Richard Wilkins Family and Net Worth – Richard Stephen Wilkins AM is a New Zealand-Australian television and radio presenter know all about him in this article.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.
Richard Wilkins Biography
|Birthdate||19 June 1954|
|Age (as of 2022)||68 years|
|Place of Birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Children||Christian Wilkins, Estella Sophia Dinnigan Wilkins, Nicholas Wilkins, Rebecca Wilkins, Adam Wilkins|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Profession||Australian television presenter|
Richard Stephen Wilkins AM is a New Zealand-Australian television and radio presenter. He is the entertainment editor for the Nine Network, co-host of Weekend Today and weekend announcer on smoothfm, and master of ceremonies.
Richard Wilkins Family, Parents
Wilkins was born in New Zealand on 19 June 1954, where 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.In 1980, he brought his band Wilde And Reckless to Australia. 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.
Richard Wilkins Wife/ Partner
Richard Wilkins married several times. Currently he is in relationship with Nicola Dale .Richard shares five children with four different partners. His eldest son, Adam, 45, was conceived on Richard’s 18th birthday with his then-16-year-old high school girlfriend, known only as Lynette. Next came a daughter, Rebecca, and another son, Nick, both of whom do not work in the entertainment industry.
Richard’s third son, 25-year-old Christian, is from his marriage to flight attendant Michelle Burke while he shares second daughter, Estella, 16, with his ex-girlfriend, Aussie designer Collette Dinnigan. Back in August 2020, Richard made it ‘Instagram official’ with his new girlfriend, Nicola Dale, by sharing a sweet photo of the pair on a romantic getaway in NSW’s Byron Bay.
Richard Wilkins Net Worth
Richard Stephen Wilkins AM is a New Zealand-Australian television and radio presenter has an estimated Net Worth around $7 Million in 2022.
|Net Worth ( 2021 )||$7 Million|
|Income Source||Australian television presenter|
|Income / Salary||$500K – $1 Million|
Along with Joy Smithers, Wilkins was the original host of MTV Australia when it launched on Nine in 1987. MTV Australia set a new benchmark for music television in Australia.In 1992, he hosted a game show called Keynotes, a summertime replacement for Sale of the Century. 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.
Wilkins has been the Nine’s Network’s Entertainment editor 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.
In 2019, Wilkins co-hosted Today Extra on Wednesday and Thursday due to David Campbell hosting Weekend Today. In 2020, Wilkins replaced David Campbell as co-host of Weekend Today. Reporting live on the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on 26 June 2009, Wilkins erroneously reported the death of actor Jeff Goldblum on Today, although later in the program this was verified as a hoax.
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, he was diagnosed with coronavirus.