Jackie Christie, born Jackie Lee, is an actress, philanthropist, fashion designer, reality TV star and the author of six books. Before her career kicked off as an actress and public figure, she was only known as the wife of Doug Christie who is a retired professional basketball player and has played 15 seasons in NBA. Read on to know more about Jackie Christie’s net worth in 2018 and other interesting information regarding her!
Jackie Christie’s Early Life
Jackie was born on 7th July 1969 in Seattle, Washington. After high school, she graduated from the university in 1992. When she had Chantel Christie, her first child with Doug Christie, a year after she passed out college, she already had a daughter from her previous relationship which she ended after Ta’kari Lee (her firstborn daughter) came into this world. Doug and Jackie married 3 years after Chantel was born, on the 8th of July, 1996.
At the beginning of March 2001, the couple was again blessed with a baby whom they named Douglas Christie Jr. Sources say that she became a grandmother recently when her second daughter, Chantel, gave birth to a baby girl named Saniyah at the beginning of 2017. Jackie Christie currently lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Jackie Christie’s Career
Jackie Christie started off her career as a part of VH1’s hit reality show “Basketball Wives LA,” which showcases the lives of women currently or previously associated romantically with famous basketball players. She was one of the two main characters on the show, the other being Draya Michele.
Jackie first came in as a guest member on the show in its second season but became a constant from season six. For as long as she remained in the show, she was always caught up in controversies and was described as dominant and harsh by many of the fellow cast members, who even requested for her removal from the series altogether many times.
Not just that, she was also accused of being a pathological liar by many, but Jackie remained the most prominent of all the ladies on the show. Apart from the show, she also wrote six self-help/motivational books namely, ‘Sexual Relations,’ ‘No Ordinary Love,’ ‘Woman,’ ‘Proud to be a Colored Girl,’ ‘Luv Pons,’ and ‘In the Land of Sex & Money.’
She owns a lifestyle and Entertainment Company named BSM media and is the CEO of Jean Fya Records which is an independent record label. She also launched her apparel brand ‘Colored Girl’ in 2009 which is special in aspects of being an eco-friendly and organic clothing line.
This shows that she has been busy apart from the show and has made her place in the entertainment industry quite well. She is not only about business though, as her publishing company ‘Infinite Love Publishing,’ which she co-owns with her husband, has an NPO registered under it called ‘Infinite Love Foundation’ since the early 2000s and has since been helping the society in its various needs every month.
Awards and Achievements
Since her fame peaked, Jackie Christie has been a part of numerous other projects on screen:
• She was a part of three movies- “The Wrong Child,” “Deceitful” and “Lucky Girl.”
• She is also a producer and has been involved in projects, like “Lucky Girl,” “Bossard Cognac: The Good Life” (a short film which she directed as well), “Professor Mac” and “Due Justice” among a host of others.
• She has starred in a TV series in 2006 called “Committed: The Christies.”
• She has attended quite a lot of talk shows including “Home & Family” (2016), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (2014), “Big Morning Buzz Live” (2012) and “Reach Around Radio” (2011). She also participated recently on a game show known as “Hip Hop Squares” (2017).
• She had her own radio talk show, which she hosted for quite a few years named “The Christie’s Infinite Love Talk Radio.”
• She also presented the 6th Annual NAFCA show.
Net Worth of Jackie Christie
Due to her involvement in numerous shows and events as well as her business engagements, Jackie Christie’s net worth is considerable. Her net worth stands at $11 million.
Jackie Christie is quite a multi-tasking, talented social entrepreneur as well as a successful TV personality. The amount of work she manages is striking. The best thing is that even after being the wife of a famous basketball player, she has managed to create an independent and equally influential identity of her own. We wish her luck in all her future endeavors.