Denise Richards' Net Worth: She Started Her Career As A Model

January 28, 2020 23:59

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Denise Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has had a long and prominent career as an actress, model, and TV personality, and now she is reportedly one of the highest-paid housewives in the show. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Denise Richards' net worth is around $12 million. But how did she manage to make so much?

Much of her money stems from her time as an actress, fashion model, and reality TV star. Here’s what you need to know about Denise Richards and her net worth.

Denise Richards' acting career

Denise Richards was born in 1971 in Illinois, but her family moved to California when the girl was still a teenager. After graduating from high school, Denise started her career as a model. She began traveling to Paris, Tokyo and New York for her modeling projects. The young model managed to make a name for herself in the fashion world very quickly and her reputation propelled her into the TV industry as she started appearing in television commercials.

It wasn’t long until she began starring on shows like Beverly Hills, Seinfeld and Melrose Place. But that was just the beginning of her inspiring career. Her next goal was film acting.

She rose to fame for her role as sci-fi warrior Carmen Ibanez in the movie Starship Troopers. Then she starred in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough as Bond girl Christmas Jones. Denise also had roles in movies and TV series such as Friends, Undercover Brother, Scary Movie 3 and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Denise Richards is no newcomer to TV as she has found plenty of fame through her appearances on various reality shows. In 2009 she starred in the eighth season of the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. The actress also launched her own reality show titled Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, which was aired on the E Network. Today she is a part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, with a reported $4 million salary.

For her role in the James Bond film, The World Is Not Enough, Entertainment Weekly magazine called her 'the worst Bond girl of all time.' Denise also got the Razzle Award for 'Worst Supporting Actress' in 1999.

Denise Richards' personal life has also garnered a lot of attention. She was married to actor Charlie Sheen, but their marriage lasted only a few years. Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen welcomed two daughters, Sam and Lola together. The former couple first met while filming Loaded Weapon in 1991, although others claim it happened in 2000 on the set of Good Advice.

According to Daily Mail, in 2016 the actress sued her ex-husband for raiding a $7 million trust that was launched to support their children.

In 2011. the reality star adopted a girl named Eloise, so now she is a mother of three.

Denise Richards' net worth

Denise Richards is one of the highest-paid actresses in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but we don't know exactly how much money the star makes each year.

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According to Radar Online, she reportedly signed a contract for $1 million per season of the show. In other words, it meant $4 million for four years. Sounds impressive? However, the actresses' representatives denied that she was earning so much.

When it comes to real estate, Denise has got something to brag about. The Richest reported that in 2008, she put her Hidden Hills home on the market for $4.25 million. The actress also reportedly owns a mansion in Hollywood Hills that’s worth $4.4 million. Houses aren't the only luxurious property Denise Richards has: she also owns a few expensive vehicles. According to reports, her Cadillac and Mercedes cars are worth about $70,000 each.

And what about child support from her ex-husband? As you have already known Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen share two kids and Denise receives money from her previous partner each month. According to Gawker post from 2008, Richards would receive $52,000 per month in child support and $60,000 per month in alimony for the first two years after their separation. However, the actress reduced the sum about a year ago and now receives $20,000 per month in child support.

Denise also earns from commercials, ad campaigns, and music videos. The TV star appeared in numerous commercials for Pepsi, J.C. Penney, Secret deodorant, and Head & Shoulders shampoo. In addition, she and her co-star Lisa Rinna starred in an infomercial together for a 'flex belt.'

Denise Richards is a writer, as her honest memoir, named The Real Girl Next Door, was published in 2011. We don't know how high her paycheck was, however, celebrity memoirs usually make six figures.

The book reportedly describes Denise's first date with Charlie Sheen which was really unusual. They just watched the World Series while eating their own chef-prepared diet meals. She also revealed some secrets about Charlie. He reportedly was 'so paranoid,' that he had a bulletproof door in his bedroom and a wardrobe with a fire pole in it, in case he needed to escape quickly.

All of these projects contributed to her net worth, which is quite impressive today. CelebrityNetWorth estimates Denise's net worth at $12 million and we believe she deserves every penny she makes from her projects.