Maureen Blumhardt is a former model and humanitarian. She is known as the wife of American retired basketball player, Charles Barkley. She is also known for keeping her personal life private. She has worked for many socialites organizations, including Fresh Start Women’s Foundation as an honorary member.
How Much Is Maureen Blumhardt's Net Worth?
Maureen Blumhardt, 54, accumulated her net worth from her modeling career. She lives a luxurious life with her NFL legend husband, Charles Barkley, who earned a total of $40.3 million salaries alone during his playing career. He was handsomely paid a whopping $9 million in 1999 by the Houston Rockets. He enjoys a staggering net worth of $$40 million. He ended his career in December 1999 at the age of 36 after rupturing his left quadriceps tendon in Philadelphia. He had begun his career also in Philadelphia for Philadelphia 76ers in 1984.
Barkley, 55, works as an analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA. His wife, Maureen Blumhardt has worked on women's empowerment for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation as an honorary member. The firm was established to gather all the necessary aid and resources to change women's lives for a better living.
Her husband, Charles once had a bad reputation as a notorious gambler. The TNT commentator has admitted to losing around $10 million in gambling in his life including $2.5 million in the game of blackjack within six hours of time.
Love Conquers Race: Married In Front Of Judge, Children?
Maureen got married to Charles, a legendary figure of NBA history, in 1989. She met Charles while working as a part-time model in the Bucks County. They accidentally caught each other’s eye at a City Avenue restaurant. However, they weren't confident enough to talk to each other due to their different racial backgrounds. Later, the pair started dating after getting to know each other.
Her nuptials with Charles in the late 80's and 90's created public controversies. The pair married in front of a judge just to abate people's criticism of racial marriages. Just a year before their wedding in 1998 in Philadelphia, a famous African-American basketball player was bashed for his relationship with a white woman.
Maureen Blumhardt poses with her husband, Charles Barkley (Photo: heavy.com)
Contrary to rumor mills websites, the pair doesn't have a son but are blessed with a daughter named Christiana Barkley. She was born the same year the couple got married, which is 1989. The pair is now enjoying blissful family life.
The celebrity wife celebrates her birthday on January 15. She was born in the year 1964. She stands far shorter than her partner whose height happens to be 1.98 m (6’ 5”), as per wiki.