Denise Richards Net Worth

How much is Denise Richards worth?

Net Worth:$10 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:February 17, 1971 (age 51)
Country:United States of America
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

About Denise Richards

Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois. She is the older of two daughters of Joni Lee, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. Denise has German, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry and grew up in the Chicago area. Then, when she was 15, she and her family relocated to Oceanside, California.

After she graduated from high school, she began working as a model eventually moving herself to L.A. She also began experimenting as an actress, landing roles in television series and movies, which finally gave her the breakthrough performances in Starship Troopers (1997) with Casper Van Dien, Wild Things (1998) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). The Bond girl took it all off for Wild Things and again for Playboy magazine, before she became more famous for her bitter divorce from Charlie Sheen than any of her career moves.

American actress, television personality, and former fashion model Denise Richards has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars, as of 2023. In 2011, Denise released The Real Girl Next Door, her memoir, which became a New York Times Best Seller.

While it seemed like Denise had arrived when she went on to play a Bond girl in The World is Not Enough, unfortunately her performance as a brainy nuclear physicist landed her a Razzie Award for “Worst Supporting Actress” instead. Undeterred, Denise headed back to Hollywood and appeared in TV sitcoms Spin City and Friends.

Around that same time, she met notorious bad boy Charlie Sheen. They were co-stars together on the set of the straight-to-video movie Good Advice and they immediately began a relationship. They were married a year later, in 2002, and for a moment there, it appeared as if Sheen had finally left his embattled past behind him and was settling down. Continuing in her acting work, Denise appeared in two sexy bimbo roles in the spoofs Undercover Brother and Scary Movie 3.

In 2004, just five months after giving birth to her first daughter, Denise posed nude for Playboy magazine. She had already been appreciated for her beauty and sexy blonde image for years, and she didn’t lose any credibility from her male admirers.

However, a year later, in 2005, while pregnant with their second daughter, her and Charlie’s relationship became rocked and the break-ups and make-ups were becoming all too often for the pair. Denise eventually filed for divorce from Sheen, citing that she “feared for her children’s and her own safety.” As it turns out, events revealed that it wasn’t only Charlie going off the deep end. In November of 2006, Denise threw two photographers’ laptops over a balcony and police were called.

After her divorce from Sheen that same year, Denise is quoted as having said that Charlie “squandered millions of dollars away” on his “extravagant lifestyle.” Of course there were also other stories, including her receiving $10 million from Sheen during their short marriage. She was also awarded a reported $660,000 per year / $55,000 per month, in child support and more besides from Sheen, that no doubt helped Denise get back on her feet. However, she still needed to go back to work, appropriately, she was soon cast as herself in a realty show called, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.

Since 2010, she has appeared in the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As well as made notable appearances in Blue Mountain State and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening. She remarried in 2018, to actor Aaron Phypers.

Richards’ Total Net Worth

Denise Richards has earned small sums from her work as a fashion model, as well as an actress and television personality. She reportedly earns $1 million dollars per season for RHOBH. In total, Denise Richards has earned estimated total career income of $17 million dollars.

Of that amount, $1-2 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $15.5 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 45% as Denise Richards has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $8.52 million dollars, having paid $6.98 million dollars in taxes.

Denise Richards married Charlie Sheen in 2002 and they divorced four years later, in 2006. Whether or not the couple had a prenuptial agreement had long been debated. In an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Denise has said “Charlie and I didn’t have a prenup when we got married and when we got divorced, I could have asked for half of what he made.” Apparently she didn’t do that, how much she was awarded is also unclear. However there are reports that she spent $10 million during their marriage. Some of that money actually seems like it was prudently invested, in 2007, Denise had enough money to buy a $4.4 million dollar property in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles and she seems to have accrued that money from a previous asset sale.

In her personal life, not counting money spent from a joint account, Denise Richards has likely spent $1-3 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $350,000-1 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of around $2 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Denise Richards has a net worth of around $10 million dollars, give or take. It really depends on what really happened to the alleged $10 million from Sheen.


Denise Richards has always been beautiful and she has used her beauty during her career becoming a fashion model, and later, often playing the role of bimbos in movies. She also famously married Charlie Sheen and has since become a season regular on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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