Richard Hatch became a household name thanks to his stint on the first season of Survivor where he won $1,000,000. Prior to becoming a reality TV star, however, he served the United States Army for five years and even worked as a corporate trainer.
Hatch easily lingered in the television circuit even after winning Survivor. He appeared on Hollywood Squares for several episodes, as well as on Dog Eat Dog, Son of the Beach, Howard Stern, Battle of the Network Reality Stars, Another Gay Movie and Access Hollywood, just to name a few. In 2004, he joined Survivor: All-Stars but was shortly voted out. He returned to the small screen as one of the contenders of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011. In 2016, he became one of the contestants of The Biggest Loser season 17.
At 314 pounds, he suffers from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. He was eliminated in week 4.