Former British footballer and current restaurateur and businessman, Kenneth Todd is most popularly known as Ken Todd. He played the position of Midfielder throughout his career in football and is known to have scored a total of 11 goals in 52 games for the Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale and Portsmouth in the Football League.
Todd was born in Butterknowle, England on August 24, 1957. After his career as a professional football player, he started venturing into different businesses such as in the textile industry, followed by the restaurant business. He became an international sensation when he appeared on the reality TV show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
He was previously married to Pamela, a model, with whom he has a son. He is currently married to famed businesswoman, Lisa Vanderpump and has two children with her.
Todd’s career started when he played for Sammy Chung’s, Wolverhampton Wanderers. The team were the champions of the 1967-1977 Second Division. In this season, he scored one goal in 4 league games of the season. In the following season of 1977-1978, they came in 15th and played only one game in the First Division’s league season.
In 1978, he was purchased by Dennis Butler, manager of Port Vale at a club record of £37,000. However, his performance at the club failed to justify his price tag and he was often abused. In the 1978-1979 Fourth Division season, he scored a total of eight goals in 41 league games and played one FA Cup game. The following 1979-1980 Fourth Division season, he scored 1 goal out of the three league games he played.
He was sold to Portsmouth in October of the 1979-1980 season for £20,000. He played 3 Fourth Division games that season but scored only one goal. He then quit the club to join Fareham Town, followed by Waterlooville of the Southern League.
During his youth and senior career, he has played a total of 52 league games, scoring a total of 11 games and one FA Cup game with no goals.
Todd retired from professional football and went back to Portsmouth as the youth team’s manager.
He then ventured into the textile industry where he started making his fortune. He bought London Kensington’s Corks Bar in 1982 which piqued his interest in the restaurant business. This is where he met his wife, Lisa Vanderpump. Together, the couple has owned and managed over 26 high-end restaurants and bars in Los Angeles and London. One of the most renowned restaurants owned by them include the Sexy Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, a local melting pot frequented by several celebrities.
Ken Todd Net Worth
Following his football career and stint in the textile industry, Todd accumulated a hefty net worth of $85 million by being a famed restaurateur and businessman.
Today, Todd and wife, Lisa, have a very large portfolio of bars and restaurants to their name such as the SUR Restaurant and Bar in Hollywood and SOHO’s Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho and Cheers Megabar on Regent Street. They have been working together since 1995.