Tom James Burris is a real estate developer by profession and has earned a lot of popularity after marrying the late famous singer Karen Carpenter. He has a vast net worth, but he has chosen to keep his personal life private and not shared much about himself in the media.
Burris was born in the United States and has a rich background. However, he prefers to lead a private life and has not opened a social media account. He is known to have a son from his first marriage, but the details of that are not available in the public domain.
During his early career, he worked as a radio and television news anchor. He is best remembered for his special series of stories called “Someone You Should Know.” After he left broadcasting, he pursued a career in real estate and also worked as a voice over artist for commercials and video documentaries.
Thomas met Karen at a dinner in Ma Maison restaurant in 1980 and they started dating soon after. The couple got married on August 31, 1980, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The marriage didn’t last long and the duo divorced in 1981. Karen was not happy with the relationship and reportedly accused her husband of being abusive. She was unable to have children because of his vasectomy and this deeply affected her.
Karen died of anorexia in 1983 and Burris has remained out of the spotlight since her death. It is believed that he inherited her estate but the details are not known as he has not made any public statements about it. He has also avoided attending her funeral and this has raised suspicion among fans that he is not mourning for the loss of his wife.