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The Life and Success of Reichen Lehmkuhl
Reichen Lehmkuhl is an American television personality, actor, and model who has quickly become a Hollywood sensation. He was born as Richard Allen Lehmkuhl in Cincinnati, Ohio in December 1973. Lehmkuhl is best known for winning the fourth season of The Amazing Race in 2003 with his former partner Chip Arndt. He is also a gay rights advocate and co-founder of the military-based advocacy nonprofit group – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. In this article, we will discuss more about the life and successes of Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Net Worth Details
As of 2021, Reichen Lehmkuhl’s net worth is $20 million. He earns most of his income as a businessman and also through his investments. LeaseLock, Inc., his company that helps renters eliminate security deposits, turned out to be quite successful and played a significant part in adding to his wealth. Besides business ventures, Reichen has also been a part of various TV shows such as The Young and the Restless, The Drew Carey Show, and Days of Our Lives; which also helped add to his net worth. He is also a published author of an autobiography titled ‘Here’s What We’ll Say,’ which has been another notable source of income.
Early life and education
Reichen was brought up in Cincinnati by his mother, Vicki Lehmkuhl, who passed away from breast cancer when he was only seventeen. Lehmkuhl graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1996 with a degree in Piloting and Aerospace Engineering. After college, he served in the US Air Force for twelve years as a captain and later worked as a flight instructor near Los Angeles while studying law from Loyola Law School, where he graduated with honours in 2003.
Career and achievements
After graduation from Loyola Law School, Reichen worked at the law firm Girardi and Keese in California, which was owned by Tom Girardi, the husband of Erica Jayne, a star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, Lehmkuhl had his own dreams to pursue, especially in the entertainment industry, and soon after started cultivating his passion for modeling and acting gigs. This venture soon opened up opportunities for movies such as Partner(s) and The Scorned, among others. He even went ahead to secure an agent while appearing in episodes of various TV series.
In 2003, Reichen and his former partner Chip Arndt participated in The Amazing Race and won. This achievement was notable as they were the first gay couple on the show and the first couple ever to cross the finish line without ever winning a leg of the race. Post The Amazing Race’s success, he appeared in other popular TV shows like Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, and Days of Our Lives.
From 2006 to 2007 Reichen was dating NSYNC member Lance Bass, who he also supported when Bass came out publicly as gay. In fact, Reichen has always maintained his stance for gay rights. Lehmkuhl is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ rights and co-founded the government advocacy not-for-profit based on military service – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network along with Stacie Andree. He has done some notable work for the LGBTQ youth centre named The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center and was also awarded the Human Rights Campaign Local Visibility Award in 2011 for his advocacy work.
Reichen co-founded LeaseLock in 2012, a startup that collects deposits on behalf of the apartment residents, replacing the regular hefty fees and deposits. LeaseLock has seen resounding success since its inception and has been invested-in heavily by both big insurance firms like Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and American Family Insurance Company, veteran capital (Hivers and Strivers) and Wildcat Ventures – money totalling up to around $95M.
As a result of his hard work and persistence, Reichen’s net worth comfortably exceeds $20 million, with about $19M accounted for by LeaseLock’s ownership and the homes he owns in various regions in the USA, including Maine, Palm Springs and Los Angeles.
ReichenLehmkuhl,is an inspiring figure in the TV and film industry whose achievements go far beyond just being a well-known Hollywood actor. His work as a gay rights advocatehas helped form policies to better protect gay members of society serving militarily while also offering support to many minors residing in California. His incredible drive to innovate in the financial sector with LeaseLock has landed him with a truly impressive net worth. Undoubtedly, he deserves the respect garnered from his day-to-day business dealings, nonprofits, books and media appearances.
Interesting Facts about Reichen Lehmkuhl
- Host of "Coming Out with Reichen." An internet radio show on the fishbowl.com.
- A graduate of the Air Force Academy, a captain in the Air Force, a successful entrepreneur, an international model, a writer, a flight instructor, winner of CBS' Amazing Race, a television personality and movie star, a Gay Rights Advocate
- Author of the book "Here's What We'll Say" detailing his time at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
- Announced he is in a relationship with singer Lance Bass. (January 2007) Announced relationship with Lance Bass is over. [July 2006]
- Cites On Golden Pond (1981), Soldier's Girl (2003), and Beetlejuice (1988) as three films that mean a lot to him.