How Much Was Richard Buckley Worth At The Time Of His Death?

Internationally renowned fashion journalist Richard Buckley died at on September 19 at age 72, per TMZ. Buckley is survived by his husband of 32 years, legendary fashion designer Tom Ford, and their son Alexander John Buckley Ford. Ford's representatives released a statement about Buckley's passing, stating, "It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night with Tom and their son Jack by his side," the reps said, per People. "He died of natural causes after a long illness."

Buckley and Ford met back in 1986 at a fashion show when Buckley was 38 and Ford was 25, and it was like love at first sight. "Our eyes locked and within a month we were living together," he said during an appearance on "The Jess Cagle Interview" per People. "We have been together ever since." They travelled across the globe together while their careers flourished in the fashion world, and moved to Paris in 1999, where Buckley became editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International and contributed to numerous fashion articles for years until he resigned in 2005 per WWD.

After being one of the biggest names in fashion editing and journalism history, how much was Buckley worth before his death?

Richard Buckley was abundant in wealth and in love

According to Married Biography, Celebrity Net Worth, and Biography Tribune, Richard Buckley was worth over $20 million before his death. Being the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International and contributing to top-notch fashion magazines like Italian Vogue, Dutch, Vanity Fair, Mirabella, W, and WWD, definitely supports Buckley's hefty net worth. Not only was Buckley abundantly wealthy, he also had an abundance of love in his life with his husband, Tom Ford.

As for how the pair spent their millions, Buckley and Ford certainly splurged on property, splitting their time between the "West Coast and homes in London, Paris, and Santa Fe," per Vogue. Buckley was the quieter one in their relationship, and Ford was "usually the face and the spokesman," Buckley joked during the GLAAD Awards. But the love Buckley had for Ford was known all across the fashion world. And as Ford once wrote in a personal essay for Out magazine, "Richard and I are bound together, and I think that's what that recognition is when you look someone in the eyes and you feel like you've known them forever. It is a kind of coming home."