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Short Info

Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1963
SpouseMaureen Blumhardt, Charles Barkley
MarkHis frequent use of the word "Terrible"
FactWore number 34, his college number, for most of his career with Philadelphia and Phoenix, but switched to 32 in his last season (1991-1992) with the 76ers as a tribute to Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who was forced to retire before that season due to being HIV positive.


Who is Maureen Blumhardt’s?

Besides being Charles Barkley’s wife for around 30 years, Maureen is a beautiful, successful woman, known particularly for her interest in helping underprivileged women and children, being engaged in several projects and charity associations with this goal. Moreover, she managed to build her own career independently of the popularity she gained by being married to the former basketball player.

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Maureen’s biography

Without being officially confirmed, some sources mention Maureen was born on 15 January 1960, into an ordinary and simple family of Americans. Her city of birth is Scottsdale, Arizona, where she actually spent most of her childhood and teenage years. Not much is known about her academic development, however, after matriculating from high school in her hometown, she continued her education at the Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Surprisingly, she did not stop here, as following her ambition, but giving up her childish dreams of becoming an actress, she enrolled into Columbia Journalism School and successfully finished it.

Did she pursue a career in journalism?

She is regarded as a beautiful woman with attractive physical traits whom the TV world would love, but she did not choose to dedicate her life and energy to such a job. Instead, she became known more as a philanthropist and a charitable woman, after joining the well-known non-profit organisation Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, whose main target is to aid women with socio-economic difficulties and few resources. It was founded in 1992 with the same goal of improving women’s lives, and Maureen has been an honorary member, so far participating in a lot of fundraising and other types of activities for underprivileged women and the environment they live in.

Charles Barkley and Maureen Blumhardt

Moreover, she has apparently participated in and managed some businesses, but further information is not available.  Among other jobs she has done in the times she was still in search of her true professional self, were legal aid and modeling. Actually, she met her future husband, Charles, when she was practicing legal aid. She was also a part-time model at Bucks County. A popular advertisement she filmed was for Noblerex K-1, which is an electronic vibrating device whose purpose is to help you lose fat from some areas of your body by stimulation.

How did she meet her husband?

We can say that they even met by chance, and the fact that they started dating is for sure a matter of destiny, taking into account all the differences between them and the way they were seen together. However, let’s start with the beginning – they upposedly fell in love with one another at first sight in the City Avenue restaurant in Bucks County. Despite being quite reserved at the first meeting, they bravely faced the awkwardness, and started seeing each other. Back then, in the ‘80s, it was not such a common thing to see a beautiful white girl with fair blonde hair dating a massive black man, which is why their presence in some places raised a lot of eyebrows. Even Charles’ father once expressed his disagreement with this relationship, however, he then supported his son.

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Crossing over all the critics and negative comments, they made their relationship official first in front of a judge in 1989, and only then to the public – they didn’t have a fancy wedding with hundreds of guests, as it was thought a sportsman like Charles Barkley would have. No information about the venue, date or guests at the ceremony is available.

Ups and downs in the marriage

In a 30 year-long marriage, it’s impossible not to have extremely pleasant moments but also some much less beautiful. Definitely, one of the best was the birth of Maureen and Charles’ first and only daughter. Born in the same year of their marriage, 1989, Christiana Barkley has taken what is the most beautiful from the DNA of her so different parents. There were also some rumors of Barkley having another son inside or outside the marriage, but it looks like it was only gossip which eventually died.

Maureen Blumhardt and her family

Talking about moments that are never forgotten, one of them, unfortunately with negative circumstances, dates back fto 2008, when Charles was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. He had to pass 10 days in prison, pay fines of around $2000, and face the disappointment of his wife. However, it was not the first time that Charles was in the spotlight for a bad thing. He was also a passionate gambler, authoritative sources mentioning the fact that he once lost $10 million while playing. Even so, Maureen has always been a faithful wife, and helped his husband change his lifestyle and his way of being, which he appreciates until today, after 30 years of marriage.

The Barkleys net worth and social media presence

Needless to say that Charles has gathered much more money than Maureen. However, she’s managed to gather some money from modeling and business, reputed to be over $1 million. On the other side, Charles is now a retired basketball player, working as a sports analyst in the TV show “Inside the NBA”, aired on TNT. The most part of his fortune was gathered years ago, when he was still playing, but his net worth is still estimated by sources to be more than $40 million.

Maureen is not active on, and doesn’t really open up to big audiences on social media, but if you want to discover some insights from her everyday life, you can follow her on Twitter, where she has a thousand followers. Her Facebook profile is even more private, with little friends and information, but here you can find out more about her fund-raising campaigns and charity work.

