Richard Buckley's Net Worth At The Time Of His Death May Surprise You

Family and friends are mourning the loss of Richard Buckley, a fashion editor and journalist who was married to designer Tom Ford. "It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley," a statement released read (via People). "Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side."

Buckley, who was 72, worked as a fashion journalist, launching his career at New York Magazine in 1979. He also wrote for Women's Wear Daily and Vanity Fair, eventually becoming the European editor of Mirabella magazine, contributing editor at Italian Vogue, and the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International. He met Ford in 1986 at a fashion show, with the designer calling it "love at first sight."  "Our eyes locked and within a month we were living together," Ford recalled. "We have been together ever since."

The couple welcomed their son, Alexander John Buckley Ford (who goes by Jack), in 2012 (via The Hollywood Reporter), and then married two years later. "Richard, yes, 27 years, and we're now married, which is nice," Ford said (via People). "I know that it was just made legal in the U.K., which is great. We were married in the States." In recent years, they split their time between London, New York, and Santa Fe.

Richard Buckley earned millions as a fashion journalist and editor

While his husband Tom Ford was a household name, journalist and editor Richard Buckley was also well-respected within the fashion industry. And his more than 40 year career earned him an impressive net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Buckley "died of natural causes after a long illness" in September 2021 (via People). Once news of his passing was made public, tributes from friends started to pour in.

"To call Richard a dear and beloved friend is a privilege, and to know the huge hole left in your lives fills me with deep, deep sadness. He was so loved, so respected and so madly and passionately dedicated to you, Tom and Jack, that his life was fully complete," said Stella McCartney (via the Daily Mail). "He was such a beautiful spirit," noted model Helena Christensen, while artist Cindy Sherman wrote, "Aww very sad news indeed, I didn't know him well but the few times we met, he was just as you describe, kind, gentle and compassionate. My heart goes out to Tom and the family."