What is Miles Richie’s net worth?
Miles Brockman Richie is the son of singing icon Lionel Richie—and the lesser known of his ultra-famous siblings.
He shot to mainstream attention after being detained at an airport, but long time fans of the famous Richie family may also know him as the guy who has Kylie Jenner’s initials tattooed on his fingers (okay, the guy has a lot of tattoos, though), or for his precarious link to the daughter of the late, great Michael Jackson.
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Here’s what we’ve got on Miles Brockman Richie.
The Origin Story
Miles Brockman Richie was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 27, 1994.
By that stage, his dad was already a household name.
Lionel Richie—the former Commodores crooner—had also been one of the biggest acts of the 1980s, sold more than 100 million records internationally, and become one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
Miles’s dad also has a Grammy shelf—because he’s got four of the iconic awards—and he was inducted into the songwriters’ Hall of Fame, the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Miles is the son of Lionel and his second wife, Diane Alexander.
Miles was born before the couple married, making him the younger brother of Nicole Richie—and brother-in-law to Joel Madden—and the older brother of Instagram superstar and TMZ favorite, Sofia Richie.
Miles is a self-confessed “mama’s boy.”
His family is tight-knit—and he features his mom, dad, and siblings often on his social media channels.
His parents divorced in 2004, when Miles was 10 years old, and his sister, Sofia, was 6.
The only son of Lionel Richie, Miles estimates that he has between 150 and 175 hours worth of tattoos on his body—including the names of both his sisters, his mom, and his dad.
It was actually a tattoo that catapulted him from a celebrity kid to a social media star.
He hit the tabloids when rumors got out that he was dating Kylie Jenner back in the summer of 2014.
Jenner—who didn’t yet have the level of super-stardom she has now—was still a big name thanks to her family’s reality television show.
The pair were snapped by the paparazzi kissing in a car.
While the relationship was short-lived, Miles ended up with a reminder that will last his whole life (or at least until he lasers it off)—he had Kylie’s name tattooed on his hand.
Jenner had been at a recording studio with Miles, French Montana, and Kylie’s big sister, Khloe, when tattoo legend John Petro showed up to tattoo Miles. Jenner decided she’d have a try, and tattooed her initials on Miles’ right hand.
Since then, Miles has been linked to a steady stream of models and influencers—including Justin Bieber’s ex, Sahara Ray.
How Does He Know Paris Jackson?
Miles has referred to Paris Jackson as his “god sis” several times on social media, and fans have been baffled about the title.
The answer is pretty simple, once you hear it: the late King of Pop was the godfather of Miles’ little sister, Sofia.
Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, and Sofia, are close friends and—essentially—god sisters.
Since Miles is Sofia’s brother, that makes Paris Jackson his god-sister, too. Right?
However precarious the link may be, Jackson’s beautiful daughter has appeared alongside Miles on his social media accounts a few times.
Richie signed to Wilhelmina Models several years back, and walked the runway at New York Fashion Week in 2021.
He modeled for Philipp Plein, whose show also included Irina Shayk, Christian Combs—Diddy’s son—Cordell Broadus—Snoop’s son—and a set by rapper Offset.
Richie’s baby sister, Sofia, walked for Plein back in 2017 in NYC and Cannes.
Miles is eager to put in the work—whether as a model, an actor, or a producer.
He cringes at the idea that he’ll only be known as the son of Lionel Richie or the brother of Nicole and Sofia Richie.
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Into the Scandal Pages
Fans of the Richie family may be used to seeing Nicole or Sofia make headlines—but in January of 2019, it was Miles being hounded by reporters.
He was detained by police at London’s Heathrow Airport for allegedly threatening security with a bomb and assaulting a security guard.
Witnesses claim that Miles was angry he was not being allowed to board a flight, and allegedly said he had a bomb in his bag.
When security guards were called, Miles got into a physical altercation with one.
Police arrived shortly thereafter.
He was given a caution by UK police—effectively a warning for his behavior.
Miles Richie – Net Worth
Miles earned most of his wealth from working as a professional model (signed with Wilhelmina Models) and from his father.
“Wilhelmina is just the best energy,” Miles told WWD.
Therefore, Miles Richie has an estimated net worth of $1 million. On the other hand, his father, Lionel Richie, has a net worth of $200 million.
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