General Info

Full NameCharles Barkley
Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1963
Height1.98 m
Weight120 kg
ProfessionAnnouncer, Author, Basketball player, Sports analyst, Spokesperson
EducationAuburn University, Leeds High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMaureen Blumhardt, Charles Barkley
ChildrenChristiana Barkley, Christiana Barkley
ParentsCharcey Glenn, Frank Barkley
SiblingsJohn Glenn Barkley, Darryl Barkley

Accomplishments

AwardsNBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, NBA All-Rookie Team, Best NBA Player ESPY Award, Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment ESPY Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstandi...
MoviesNBA Hardwood Classics: Superstars Collection, On the Shoulders of Giants, The March Hare, NBA Hardwood Classics: Charles Barkley: Sir Charles
TV ShowsCostas Now, Chappelle's Show, Inside the NBA

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1His frequent use of the word "Terrible"
2Bald Head

Quotes

#Quote
1[on Kevin Durant's shooting abilities] I just don't think you can win a championship shooting jumpers
2[defending corporal punishment] Whipping - we do that all the time.
3We're brainwashed into thinking if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough.
4One reason ck people are] never going to be successful as whole is because of other black people.
5Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person. We're not all supposed to think alike.
6I'm a mad dog whose only concern is winning.
7I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.

Facts

#Fact
1Doing color commentary for TNT [2002]
2Arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 31, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
3Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. on September 8, 2006. Other inductees included Dominique Wilkins and Joe Dumars.
4His best friend is Michael Jordan. They were born only three days apart.
5Only player on the original U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" of 1992 whose NBA team finished the previous season with a losing record and out of the playoffs.
6Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team.
7Played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1985 to 1991-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1993 to 1995-1996), and Houston Rockets (1996-1997 to 1999-2000).
8Wore number 34, his college number, for most of his career with Philadelphia and Phoenix, but switched to 32 in his last season (1991-1992) with the 76ers as a tribute to Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who was forced to retire before that season due to being HIV positive.
9Shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, in 1986-1987.
10Nearly made the 1984 US Olympic basketball team, but was cut on the final day by coach Bob Knight for making snide remarks about Coach Knight "wearing his granddaddy's shoes."
11Played three seasons at Auburn University before leaving early for the NBA draft.
12Attended Leeds High School in Leeds, Alabama, a small suburb just outside of Birmingham. One of their outdoor basketball courts carries the name "Charles Barkley Court" in his honor.
13NBA MVP with the Suns in 1993, led them the NBA finals
14He was voted one of the NBA's fifty greatest players of all time.
15Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Announced that he would enter the Hall as a Philadelphia 76er.

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons2016TV Series
With a Kiss2016TV Movie
Suits2015TV SeriesCharles Barkley
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2014TV Series
Thunderstruck2012/ICharles Barkley
The Bernie Mac Show2005TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Clerks2000-2001TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieCharles Barkley
Arli$$1999TV SeriesCharles Barkley
V.I.P.1998TV SeriesCharles Barkley
He Got Game1998Charles Barkley
Space Jam1996Charles Barkley
Martin1995TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Forget Paris1995Charles Barkley
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Hot Shots!1991Charles Barkley
Santa Barbara1984TV SeriesBartender (1991)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - TNT NBA Analyst / Himself - Turner Sports
A Tribute to David Levy: Newhouse Mirror Awards2016DocumentaryHimself
Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story2016Documentary
The Dunk King2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Commentator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside the NBA2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The NBA on TNT2015TV SeriesHimself - Studio Analyst
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV MovieHimself - Judge
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - NBA Hall of Famer
Open Court2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Bo, Barkley and the Big Hurt2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Analyst, NBA on TNT (segment "Basketball Bedlam")
Moments of NCAA March Madness2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #46
NCAA College Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan2014TV MovieHimself - Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Musical Guest
On the Money2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Price Is Right2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Dream Team2012DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1993-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Shaquille O'Neal
The Daily Show2002-2012TV SeriesHimself
Roll Tide/War Eagle2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBA Hardwood Classics2011TV SeriesHimself
H8R2011TV SeriesHimself
Feherty2011TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Alone with Rome / TNT NBA Analyst
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
NCAA Final Four2011TV MovieHimself
World's Dumbest2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Shaq vs2010TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
With All Due Respect2009TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller2007TV SeriesHimself
NFL Monday Night Football2007TV SeriesHimself - Broadcast Booth Guest
The Montel Williams Show2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Today2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
The Year of the Yao2004DocumentaryHimself
Crossover2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen2004DocumentaryHimself
2003 NBA All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2003TV SeriesHimself
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson2002TV SeriesHost
Ultimate Jordan2001Video documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2001TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
ESPY Awards2000TV Special
WWE Raw2000TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Tuesday Night with Ahmad2000TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jordan: His Airness1999Video documentaryHimself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 NBA All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
1994 NBA All-Star Saturday1994TV MovieHimself - Analyst
Look Who's Talking Now1993Himself
Michael Jordan: Air Time1993Video documentaryHimself
1993 NBA All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself
Marathon1992DocumentaryHimself
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself
The NBA Dream Team1992Video documentaryHimself
1991 NBA All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself
1990 NBA All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself
NBA Superstars1990Video documentaryHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
1984 NBA Draft1984TV MovieHimself - 5th Overall Pick

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer / Himself - TNT Sports NBA Analyst / ...
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieDarrell (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieDarrell (uncredited)
30 for 302012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Playing Golf / Himself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieMr. Jergs
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialDarrell (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Obama Supporter
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (segment "Love and Money")

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2012EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2010EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2008EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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