Australia has a number of TV and radio presenters widely. However, there are only a few who are capable of creating an immense name in this field. Richard Wilkins is also among them who has represented himself as one of Australia’s best TV presenters.

His fans have been that curious to know about him completely. And that’s why today we’re here with his wonderful biography. Let’s read it.

Profile Summary

  • Name: Richard Stephen Wilkins
  • Birth Date: 19 June 1954
  • Birth Place: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Age: 67 years old (in 2021)
  • Net Worth: 1.5 Million US Dollars
  • Profession: Television presenter, radio presenter, entertainment reporter
  • School: Palmerston North Boys’ High School, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • University: Wellesley College, Days Bay, Eastbourne, New Zealand
  • Education: Teacher’s college graduate with major in English and Music
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Girlfriend: Nicola Dale
  • Children: Christian Wilkins, Nicholas Wilkins, Estella Sophia Dinnigan Wilkins, Rebecca Wilkins, Adam Wilkins
  • Nationality: Australian/New Zealander
  • Residence: Sydney

Who is Richard Wilkins?

Richard Wilkins
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Richard Wilkins is one of the most famous Television presenters, radio presenters, entertainment reporters. He has made remarkable success in all of his career fields.

He is now known by many people across the world and has won several titles like Variety Club’s Heart of Variety Award (2000), Order of Australia (AM), for significant service to the community, two Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Best Music Special.

Early Life of Richard Wilkins

Richard Wilkins was born to supportive and caring parents on 19th June 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand. As per media resources, he is rumored to be the only child of his parents.

Richard had attended the Palmerston North Boys High School located in New Zealand for his high school education. He then attended the Wellesley College, Days Bay located in Eastbourne, New Zealand. Later on, he also attended the Teacher’s College, where he studied and also majored in music and English.

Richard Wilkins Career

Richard Wilkins made his debut in the media industry under the name Richard Wilde and quickly became a famous emerging singer, he was signed by PolyGram for a worldwide deal. In 1980, he brought his band Wilde And Reckless to Australia, where they made a huge success and released some singles and a six-track EP, and went on a tour with Grace Jones, he then, later on, resigned from the music industry.

He then started his career being a television presenter along with Joy Smithers, Wilkins was the original host of MTV Australia when it aired on Nine in 1987. He hosted Keynotes, a summertime replacement Sale of the Century in 1992.

He co-hosted the Australian version of Entertainment for Tonight with Marie Patane in 1999. For ten years in a row, he hosted the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks telecast. Wilkins performed at the Australian leg of the Live Earth concert on July 7, 2007.

In 2019, David Campbell was hosting Weekend Today so for this reason, he co-hosted Today Extra. In the upcoming year, he succeeded to become the co-host of Weekend Today. She also wrote some books, including his autobiography Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms. 

Richard Wilkins Personal Life

Richard Wilkins has complicated personal life details of which have been revealed to the public. He has been remarried many times in his life and has 5 children with his ex-wives. He had his first affair with his high school sweetheart Lynette which resulted in him having his first son Adam Wilkins, who is a victim of Down-Syndrome and is now 45 years old.

Richard then dated Rebecca Gibney when she was only 22 years old and was the praised Packed to the Rafters actress. She revealed the details about her fling with him in 2015 to the media explaining how Richard has cheated her with an air hostess.

At that time the pair had been living in different cities, Rebecca sent Richard roses with a note which he had re-gifted to that air hostess, the pair then broke up and later on, became mates and forgave each other.

Later on, he ended up dating the air hostess Michelle Burke with whom he also had a handsome son named Christian Wilkins. The pair, unfortunately, didn’t last either and broke off. Richard then dated Tottie Goldsmith an Aussie actress for a brief while, but later the couple broke off as well.

He, later on, went on to date Rebecca Naso, the pair was caught on camera by the paparazzi in 2008 and were rumored to be dating for quite a while. Richard had proposed to the LA-based former actress, but the wedding never took place, then as time went by the couple broke up in 2013 after 5 years of dating. He then went on to date with The Price Is Right model Ann-Maree Cooksley in the early 2000s and was often sighted to be platonic about their relationship.

Richard then dated Collette Dinnigan in the early 2000s with whom he has a daughter named Estella. This couple eventually broke up in 2004 and co-parented their daughter. He then was involved in a relationship with Bronwyn Jones shortly after she took divorce from Virginia Burmeister her former husband.

He then dated Virginia Burmeister in October 2017 this time the couple was close to getting married when things took a turn and they broke up. Richard Wilkins is now dating Nicola Dale.

Richard Wilkins Net Worth

Richard Wilkins’s net worth has been estimated to be at $1.5 Million US Dollars in 2021. This amount is calculated from different sources and it is not revealed by himself.

His main source of income comes from his career as a Television presenter, radio presenter, entertainment reporter all of which he is extremely successful in. This estimated capital has undergone many confirmatory tests and is most likely to be accurate.

Social Media Appearance

Richard Wilkins is an extremely famous television personality who is known for his work and services to the media industry. He is followed by thousands of people over different social media sites.

Following are his social media follower stats as of 2022.

  • Instagram – More than 61.1 thousand followers
  • Twitter – More than 63.9 thousand followers

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