Richard Johnson

The former longtime editor of Page Six, Johnson has moved west to focus on California-centric gossip as the west coast editor of The Daily.

While his debonair appearance might suggest a life of privilege, Richard Johnson didn't spend his youth mingling with the rich and famous. After dropping out of the University of Colorado (he eventually finished up at Empire State College), Johnson worked as a carpenter, construction worker, and New York City cab driver before beginning a career in journalism with a reporting job at the Chelsea Clinton News. In 1978, he joined Rupert Murdoch's New York Post as a general assignment reporter; he moved to the paper's "Page Six" gossip column several years later. In 1990, Johnson left the Post to pursue a short-lived TV gig and later ended up working briefly at Mort Zuckerman's Daily News. He returned to his former home after Murdoch re-acquired the paper in 1985 and stayed until 2010.

After almost 25 years at the Post, Johnson packed up and headed to LA, where, since 2011, he has worked for The Daily, an iPad-based news source. Johnson married his third wife, Sessa von Richthofen, in 2005; they had a daughter named Alessandra Renee in 2007. For much of the 90s, Johnson was married to power publicist Nadine Johnson and the couple had a son together named Jack. He has one other son, Damon, from his first marriage. [Image via Getty]