If there’s one thing we know about the Hilton family, it’s that their lives have long been the epitome of extravagance . So when the most recent season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills gave us a glimpse into the world of its glamorous matriarch Kathy, we were ready for it. But nothing could’ve prepared us for what we witnessed beyond the gates of the illustrious Hilton family mansion – a mix of opulence, unimaginable wealth and a touch of kooky charm. Inside Matt Damon’s former LA mansion, just sold for millions The 62-year-old Kathy has been living a glamorous life from the get-go. She was a child actress who became close friends with Michael Jackson while growing up, and retired after she met her husband Richard Hilton at age 15. The pair married five years later in 1979, and since then they’ve given the world Paris Hilton , the rise of socialites, reality TV, hotels and a whole lot of headlines. Pretty incredible, if you ask us. (Don’t even get us started on the fact that the Kardashians spawned out of Kim’s friendship with Paris and the Hilton name.) With an impressive net worth of around US$350 million , it’s no surprise that Kathy is the richest cast member to ever star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills . In fact, the show’s appearance fee will hardly make a difference to Kathy’s bank account, and she’s openly said she only did the season to spend time with her sister and fellow cast member, Kyle Richards, according to Screen Rant. So just how glamorous and extravagant is the life of Paris and Nicky’s glam mam? Have a look at this … Which celebrities renounced their Chinese citizenships? Who needs hotels when you have homes like this? When Kathy invited the RHOBH ladies to her US$53 million mansion in Bel Air, mega wealthy co-star Sutton Stracke instantly quipped, “I’ve never felt so poor in my life.” “This house … It’s next level,” said Crystal Kung Minkoff , who added she lives “up the street” from the Hiltons. “Kathy’s very generous with her court,” she added. But that’s only the beginning of Kathy and Rick’s property portfolio. In 1999, they paid US$2.4 million for a seven-bedroom, three-acre (1.2-hectare) property in the Hamptons, which they rent out over summer seasons for upwards of US$400,000. In 2016, they paid US$9.3 million for a large mansion in Bel Air, and in 2014, they paid US$2.5 million for a flat in New York City’s exclusive Pierre Hotel. Jennifer Lopez or Ben Affleck – who has the higher net worth? She’s got an army of staff looking after her When Kathy hosted a dinner party during one episode, her friends and co-stars were blown away by the food, attention to detail and Kathy’s incredible staff that catered to her and her guests’ every need. “Old school hospitality here at the Hiltons,” Lisa Rinna commented. “I don’t think anybody in this group has a staff like Kathy has. That’s money, honey, right there. That’s money.” Dorit Kemsley loved the “silver platter [and] white gloves” used to serve food. “It’s all so fabulous,” she added. Not only does Kathy have full time butlers working in the home – she also has irregular staff on rotation for special events. Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘Palace of Secrets’, The Carlyle Nobody throws a party like Kathy When it comes to hosting special events, nobody throws a gathering, celebration or downright classy party like Kathy. She explained in a recent episode of RHOBH : “To prepare for a dinner party, I’ve got to feel everything and touch, and I have a pet peeve: please don’t come five or 10 minutes early. Because that’s when I really am walking around to make sure that there’s a fresh bar of soap, that the toilet paper’s folded, perfumes are out … adjusting the lighting in the room,” she explained. “Those are the things I like to do. I’m a fluffer.” When she hosted a viewing party for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ’ May 26 episode, she went all out as expected, decorating her backyard with balloons that spelt out “Beverly Hills” while serving guests “the largest pizza in the world” from Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in LA. That’s only the start of her hosting highlights. She loves to spoil her loved ones, and recently hosted a birthday party for family friend Paris Jackson . And when Kathy hosts, she only wants the best of the best, which includes catering from the likes of celebrity chefs – and those amazing US$950 Baccarat candlesticks on her table display. 5 stars with billion-dollar empires, from Kim K to Oprah A (private) jet set life What would an estimated US$350,000 net worth be without extravagant holidays? Even during the pandemic, Kathy has managed to trot around the globe in private jets. She was recently spotted holidaying at the St. Regis in Rome, Italy. Back in the US, she’s been partying up a storm with the likes of Rihanna in New York during fashion week. What to watch on Netflix in October – from a new K-drama to Diana: The Musical A life of giving and receiving gifts Of course, Kathy is showered with freebies and gifts from family, friends and luxury brands. Last year, she showed off a stunning, blinged-out Oscar de la Renta clutch gifted to her. “Thank you so much @oscardelarenta. It will come in handy this Oscars weekend,” she casually said. And Oscar de la Renta must really love her, because she was back on its VIP list for this year’s New York Fashion Week. “Had a ball being a part of the [Oscar de la Renta] show!” she commented. “Beautiful collection … I can’t wait to wear it all!” (As you do.) During an episode of RHOBH, we got a glimpse of some of the items underneath Kathy’s Christmas tree, and the gifts were just as fancy as you’d imagine. There were branded boxes from Baccarat and Dr. Barbara Sturm, and one from Hermès – which Kathy’s dog Muffy was sleeping on. Superhero salaries: the 12 richest Marvel stars ever, ranked Last but not least, she’s got a wardrobe like no other During Kathy’s RHOBH viewing party, she wore a gorgeous US$6,900 Valentino dress that was bedecked with pink feathers, and for her birthday celebration in March, she wore an Alexander McQueen crystal embellished blazer that retails for US$10,900. And while Kathy has a clothing collection most of us can only dream of, she has no problem re-wearing her outfits – even on camera. Case in point: her bright blue silk top by Elie Tahari that she wore during the season’s interview segments. In the September 1 episode, she wore her tried-and-true blue top again while prepping for a dinner party. While most Housewives would rather die than be seen in the same outfit twice, especially on TV, the richest one of them all is down-to-earth enough to not realise or even care. And that’s exactly why we can’t get enough of charming Kathy. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .