Richard Simmons – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $15 Million



Richard Simmons was born on July 12rth name was Milton Teagle Simmons. His birth place was New Orleans, California. Talking about his career life, he is an American fitness personality and an actor. He is famous for his eccentric, outgoing and energetic personality. Richard Simmons promotes the weight loss programs through his Sweatin’ to the Oldies line of Aerobics videos. For these weight loss programs he is famous by exposure on television and by his Gym called Simmons located in Beverly Hills, California. He is very popular through his television shows and through the consumer products. He attended the late night TV shows and is frequent guest of many shows on TV like Late Show with David Letterman. He is a part of “No Child Left Behind” Act and promote his health activities and programs in various schools and colleges. Recently he is looking out in various non-cooperative physical education in the public schools. It is reported that he helped so many people out there to lose weight that 120,000 pounds is noted down as the total weight loss with the help Richard Simmons. He has created the number of Aerobics DVDs, CDs, Books, audios and videos to help people to maintain their physical fitness.

Early Life


He is the son of Shirley May (Mother) who is a Jewish and Leonard Orleans Simmons (Father) who is an Episcopalian. He was raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Though his parents are from different religion but he later converted to Catholism and attended Cor Jesu High School at a early age, this school later changed its name to Brother Martin High School. He weighed 268 pounds when he was graduated from high school. It is reported that he was suffering from the obesity problem throughout his adolescence. When he was young, he worked a s a priest. He adopted the name Richard from an uncle who paid his College tuition fees, as said in an interview with Tampa Bay Times. Talking about his career his first job was selling pralines at Leah’s. He attended the University of South Western Louisiana and then transferred to Florida State University. He was a BA pass out in Art subject. Later on he moved to New York City where he worked as as a waiter and C=cosmetics companies like Revlon and Coty Cosmetics.



In the 1970s he worked as the Maitre d’hotel which is a restaurant located in the Beverly Hills. He was not satisfied with the unhealthy diet methods and the unhealthy routine soon he became the fitness guru. He later opened his own exercise studio called the Anatomy Asylum. He is helping other people to lose weight since 35 years. He is featured on various TV shows including whose Line Is It Anyway? CHiPs, Saturday Night Live, The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development and Bringing Up Buster. Not only have the shows he worked in May advertisements for Spirit, Yoplait, and Herbal Essence Shampoos etc. he documented the book in which he introduced the programs for the physical fitness named Reach for Fitness: A Special Book of Exercises for the Physically Challenged. His books range from cookbooks to self-help guides. Cookbooks like Richard Simmons: Never Say Diet Book and the Richard Simmons’s Farewell to Fat Cookbook: Homemade in the U.S.A. Self-help guides like Richard Simmons’s Never Give Up: Inspirations, reflections, Stories of Hope. It also include the autobiography: Still Hungry, After All These Years: My Story.



Simmons was a guest along with Celine Dion on Roise O’ Donnell Show on November 18, 1997. In the year 1986 on Amazing stories season 1 in the 10th episode, Simmons played himself in Steven Spielberg. Not only was this he the regular guest on The Howard Stern Show during the year 1980s and 1990s. Richard and Howard were two best friends whose friendship sometimes was discussed on the air in the radio shows. But later they got issues and Richard stopped working with him later in the year Richard came back to the Stern show on November 16, 2006. There are several other shows for whom Richard is a frequent guest like Late Night with David Letterman (NBC) and the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). On November 22, 2000 there was a falling out as Richard gets close to the Lettermen as to kiss him or hug him, on this incident the letterman took the fire extinguisher and sprayed in the face of the Simmons later Simmons get a severe heart attack due to the spray. Besides this, Simmons was a guest on the U.S. version of Whose Line Is it Anyway? And The Glenn Beck Program on HLN. He was a Canadian commercial for Telus wireless phone in the year 2012. In 2013, he appeared on Extreme Weight Loss as a surprise gift.



Richard Simmons is a famous and rich personality. He has a house in CA, USA. His net worth is $15 million which is really much. Richard Simmons is very eccentric. Most of his fortune comes through the TV shows and his book publications. His commercial success as a fitness guru is the reason behind his richness. He is a good advisor for one’s fitness.

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