- "Guys who think like you and me, we avoid what we can't solve, do almost anything to avoid it no matter how drastic."
- —Richard to Walter
Richard Elia is a billionaire CEO who has hired Scorpion for multiple jobs. He can be classified as a genius as he claims to have an IQ in the low 150's as stated in Season 3 Episode 3, "It Isn't The Fall That Kills You".
At unknown point in time, he had a daughter named Zoe with his wife, whom he later divorced.
- Richard has an IQ somewhere in the 150s.