Richard Hatch shocked the country when he was
crowned the original Sole Survivor on SURVIVOR: BORNEO. Since
then, he has been touring the world as a spokesperson and
motivational speaker. He worked as a correspondent for
"Entertainment Tonight" and CBS News' THE EARLY SHOW,
and made a guest-starring appearance on CBS's BECKER.
Richard continues to run his own business as a corporate trainer
and consultant, conducting seminars on numerous topics,
including conflict management, team building, practical
negotiation and public speaking. In addition, he is a licensed
real estate agent and has worked as a car salesman and
bartender. He spent five years in the Army, initially enlisting
and then becoming a West Point Cadet.
Richard's education includes studies in oceanography and marine
biology at Florida Institute of Technology, management at The
United States Military Academy and general studies at George
Mason University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Management and Applied Behavioral Sciences through
Richard describes himself as bright, rational, spontaneous and
humorous, "just as comfortable running a meeting in a
boardroom as attending the annual nude weenie roast of the
American Society of Harley Davidson Enthusiasts." He enjoys
provocative and meaningful conversation, any sport involving
water (snorkeling, spear fishing, swimming, etc.) and camping.
Richard continues to live in his hometown, Middletown, Rhode
Island. He is single and has an adopted son, Christopher. His
birth date is April 8, 1961.