Richard was surrounded by various controversies after the release of his documentary The World’s Strongest Boy but he also achieved stardom followed by several magazine appearances. He participated in and won several competitions.
He also starred in the 2009 released film Little Hercules in 3-D and appeared in television and radio commercials of nutrition products. Besides, he started getting involved in programs devoted to raising awareness of childhood obesity.
After a childhood that circulated around fitness, 24-year old Richard has now grown bored of bodybuilding. He revealed this fact during an interview with Inside Edition in 2015. In fact, he quit bodybuilding after his father was arrested.
At age 15, although he did not continue to build his body, he trained five times a week, each session of 90 minutes. He started eating more like a typical teen and got involved in activities out of the training world.
Instead of letting history ruin him, Richard looks forward to leveraging his past notoriety into a career in acting. Moreover, he has kept himself distant from alcohol and drugs.
During an interview with Andrew Anthony, he remarked, "I think of it this way: the kids that do that, how do they end up? They don't end up with successful careers in any good business. They end up working at McDonald's, and that's not a life I want for myself.”
The normal looking Richard still does cardio exercises such as stair climbing, chin-ups, etc. He also loves skateboarding. He currently works as a stuntman and performs intense exercise only when required by his job.
As a stuntman, Richard is associated with Universal Studios Hollywood and Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular. His clients include celebrity names such as Elton John, Rod Stewart and Sylvester Stallone whom he has reportedly trained.
From his jobs, he has accumulated an estimated amount of $400,000 as his net worth till date. He aspires to become an engineer for NASA.