Christy Turlington Net Worth

Christy Turlington Net Worth is
$18 Million

Christy Turlington Biography

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns was born on 2 January 1969, in Walnut Creek, California USA, to mother María Elizabeth, a flight attendant of Salvadoran descent, and father Dwain Turlington, an airline pilot of European-American descent. She is a supermodel, probably best known for her work for major fashion companies such as Maybelline and Calvin Klein.

A noted supermodel, just how wealthy is Christy Turlington? Sources state that Turlington has acquired a net worth of over $18 million, as of mid-2016. Her fortune has been earned during her modeling career, as well as through several other ventures.

Christy Turlington Net Worth $18 Million

Turlington grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with her two siblings. She attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California and Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, graduating with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. She later enrolled in Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Turlington began her modeling career at the age of 14, being scouted by a photographer while she was riding a horse in Miami, Florida. This led her to land a job at a modeling agency, and two years later she signed with one of the world’s largest agencies, the Ford Models. In 1986 she was featured in “Notorious”, the English band Duran Duran’s music video.

At the age of 18 Turlington moved to New York City to become a professional, full-time model, and around the same time she appeared on the cover of the German edition of Vogue, which brought her international attention. At the age of 20, she signed a seven-figure deal with Calvin Klein, becoming the company’s new face for the fragrance Eternity, and paving her way to became one of the most famous and successful models in the USA. Her net worth was boosted.

In 1992 Turlington signed a deal with the Maybelline company, becoming their new face, which greatly added to her wealth. Shortly after which the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art declared her the “Face of the 20th Century”. During the ’90s, she was featured in a number of professional photobooks, and on the covers of numerous major fashion magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, etc, being presented on the 1999 Millennium cover of Vogue as one of the “Modern Muses”. During this time she also posed nude for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. Turlington went on to appear in campaigns of the worlds greatest fashion names, such as Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Maybelline, Marc Jacobs, and many others. Along with models Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, she was often referred to as (one of) the “trinity” of models during this period.

Turlington appeared in a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi “Unzipped” and in a mocumentary film “Prêt-à-Porter”, and starred in a documentary about her life as a model, called “Catwalk”. She was also featured in George Michael’s music video “Freedom!”. All intensified her rising net worth.

Aside from her modeling career, Turlington has explored other business ventures as well. During the ’90s she co-partnered with Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, and Claudia Schiffer to open a restaurant chain called Fashion Café. She was a part of an ayurvedic skincare line called “Sundari” and Puma’s clothing line called “Nuala”, adding to her riches.

A huge yoga enthusiast, in 2002 Turlington wrote a book “Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice”. In 2010 she directed and narrated the documentary “No Woman, No Cry”, portraying maternal health issues within Tanzania, Guatemala, Bangladesh as well as the USA. In 2014 she premiered her second documentary on motherhood, “Every Mile, Every Mother”, and the same year she returned as the face of Calvin Klein, and became the global ambassador for Imedeen’s beauty supplements. Today, in her forties, she still appears in fashion magazines.

In her personal life, Turlington married actor Edward Burns in 2003, and they have two children together. The model is a devoted philanthropist. She has been an Advocate for Maternal Health of the humanitarian organization CARE since 2005. In 2010 she founded a non-profit organization called Every Mother Counts (EMC), aimed at stopping maternal mortality. She ran the New York City Marathon in 2011 to raise awareness for maternal and child health. Aside from being a maternal health activist, Turlington is also an anti-smoking activist and an Ambassador for Product Red.

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Quick Facts

Full NameChristy Turlington
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1969
Place Of BirthWalnut Creek, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionFormer supermodel, director, author, producwer, businesswoman
EducationMonte Vista High School in Danville, California, Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
SpouseEdward Burns (m. 2003-)
ChildrenGrace Burns, Finn Burns
ParentsMaría Elizabeth, Dwain Turlington
SiblingsKelly Turlington, Erin Turlington
AwardsGlamour Award for The Role Models
Nominations100 Most Influential People of 2014 ("Time" magazine), Women of the Year ("Glamour" magazine, 2013), Do Something With Style Award (2012)
Movies"Unzipped", "Prêt-à-Porter", "Catwalk",“No Woman, No Cry” (2010), “Every Mile, Every Mother” (2013)
TV Shows“Freedom!” (Music Video, 1990), NBC’s "Today Show", "Giving Birth in America" (2015)


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Every Mile, Every MotherShort completed
No Woman, No Cry2010Documentary as Christy Turlington Burns


Giving Birth in America2015Documentary short executive producer - as Christy Turlington Burns


Unzipped1995Documentary very special thanks


Every Mile, Every MotherShort completedHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2011-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Guest
To the Contrary2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show2012TV MovieHerself
Iconoclasts2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey2012Video documentaryHerself
The Latino List: Volume 22012DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012DocumentaryHerself
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2011TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Running Russell Simmons2010TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Model and Director
AMC News Special: The Stories of Tribeca2010TV MovieHerself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
A Powerful Noise Live2009DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool2001DocumentaryHerself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael1999Video documentaryHerself ("Freedom '90" video)
FashionKingdom1998TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-1997TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Unzipped1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Ready to Wear1994Herself (uncredited)
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHerself
Network First1994TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest

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20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHerself
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