She is an American national supermodel, actress, and businesswoman. She had been the first internationally famous model for the sports illustrated swimsuit issue in the 1970s. Christie Brinkley’s net worth is 100 million dollars estimated according to different resources.
She had been on the list of one of the world’s most successful and highest-paid models. She had been the face of Cover-Girl for almost 25 years of her career. She ruled over the fashion industry for three decades by featuring on more than 500 covers of magazines. She is now 67 years old and running her business.
Christie Brinkley Early Life
Christie was born in Monroe, Michigan, the USA, in 1954. After some time, her family transferred to Los Angeles, and at that place, her mother married TV producer Donald Brinkley. Then she moved to Malibu and lived for a while there.
She went to Paul Revere Junior School for her early education. Then she got admission to Le Lycee Francais for 9th to 12th-grade studies. She wanted to study arts, because of this, she moved to Paris after graduating in 1972.
Christie Brinkley Beginning Career
When she moved to Paris, she found out a post office in 1973. In that post office, she found an American photographer Errol Sawyer. After taking her first pictures, he introduced her to the elite model management. Then she met with fashion photographers and signed three national advertisement campaigns.
Christie Brinkley Success Story
After being introduced to the fashion industry people, she made many appearances on the cover of Glamour. At that time, she signed 25 years of contract with the Cover-Girl cosmetic Company. She had been on the covers of sports illustrated swimsuit issues for three consecutive times from 1979 to 1981, which never happened before.
She had been on the covers of top magazines including Newsweek, Vogue, Esquire, US, Harper’s Bazaar, and cosmopolitan. She worked for many brands such as Nissan, Revlon, Max Factor, Diet Coke, Prell, and channel no 19 as a model. She had been photographed globally for more than 30 countries across six continents.
Christie Brinkley TV & Theater Journey
Despite being a model, she also made her appearances on TV and on stage. She got her first role in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” in 1983, where he played the role of the unnamed girl in red Ferrari. So that role has become iconic that she got many offers of films after that. She also made appearances in TV shows as a guest.
In 2011, she started playing her leading role on stage. She featured in the role of Roxie Hart in the musical “Chicago.” She did one month show for the production at Cambridge Theater. After that, she gave 126 performances in different cities in a complete national tour, including Boston, Hartford, and Los Angeles.
Christie Brinkley Business Journey
Although she worked for different brands, she launched her brands, including Christie Brinkley’s authentic skincare, eye-wear, and Bellissima Prosecco. She also wrote a book which was named “Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book.” That book hit the best-seller list by The New York Times.
She also started her business as a designer. Through which she designed clothes for Simplicity Pattern Company. Moreover, she launched her signature fragrances and jewelry collection. She also designed a line of prescription glasses for the Nouveau Eyewear Company.
Christie Brinkley Net Worth
She earned all the money from different sources of income by being a model, designer, stage actress, and entrepreneur. Christie Brinkley’s net worth is 100 million dollars which is a large amount of money. She worked very well in her whole career, which helped her in maintaining a luxury lifestyle.
Christie Brinkley Personal Life
She has a very romantic nature; this she married four times till now. In 1973, she married French artist Jean Allaux.
Then she married 1985 with Billy Joel and had two children with him; a son and a daughter. Later she married to real estate developer and had one son with him. Then she married architecture peter and divorced in 2008.
She had a glamorous career throughout her life which took her to a new placed of success. She didn’t end only doing modeling but gave her best in other fields too.
She managed home and business altogether very greatly. She is still working for her business, becoming a sensation for all the women of the world.