Dick Donato is a bar manager, podcaster, and American reality television personality rose to fame after winning the reality game show, Big Brother 8.
At the age of 44, he became the oldest person to win one of the American program's top two prizes.
Ever since he became the winner, he has been in the public eye quite a bit.
For the 13th season of Big Brother, Dick made a return to the show, but due to some personal reasons, he departed the show.
Later, he revealed that the reason behind his departure was because he was diagnosed with HIV positive.
Dick Donato's Big Brother Journey
Dick Donato participated in the eighth season of the CBS reality series, Big Brother, in 2007. In the show, he gave his best shot as well as very well played his mind game.
His actions in season eight also made him arguably the most prominent and notorious villain, as well as the most memorable houseguests in Big Brother history.
Dick was able to become the winner of season 8 with a 5 to 2 vote and also won the award for favorite Reality Performer at the Fox Really Awards.
Adding to that, Dick also won prize money of $500K.
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After earning the tag of the winner of Big Brother 8, Dick returned for Big Brother season 13 in 2011. However, on the 6th day after the show started, he took an emergency leave, stating that something terrible had happened to someone close to him.
Later, it was revealed that the show's medical staff had discovered that he was HIV positive from a blood test given to him by the procedures.
On 1st October 2014, Dick himself revealed that he had been HIV-positive since 2011.
Now, Dick has been a very visible presence on social media. On 26th October 2019, he posted a tweet picture showing a Big Brother bag with a tag of his name.
His posts hint two things: first, he might be returning for a possible All-Stars version of the reality competition show; second, his tweet could be just for trolling fans of the show.
Dick Donato tweets a picture of his Big Brother bag on 26 October 2019 (Photo: Dick Donato's Twitter)
More so, as Dick is very active in the entertainment industry, he is also living a luxurious life with a net worth of $300K.
Spouse & Children Details
Dick is a father of two children, Daniele Donato, and Vincent Donato. Like him, his daughter is also a reality star and is happily married to fellow season 13 co-star Dominic Briones.
On 20th August 2018, Dick's grandchild was born, which bought more happiness to the family.
Both his children, Daniele and Vincent, are from his first spouse, Tracy Donato, with whom he was married from 1984 to 1985.
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Dick then had a second marriage with Janine Donato from 1994 to 2002.
Then his third marriage was with Michelle Donato, but the date of their marriage, as well as the details to their split, is missing.
Dick Donato was born as Richard Louis Donato on 24th June 1963 in the USA.
However, nothing of significance is known about his family life away from his professional life.