Chris Carlos, 57, is a Georgia-based businessman who runs his family business called Republic National Distributing Co. The company is reportedly the second-largest distributor of spirits and premium wine.
As per reports, Carlos joined the company back in 1985 as a merchandiser and has gained a holistic understanding of the company’s operations. In a similar way, he even launched an NDC’s beer division in Atlanta and serves as the company’s Executive Vice President of Georgia.
Apart from his family business, he also served on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes and committees for organizations like Murph’s Heart, Children’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald.
Here, know more about Chris Carlos’ age, wiki, net worth, & much more.
How Old Is Chris Carlos Now?
A successful businessman Chris was born on 26th August 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2022, he is 57 years of age. Talking about his height, he is 5 ft 9 inches or 175cm tall.
He was born to businessman father Michael C. Carlos and mother Thalia N. Carlos. Well, his dad was the former chairman and CEO of NDC who passed away in December 2002 due to cancer. Similarly, his mother passed away in May 2011 due to a stroke.
He went and graduated from Woodward Academy. Later on, he enrolled at the University of Floria earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Chris Carlos’ Career: He Joined His Family’s Company RNDC
Carlos began his career in the business world in 1985 after he joined his family’s business as a merchandiser. He later garnered a generous amount of knowledge of the company by working in the different facilities throughout the country.
Later on, Chris was promoted as the Executive Vice President of Georgia after he launched NDC’s beer division in Atlanta. He also helped RNDC to expand its company in South Carolina.
He is currently working at the company as one of their partners with over 3 decades of work experience.
Apart from this, he is also a philanthropist and supports local charities and non-profit organizations like Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Zoo.
History Of RNDC- When Was The Company Established?
Republic National Distributing was first established in the year 1898 under the name N. Goldring Corp. a licensed beer distributor located in Florida.
After the business began flourishing, the Dixie Wine Company decided to open up a new factory in Atlanta followed by a new branch in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1942, the two investing companies, the N. Goldring Corp. and the Dixie Wine Company became equal partners. Fast-forwarding to 1997. the Block-Goldring duo forming the Republic Beverage Company.
The merger process began shortly after that and was completed in 2007 starting a new era for Republic National Distributing Company.
RNDC is reportedly the second-largest premium wine and spirits distributor in the USA. The company generates about $11 billion in revenue every year.
Besides this, the company also has a philanthropic branch that mainly focuses on giving back to the communities. The RNDC Relief Fund aims and provides support to people affected by natural disasters.
So far, the organization has raised over $1 million for charity. Also, they provide scholarships up to $16,000 to help families and associates with financial burdens.
Who Is Chris Carlos’ Wife?
The 57 years old business mogul Chris has been married thrice to date. He is currently married to a social media personality, Juliana Carlos. She is quite famous for her altercation with NBA star James Lebron.
As per sources, Chris and Julian met via a mutual friend around March 2019. Despite having an age gap of 30 years, they quickly hit it off and began dating.
The pair dated for about a year and announced their engagement in August 2020. According to the video posted by Juliana, Carlos popped the question during her vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico.
Likewise, they got married over Christmas in 2020. They are often spotted together during events and parties.
Chris Carlos’ Previous Marriage
The businessman was first married to Merry Leigh Hodges. Not to forget, Merry is also an entrepreneur.
Although information about their early married life is not known, the former couple parted ways in 2011.
He then married his second wife Nicole Jockish Carlos who is a Hawaiian tropic model. The pair wed in 2015 amidst family and friends. However, they part ways due to personal reasons in 2017.
In 2017 itself, Nicole made it to the headlines after she was criticized during the 76ers game due to her inappropriate clothing.
Carlos Has Three Children From His Previous Marriage
As we mentioned before, Chris married three times. From his marriage with his first wife Merr Leigh Hodges, he has three children named Christina Michael Carlos, Catherine Marie Carlos, and Jordon Nicole Carlos.
Back in 2020, he announced on IG that his daughter had a child. Sadly the identity of his daughter and the newborn baby was not revealed.
Also, he became the step-father to a boy named Michael Jr. after his marriage with Nicole Jockish Carlos (from her previous relationship).
How Rich Is The Wine Merchant Chris Carlos Now?
With his partnership in the United States’ second biggest wine wholesale business, there is no doubt that Carlos earns any less than a million. According to various online tabloids, Chris has an estimated net worth of $80 million as of 2022.
On the other hand, his wife Juliana is worth around $900 thousand in early 2022. Thanks to the well-settled business he is currently living a life of luxury.
Apart from this, he owns a duplex penthouse worth $35 million located at the top of Oceana Bal Harbour. It is a luxury residential new development in Miami’s Bal Harbour.
The penthouse features a 9,371 sqft living space, 6 bedrooms, and 7 bathrooms, along with a 9,950 sq. ft rooftop terrace with a 50 ft long infinity pool, a spa, and a summer kitchen.
He purchased the property for $25 million back in 2017. In addition, Chris bought the penthouse in the pre-construction phase spending $6 million upgrading and renovating it.
NBA Legend LeBron James Controversy With Chris’ Wife Juliana Carlos
During the Lakers vs. Hawks game night in early 2021, something caught viewers completely off guard. Mid-game, 37 years old NBA star LeBron James was seen having a heated argument with a female who was later identified as Juliana Carlos.
As per Juliana’s IG post, she said:
“So, I’m minding my own business, and Chris has been a Hawks fan forever. He’s been watching the games for 10 years. Whatever, he has this issue with LeBron.”
“I don’t have an issue with LeBron. I don’t give a f*** about LeBron. Anyway, I’m minding my own business, drinking my [drink], having fun. All of the sudden, LeBron says something to my husband, and I see this and I stand up. And I go, ‘Don’t f***ing talk to my husband.’ And he looks at me and he goes, ‘Sit the f*** down, b****”.
According to Juliana, James allegedly called her husband “ol’ streroid ass”.
After the argument went on for a while, Chris and his wife were kicked out by security.
Despite the drama caused, the Lakers won the game 107-99. Later on, LeBron mockingly tweeted ‘Courtside Karen is MAD MAD” referring to Mrs. Carlos.
Carlos also took to her IG handle and apologized for her behavior saying,
“To say things escalated quickly at yesterday’s game is an understatement, and I want to apologize for losing my cool and removing my mask in the heat of the moment,”