Christie Brinkley net worth: Christy Brinkley is an American model, entrepreneur and actress who has a net worth of $100 million. Christie first became internationally famous in the 1970s as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. She eventually went on to become one of the most-successful and highest-paid models in the world. She rose to fame in the 1970s thanks to her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, and for 25 years served as the face of CoverGirl. With a career spanning over three decades, Brinkley has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers, and has worked with a plethora of major brands.