How much is Kim Fields worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 12, 1969 (age 53)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)|
About Kim Fields
Kim Fields, whose full name is Kim Victoria Fields, is an American film actress, director, businesswoman, and radio host. She’s the daughter of Chip Fields, a well-known actress, and producer, as well as the older sister of Alexis Fields, also a famous actress.
Kim Fields first became famous with the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey in The Facts of Life. She was born on May 12, 1969, in New York City, New York to a family of entertainers. Her father is Erv Hurd, a technical director who worked for many realities and television series such as The $10,000 Pyramid, The Young and The Restless, and The Bold and The Beautiful. Both her mother, Chip, and younger sister Alexis, are also established actresses.
Kim began acting during her childhood in the 1970s. As a child actor, she starred in numerous commercials. She first gained popularity in the classic commercial for the Mrs. Butterworth syrup. Her film debut came in the 1977 film Have I Got a Christmas for You. The following year, she appeared in the short-lived series Baby I’m Back where she landed her first leading role in television series, portraying the character Angie Ellis.
In the late 1980s, she graduated from Burbank High School. She then moved to California and enrolled at the Pepperdine University from which she earned a Bachelor’s degree in business communications and film. She began appearing on TV soon afterwards.
Kim began acting in the 1990s and quickly attained fame with her roles in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (where she plays Dorothy Ramsey) and the Fox sitcom Living Single (as Regina Hunter). Now, concurrently with working as both an actress and director, Kim also wrote her own memoir and released her own documentary.
“‘Facts of Life’ was and continues to be a milestone on my journey. But when people act like the journey ended when ‘Facts of Life’ ended, that’s annoying. I could never and would never want to divorce myself from it because it was such a great experience from so many different facets,” Kim Fields has said.
Working in the NBC sitcom helped Kim Fields become wealthy in her mid-twenties. At the same time, she was acting in the sitcom, she also joined the cast of many other television projects. She has recurring roles in The Comeback Kid, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, and The Kid with the Broken Halo.
In 1993, she became a series regular on Living Single, where she played the role of Regine Hunter in 118 episodes. Kim also became a film director, her directing debut came in several episodes of Living Single that aired in 1996. “As a director, I love being able to really be a contributing factor to the overall vision of a project,” she has said.
Also in 1996, she began acting in the television series Kenan and Kel. For the next four years, she also directed nearly 30 episodes of the Nickelodeon series. In the early 2000s, Kim took part mostly in television and independent films such as Cupid, Uninvited Guest, Strong Medicine, and The Facts of Life Reunion.
In the year 2000, she directed a few episodes of Noah Knows Best and 1000 Deeds for Mr. Eddie Dowd. Her most popular works as a director throughout the past two decades are in Tamina, Tyler Perry’s House of Pain, Let’s Stay Together, By Any Means, and Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan.
Most recently, besides acting in Living the Dream, she also became a reality television superstar that joined the realities The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars.
Fields’s Total Net Worth
Kim Fields has earned an estimated $13.5 million from appearances in TV shows, like The Facts of Life, Living Single and The Upshaws, among others. As well as movie appearances including For Better or for Worse. Not to mention the documentaries and The Facts of Life Reunion, as well as all of the other appearances linked to the TV series that she was a part of.
Another way that Fields has earned throughout her career, is producing. She has produced 9 episodes of Lens on Talent, 10 episodes of All the Queen’s Men and 7 episodes of Vicious, among other productions.
With earnings so high of course, Fields has also been taxed accordingly. Until 1982, federal tax was as high as 70% before the Reagan tax cuts in 1981. After that, it was still as high as 50% for federal income tax and it was up to 10.8% in California.
Of her $13.5 million dollars, $1-1.5 million will have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $12.25 million, will have been taxed at around 50%. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $6.13 million dollars, having paid around the same amount in taxes.
Kim Fields married Johnathon Freeman in 1995 and they later divorced in 2001. Considering Freeman was earning nothing like what Fields was, it is likely that a court would find that it was Fields who was responsible for maintaining his adjusted lifestyle. It is also likely that he will have been considered to have helped support her over high stress / high earnings years. She was starring on Living Single all through the time they were together, and earned around $3 million after-tax. While they did not have any children together, it is still estimated that some $900,000 went in Freeman’s direction.
In her personal life Kim Fields has remained present, has not taken to alcohol or had a history of mental illness. She has also not found herself in any legal trouble or had debts that she could not pay. She has said that, “balance is so important.” It is likely that she has invested a portion of her earnings and earned a positive return in doing so.
In her personal life Fields has likely spent around $1-2 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $650,000, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $2 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Kim Fields has a net worth of above $6 million dollars.
Kim Fields is a popular television star and entrepreneur. Destined for stardom, she began her career in the show business forty years ago when she was just a child. After spending some time improving her acting skills and appearing in commercials, Kim became a professional actress.
The businesswoman gained national coverage with her roles in highly-praised sitcoms such as The Facts of Life and Living Single. Now, with an estimated net worth of $6 million from her acting roles and business ventures, Kim is an established actress, director, entrepreneur, reality television superstar.