This Is How Much Money Nicole Richie Is Actually Worth

Despite having Lionel Richie as a father, Nicole Richie (birth name Nicole Camille Escovedo) was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Richie's biological parents welcomed her into the world on Sept. 21, 1981, in Berkeley, Calif. However, when she was three years old, her parents agreed to let her live with Lionel Richie because they could not afford to support her. "My parents were friends with Lionel." Richie told People in 2003 (via Yahoo!). "They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me." The "they" being the "Hello" singer and his then-wife Brenda Harvey. When Richie was 9-years-old, the couple legally adopted her.

During her 20s, Richie was primarily regarded by the public at large as a spoiled socialite living in the lap of luxury — perks of having a father worth $200 million. However, after living The Simple Life and a stint in rehab, Richie managed to turn her life around and make a name for herself. While she hasn't achieved the same level of fame as her father, her bank account certainly isn't suffering for it. So just how rich is Richie? 

Nicole Richie is simply thriving

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nicole Richie is worth a cool $10 million. Richie rose to fame starring alongside longtime frenemy Paris Hilton on The Simple Life. However, that just marked the start of her on-screen aspirations. When the iconic reality show wrapped after five seasons, Richie went on to land guest spots on shows like 8 Simple Rules, Empire and Barely Famous. Then, from 2017 to 2018, Richie landed a main role on the short-lived NBC sitcom, Great News. All of that air time over the years more than likely translates to quite a bit of money in the bank. 

Another source of income? Richie's jewelry and accessories brand, House of Harlow 1960. She launched the brand in 2008, and by 2012 Business Insider estimated that it was already worth $2 million — and had contributed around $3 million to Richie's overall net worth. Of course, before Richie was designing clothes, she was modelling them. In 2005 and 2006, the 38-year-old served as the face of Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo, respectively. Seeing as how socialites like Richie and Hilton were the OG influencers, we're sure she made a pretty penny from promoting those brands. 

While Richie's younger sister, Sofie Richie, is only worth about $3 million with a fashion collection of her own, it seems she's more than ready to give her big sis a run for her money. Here's what you need to know about the youngest Richie daughter