Milton Teagle Simmons the famous name in the world in the field of health and fitness is known by his name as Richard Simmons. He is an American fitness trainer, a comedian as well as an actor. He was born in the year 1948, 12th July making his age 68 years old at present. He has been promoting weight-loss through his Sweatin’ to the Oldies videos. He is distinctively known for his flamboyant, energetic, and strange personality.
He started his career in weight loss when he opened up a gymnasium which was named as Simmons in the city of Beverly Hills situated in California. Since he is one of the famous characters in fitness sector, he is often parodied and he has been in some television talk shows like Late Show with David Letterman. He also is conscious in political activism, he has been advocating for the non-competitive physical education in schools.
Adding more to his bio, he took birth in New Orleans in the state of Louisiana in the year 1948. His father’s name is Leonard Douglas Simmons and his mother’s name is Shirley May. He was brought up in French Quarter of New Orleans. He also has an older brother whose name is Leonard Jr. Talking about his father, he was brought up as a Methodist and he used to work as MC. His mother, however, was a Russian Jewish and used to be a dancer. He was later converted to Catholicism and he went to Cor Jesu high School which is known by the name of brother Martin High School. He also suffered from asthma and he was already obese when he was an adult. When he completed his graduation from the high school, he weighed 122 kgs. He was considered as a good priest as a young man.
When in an interview with Tampa Bay Times, he explained that he had adopted the name Richard after an uncle who had paid all of his college tuition fees. He got his first job in New Orleans. He started his college at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, then he was transferred to Florida State University. When he was enrolled there, he studied at the University situated in Florence as an exchange student. He completed his bachelor in Arts and after the graduation, he went to New York city and started working for adverting agency, as a waiter and for cosmetic companies like Revlon and Coty.
He is also known for his customized marketing where he consults an individual personally and he helps and encourages people to lose weight. Because of his high energy levels, he always gets featured in a workout video. Despite his busy schedule, he still personally answers all of the queries asked by his clients.
He has an estimated net worth of 15 million dollars which is really a huge amount. He stands at 1.69 meters in height. He also is active on his social networking sites which include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He updates his account on a daily basis so as to keep his well-wishers informed about the events he is attending and conducting.