Quick Facts of Richard Taubman

Richard Taubman is an American real estate developer, singer, and photographer. He gained fame after marrying the famous American actress, model, and entrepreneur, Christie Brinkley. Christie is a renowned model who has appeared in over 500 magazine covers.

Richard became a topic of gossip for his disappearance from the limelight after the divorce with Christie. He shares a son from a short marriage with the model. Is Richard alive? What is he doing currently? To know in detail, stay tuned.

Who is Richard Taubman?

Richard Taubman was born to his father, St. Morris Taubman. His father was also into the real estate business. Richard was an amateur singer in his early days. As a matter of fact, he gained popularity after marrying the famous model, Christie Brinkley. The information about his schooling and early life is still a mystery.

Short Married Life

Richard Taubman married the renowned American supermodel, Christie Brinkley on December 22, 1994. The couple tied the wedding knot in Telluride Colorado in a fancy setting. They had met each other during a holiday at the Exclusive Ski resort in Telluride. At that time, Christie was married to an American singer-songwriter, Billy Joel. It was Richard who proposed her while she was married and had a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel from a decade of marriage to Billy. Despite that Christie traveled with Richard in his Cessna grand 12 seater airplane alongside her daughter.

They were married for a year.
Richard Taubman during a vacation with his the then-wife, Christie Brinkley, Photo Source: Alamy

After returning from the short vacation, the couple held hands and decided to marry despite Christie was married during the time. Ultimately, she divorced Billy stating her marriage was not working with Billy. Later, Richard married Christie after dating for nearly nine months. It is believed she was four months pregnant with Richard’s child while tieing the wedding knot.

The couple share a only child a son.
Richard and his ex-wife, Christie with their son, Image Source: Peek

However, their marriage could not last long while many people speculated that they rushed to marry without getting to know each other. During their separation, there were rumors of Richard harassing Christie. Whereas, some believed Taubman owed Christie’s $1.5 million which he failed to compensate. Following the dispute, the former couple decided to part their ways in 1995. Since then Richard is assumed to be single, whereas, Christie married and also divorced a guy named Peter Cook.

Horrific Accident

Richard and Christie were involved in a horrific accident before their marriage. The couple had gone for a vacation when the accident happened. As per reports, the accident was also the main reason for the couple to fast forward their romance and become an official couple.

Despite being involved in a big accident, they survived. Sadly, Richard suffered several injuries which include collapsed lung, a broken collar, and twelve broken ribs. Contrarily, Brinkly suffered minor injuries and stranded in the cold for five hours before being rescued.

Only Child, Jack Brinkley

As we have already mentioned, Richard and Christie were four-month pregnant at the time of their marriage. They welcomed a son named Jack Paris Brinkly Cook from their short marriage. Their kid, Jack is an aspiring model, businessman, and entrepreneur.

He is also a model and businessman.
Richard’s son, Jack with his girlfriend, Nina Agdal, Photo Source: Dailymail

The ex-couple welcomed their only child on June 2, 1995. He looks like his father Richard. As of now, he is in a relationship with the model, Nina Agdal and shares a close relationship with both the parents.

Net Worth

Richard Taubman lives a low-key life due to which the information related to his work and business is yet a mystery. He is not active in any social media platform. At one time, it was believed he worked as a real estate developer and enjoyed a lavish life.

Moreover, his marriage was also a fancy one. As per reports, he owned personal jets and helicopters in the past. On average, a real estate developer earns $33.50 per hour as per various tabloids. The median Real Estate Project Developer has a base pay of $84,870, whereas salaries generally range from $48,000 to $200,000.

Likewise, his ex-wife, Christie is an official multimillionaire with a net worth of $80 Million from her career as a model and actress as of 2020. She ranks among the top 10 highest-earning models alongside Tyra Banks‘s $90 million, Gisele Bündchen‘s $100 million, Cindy Crawford‘s $110 million.