Christy Turlington Burns
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession||Fashion Model, Activist, Businessperson, Author|
|Date of Birth||Jan 2, 1969 (53 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Christy Turlington Net Worth:
How much is Christy Turlington Net worth?
The American supermodel and actress Christy Turlington has a net worth of $40 million. Together with her husband, the actor Edward Burns, she has a total net worth of $2.5 million. She has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers and in numerous professional picture albums. Turlington also starred in the music videos for “Notorious” by Duran Duran and “Freedom” by George Michael, with Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz.
Childhood and Education
Christy Turlington was born in Walnut Creek, California on January 2, 1969. She is the second child of three girls born to Pan American World Airways pilot Dwain Turlington and El Salvadoran flight attendant Mara Elizabeth. Turlington was reared Roman Catholic with her siblings, and she continues to practice the faith as an adult. She was found while riding horses in Miami, where her father worked as a training captain for Pan Am, by a local photographer called Dennie Cody. Turlington began modeling throughout her high school years at Monte Vista High in Danville, California, after school and over the summers.
After turning 18, she relocated to New York City to become a full-time model, but she eventually returned to high school to earn her diploma. She entered college in 1994 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University in 1999. Several years later, Turlington pursued her study at the Columbia University School of Public Health.
Turlington established a lucrative modeling career in the 1990s, appearing in hundreds of ad campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, and Maybelline. Christy has also been published in dozens of fashion publications, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Allure, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and countless more. She appears in the documentary “Unzipped” in the fashion mockumentary “Pret-a-Porter” by filmmaker Robert Altman. She has appeared in two music videos, the “Notorious” video by Duran Duran and the “Freedom!” video by George Michael. Along with Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson, she was an investor in the unsuccessful restaurant chain Fashion Cafes.
In honor of her 40th birthday, W magazine compiled a spread including key photographs from her extensive fashion career spanning the late ’80s, ’90s, and present day. In 2008, she was one of fourteen celebrities featured on the cover of V Magazine. She was featured in the summer 2009 Bally ad campaign. She closed the Autumn / Winter 2019 Marc Jacobs runway show. Later that year, she was chosen as one of 15 women to appear on the cover of British Vogue, which Meghan Markle guest-edited.
Her legacy as a model carries on. James Scully, a casting agent, famously remarked of Miss Turlington: “The finest model ever created! You could merge every model to date into one individual, and they still wouldn’t compare (sorry, girls). Probably the biggest crush on a female I’ve ever had. It would be a dream to work with her again on a program before I retire, but the likelihood of that happening is comparable to winning the lotto.”
Since 2005, Turlington has been CARE’s Advocate for Maternal Health. She began working with the international humanitarian organization in 2005. Additionally, she serves as an Ambassador for Product Red. In May of 2007, she traveled to Swaziland on behalf of the charity, motivated by her mother, an avid CARE supporter.
After experiencing issues during the delivery of her first child in 2003, Turlington was motivated to seek a Master’s degree in public health after realizing that more than half a million women die each year during childbirth and that 90% of these deaths are avoidable. In September 2010, she went in a CARE learning tour to Ethiopia to study research being conducted there to prevent maternal fatalities after delivery. She is now a member of the Harvard Medical School Global Health Council and the Harvard School of Public Health Board of Dean’s Advisors. Additionally, she is a part of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
In 2010, Turlington made her debut documentary, titled “No Woman, No Cry,” which compares the situation of maternal health in other nations to that of the United States. It debuted at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and had its U.S. television debut on the OWN network on May 7, 2011. For her directing efforts, she was nominated for the Do Something with Style Award from VH1. Additionally, Turlington founded the non-profit organization Every Mother Counts, whose mission is to make pregnancy and delivery safe for all moms worldwide. In addition to the United States, EMC maintains initiatives in Indonesia, Uganda, Haiti, and Malawi.
Since 2003, Turlington has been married to actor, director, and author Edward Burns. In 2000, they met at a party in the Hamptons and were engaged by the end of the year. After a brief separation in 2002, they reconciled and married in San Francisco with Turlington’s U2 bandmate and close friend, Bono. The couple is parents to Grace and Finn. Kelly, sister of Turlington, is married to Brian, brother of Burns. She is a yoga practitioner and has completed four marathons.