Chris Fairbank is the longtime wife of Capital One’s Richard D. Fairbank.
Chris’s husband is widely known as the founder of Capital One Bank. He currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of the corporation. He established the company in 1988 along with Nigel Morris.
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Since you know all about her husband, find out more about Mrs. Chris Fairbank.
#1 Her mother was born in London
Christine Ingrid Uppman was born October 21, 1950. The daughter of Liliane Bertaux Uppman and Carl. According to her obituary, Liliane was born in London, England on April 24, 1919. As a young child, her family moved to Sydney, Australia, where she lived until she was 12 years old. After her mother’s passing, she and her father moved to Paris, France, the home of her paternal relatives. She lived there until she was 27 years old. She and her husband settled in California. Christine has one sister, Michele.
#2 She is a mom of eight
Richard and Chris Fairbank welcomed eight children into their marriage. They are all adults by now including son, Carl Fairbank who in 2008 tied the knot to high-school sweetheart, Victoria Chapman.
Richard and Chris other children are Brian, Melissa, Ashley Anne, Kristen, Sara, John and Michael Fairbank.
#3 She and her family live in a farm
They own and live at Overlook Farm, near Gunston Hall on the Potomac River in Virginia. In the past, the family also lived in Bethesda MD.
#4 She told her husband ‘you grossed me out’
During graduate school when Chris saw him getting too enthused about a prestigious company that wouldn’t be a good career fit, she said to Richard “you grossed me out” “You are taking the standards of your peers and chasing those” He listened then. They made a pact: If she saw him changing, she could have him quit. Immediately.
#5 Richard promised his wife he would spend time with their children
Richard promise Chris Fairbank to spent an average of 2Â½ hours a night with the children. That led to an unusual strategy. Until the children were in kindergarten, they would stay up until midnight, getting plenty of time with Dad after he got home from work. They could catch up on sleep in the morning, and then go to preschool in the afternoon.