Richelieu Dennis
Richelieu Dennis
Real Name/Full Name Richelieu Dennis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Richelieu Dennis
Birth Place: Monrovia, Liberia
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 February 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Mary Dennis
Siblings: Sister Richelyna Hall
School: N/A
College: Babson College
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American, Liberian
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Martha Dennis
Kids/Children Name: 3
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth: $400 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Richelieu Dennis is a Liberian-born American businessman who is the co-founder of Sundial Brands. The brand includes SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage which for several years have dominated the black skin-care and natural hair market. In 2017, his company Sundial Brands which Dennis ran with his mother Mary was acquired by the international company Unilever at a cost of $1.6 billion.

Well, how well do you know about Richelieu Dennis? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Richelieu Dennis’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 Richelieu Dennis to date.

Biography and Early Life

Dennis was born on 25 February 1969 in Monrovia, Liberia. His mother Mary was an economist, and she worked for the government while his father was an insurance executive. When he was 8 years old his father died of cancer and his mother was left to cater for him and his sister Richelyna.

As he was growing up, his country Liberia was experiencing civil unrest which escalated into war and his mother would move Dennis and her sister back and forth between to neighboring Sierra Leone. He got a scholarship to the United States and that is how he ended up in American soil.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richelieu Dennis in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richelieu Dennis’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 25 February 1969. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


It is not indicated where Dennis attended school when he was in Liberia. After finishing his high school education that is when he got an academic scholarship from Babson College in Boston. When he was in college his mother used to send him skin care products from his grandmother’s recipe.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Richelieu Dennis With Wife Martha Dennis
Richelieu Dennis With Wife Martha Dennis

Richelieu is one of those people who have so far succeeded in separating their personal lives from their professional ones. There is very scanty information when it comes to his personal life. He is married to a lady by the name of Martha, and together they have sired three daughters. The names of their children have not been revealed to the public as well.

Is Richelieu Dennis Gay?

Dennis is not gay and there have never been any rumors of it. He has been married for several years now, and he is a father to three children. He has been able to maintain his love and affection to his wife and there are no signs of divorce or even separation.

Professional Career

After getting the scholarship to Babson College, his mother Mary would send him shea butter from home for his personal use. He eventually started selling the shea butter to his classmates and that is how the idea of becoming a businessman developed. By 1989 his mother was unable to send him money for his upkeep because of the escalating conflict in Liberia and that is when he started to sell more products to cater for his needs.

In 1991, his mother went for his graduation but never went back home. On her flight to New York, her home was bombed, and she had no home to return to. With his mother around, Dennis together with his schoolmate started making different beauty products in their apartment. They took their products on 125th Street and Fifth Avenue in Harlem, where they sold them on card tables.

After a short time their products got several consumers, and they started getting many orders. In distributing their products, they used a Toyota Previa to deliver to the vendors. With time, they were supplying for county fairs and flea markets, finally going retail. The increase in the use of the product was mainly because the catered for women of colors who in the past had felt isolated when it came to natural beauty products.

Sundial Brands became very popular among women of color and with time their consumer base grew tremendously. They had markets in local shops as well as wholesale beauty shops. Due to the increased demand, they moved to a larger warehouse in 1992 and by early 2000s their products had been totally accepted in the market, thus ensuring their expansion in a greater way.

In 2017, Sundial was sold to Unilever at a cost of $1.6 billion. It took Dennis and his mother almost five years to come into a decision of selling the company. At the time of its sale, Dennis and his mother owned 51% of the company and Dennis retained his position as the CEO of the company.


As far as awards are concerned, there is none that is under the name of Richelieu. Although he has not yet won any award, he has won millions of hearts of women of color who love and adore his products over the years. For his contribution in the beauty industry, he might win accolades in the near future.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richelieu Dennis in ’2024’

Richelieu Dennis Net Worth
Richelieu Dennis Net Worth

As of 2024, Richelieu Dennis has a net worth of $400 million so far. He made most of this from the sale of his company to Unilever in 2017. He is also the company’s CEO at Unilever and this also adds to his net value.

Dennis was born in a war-torn country and this forced him to stay in America even after the completion of his studies. His mother later joined him, and together they were able to build a multi-billion company Sundial Brand. He is a good example of what determination and hard work can bring.


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