Most famous people around the world had to put in a lot of work to become known figures. People like actors, singers, athletes, and high-class businessmen had to work really hard, day and night to build a name for themselves in their chosen field of work before eventually becoming celebrities who are widely talked about around the world. However, for some other famous persons, it was relatively easier to become popular. This is mainly because they got their fame from being related to another very popular person. One classic example of this second group of people is Christiana Barkley!
Christiana is an American lady who shot into the limelight for being the daughter of Charles Barkley, a popular American retired professional basketball player. At the height of his fame, Charles Barkley made a lot of waves around the USA, winning a lot of accolades and becoming a fans’ favorite. Following his retirement, he now works as an analyst on Inside the NBA.
Apparently, Charles’ fame rubbed off on his daughter, Christiana and fans are wondering who she is and what she is doing with her life. We bring you some facts about the lady; read on.
Christiana Barkley Bio
The exact day and month in which Christiana Barkley was born are quite vague at the moment, however, we know that she was born in 1989. Also, the exact town or city where she was born has remained unmentioned but we know that she was born in the United States and has lived there all her life.
Not much is known about Christiana’s childhood or how she spent her days growing up. However, it is assumed that she had a great time being raised by her parents considering the home in which she was born and the fact that she was an only child.
Also, details about the institution where Christiana had her high school education remains scanty. But, it has been reported that she went to high school in her hometown. She then attended Villanova University, a private university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. After this, she proceeded to bag a degree in Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School.
Very little is known about the professional life of Christiana Barkley. We know that she has a degree in journalism, however, nothing has been heard about whether or not she actually practices journalism. She has not appeared on TV as a reporter and there are no records that she has written articles for newspapers and magazines. At the moment, it is safe to say that Christiana Barkley has not practiced the journalism she studied in school. With time, she might give this a shot.
According to some reports, she used to work as a Sales Assistant at Turner Sports, a popular sports broadcast company. Apart from this, it is not certain if she has worked anywhere else.
Christiana Barkley’s Family
Christiana Barkley was born to a mother identified as Maureen Blumhardt and her father is Charles Barkley. Christiana is the only known child of her parents. Also, she is of mixed ethnicity as her mother is Caucasian and her father is obviously Africa-American. Her father is considered one of the greatest American basketball players of all time having dominated the sport during his prime. He is a very respected personality in America and now works as a sports analyst. Her mother, Maureen is a former model and is now best known as a philanthropist.
Fun Facts About Charles Barkley’s Daughter
1. She has been involved in a scandal online
Christiana Barkley’s family is a modest one and have very much avoided controversies over the years which is one reason why they are respected. However, Christiana has once been involved in a controversy after some raunchy photos said to be hers were leaked online.
The photos were leaked on a Twitter page and sparked quite a shocking outburst on social media. Many people wondered why Christiana would pose for raunchy photos and post them online. However, it was later discovered that the person in the photos was not actually Christiana Barkley at all but another lady called Villanova who looked just like Christiana.
2. What is her net worth?
It has been quite difficult to establish the exact net worth of Christiana Barkley at the moment especially as what she currently does for a living is not certain. Nonetheless, we know that her father, Charles Barkley’s net worth, has been estimated to be around $40 million.
3. Is she in a relationship?
People have often asked if Christiana Barkley is a married woman. The answer to the question is a sharp no! The American woman has not been reported to have settled down with a husband. Being a very private person, it has been quite difficult getting to know about her relationships.
Even though Christiana has been seen in public with her parents many times, she has not been seen in the company of any man who can lay claim to being her boyfriend. Also, she has not been linked to any man romantically.
4. She is involved in philanthropy
Christiana Barkley’s mother, Maureen Blumhardt is actively involved in philanthropy and it seems that Christiana has inherited this from the older woman. She has been seen with her mother on some charity events doing her part to help ease people’s sorrows.
For instance, In 2016, Christiana was seen with her mother at the Fresh Start Fashion Gala, a charity event where about $1.5 million was raised for charitable works.
5. Body measurements
Christiana Barkley is a beautiful woman and this is apparent when one beholds her face. She has a great body stature and has an awesome smile which she never fails to show off. Christiana is quite a tall woman; she stands at 5 feet 9 inches. Details about her other body measurements have remained quite elusive.