Christie Brinkley is an American supermodel with an estimated net worth of $80 million. She was born on February 2, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan. She is the daughter of Marjorie, and her father is Herbert. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was very young, and that is where her mother married a television writer by the name of Don Brinkley. He adopted her and made her his own daughter, and the family also adopted her brother, as well. She was able to live a nice lifestyle in some of the nicer areas of Los Angeles, but she moved to Paris, France in 1973. She wanted to study art, and there is not better city in the world to do something like that than Paris.
At the same time she moved to Paris, the best thing that might ever happen to her actually happened. A famous photographer saw her at the post office in Paris. Of all the places in the all the world, Errol Sawyer saw her there and decided that she would make a beautiful model. He took her photos and he introduced her to the executives at Elite Model Management. She was signed right away. She went back to California and she was able to begin her modeling career without any issues. She became a very in-demand model very quickly, and that’s the Christie Brinkley we know and love today.
Before long, she was on television, she was modeling for major brands and she was walking in virtually every fashion show available. By the time the 70s were over, she was well on her way to appearing on the cover of three issues of Sports Illustrated for the swimsuit issue in a row. She was also signed to work with CoverGirl. She was given a 25-year contract making it the longest contract ever given to any model for a makeup brand in the entire world.
Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, Christie Brinkley worked all the time. She was one of the most famous models in the world, and she is one of the original supermodels. She and other famous supermodels changed the face of the game, earning more money than anyone ever imagined that a model might make, and she was one of the most easily recognizable and most beautiful women in the world. Even today in her 60s, she still one of the most beautiful women in the world; she looks more like a woman half her age.
Christie Brinkley has been married four times. She is currently not married, and her most famous marriage is to rock star Billy Joel, to whom she married second. She was married to him from 1985 to 1994, and the couple has one child together. in fact, they actually remain very good friends and co-parents even 31 years after they were married and nearly two decades since they were divorced. She continues to work and raise her three kids, and her net worth will probably only increase.
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