Producer
Education:Brother Martin High School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Florida State University
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Shirley May Simmons, Leonard Douglas Simmons
Movies:Sweatin' to the Oldies
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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital1980-2013TV SeriesRichard / Richard Simmons
Fish Hooks2010-2012TV SeriesCoach Salmons
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesRichard Simmons / Little Ricky Simmons
DreamMaker1999TV SeriesHost
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoPhysedipus (voice)
Hercules1998TV SeriesPhysedipus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie1998Boone (voice)
Rocko's Modern Life1993TV SeriesAerobics Instructor
The Larry Sanders Show1992TV SeriesRichard Simmons
Dinosaurs1992TV SeriesRichard Simmons Dinosaur
From Here to Maternity1985TV ShortBirthing Coach
CHiPs1982TV SeriesRichard Simmons
Fellini Satyricon1969Nymphomaniac's Slave (unconfirmed, uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disco Sweat1995Video producer
Sweat & Shout: An Aerobic Workout1992Video producer
Stretchin' to the Classics1991Video short executive producer
Sweatin' to the Oldies 31991Video executive producer / producer
Sweatin' to the Oldies 21990Video producer
Sweatin' to the Oldies1988Video producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Women Want2000footage for "Move, Groove and Lose" courtesy of
Sweat & Shout: An Aerobic Workout1992Video choreographer
Sweatin' to the Oldies 31991Video choreographer
Sweatin' to the Oldies 21990Video choreographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Password1986TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circus of the Stars #151990TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Body Talk1990TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
Angela1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHimself
Sweatin' to the Oldies1988VideoHimself
Super Password1986-1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Circus of the Stars #121987TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
A.M. Los Angeles1987TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Richard Simmons and the Silver Foxes: Fitness for Senior Citizens1986VideoHimself
Richard Simmons: Get Started1985VideoHimself
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesHimself
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHimself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Simmons Show1982-1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Caribbean Cruise1983TV MovieHimself
The 19th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Dance Fever1982TV SeriesHimself
Fame1982TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1982TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651982TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The New Battlestars1981TV SeriesHimself
All American Ultra Quiz1981TV Mini-SeriesAssistant
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1979TV SeriesHimself - Exercise Expert
Everyday1979TV SeriesHimself
Family FitnessVideoHimself
King Cake: A Big Easy Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Desk2015Himself
Sing Your Face Off2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Tosh.02014TV SeriesHimself
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Men Who Made Us Thin2013TV SeriesHimself
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Fitness Icon
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies 42013VideoHimself
General Hospital2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2012TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Sweatin' to the Oldies 52010VideoHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
70's Fever2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Dramatizing Prom Nightmares / ...
Close-Up2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Martha2005TV SeriesHimself
Half Ton Man2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arrested Development2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2004TV SeriesHimself
Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Slimming Guru / Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2000TV SeriesHimself / Himself - in San Diego
What Women Want2000Himself (uncredited)
Wheel of Fortune1999-2000TV SeriesWilliam Shakespeare / Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Farewell to Fat1998VideoHimself
Love to Stretch1998VideoHimself
Tone and Sweat1998VideoHimself
Figure It Out1997TV SeriesHimself / panelist (1999)
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Disco Sweat1995VideoHimself
All My Children1995TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 11993VideoHimself
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 21993VideoHimself
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 31993VideoHimself
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 41993VideoHimself
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 51993VideoHimself
Day by Day with Richard Simmons Volume 61993VideoHimself
Sweat & Shout: An Aerobic Workout1992VideoHimself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow1992TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Evening Shade1992TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Stretchin' to the Classics1991Video shortHimself
Sweatin' to the Oldies 31991VideoHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Sweatin' to the Oldies 21990VideoHimself
Match Game1990TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Rude Tube2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Tucker2008TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Honey I Blew Up the Kid1992Himself (uncredited)
Mai dire TV1992TV SeriesHimself
Moonlighting1988TV SeriesHimself

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