Heidi Klum Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $70 Million

PROFESSION: Model, Television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer and an occasional actress.

Heidi Klum’s name is synonymous with the fashion industry. She is known for her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She was a successful model and she hosted and judged the reality show Project Runway. She won an award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition Program, in 2013. Klum has played a small part in movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Perfect Stranger and series like How I Met Your Mother and Sex and the City.

Klum was married to English singer Seal from 2005 to 2012.

EARLY LIFE AND DISCOVERY

Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, a town located outside of Cologne. She was born in July 1973 to parents Erna and Gunther Klum. She was discovered when she participated in a national level modelling contest which was called “Model 92″. Klum won the contest in 1992 and was offered a modeling contract worth #300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York.

ACTING AND MODELING

Klum has been featured in all the top notch magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and so on. She is most famously known for her work as Victoria’s Secret Angel. Klum is a first model of German nationality to have been a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Klum has also hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She has been the object and subject of Joanne Gair body painting works in several editions from 1997 to 2010 and she wrote the foreward to Gair’s book of body paint as well.

    

Klum has appeared in a lot of television series like Spin City, Sex and the City, Yes, Dear and How I Met Your Mother. She played a gaintess in Ella Enchanted.

Klum is the second highest paid model in the industry, right after Gisele Bundchen. After ending her run as an Angel, she turned into a businesswoman. She has launched a clothing line, partnering with New Balance and Amazon.com.

DESIGNING

Klum has launched her own designer clothing lines that have been featured in the German mail-order catalog “Otto”. She has designed shoes, jewelry, swimsuits and clothes for men too. Klum has two fragrances named “Heidi Klum” and “Me”. In 2010, Klum launched two lines of maternity wears: Lavish by Heidi Klum for A Pea in the Pod, and Loved by Heidi Klum for Motherhood Maternity.

OTHER WORK

Apart from being a model, designer and a businesswoman, Klum is an artist as well. She had several of her paintings appear in various art magazines in the U.S. Klum is an author as well! She has even written an essay for the German newspaper Die Zeit.

In 2006, Klum released her debut single “Wonderland” written for a series of television advertisements for the German retailer “Doughlas”. She helped her husband, Seal, with his album System. In 2013, it was announced that Klum will be joining America’s Got Talent as the show’s new fourth judge.

PERSONAL LIFE

In 1997, Klum married Ric Pipino, a stylist. However, the couple got a divorce in 2002.

Klum started dating Flavio Briatore in 2003 and the same year, she announced her pregnancy. She gave birth to their first child, Helene Boshoven “Leni” Klum in 2004.

While she was still pregnant with Leni, she began a relationship with Seal, an English singer, that ultimately was cultivated into a marriage. Seal became Leni’s de facto father. The couple got married in Mexico, in 2005.  They have three biological children. However, the couple divorced after seven years of marriage, in 2012.

Klum was in a relationship with her bodyguard Martin Kristen from 2012 to 2014.

In 2011, Klum led Walk for Kids, a community 5k to raise funds as part of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles community awareness efforts.

ASSETS

- Brentwood Mansion

- Volkswagen Tiguan

- Bentley Continental GTC

- VW Beetle Convertible

- Cadillac Escalade

- Range Rover

FUN FACTS

- Her name is patented for an original violet/pink rose variety that she personally chose and was bred by a German grower.

- She debuted in the song Wonderland in Germany in 2006 and the single debuted at No. 13 on the music charts.

- After beginning her modeling career in America, she jokingly referred to her breasts “Hans and Franz”.

- She has insured her gorgeous legs for $2 Million.

- She was featured in the 2006 James Bond video game Everything or Nothing, playing the part of villain Dr. Katya Nadanova.

- She appeared in Jamiroquai’s music video “Love Foolosophy”.

- She designed makeup for Victoria’s Secret as part of their ‘Very Sexy Makeup Collection’ titled “The Heidi Klum Collection’.

- In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.

FUN QUOTES

- “I was the little sister that was annoying.”

- Some people are born skinny, and that’s just the way it is. You can’t point a finger at them and say they’re ill or anorexic. It isn’t fair to people born that way.”

- “For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.”

- “I believe that when you put a smile out there, you get a smile back.”

- “I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.”

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