Christie Brinkley Net Worth: Christie Brinkley is a successful American model and actress. She was the most famous model of her generation during which she spent twenty-five years as the face of CoverGirl. As of 2016, Christie Brinkley has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954, in Monroe, Michigan. Her family later moved to California where she went to Paul Revere Junior High School. She then went on to study in France focusing on arts. During her time there a photographer named Errol Sawyer discovered her in a post office. This led her to be involved with Elite Model Management agency. Her beauty meant that after setting a foundation, she started to get many offers instantly.
CoverGirl, which was already a big cosmetics company at that time had already seen the beauty of Brinkley and offered her a 25-year contract with them. She first appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 1979 and then went on to appear again in its next two issues. She was the ‘IT’ girl of her time which meant that many big brands wanted her to be their promoter. This was a phase when she was earning a lot of money and it has been reported that during her career, she managed to appear in over 500 covers astonishingly. Among them, some contracts that have helped her to make some seriously heavy money are brands like Vogue, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Mastercard, Nissan, and Got Milk?.
Christie Brinkley Net Worth in years:
|Christie Brinkley Net Worth in 2012||$61 million|
|Christie Brinkley Net Worth in 2013||$68 million|
|Christie Brinkley Net Worth in 2014||$75 million|
|Christie Brinkley Net Worth in 2015||$78 million|
|Christie Brinkley Net Worth in 2016||$80 million|
Because of her contributions to Sports Illustrated, she is also in their Hall of Fame. In her later years, she also started acting and one of her early roles was in the film National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983. She has also appeared in a documentary called King of the Hamptons and also had her own show on CNN called in the 90’s — With Christie Brinkley in 1992. She has also been used in many minor roles as a guest namely Parks and Recreation. Aside from acting she even participated in Dancing With The Stars. Brinkley, who has been married 4 times has also authored a New York Times best-selling book called Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book.
It is not surprising that Brinkley, who is a winner of awards like Mother of The year and Merit Award, has such a large net worth seeing the number of years that she has been active and the long hours of work that she has put into cover shoots and movies over a prolonged period of time. Since she promotes brands that have a reach to a wide audience, her contracts are never disappointing to watch because she herself has become a brand. She reportedly invests a lot of money into real estate and was even ranked third in the list of World’s 20 richest models. She has also given her money to noble causes and because of such activities, she has been able to win awards like 2013 Pet Hero Award – Humanitarian of the Year by the Pet Philanthropy Circle.