Christy Turlington Net Worth

They have the most money, they own the fanciest cars and houses and everything about them seems posh and luxurious. However, there are a lot of things that hide behind closed doors, especially the hard work that Christy Turlington had to put in order to achieve this level of success and recognition. A famous American Former supermodel, director, author, producwer, businesswoman, graduated Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Born in unknown on a very special day unknown Christy Turlington has a family of María Elizabeth, Dwain Turlington Kelly Turlington, Erin Turlington Grace Burns, Finn Burns Edward Burns (m. 2003-). Dividing personal time and that which should be allocated to business is nonetheless challenging but Christy Turlington still manages to maintain success on a global scale. The net worth of this person is estimated to be a huge $18 Million.

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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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  • Full Name: Christy Turlington
  • Net Worth: $18 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 2, 1969
  • Place Of Birth: Walnut Creek, California, USA
  • Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
  • Profession: Former supermodel, director, author, producwer, businesswoman
  • Education: Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Edward Burns (m. 2003-)
  • Children: Grace Burns, Finn Burns
  • Parents: María Elizabeth, Dwain Turlington
  • Siblings: Kelly Turlington, Erin Turlington
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  • Awards: Glamour Award for The Role Models
  • Albums: Every Mother Counts (2011), Every Mother Counts 2012 (2012)
  • Nominations: 100 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)


  • After one particularly grueling season at the couture shows in Paris in the summer of ’94, I decided that was it. I came home and applied to NYU.
  • Not all models are meant to be actors.
  • You can usually tell when I’m happy by the fact that I’ve put on weight.
  • I love fashion, but I’m not obsessed with it.
  • I have a beer belly.


  • Finished the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 03:47:53.
  • Finished the 120th Boston Marathon in 2015 with a time of 04:09:27.
  • Appeared with supermodel friends Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford in George Michael’s music video “Freedom 90” as directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
  • Is a member of White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
  • Is a member of Mother’s Day Every.
  • Was an initial product tester for the Apple Watch launch in 2015, participating in the press conference and allowing them to film a segment featuring her use of the Apple Watch to train for a marathon.
  • Practices Jivamukti Yoga.
  • Completed to the 2013 New York Marathon.
  • Completed to the 2011 New York Marathon.
  • In September 2010, she participated in a CARE Learning Tour to Ethiopia to investigate the work being done to reduce maternal deaths.
  • In 2015, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
  • In 2005, began working with the international humanitarian organization CARE and has since become their Advocate for Maternal Health.
  • An Ambassador for Product Red.
  • Is a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University.
  • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
  • Due to her collaborative shoots with fellow models Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell under photographer Steven Meisel’s direction, the girl trio became known as the “Trinity,” epitomizing fashion of the day.
  • Spokesperson for Balenciaga.
  • Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
  • Son, Finn, born January 2006.
  • Wore a silk-and-lace cap sleeved Galliano gown in her June 2003 wedding to Edward Burns.
  • Diagnosed with emphysema in December 2000. She smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day between the ages of 13 and 26, with a two year break.
  • Was ranked #6 in Channel 5’s “World’s greatest supermodel”.
  • Graduated from NYU with a degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy (1999)
  • Despite being a huge yoga enthusiast and majoring in eastern philosophy, decided that she was going back to her Catholic roots and go back to eating meat.
  • Has a dog named “MicSpic” in honor of her Hispanic and her husband’s Irish backgrounds.
  • Used to order Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipe for her lunch during modeling shoots for Cosmopolitan magazine
  • Is a Jivamukti (ashtanga) Yoga enthusiast
  • Went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999, from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University (NYU), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
  • One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
  • She and Edward Burns welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Grace (b. 25 October 2003)
  • Is bilingual (speaks English & Spanish).
  • Her father is American and her mother is from El Salvador.
  • Spokesmodel of STRENESSE.
  • Spokesmodel of Maybelline.
  • Spokesmodel of Calvin Klein.
  • Announced engagement to Edward Burns [2001]
  • Announced that she has early stage emphysema from her 10-year smoking habit. She quit smoking in 1995. [2000]
  • Is an anti-smoking activist.
  • Attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.
  • Had Roger Wilson’s initials tatooed on her ankle, but got it altered to a rose.
  • Sisters, Erin and Kelly.
  • Has been on the cover of nearly 1,000 magazines since 1987 including Vouge, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, and Elle.
  • Collects pottery.
  • (1987-1991) Dated Roger Wilson
  • On of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People [1993]
  • Was co-owner of Fashion Cafe in New York City. [1996]
  • Face is inspiration/model for mannequins in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Appeared in the nude for a PETA poster stating, “I’d rather go naked than wear fur”.


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Every Mile, Every Mother Short completed
No Woman, No Cry 2010 Documentary as Christy Turlington Burns
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Giving Birth in America 2015 Documentary short executive producer – as Christy Turlington Burns
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Unzipped 1995 Documentary very special thanks
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Every Mile, Every Mother Short completed Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2011-2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself – Guest
To the Contrary 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2013 TV Series Herself
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show 2012 TV Movie Herself
Iconoclasts 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey 2012 Video documentary Herself
The Latino List: Volume 2 2012 Documentary Herself – Interviewee
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now 2012 Documentary Herself
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2011 TV Movie Herself – Presenter
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
Running Russell Simmons 2010 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself – Model and Director
AMC News Special: The Stories of Tribeca 2010 TV Movie Herself
Straight from the Horses Mouth 2009 Video Herself
A Powerful Noise Live 2009 Documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool 2001 Documentary Herself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary Herself (“Freedom ’90” video)
FashionKingdom 1998 TV Movie Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-1997 TV Series Herself
Catwalk 1995 Documentary Herself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Unzipped 1995 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Ready to Wear 1994 Herself (uncredited)
In a New Light ’94 1994 TV Special Herself
Network First 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
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20 to 1 2007-2011 TV Series documentary Herself
I Love the 1990s 2001 TV Series documentary Herself


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