Denise Richards’ Net Worth, Husband, & Bio – RHOBH


Denise Lee Richards is an American actress, television reality star, and former fashion model. She is well-known for her appearance in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Starship Troopers, Wild Things and The World is not Enough. 

Denise Richards' Net Worth

As of 2024, Denise Richards is estimated to be worth around $4 Million. Her main source of income is her career as an actress. (1)

Her wealth is also increasing because of the money she earns as one of the casts of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was reported that she makes around $1 Million per season!

Denise’s long career in Hollywood also makes a great contribution to her huge net worth. Over the years, she has gained various projects and endorsements that paid her a very competitive salary.

The star also has businesses along the sides. In 2012, she launched her self-titled fragrance and in November of 2019, she developed and launched her own skincare line with CBme Beauty. 

Denise's Early Life

Denise Richards was born on February 17, 1971. She is currently 50 years old, but it isn’t really noticeable since she looks quite young. The real housewife was born in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Her parents are Joni Braden, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. Her father’s real surname is Reichert and was of German and French descent.  As a child, Denise Richards was very sporty. Once when she was a child, she became the only girl on the baseball team. 

When the reality tv star was 15 years old, her family moved to Oceanside, California. 

She has a younger sister named Michelle Richards. Michelle is also an actress like her older sister Denise. She has starred in  Numb, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. (2)

Denise Richards' Education

Denise Richards attended the Cowden-Herrick Elementary School. Afterward, she attended Downers Grove North High School but transferred to El Camino High School where she graduated in 1989. 

During her high school, she was voted as the best looking girl in their high school yearbook. 

Denise Richards' Husband and Family Life

Denise Richards is now married to Aaron Phypers. Richards started dating Aaron in December 2017. On September 8, 2018,  Denise and Aaron Phypers married in Malibu, California. Aaron Phypers adopted Denise’s youngest, Eloise, in May 2019. 

Denise Richards was married to actor Charlie Sheen. The two engaged on December 26, 2001, and married on June 15, 2002. The couple shares two children, Sam J. Sheen (born seven on March 9, 2004) and Lola Rose Sheen (born June 1, 2005). 

The couple had a very controversial fallout. Back in March of 2005, while Denise Richards was pregnant with their second child, she filed a divorce from Charlie Sheen. She also filed for a restraining order against Sheen, alleging that death threats were being sent to her by the star. The divorce was finalized on November 30, 2006, and Sheen was ordered to stay 300 feet away from his ex-wife and two daughters, except during supervised visits. 

They had shared custody of their children. However, in May 2010, Charlie Sheen surrendered his legal control of their daughters to Denise. By 2012, the ex-couple became on good terms and would often be seen spending time with their children. Sheen was even present in her movie Madea’s Witness Protection, while Denise appeared in Sheen’s television series Anger Management. Rumors about their supposed reconciliation surfaced after Denise Richards was granted custody of Sheen’s twin sons. Child protective services removed the two boys from their mother’s home due to concerns over drug use.

Aside from her two daughters, Denise Richards adopted a child in June 2011. She named her Eloise Joni Richards. The name Joni was an ode to Richards’ mother. Eloise has a rare chromosomal disorder called Chromosome 8, Monosomy 8, which affects her speech. Because of her speech disability, Denise studied sign language to communicate with her new daughter effectively. (3)

On March 20, 2023, Denise recently greeted her husband with a Happy Birthday message on her Instagram page, along with a sweet caption. The actress wrote, “Happy Birthday to my amazing incredible hubby! Everyday is a dream with you. I love you so much and can’t wait to spend a lifetime of birthdays together ❤️❤️❤️.” 

Denise Richards' Career

After her high school graduation, Denise Richards began working as a model and was able to travel to different cities such as Paris, New York, and Tokyo for work. As a model, she became a cover for different magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Details, Esquire, Self, Shape, GQ, Bella, and Empire. In 2004, she posed for the cover of Playboy Magazine, just five months after giving birth. In 2006, she posed for a semi-nude photoshoot with Jane magazine to help raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. (4)

Denise also appeared in many TV commercials such as Pepsi, Head & Shoulders, Secret, J.C. Penney, and Librero. She also walked the runway for the “Max Factor Salutes Hollywood” fashion show. Denise Richards is an excellent model and at the same time actress. In 2019, she walked for co-star Kyle Richards‘ new clothing brand at the New York Fashion Week. 

Denise Richards has starred in various films. She’s living the Hollywood life from a young age. Here are some of her films and television shows. 

  • Loaded Weapon 1
  • Tammy the T-Rex
  • Lookin’ Italian
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Married…with Children
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Against the Grain ( she portrayed Ben Affleck’s character’s girlfriend, Jodi Collins)
  •  Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Seinfeld
  • Lois and Clark
  • Melrose Place (guest)
  • Starship Troopers (her first starring role. She was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer for this movie)
  • Wild Things
  • The World is Not Enough (As a physicist, Christmas Jones)
  • Friends ( Guest star as Cassie Geller)
  • Spin City ( guest for 4 episodes)
  • Two and a Half Men (Guest for two episodes)
  • Valentine
  • Good Advice
  • Undercover Brother
  • The Third Wheel
  • Scary Movie 3

There are still a lot of movies and television shows that are not listed above. Denise Richards is an in-demand Hollywood star. 

Today, Denise Richards is working on multiple acting projects, one of which she shared on her Instagram account. On March 31, 2023, Denise posted a trailer of the film she recently worked on entitled “The Housekeeper.” She starred alongside Richard Gunn and Ilean Almaguer. The actress wrote in the caption, “Sneak peek coming this fall! Absolutely loved working on this project 💕.”

Aside from that, Denise is also been doing multiple photoshoots recently, just like on April 2, 2023. She posted a photo of herself looking all-glam and sparkly in her mesh-type of clothing that sparks once light hits on it. “No fooling. I’m free ! Link in bio ✨ Photography: @bychrismartin Hair: @laurarugetti Makeup: @glambypamelab Stylist: @lisacstyles Wearing: @prefacepr Production: @edgarmartin_ @influence_effect,” the “RHOBH” captioned the post.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Storyline for Denise Richards

Denise Richards joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in season 9 in 2018. She only lasted for 2 seasons. 

One of the most unforgettable dramas involving Denise Richards is perhaps the controversial claims of co-star Brandi Glanville. Glanville accused Denise of cheating on her husband. But who was she cheating with? It’s no other than Brandi Glanville herself. Glanville has been open with her sexuality for a long time now. She revealed that she isn’t straight but she isn’t a lesbian either. This controversy surrounding the two stars had caused Denise Richards to leave the show midway through season 10. 

Throughout her two seasons,  Denise was involved in a lot of drama. She was even accused of being a hypocrite by her co-stars. She also had a fall-out with her good friend and co-star Lisa Rinna. (5)

Denise Richards' Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height 5 ft 5 in
1.68 m
Weight 114 pounds
52 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Fit
Sexual Orientation Straight

Facts About Denise Richards

Nationality American
Estimate Net Worth $4 million
Religion Catholic
Zodiac Sign Aquarius 
Birthplace Downers Grove, Illinois
Birthday February 17, 1971


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