Liya Kebede net worth

Liya Kebede net worth

Net Worth: $18 Million

About Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede net worth

It has been claimed that the overall amount of Liya Kebede net worth reaches as high as 18 million dollars, as of right now. Liya Kebede has earned her net worth because of her various involvements, such as being a model, actress, clothing designer and even maternal health advocate. In 2007, Liya Kebede became the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world, according to Forbes. Liya Kebede’s face has appeared three times on the cover of the American Vogue magazine. In 2005, Liya Kebede became the WHO’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, a position which she is still holding today.
She was born in 1978 in Ethiopia, where she grew up. Liya Kebede was discovered at Lycée Guebre-Mariam. When she finished her education, Liya Kebede moved to France, where she got an agent. Later, she moved to New York City. Liya Kebede has stated that when she was working as a model in Ethiopia, she had to bring her own shoes to walk on catwalks.
Liya Kebede got her breakthrough in the modeling industry when she was offered to participate in Tom Ford’s Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show.

In 2002, Liya Kebede got her own issue of Paris Vogue, which featured her in all of its pages. Eventually, modeling became the main source of increasing the total estimate of Liya Kebede net worth.
Since that time, she has appeared on covers of international Vogue issues, including Italian, American, Japanese, Spanish and French. Also, she has appeared on covers of other magazines, such as Flair, V, Time’s Style and Design, and i-D. Liya Kebede has appeared in ad campaigns for various brands, including Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Shiatzy Chen, Yves Saint-Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Louis Vuitton and Revlon, in addition to some others. Therefore, working with such high-scale companies has also increased the overall size of Liya Kebede net worth.
In 2003, she became the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, which made her the only model from Ethiopia to represent this brand. It has been rumored that the contract she signed with the company was worth 3 million dollars. It was also this time when she was ranked as the number 1 model on models.com. In 2007, it was stated that her annual earnings reached as high as 2.5 million dollars.
In 2009, she started her acting career when she appeared in a film based on a book, called “Desert Flower”. The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival. In 2006, she had a small part in the film called “The Good Shepherd”. One year before that, she appeared in another film called “Lord of War”. Therefore, her acting career has also increased the total sum of Liya Kebede net worth.
In 2008, she became a businesswoman when she launched her clothing line called Lemlem. The clothing line features not only clothes for women, but also for kids. These clothing items can be bought at Barney’s, Net-a-Porter.com, J.Crew and some boutiques. She is a philanthropist, as well, as she founded the Liya Kebede Foundation, the aim of which is to prevent maternal, newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and other countries in the world.

Now you have an idea why Liya Kebede net worth is this huge

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