Richard Simmons is a fitness expert, comedian and actor from the USA. He is known for his lively and flamboyant personality. He has also written a number of books and released a number of video cassettes, CDs and DVDs. Simmons has been on hiatus since 2014, having been active in his career since 1968. He continued to appear in several television shows throughout his career.

Fast facts

Celebrated Name: Richard Simmons
Real name/full name: Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons
Sex: He
Age: 74 years old
Date of birth: 12 July 1948
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 83 kg
Sexual orientation: Just
Marital status: Single
Wife/spouse (name): REACH
Children: None
Profession: Fitness expert, comedian and actor
Net worth in 2022: 20 million dollars

Richard Simmons Biography

Leonard Douglas and Shirley May raised their son Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons. He was born on July 12, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His childhood was spent in New Orleans.

He was an overweight kid who graduated from Brother Martin High School. He attended Florida State University as well as the University of Louisiana. When he was 15, he weighed 182 pounds. His weight eventually reached 268 pounds.

Richard Simmons is still single. There are no rumors about his past affairs, but there are some theories about his sexual orientation. He worked as a chocolate salesman at New Orleans’ Leah’s as a child. In 2017, he sued several major news organizations for making false claims.

Simmons has not been publicly assembled in three years. There are rumors that he has been kidnapped. He then stated on Facebook that he is not missing.

Richard Simmons Height, Weight

His height is 1.69 m and he weighs 83 kg.

Richard Simmons


Richard Simmons used to work at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. Soon after, he became interested in fitness and went on to lose 56 kilos. Later he opened a number of gyms and a training studio ‘The Anatomy Asylum’. The gymnasium was later renamed “Simmons” and it also had a restaurant with a salad bar.

His gym remained open for many years. It was discontinued in 2016. Richard has appeared in numerous TV shows including ‘Match Game’, ‘Super Password’, ‘Lose or Draw’, ‘Body Language’, ‘Battlestar’, ‘Win’ and ‘Figure It Out. ‘

He has also appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘ChiPs,’ ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, ‘Arrested Development,’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show.’ Simmons voiced Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the movie ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie’ and hosted ‘DreamMaker’.

He has made guest appearances on numerous other television shows and was the Sirius Satellite Radio host of ‘Lighten Up with Richard Simmons’. The fitness expert has also appeared in commercials for Sprint, Herbal Essence shampoos and Yoplait.

Richard Simmons is the author of several books including “Farewell to Fat”, “Cookin’ on Broadway”, “The Better Body Book”, “Never Say Diet” and “Steam Away the Pounds”. Among his analog compact cassette releases are ‘Walk Across America’, ‘Country Cardio’, ‘Classical Chillout’ and ‘Oh Happy Day’.

Richard Simmons’ achievements and awards

Richard Simmons’ most notable professional achievement is his success as a fitness expert and owner of “Simmons.” Due to his success in the television industry, he received two Daytime Emmy Awards in different categories. He has also been nominated twice before.

Richard Simmons net worth in 2023

Richard Simmons net worth estimated to be more than $20 million by 2023. His wealth has come from a variety of sources. He has been in the industry for a long time and has successfully published a number of books and audio. He has three musicals out: “Reach,” “This Time” and “Colors of Your Life.” Several DVDs and videocassettes have been released by Simmons, including ‘Blast and Tone’, ‘Love Yourself and Win’, ‘Get Started’, ‘Tonin’ Uptown’, ‘Disco Blass Off’, ‘Blass Off’, ‘Platinum Sweat’ ,’ and ‘Loves to stretch.’

Richard Simmons is one of the world’s most well-known fitness experts. With his cookbooks and DVDs, he has helped people lose weight throughout his career. He has also hosted fitness-related shows. Despite no longer being active in his career, his DVDs, books and audio tapes are still available.

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