Richard Wilkins Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary, TV Shows

Richard Wilkins net worth

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Richard Wilkins is a New Zealand-Australian television and radio presenter. He is the entertainment edi tor for the Nine Network, co-host of Weekend Today and weekend announcer on smoothfm, and master of ceremonies.

Early life

NameRichard Wilkins
Net Worth$7 million
occupationTelevisi on and radio presenter
Age67 years
Richards Wilkins net worth 2022

Richard Stephen Wilkins AM was born on June 19, 1954 (age 67 years) in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from teacher’s college, majoring in English and Music. Using the name “Richard Wilde” he became an aspiring pop singer. PolyGram signed him to a worldwide deal.

Wilkins brought his band Wilde And Reckless to Australia in 1980. He released some singles and a six-track EP, and toured with Grace Jones.

He left the music industry to work behind the scenes as Promotions and Marketing Manager for Sydney radio stations 2Day FM and 2UW. He was part of the Australian Olympians’ group which released the top-30 single “You’re Not Alone”.

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In 2006, Richard Wilkins returned to the stage for his role as Vince Fontaine in the mega-production “Grease: the Arena Spectacular”.

TV Shows

Richard Wilkins was the original host of MTV Australia when it launched on Nine in 1987 alongsied with Joy Smithers. MTV Australia set a new benchmark for music television in Australia.

Wilkins hosted a game show called Keynotes, a summertime replacement for Sale of the Century in 1992. In 1999 he hosted the Australian version of Entertainment Tonight with Marie Patane. For ten consecutive years (excluding 1999–00), he hosted the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks telecast. On 7 July 2007, Wilkins presented at the Australian leg of the Live Earth concert.

He has been the Nine’s Network’s Entertainment edi tor and presented daily features and interviews in showbusiness from around the world. He has also presented the Nine Network’s coverage of The Academy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, ARIA Awards and many other special events.

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Richard Wilkins co-hosted Today Extra on Wednesday and Thursday due to David Campbell hosting Weekend Today in 2019. In 2020, Wilkins replaced David Campbell as co-host of Weekend Today.

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Reporting live on the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on 26 June 2009, Richard Wilkins erroneously reported the death of actor Jeff Goldblum on Today, although later in the program this was verified as a hoax.

Other works

Richard Wilkins released his autobiography Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms, co-written with Carrie Hutchinson in September 2011, which went on to be a best seller.

Wilkins started on smoothfm in May 2012. He is the host of weekend Mornings (10am – 1pm) on smoothfm 91.5 in Melbourne and smoothfm 95.3 in Sydney.

In 2017, Wilkins celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Nine Network. In January 2017, for the twelfth time, Wilkins co-hosted the annual G’Day USA Gala – the annual Australian event in the United States, at the behest of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

In November 2017, Wilkins returned to host the ARIA awards from The Star in Sydney for the Nine Network. In March 2020, Richard Wilkins was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Richard Wilkins was presented with the Variety Club’s “Heart of Variety” Award in 2000 for his outstanding humanitarian efforts. He has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Best Music Special – John Farnham and Michael Buble.

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In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Wilkins was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for “significant service to the community through a range of charities, and to the entertainment industry”.


Richard Wilkins is currently single and not married. He has never had a successful marriage which has lead him to have many wives. Wilkins was married to Virginia Burmeister but they separated.

Wilkins has five children from different partners. His eldest son Adam Wilkins has Down syndrome, and was conceived on the night of Richard’s 18th birthday with his then 16-year-old girlfriend Lynette, in New Zealand.

He has dated and married a couple celebrities the past which include Lynette, Rebecca Gibney, Michelle Burke, Tottie Goldsmith, Rebecca Naso, Anne-Maree Cooksley, Collette Dinnigan, Brownwyn Jones, and Virginia Burmeister a former dancer, she began dating Wilkins in October 2017, and have been regularly seen photographed on the red carpet together over the past three years. They separated in 2020.

Richard Wilkins net worth

How much is Richard Wilkins worth? Richard Wilkins net worth is estimated at around $7 million. He has a monthly salary range of $80,000 to $270,000. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. Wilkins is one of the richest and influential television presenters in Australia.