Adriana Lima was born on 12th June, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, of very mixed Swiss, African, Native American, Japanese and French descent. Adriana rose to prominence as a model, quickly becoming famous, and later moved into acting. Adriana has worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel as well as continuing her career being a spokesmodel for Maybelline. It was Adriana Lima who took second place on the Forbes highest paid models list in 2014.
Adriana Lima Net Worth $65 Million
So, what is the net worth of this top earning model? It has been announced by sources that Adriana Lima’s net worth reaches the sum of $65 million, including reported earnings of $7.3 million in 2012 and $8 million in 2014.
Adriana Lima was a constant contestant and winner of pageants in her childhood, although she did not dream about being a model. She entered her first modelling contest only to keep her friend company, but as a result, her pictures were very good and she was invited to take part in other competitions. Being 15 years old, she became the Supermodel of Brazil, and afterwards won second place in the Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition. Then, the contract with Elite Model Management in New York was signed which was one of the first major injections into Adriana Lima’s net worth and popularity. Her face appeared on the covers of Marie Claire, Vogue, Esquire, Arena, GQ, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar and other popular world-wide magazines.
Lima has worked on the catwalks of first rate designers as Valentino, Giorgio Armani and Vera Wang. Adriana has become really popular and famous – since 1999, she has been one of Victoria’s Secret Angels which is a very lucrative position that brought her fame and wealth. In 2006, she reached fifth position on the list of highest paid models.
Since 2008, Lima has appeared on Super Bowl commercials. Year after year, her net worth has grown with her salary, and she has moved up until she reaching second position in 2014. Over this period of time, Adriana became the face of Telecom Italia Mobile, Mexico’s Liverpool department store, Givenchy, and Donna Karan’s which endorsements have considerably increased her net worth, too. One of her latest engagements includes being the face of Barcelona Fashion Week Spring Summer ’14, together with the famous model Bar Refaeli. It is expected that her net worth will grow in the near future.
Even though modelling was a very successful and perspective career, Adriana decided to try acting. In 2001, she debuted on the big screen in the film “The Follow” directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring with Forest Whitaker and Mickey Rourke. Afterwards she appeared in the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” (2007), “Ugly Betty” (2008), and “The Crazy Ones” (2013) together with Angels.
Adriana Lima is the major supporter of the orphanage “Caminhos da Luz” located in Salvador.
As far as her personal life is concerned, Lima has been married once. In 2009, she married professional basketball player Marko Jarić. They have two children together, but unfortunately divorced in 2014.
Attended the closing ceremony of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and was one of the few people to touch the World Cup trophy, only FIFA World Cup champions and heads of state are allowed to touch the trophy, but Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger let Adriana hold the trophy, she took a picture and published it on her official Instagram. [July 13, 2014].
Have worn Victoria's Secret famous million dollar 'Fantasy Bra' three times: in 2008 ("The Black Diamond" - $5 million), in 2010 ("The Bombshell" - $2 million) and in 2014 ("The Dream Angels" - $2 million) alongside Alessandra Ambrosio, it was the first time that the fashion show had two models wearing the Fantasy Bra. Adriana is tied with Heidi Klum as the models who have worn the bra the most.
Appeared in 3 of of the most watched Super Bowl commercials of all time.
Ranked #2 on Forbes 'The World's Highest-Paid Models' list .
Is the longest-running Angel in the history of Victoria's Secret, first posing for them in 2000.
(May 2, 2014) Separated from her husband of 5 years Marko Jaric.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Sienna Lima Jaric on September 12, 2012. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Marko Jaric.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Valentina Lima Jaric on November 15, 2009. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Marko Jaric.
Voted #71 on Ask men's Top 99 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list.
Second cousin of Kathleen Mackey.
Ranked #8 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #14 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Married Serbian basketball player, Marko Jaric in a private ceremony in 2009.
Applied for Serbian citizenship in 2009.
 Represented in New York City and Paris by Marilyn Agency.
According to People.com, Lima secretly married NBA player Marko Jaric in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Valentine's Day, 2009.
She lists West Side Story (1961) and Central Station (1998) (aka "Central Station") among her favorite movies.
Ranked #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Her father, Nelson Torres, abandoned his wife and Adriana when she was 6 months old.
She was raised by her mother, Maria da Graça Lima (social worker).
She's the second best paid Brazilian model. The first is Gisele Bündchen.
Named #27 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Named #39 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Ranked and Voted #4 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006
She has helped financially and worked with orphaned children in Brazil for several years.
Ranked #1 on Askmen.com's 99 Most Desirable Women (2005).
Her favorite musician is Lenny Kravitz. She has also appeared in one of his music videos, "Yesterday Is Gone".
Chosen as the most desirable woman by AskMen.com, leaving behind such starts as Angelina Jolie (#9), Halle Berry (#10), Monica Bellucci (#2) and Charlize Theron (#3). 
A favorite model of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, she appears prominently in Von Unwerth's 1998 book "Wicked."
One of the world's top fashion models.
Ranked #75 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2003).
Ranked #33 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2002).
Ranked #1 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2004).
Ethnicity is Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, Swiss, Japanese and Caribbean.
Ranked #57 in Maxim's Hot 100 2003, ahead of Naomi Watts and behind Salma Hayek.
Spokesmodel of Victoria's Secret.
Spokesmodel of Guess?.
Striking blue eyes
Mole on her chin
Sex is for after marriage. They [men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me.
I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry...how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.
Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.
Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.