By Luchina Fisher
Long before he claimed his $1 million prize as the winner of the first season of “Survivor,” Richard Hatch earned money as a sperm donor.
Now, the reality star tells “Inside Edition” that he may have fathered as many as 200 children.
Hatch told the show that he donated his sperm hundreds of times at the Cryobank in Fairfax, Va., while he was a student at nearby George Mason University. He received $30 per donation.
“I did it for two years, about two or three times a week,” he said.
Hatch who is gay, already has one son he adopted in 1998. They live in Newport, R.I., with Hatch’s partner Emiliano, whom he married in 2005.
Now, the 52-year-old faces the prospect of having dozens, if not hundreds, of offspring.
He recently met two of the children he fathered, Emily Kidd and Devin O’Neill, both 24, who tracked him down on a website called the Donor Sibling Registry.
Kidd vaguely remembered him from watching “Survivor” with her mother.
“I didn’t remember much from when I was 11, but I do remember the naked man and the hype of it,” she told “Inside Edition,” referring to Hatch’s nudist tendencies during his time on “Survivor.”
Hatch went on to claim the first $1 million prize 13 years ago during the inaugural season of the CBS series. Years later, in 2006, he was sentenced to three years in jail for failing to pay taxes on his “Survivor” winnings.
These days, he’s getting to know O’Neill and Kidd, who spent part of the Christmas holiday with him.
“It’s an exciting time,” Hatch told “Inside Edition.” “It’s a great time.”
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