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Richard Simmons Net Worth

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Richard Simmons net worth is
$15 Million

Richard Simmons Wiki/Biography

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.


Full NameRichard Simmons
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1948
Place Of BirthNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
ProfessionWriter, Voice Actor, Political activist, Film Producer
EducationBrother Martin High School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Florida State University
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsShirley May Simmons, Leonard Douglas Simmons
NicknamesMilton Teagle Simmons , Dicky
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TheWeightSaint
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/theweightsaint
Google+http://plus.google.com/+TheWeightSaint
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0799873
MoviesSweatin' to the Oldies
#Trademark
1His afro and glittery leotards
#Quote
1Take a moment every day to find peace. Pull over to the side of the road, turn off the radio, and find peace.
2When I lost my weight, I went and bought about 15 different types of underwear to see what would look good on my new body. It's exciting!
3Puberty for me was graduating from Thousand Island salad dressing to Caesar salads. It was like going from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef stroganoff, or from ice cream in a cone to creme brulee.
4I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.
5I have rules about eating, exercising and rules about staying positive. And these rules are sacred to me.
6My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that's who I am. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh. At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, and they still have to work out. If you don't work out and eat healthy, you'll look like a melted candle.
7I'm such a huge fan, and I've done classes of all Lady Gaga music. And she's just someone who evokes freedom and love for her fans and passion in what she does. Lady Gaga, I'll take you out for a salad anytime.
8People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight.
9How do you get motivated? By knowing your worth. Americans do not know how worthy they are. You deserve to be healthy, but a lot of times, people have, as a child's been told - as a children been told that they're no good, that they're never going to be anything else.
10Miley Cyrus, like all of us, needs to be loved. We all come from complicated parents... I understand her, and I love her, and I think things will be different with her. But you know, in the music business, sometimes you have to shock a little.
11People have been frying foods since Jesus was on this planet, and there is always going to be greasy, fried, salty, sugary food. It is up to the individual to walk in and say, 'I don't want those fries today.'
12Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula.
13When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.
14If your oxygen mask drops down, it's time to take a breather!
15I'm not into any show that makes people compete when they lose weight.
16Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness.
17Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody.
18One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'.
19For my workout, I'm up at 4 A.M. I say my prayers, count my blessings, and I work out right away. I just get it done.
20Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There's no one in the world like you. You are amazing.
21No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.
22I get tired of negativity in our country. I get tired of people who only want to know dirt. I get tired of people who don't believe in themselves.
23I don't talk about my personal life, and I don't talk about death.
24My parents always told me to be myself. I was always funny and silly as a kid. And I would always make them laugh. And they always told me to dream big and follow those dreams.
25Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others.
#Fact
1Sells his own line of dolls on The Home Shopping Network. [November 2003]
2He just launched a brand new website. He is filming four new videos which will be available by the end of the year. And he is working with Sirius radio on a weekly radio show which will begin in October 2005. He still teaches aerobics all over the country, and at his own studio, Slimmon. [September 2005]
3During his 4-year stint on General Hospital (1963), Simmons began personally answering fan mail. To this day, he still personally answers e-mails & letters, and makes hundreds of phone calls a week to people who seek his help, or who simply need to begin with a motivational phone call.
4Honored for his dedication to the cause of Health & Fitness with his induction to the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2006.
5Briefly studied for the priesthood.
6His top weight was 268 lbs before he learned to control it.
7He was initially motivated to lose weight when he received an anonymous note, left on his car, reading, "Fat people die young. Please don't die."
8When appearing with two of his weight-loss clients on the The Howard Stern Show (1990) in 1990, Stern taunted his clients by waving food in front of their faces using a fishing pole. A large roasted chicken was lowered from the ceiling as well, to the shock and dismay of Richard's clients. One of those clients, Michael Hebranko, later ballooned to over 1,000 pounds and had to be rescued from his New York brownstone by 20 paramedics, policemen and firemen. Though he quickly dropped much of the weight he had regained, three years later Hebranko again had to rescued from his apartment after gaining the weight back.
9Loves Barbra Streisand, Broadway musicals, and one of a kind Art dolls, and Art Glass...having been an Art Major in college himself. He owns a vast of Art Dolls. Much of his Art Glass collection was destroyed by the Northridge Earthquake.
10He runs his own workout studio, Slimmons. He opened it over 30 years ago,in Beverly Hills, California after finding that established gyms and exercise studios tended to favor already fit people while discouraging beginners and the overweight. As such, he endeavored to create an encouraging environment for that previously neglected clientèle. He still teaches three days a week when he's in town.
11Much of his hair fell out due to losing weight in an unhealthy manner. He then had to have hair transplants, moving some of his own hair from the back of his head to the front. He urges others to lose weight in a healthy manner so they won't have the same problems he did.
12Has not appeared on the The Howard Stern Show (1990) since November 1992, though he was once a regular guest. During his last appearance on the show, he ran out of the studio in tears after Howard told him "Your belly hangs like your nuts."
13Famous for always appearing in public in candy-striped Dolfin shorts, and tank tops that have been hand decorated with Swarovski crystals.

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

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

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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Password1986TV Series performer - 1 episode

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

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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