Nicole Richie - Updated Feb 2024

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is an American television personality, actress as well as a fashion icon. Likewise, Nicole Richie is best known for her work in the television reality show “The Simple Life“. She where she worked alongside her fellow pal Paris Hilton during the show.

Early life and Childhood

Nicole’s full name is Nicole Camille Richie. She was born on September 21, 1981. Thus, she is 42 years old in the present. Similarly, Nicole was born in Berkeley, California. Likewise, she was born to parents Peter Michael Escovedo (Father) and Karen Moss( Mother).  However, as her birth parents weren’t in the state to provide the utmost facilities to her at that time.

So she moved in with Lionel Richie with her parents’ consent, who was her biological father’s father. Lionel and his wife Brenda Harvey acted as her guardian and legally adopted her when she turned 9. She has two step-siblings; Miles and Sofia. Nicole was a very bright girl

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Caption: A photo of Nicole and her mother when she was still a kid. Source: Instagram

Nicole Richie – Education

As for her schooling, Nicole attended Montclair College Preparatory School. Similarly, for college, she went to the University of Arizona. There she studied Arts and Media. However, she didn’t complete her study at the university and dropped out of college. She attended the same college as other celebrities like Luke Walton and Kourtney Kardashian.

Nicole Richie – Career and Professional life

Nicole has spread her reach to very wide. She is involved in different sectors like television, fashion, writing, music, and business. Talking about her career in the television industry, she debuted in the year 2003 with the reality show/series “The Simple Life”. The series also starred her childhood buddy Paris Hilton. The Simple Life successfully entertained its audience for 3 seasons before the dispute between Nicole and Paris took place. The series was canceled for a short period of time. After things settled down between the two, the series aired for two other seasons before ending. As for her career as an actress, she debuted in the industry with 2005, American comedy film “Kids in America”.

Furthermore, she has also featured in television series like, “American Dreams”, “Eve”, “Six Feet Under”, and a few more. Likewise, also was the guest judge for the premiere episode of the 7th season of Project Runway. She has also judged another reality competition called Fashion Star. Similarly, she has also starred in a comedy series that is based on her own Twitter posts. In the year 2016, she was a part of an American sitcom series “Great News”. The series ended in the year 2018 after completing two seasons. Moreover, Nicole has also judged “Making the Cult”.

Career in Fashion

Nicole Richie is an ideal part of the Fashion world as well. She has been featured in numerous world-class magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Nylon, Teen Vogue, and many more. She has endorsed and advertised various fashion and luxury brands throughout her career. In 2008, Nicole came out with her very own jewelry line called “House of Harlow”.

Later, it was extended and turned into a lifestyle brand where a wide range of shoes, clothes, accessories, and many more started being available. She has also worked with one of the top maternity designers and retailer brands in the world; A Pea in the Pod to create a new line of maternity clothes that was named after her. She has launched her very own fragrances in the years 2012, and 2014.

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Caption: Nicole Richie modeling for her lifestyle brand House of Harlow. Source: Instagram


Other than being an actress and a fashion icon, she has also been involved in music and writing. Similarly, Nicole has also featured in a few music videos like “Let There Be Love”. Moreover, she released her very own comedy rap album in 2020 which included rap songs like “Drip Drip”, “The Gem Song”, and many more. She is also the writer of one of The New York Times Best- Seller List. She has written books like, “The Truth About Diamond”, “Priceless”.


Nicole Richie has received nominations for various awards throughout her career. A few of her nominations are for Teen Choice Awards for categories like; Choice TV Personality: Female and Best Celebrity Fashion Line. Likewise, she has won the ACE Awards in 2011, in the category “Influencer Award”. Nicole also won the Entrepreneur of the year award in the year 2010, at the Glamour Woman of the year awards.

Nicole Richie – Net Worth 2023

Nicole has a net worth of around $25 million. She earns a majority of her income from her lifestyle brand House of Harlow. Other than that, she earns from modeling, appearing on TV shows, endorsements, and from her career as an actress.

Although the accurate details of her incomes and monthly salaries are not available at the moment, it is safe to say that she has a healthy income. Nicole’s assets and property details are not obtainable from the web.

Nicole Richie – Relationship Status

Nicole Richie is married to the singer Joel Madden. The couple began dating in the year 2006. Similarly, they got engaged in February of 2010 and married in the same year of December. Nicole and Joel have two children together named Harlow Madden and Sparrow Madden. Prior to her relationship with Joel, she was briefly engaged to Adam Goldstein from 2004 to 2006.

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Caption: Nicole and Joel when there were dating back in the days. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement

Nicole Richie is 5 feet 1 inch tall. Similarly, she has beautiful green eyes and bouncy blonde curls. She has a maintained body. Other than that further body measurements of Nicole is not available on the web at the moment.

Social Media

Nicole Richie is reachable on different social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, she is @nicolerichie. Similarly, she has 4.8 million followers on her Instagram and has posted 432 posts on her feed so far. Likewise, Nicole’s Twitter handle is @nicolerichie with 4.4 million Twitter followers. She first joined Twitter back in 2009.