Known as a model that has appeared in the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Christie Brinkley has been active in her career spanning over four decades. She has appeared in many magazine covers and has also acted in television series. She is a businesswoman and controls many companies. Now let’s have a closer look about the net worth of Christie Brinkley in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Christine Lee Hudson, in 1954, Christie Brinkley is the daughter of Herbert Hudson and Marjorie Bowling. She was raised in Los Angeles, California and was adopted by her stepfather, Don Brinkley, who is a writer. Don also adopted her brother Greg. She has lived in Los Angeles’s Malibu and Brentwood neighbourhoods.
Coming to her educational profile, she first went to Paul Revere Junior High School. She then attended the Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. After completing her high school in 1973, Christie decided to study art and moved to the French capital city of Paris. But she was active in her career when she was still in high school. She is a fan of the ice hockey team, New York Islanders. She has made financial contributions to politicians and supports animal rights.
From 1973 to 1981, Christie Brinkley was married to Jean-Francois Allaux. Her second marriage was to Billy Joel from 1985 to 1994. Their marriage gave birth to Alexa Ray Joel. She married Richard Taubman in 1994 and gave birth to Jack Paris. They divorced a year later. From 1996 to 2008, she was married to Peter Cook. They have a daughter named Sailor Lee. She was also engaged to Olivier Chandon De Brailles in 1982 but did not marry.
Career, Award & Nominations
The career of Christie Brinkley started when she met Errol Sawyer, an American photographer in Paris in 1973. It was then when she began her career as a model and started appearing in the cover of various magazines. Soon, she signed a contract with CoverGirl. She has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Life, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Newsweek. She has been photographed in over thirty countries.
In acting, Brinkley was first seen in the movie, ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ in 1983. Later, she appeared in its sequel called ‘Vegas Vacation’. But she is immensely talented and also made her way in theatres. She has appeared in commercials and was the host of ‘Celebrity Weddings InStyle’. She also had her own show known as ‘Living in the 90’s — With Christie Brinkley’. Additionally, she has appeared in many other TV shows.
In 1983, she wrote a book entitled ‘Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book’. When it comes to entrepreneurship, Christie’s company called ‘CB Inc.’ controls many companies. Her company is included in beauty products, hair extensions, wine, eyeglass and real estate. She is also active in many other endeavors and was conferred with the Spirit of Achievement Award in 2003. The American Heart Association bestowed her with the Heart Award, and she has also received the March of Dimes’ Humanitarian Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
A woman who has done many endeavors in her career must have amassed good net worth in her career. Right from modeling to acting and then to business, she has done it all. She has been successful enough to accumulate a net worth of more than $250 million, primarily as the owner of several companies and real estate.. Her wonderful career definitely made her a rich woman and she is still active, meaning there can be a further addition to her wealth. During her modeling days, she featured in over 500 magazine covers.
Christie Brinkley is definitely an inspirational woman. She is an author, a photographer, and an actress. Her contract with CoverGirl is the longest contract and she has also launched their products for matured women.