Richard Simmons Net Worth
Richard Simmons net worth: Richard Simmons is an American fitness personality and actor who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. A fitness expert and coach, Richard Simmons is most widely recognized for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" fitness series and his flamboyant personality. He is a staunch advocate for health and has appeared on numerous talk shows and programs promoting healthy living and fitness. He is also supportive of health related political issues, including a recent bill to include non-competitive sports in school fitness programs. Milton Teagle Simmons was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 1948. He is known for his energetic personality and for promoting weight-loss programs such as Sweatin' to the Oldies. He was obese as a child and weight 268 pounds when he graduated high school. He graduated from Florida State University and then moved to New York City and worked as a waiter, in advertising, and for cosmetics companies. He then moved to Los Angeles and worked as a Maître d'hôtel. He lost 123 pounds and opened up an exercise studio originally called The Anatomy Asylum. The established is still open under the name Simmons and he teaches aerobics and motivational classes. At one point he appeared on game shows Super Password, Win, Lose or Draw, Match game, and Hollywood Squares. He starred in the soap opera General Hospital for four years and hosted Slim Cookin and The Richard Simmons Show, for which he won an Emmy Award. He has done ads for Sprint, Yoplait, and Herbal Essence Shampoos. From 2010 to 2012 he starred in the TV series Fish Hooks. He was personally effected by Hurricane Katrina and has supported the "No Child Left Behind" Act.