Richard Simmons is an American fitness expert, comedian, and actor. He is known for his energetic and flamboyant personality. He has also authored many books and has released a number of videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs. After being active in his career since 1968, Simmons is in a hiatus since 2014. In his career, he went on to appear in several TV shows. Here is a quick summary of Richard Simmons’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Richard Simmons Early Life
Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons is the son of Leonard Douglas and Shirley May. He was born in Louisiana’s New Orleans on 12 July 1948. He spent his childhood in New Orleans.
He completed his schooling at Brother Martin High School and was an obese child. He attended Florida State University and has also been to the University of Louisiana. He used to weigh 182 pounds when he was 15. Later, his weight peaked to 268 pounds.
Richard Simmons is still not married. There are no rumors of his past affairs and there are speculations about his sexual orientation. During his childhood, he was a seller of pralines in New Orleans’s Leah’s. He has sued several top news agencies for false claims in 2017.
Simmons has not gathered in public for the last three years. There are rumors that he has been held, hostage. Following this, he made a post on Facebook that he’s not missing.
Richard Simmons Career, Awards & Achievement
Richard Simmons used to work for a restaurant in Beverly Hills. Soon, he got interested in fitness and went on to lose 56 kilos. Later, he established many gyms and the exercise studio ‘The Anatomy Asylum’. The gym later became to be known as “Simmons” and also had a restaurant with salad bar.
His gym went on to operate for many years. It was closed down in 2016. In television, Richard has appeared in many shows like ‘Match Game’, ‘’Super Password’, ‘Lose or Draw’, ‘Body Language,’ ‘Battlestar’, ‘Win’, and ‘Figure It Out’.
He has also appeared in series like ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘CHiPs’, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, ‘Arrested Development’, and ‘The Larry Sanders Show’. Simmons was the host of ‘DreamMaker’ and has voiced in the film ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie’.
He has guest appeared on many other TV shows and was the host of ‘Lighten Up with Richard Simmons’ for Sirius Satellite Radio. Additionally, the fitness expert has also done commercials for Sprint, Herbal Essence shampoos, and Yoplait.
Richard Simmons has penned many books including ‘Farewell to Fat’, ‘Cookin’ on Broadway’, ‘The Better Body Book’, ‘Never Say Diet’, and ‘Steam Away the Pounds’. He has released several analog compact cassettes like ‘Walk Across America’, ‘Country Cardio’, ‘Classical Chillout’, and ‘Oh Happy Day’.
Awards & Achievements
Richard Simmons’s biggest career accomplishment is to be a successful fitness expert and operate “Simmons”. His success in the television industry made him won two Daytime Emmy Awards in various categories. He has also been nominated on two other occasions.
Net Worth of Richard Simmons
The estimated net worth of Richard Simmons is more than $17 million. His wealth has been accumulated from various sources. He has been active in his career for a very long time and has successfully released several books and audios. He has released the musical “Reach”, “This Time”, and “Colors of Your Life”. Simmons has released several DVDs and video cassettes like ‘Blast and Tone’, ‘Love Yourself and Win’, ‘Get Started’, ‘Tonin’ Uptown’, ‘Disco Blass Off’, ‘Blass Off’, ‘Platinum Sweat’, and ‘Love to Stretch.
Richard Simmons is one of the most popular fitness experts in the world. Throughout his career, he has helped in losing weight with his cookbooks and DVDs. He has also hosted shows with regards to fitness. Although, he is not active in his career, his DVDs books, and audios are still available.