Robert Durst is the son of the American real estate mogul Seymour Durst. Apart from being on the headlines as a member of the wealthy Durst family, Robert is infamous for his various murder charges including the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen. Continue reading to know more information about the life and net worth of Robert Durst in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Robert Alan Durst was born on April 12, 1943, in New York City, New York, the United States. His father Seymour Durst was a famous real estate investor and his mother Bernice Herstein was an American socialite. Robert has three siblings namely Douglas, Tommy, and Wendy Durst. Durst was said to be diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was ten years old. He attended the Scarsdale High School and later studied Economics at the Lehigh University.
Durst married his first wife Kathleen McCormack on April 12, 1973, on his 30th birthday. Kathleen went missing on January 31, 1982, and there were many allegations that Durst killed her as their relationship was not going well. Durst filed a missing case about his wife, and the police investigation went in vain as nothing turned around in the case. The family of Kathleen wanted the police to declare that their daughter as dead and tried to sue Durst with a $100 million for the murder. The case is still a mystery as neither her corpse nor she is found alive yet.
On December 11, 2000, Durst married Debrah Lee Charatan. He once told that it was a marriage of convenience. Throughout his life, Durst has projected himself to be a mystery man who seems to be affected mentally. In 2000, he was suspected for murdering his friend Susan Berman as there were allegations that she knew more information about Kathleen.
After years of investigation, Durst was arrested in 2015 for the murder and pleaded not to be guilty. The case is still under trial.
In 2001, Durst was arrested as a suspect in the murder of his neighbour Morris Black. He was convicted by the police but later proved in the court that he was not guilty of the murder.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Robert Durst joined his family owned Durst Organization and followed the footsteps of his father as a real estate developer. During the 1990s his brother Douglas Durst was appointed as the company’s head, which eventually led to a rift between the brothers. Robert then estranged himself from his family and the company.
Net Worth & Earnings
Born in a very rich family and as an inactive member of the Durst Organization, his net worth is estimated to be $65 million. Though he enjoys such immense wealth, his estrangement from his family has led him to be caught once shoplifting, which in brief tells about his eccentric lifestyle.
In 2015, the HBO aired a documentary titled The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst which investigates the disappearance of his first wife Kathleen, the murder of Susan Berman and the death of Morris Black.