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Thomas James Burris

Thomas James Burris

Thomas James Burris is an American real estate developer. He came into the limelight when he married the famous and beautiful musician who gained a lot of popularity named Karen Carpenter. Thomas is not a regular celebrity. So, it is difficult for all of us to know about him. But, we have collected information about his life and like to share information in mass.

Thomas James Burris belongs to American nationality. Since some recognized him as the ex-husband of popular musician Karen Carpenter.

Thomas with wife Karen Carpente

Caption: Thomas with wife Source: GreeningzOn the other hand, Carpenter on her part was a singer born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut.


Thomas James Burris is a real estate surveyor by his profession. There is no information on whether he continues his work or not after marrying Karen. He earned a lot of public attention after marrying Karen in the year 1980. Additionally, there is no more information on his career and how he gradually moves to success.

Also, he has rarely any public events. Moreover, because of his reserved and secretive personality, all the information about his career has hidden.

Net Worth & Salary of Thomas James Burris

Thomas James married a famous musician Karen Carpenter when he was at the peak of his career. Despite this, he has not revealed anything about his actual salary and estimated net worth.

On the other hand, his wife Karen Carpenter, the music icon singer and drummer had a net worth of about $6 million before her untimely demise.

Thomas James Burris Married to Musician Karen Carpenter

The lovebird met each other in 1980 at a dinner at chic Ma Maison restaurant. Nonetheless, they both liked each other and began dating whether it is a planned meeting or a chance one. There is such an intense love between the lovebird at that time. This couple engaged and married after a few months in the Crystal Room of Beverly Hills Hotel.

Thomas and Caren on their marriage ceremony
Caption: Thomas and Caren at their marriage ceremony. Photo:

It is said that the married life of the singer, not a happy one. After the marriage, Thomas began spending Karen’s money in a lavish way. His lavish expenditure caused a lot of financial loss to Karen. She was only left with just her immovable property.

The couple has no children because Thomas had undergone a vasectomy before marriage which he had not disclosed to Karen before the wedding.

The Divorce and Death of Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter became unable to deal with the tortures of Thomas. Consequently, she filed for divorce in 1981. She had to face emotional and mental problems. Karen expired and her fans accused Thomas James Burris reason of her leading to death on 4 February 1983.

Where is Thomas James Burris?

Since the death of Karen Carpenter, we hardly heard anything about James Burris. The last time we heard of him was in an interview while Karen was having problems with her health and career. He was also having problems with his career. After that, there is no news about him until they started drifting apart.

Facts of Thomas James Burris

Full NameThomas James Burris
Place Of BirthUnited States of America
ProfessionReal estate developer

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