Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons
Real Name/Full Name Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Richard Simmons
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 July 1948
Age/How Old: 75 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 169 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Leonard Douglas Simmons Sr.
Mother –Shirley May (née Satin)
Siblings: Lenny Simmons
School: Brother Martin High School
College: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Florida State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Controversial
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Fitness instructor, actor, and video producer
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Richard Simmons, whose birth name is Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons, is a renowned fitness instructor, actor, and video producer who belongs from the United States of America. He is popularly known for his stage energy and flamboyant personality, which he often reflects on the national television. He has hosted several weight loss programs on television and worked with famous characters such as David Letterman and Howard Stern. He started his professional career after visiting Beverly Hills and participating in several weight loss programs.

Well, how well do you know about Richard Simmons? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Richard Simmons’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Richard Simmons to date.

Biography and Early Life-

Richard Simmons was born to his parents Leonard Douglas Senior and Shirley May (nee Satin) on 12 July 1948. His parents were in the show business for a very long time and were renowned in their respective fields. Richard was born and raised in a French quarter just outside the city. His father was a master of ceremonies, while his mother was a fan dancer and later worked at a cosmetic store.

During his early life, he was obese and started overeating at an early age of 5 though he knew that it would negatively impact his physical appearance. When he was 15 years old, he weighed around 83 kgs, which is way too much as compared to any other child of his age. As he was an art student, he got the opportunity to work in a show named “freak show” and later in the movie The Clowns (1970).

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Simmons in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Simmons’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 12 July 1948. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 169 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167 lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.


Richard completed his schooling at Brother Martin School, which is currently known as Cor Jesu High School. After completing his education, he got admission into the University at Lafayette and then got admitted into Florida State University, where he received a BA in Arts degree.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

We know that Richard was obese during his childhood, and later, he used his energetic nature to overcome the same. We can always witness in his workout videos how much high energy he still in. He appears in his trademark Dolphin shorts in all his workout videos, which was trending during his times. People who were fond of his products got a chance to interact with him personally. He currently lives in Beverly Hills and has three dogs and two maids who regularly work for him.

Richard’s sexual orientation is a matter of controversy in the industry. He never publically discussed the same in any talk show or ever in his videos. It is known that he has never been married in his lifetime and is currently living alone in this Beverly Hills mansion.

Is Richard Simmons Gay?

Richard’s sexual orientation is a matter of controversy as he never discussed it publically. Though he never turned out to be gay, many of his fans think that he is actually gay, but still, it is not confirmed by him personally.

Professional Career-

Richard’s professional career took acceleration after he moved to Beverly Hills from his home town. He always had an interest in fitness and later decided to make it his career. He visited several fitness studios in Los Angeles and gained motivation. Later, he started his fitness studio named “The Anatomy Asylum,” where he focused on people like him who could not give up eating and developed obesity with time. His initial business included a restaurant named Salad Bar.

In the year 2010, he stated in an interview that he had lost around 45 kg during his workout period and helped others do so. He used the internet as his companion and released his fitness videos to gain public attention.

He is also a social media sensation on a platform such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Furthermore, he always appeared in several television programs such as This Is Sportscenter and the Herbal Essences. He also appeared as a guest in the Late Show with David Letterman and The Howard Stern Show.


Richard Simmons is a social media sensation who is known for his flamboyant energy in his fitness videos and shows. Richard, in the year 1982, has lifted the Emmy Awards and Daytime Emmy Wards. He is also a social media sensation on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Simmons in 2024

Richard Simmons Net Worth
Richard Simmons Net Worth

As of 2024, Richard Simmons has acquired a net worth of $25 million as a fitness trainer, actor, and video producer. His primary source of income is from his fitness videos and shows, which has premiered on television. He has also worked as an actor in movies and television shows, from where he earned a hefty sum of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When Richard was 15 years old, he weighed around 83 kg, which is much more than any other kid of his age.
  • Till date, he works at a tutor in a group called Project Me.
  • Richards later renamed his studio to Simmons.
  • He lives in his Beverly Hills mansion with his three dalmatians.

Richard Simmons is an all-round personality who is known for his energetic nature. He is a fitness trainer who has helped several individuals to lose weight in this fitness studio. He is a social media sensation who releases his workout videos on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.


  1. Richard Simmons The Man who as always be considered The Jack LaLane of Fitness and you can’t get any better than him Barry Couser…

  2. Richard Simmons The Man who as always be considered The Jack LaLane of Fitness and you can’t get any better than him Barry Couser…

  3. Its 2021 he was born July 1948 and you say he’s 51? Wtf type of math did you do? He will be 73 in July 2021. Wow off by 21yrs smh.

  4. I think Richard Simmons is a great person. I always will. I don’t care how old he gets he had a good heart. Ruby Newsom Littlefield,Texas

  5. I love Richard. With diet and working out to my old videos I lost 56 lbs. I don’t care if he’s straight or gay. Richard is a wonderful person and very caring. Love you Richard!

  6. I still exercise to “Reach ” . It’s all I have during those long winter days when it’s to cold to walk outside. I’ve lost 46 lbs so far, always my rock Richard Simmons!!


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