Christian Stracke is a senior portfolio manager at PIMCO but he is better known as the ex-husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Sutton Stracke. Being a public figure in the American business world, Stracke currently serves as the head of the credit research division and also the managing director of the Newport Beach Office.
His marriage with the reality TV star lasted for about 17 years but they have known each other since they were both students at Davidson Fine Arts High School. The exes share three children daughter Porter, and sons Philip and James. Following the divorce, Christian agreed to pay child support as well as $300,000 monthly spousal support.
Who is Christian Stracke?
Christian Stracke was born Thibault Christian Strake in 1971 in Augusta, Georgia to his parents, Claire Stracke and Richard Stracke. At that time, his mother Claire was working as a Spanish teacher at the Davidson Fine Arts High School while his father was an English professor at Augusta State University.
He grew up with his siblings in Augusta where he attended Davidson Fine Arts High School. He later went on to earn a degree in political science at the University of Chicago.
Between 2003 and 2009, Sutton STracte’s ex-husband studied at Leipzig University in Germany where he received Diplom-Kaufmann in Fiance and accounting.
Christian Stracke’s Career and Early Beginnings
Upon graduating from the university, Christian traveled to Africa where he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Oumm El Khezz, Mauritania. While he was there he taught tree planting and anti-erosion techniques.
He later returned to America and started working in the financial sector. He worked as a senior credit strategist at CreditSights before becoming the head of Latin America’s fixed-income strategy at Commerzbank Securities. In addition to that, he also worked s the head of Latin America’s local market strategy with the Deutsche Bank.
In 2008, Christian Stracke became the managing director of the Pacific Investment Management Company. In no time, he got promoted to the position of global head of credit research at the company. He currently has not less than 25 years of experience working in the investment sector.
It is worth noting that the businessman had been working on many business endeavors ever since he was a teenager. Reports say he helped his father launch and run a furniture firm while growing up.
His career has earned him several honors including being on the list of the top 1000 Most Influential Managers in the World by German Mangae Magazine.
Christian Stracke and Sutton Stracke Married in 2000
Apparently, Christian and Sutton met while they were both attending Davidson Fine Arts High School. However, they later went their separate ways to pursue their respective careers. Reports have it that the pair went on their first d while they were 13. In the late 1990s, the duo met again and started dating.
They eventually married in 2000 in New York. At the time the former couple tied the knot, Sutton was an associate director at New York’s Cunningham Dance Foundation while Christian was a strategist at Deutsche Bank.
Their marriage was blessed with three children. Their eldest child and only daughter is Porter. The other two are sons, Philip and James.
The Marriage Ended after 17 Years
In 2017, after 17 years of being together, news broke that the RHOBH star and are husband were parting ways. Sutton revealed on the reality TV show that she had no idea the father of her kids wanted a divorce. In 2016, she had that he attended her birthday party a day before he went on to file for divorce. The divorce was finalized in 2017.
Following the divorce, Christian Stracke allegedly gave his ex-wife over $2 million alongside several homes and vehicles, and other investment properties. Also, he agreed to pay the TV star about $300,000 monthly in spousal support until she remarries or either of them dies.
What is Christian Stracke’s Net Worth?
Although his net worth remains unknown, it has been speculated by several sources that Christian Stracke’s net worth is over $1.3 million. He has made his huge net worth from his numerous investment and financial plans.
He reportedly owns over 6,000 units of PIMCO Access Income Fund stock among many other things.
Even though he has not revealed his earnings yet, reports show that his ex-wife once revealed on TV that they had homes, private jets, and baseball teams. There are rumors that he owns two minor league baseball teams whose names are unknown.