How'd You Get So Rich?

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.5  (59)

How'd You Get So Rich? was a television show that aired on TV Land for two seasons from 2009 to 2010. The show was hosted by the late Joan Rivers and followed the lives of the rich and famous, showcasing how they attained their wealth and success. The series was produced by Mark Burnett, who also produced popular reality shows such as Survivor and Shark Tank.

Each episode of How'd You Get So Rich? featured a celebrity who had made a name for themselves in various industries such as entertainment, technology, and fashion. Rivers would follow each celebrity as they gave a tour of their extravagant and lavish lifestyles, including their homes, cars, and any other assets they may have gained from their success.

The show also focused on the individuals' backgrounds and how they started their careers. This was done through interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues, who shared stories and insights into the individual's life and rise to fame. Some of the celebrities featured on the show included comedian George Lopez, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, and Hawaiian Tropic founder Ron Rice.

In addition to showcasing the lifestyles of the rich and famous, How'd You Get So Rich? also provided some helpful tips on how to become successful. Each episode provided viewers with advice and strategies for achieving success in their careers and personal lives. Rivers provided a humorous commentary on the strategies presented, making the show entertaining and engaging for viewers.

One of the most memorable parts of the show was Joan Rivers herself. Her wit and humor provided a unique twist on the typical celebrity-centered TV show. The series was one of the last projects Rivers worked on before her passing in 2014, and her presence on the show made it a standout in the crowded reality TV landscape.

The show was also notable for its production values. Each episode was filmed in high-definition, providing viewers with a clear and stunning look at the celebrity's homes and assets. How'd You Get So Rich? showcased some of the most extravagant and grandiose lifestyles, making it a treat for those who love the finer things in life.

While the show certainly played on the idea of celebrity worship and the desire for wealth, it also provided some valuable insights into the lives of those who had made it to the top. It was not just a show about flaunting wealth but also about hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It showed that success often comes from taking risks and seizing opportunities, and that with enough effort, anyone could achieve their goals.

Overall, How'd You Get So Rich? was an entertaining and enjoyable show that provided a fascinating look at the lives of the rich and famous. It was a unique combination of reality TV, humor, and inspirational content that left viewers entertained, informed, and inspired. While the show only lasted for two seasons, it remains a memorable production that showcased some of the most extravagant and luxurious lifestyles in the world.

How'd You Get So Rich? is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on August 5, 2009.

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Hamptons Guru, Cookie Millionaire
6. Hamptons Guru, Cookie Millionaire
June 2, 2010
Joan Rivers tours a pharmacy tycoon's Hamptons waterfront estate and gets an invitation to the Tennessee mansion owned by the creator of the Mrs. Fields cookie franchise.
Treasure Island, Hawaiian Tropic
5. Treasure Island, Hawaiian Tropic
May 26, 2010
Joan Rivers meets Phil, a man who was once down to his last 28 cents, but is now a billionaire married to a beauty queen. Phil turned his life around by pioneering self-service gas stations and then went on to pay $1.2 billion in CASH for the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Next, Joan hits Daytona Beach to meet the schoolteacher and part-time lifeguard who invented Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. Ron sold his company for $160 million and lives in the ultimate bachelor pad compound with four swimming pools that you have to see to believe!
Georgia Millionaire, Cake Queen
4. Georgia Millionaire, Cake Queen
May 19, 2010
Joan visits a Georgian mansion with a private golf course and then a woman who struck it rich by making cakes.
Big Spenders Edition
3. Big Spenders Edition
June 9, 2010
Meet five mega-millionaires who reveal the excessive and outrageous ways they spend their fortunes: Jamie, a high-school drop out who invented a do-it-yourself Mold Test Kit and now he spends millions on exotic cars and diamonds for his wife. Next, a Las Vegas 'Zen decorator' who shows off his $40 million collection of art and antiques. Then it's on to Hollywood where Joan meets a guy who spent his fortune on a house with celebrity neighbors Keanu Reeves and Leonardo DiCaprio
Joan's House, Wee Wee Pads
2. Joan's House, Wee Wee Pads
May 12, 2010
Joan visits a $23,000,000 mansion with 13 bathrooms and 6 kitchens. The owner is a man who scrubbed toilets at Harvard.
Donald Trump, John Paul Mitchell
1. Donald Trump, John Paul Mitchell
May 5, 2010
Joan's got two billionaires: first a homeless bum who became the hair care mogul behind the Paul Mitchell line. Then it's off to the top of Trump Tower to visit her old boss (from Celebrity Apprentice) Donald Trump.
Where to Watch How'd You Get So Rich?
How'd You Get So Rich? is available for streaming on the TV Land website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How'd You Get So Rich? on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (59)