Survivor winner Richard Hatch meets his sperm donor children on Oprah Winfrey show... and admits 'there are probably more'
By George Stark
PUBLISHED: 16:48 EST, 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 05:42 EST, 31 July 2013
He is best known for as the villainous winner of the reality series Survivor, and subsequently going to prison for tax evasion.
But before he rose to fame bagging the $1million prize on the show, Richard Hatch was a young college student who needed to make ends meet.
On a recent episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? Hatch talked about his younger days as a sperm donor, and meets up with two of his biological children who had got in contact with him.
Revealed: Richard Hatch meets the children he fathered through sperm donation on Oprah... and is unsure of exactly how many children he has fathered
Emily and Devin, both 24, found their biological dad through the Donor Sibling Registry and their meeting was filmed for the show broadcast on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network.
However, it had already been revealed back in 2011 before he served jail time for tax evasion that his two children had come forward.
But Hatch, 52, has now revealed that he was paid approximately $40 per donation around three times a week for two years, admitting: 'there are probably more.'
Meeting: Hatch first revealed that his two biological children had been in touch with him in December 2011
Discovery: 'It was kind of cool just to finally say, "I have a biological dad," ' said Devin (right).
Hatching a plan: The former Survivor winner says he is 'open to' meeting more biological children that he might have
'I'm open to, interested in, would be excited about meeting any of them who were interested in meeting me,' he says.
Considering the possibility of how many more children that are his, he said: 'I don't spend a lot of time thinking about how many children I may have fathered.'
Hatch added: 'I have no way of knowing. I will never have any way of knowing. It seems kind of fruitless to me.'
How he was then: Hatch revealed that getting $40 for his time as a sperm donator came in handy when he was younger
'I will never have any way of knowing. It seems kind of fruitless to me.': Hatch on the possibility of meeting more of his biological children
The former reality star also talks about adopting a son named Chris in 1998 and later serving jail time for tax evasion, which he claims he did not do.
Hatch was freed from prison in December 2011 on a tax evasion sentence tied to his $1 million Survivor winnings.
The star was released from prison for violating the terms of his supervised release in the long-running case.
Winner: Hatch took home the first ever $1million prize on Survivor, but was labelled 'evil' by his fellow contestants
Not very nice: TV Guide included Hatch in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time, after falling out with his fellow contestants on the reality show
He first brought up the subject of his sperm donation shortly before entering prison, admitting that he had met a 22-year-old biological son who is living in New Jersey.
'It was additionally challenging to be wrongfully imprisoned knowing that these children were coming forward,' Hatch said at the time.
'I told the court that beforehand. I explained this is a fascinating time in my life when I was at a place where I wanted to get to know these people who are my children who have come forward and want to get to know me.'
Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.
Another scoop: The scenes will be broadcast on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network
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