Claudia Schiffer was born on 25 August 1970, in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, (then) West Germany, and is a model and creative director, best known for being one of the world’s most successful models during the 1990s. She appeared in over 1000 magazine including on covers, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Claudia Schiffer? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a model. She holds the Guinness World Record for supermodel with the most magazine covers, and also owns her own clothing label. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Claudia Schiffer Net Worth $60 million
Claudia originally wanted to be a lawyer, but dropped that aspiration after she was discovered at 17 years of age at a nightclub by the boss of Metropolitan Model Agency, who would sign her up to become a model. She later met Patrick Lafontaine who would help her gain connections with Elite Model Agency.
After matriculating from high school, Schiffer would start her career as a model, moving to Paris for several projects. She became the cover of French Elle, and found success in more success in France. In the early 1990s, she became the star of the Guess? Jeans campaign and would help the brand rise in popularity. She also appeared on the cover of British Vogue, and would quickly achieve supermodel status.
In 1997, she was part of the cover of Playboy, and also became the new face of Chanel. Two years later, she would appear on the cover of Vogue and was named as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She became the first model to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, the New York Times, People, and Vanity Fair. Her net worth was well established.
Claudia also participated in many runway shows for various fashion houses, including Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior. She also appeared in the advertising campaigns for Bvlgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Michael Kors, and has endorsed a lot of luxury brands, but has also been hired by high street retailers such as Accessorize and Mango – she reportedly earned large amounts of money from these brands, increasing her net worth significantly. In 2011, she appeared as a judge of “Fashion Fringe”, and is still signed to several agencies.
During the same year, she released her cashmere collection entitled Claudia Schiffer Cashmere, which is sold internationally in various department stores and high-end boutiques. She’s also made appearances in several films, including “Richie Rich”, “The Blackout” and Life Without Dick”, and had cameos in films including “Zoolander” and “Love Actually”. For her television appearances, Claudia has become the guest of several talk shows and sitcoms, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Other shows she’s been a part of include “Arrested Development” and “Larry King Live”. She’s also released several exercise videos and owns the Fashion Café along with other models.
For her personal life, it is known that Claudia was engaged to David Copperfield in 1994, and she would often appear as an assistant to his illusions. After a six year engagement, they announced their separation citing work schedule differences. She then had a short relationship with art dealer Tim Jefferies until 2000. Two years later, she married film director Matthew Vaughn and they have three children. In 2014, a fire erupted through Schiffer’s mansion and damaged a lot of the property.
Although she continues to be known as Claudia Schiffer for professional purposes she has, according to papers filed in the UK as part of 2003 legal proceedings against a man accused of stalking her, officially taken her husband's name. As a result, her full legal name is now Claudia de Vere Drummond.
Since getting her ears pierced in 2006, her favorite earrings have been a pair of diamond studs given to her by her husband.
Was the first model to wear Victoria's Secret famous million dollar 'Fantasy Bra'. .
When she signed up to front the Autumn/Winter 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign, her contract included an additional payment to cover her getting her ears pierced for the first time in her life.
She is the firstborn of Gudrun Schiffer, a housewife, and Heinz Schiffer, a lawyer. She has a sister named Ann Carolin and 2 brothers named Stefan and Andreas. Their father Heinz died on July 24th, 2007.
Has a home near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
June 1992: At the personal request of Sting, she participated in the "Rhythm Of Life Fashion Charity Gala" at London's Grosvenor Hotel, to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation alongside the world's top models including Kylie Minogue, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell.
After being discovered in a Düsseldorf night club at the age of 17, she went to Paris and started modeling for Chanel, where she became Karl Lagerfeld's favorite model.
Holds the record for the supermodel with the most magazine covers, gracing over 1000. Her record is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
By the end of 2001 she was engaged to producer Matthew Vaughn until marriage in 2002. They had 3 children: Caspar Matthew (born on January 30th, 2003), Clementine Poppy (born on November 11th, 2004) and Cosima Violet (born on May 14th, 2010). During her first pregnancy she had a craving for curry.
After engagement with magician David Copperfield she was engaged to Green Shields Stamp heir and playboy Tim Jeffries until 2000.
She is a spokeswoman for the fight against breast cancer. Moreover she is a member of UNICEF since 1997 and ambassadress since 2006.
In 1993 she met magician David Copperfield at a Berlin celebrity gala, and in January 1994 they became engaged. During this engagement, she sometimes used to appear in his stage shows as a special guest assistant in a number of illusions: first he would levitate her high in the air before making her vanish and reappear, then he would use a large guillotine to behead her. Finally, he would saw her in half inside a glass-sided box in what has sometimes been voted by other magicians as one of the most baffling versions of the sawing in half ever performed. Claudia also appeared in David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994), a documentary in which she played the role of a reporter interviewing Copperfield in his Magic Warehouse. After a six-year engagement, in September 1999 they announced their separation.
In 1990 and 1991 she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
(On finally having her ears pierced) At first, it felt a bit strange to have them done, but I soon got used to it. Now, I really love them and keep wondering why I waited so long to have them done.
I love my engagement ring. It is the only thing I wear to bed!
I just love to shock people. Yesterday my friend said, "What a great top, is it Stella?" I said, "No, it's Mango, £25." I'm never head-to-toe in anything. I like to mix things from Prada, things from Marc Jacobs. But, you know, you can spend several thousand pounds on something, wear it for one day and the button falls off. I get really pissed off when you spend so much money.
I love wearing flat shoes, but I am not one of those girls who walks around in sweat pants and sneakers. I think I have something going on with shoes. Flat shoes. I buy them in several colors at once. High heels are for work and they have always been uncomfortable for me. I'm amazed when I see mothers wearing high heels. If your kids run off you can't run after them.
I love being pregnant. You can do whatever you want. You don't feel guilty, because I used to feel guilty about having a day off. And, you know, something really strange happened to me. Before my pregnancies, I was someone who had to watch their weight.
I used to work every single day and travel round the world. I worked weekends, I never took one second off. When I met my husband I said, "You know what, this is important. I'm not going to work weekends any more." And when I had kids, I became even more careful. Modelling work is fine because you can do one day here, two days there, you're never long gone.
I always wanted to be less tall. When I was at school I was the same height as all of my girlfriends and then suddenly I was turning 12 and almost overnight I got really tall. I became the height I am now from one day to another... and everyone else stayed short. Boys don't want to be seen with a girl that is taller than them. It was totally isolating because I was different from my friends.
(on turning down appearing in Playboy in the nude): "It's not that I'm against nudity. I'm German, I'm very open, in Germany they lay in the park naked. It's just the principle."
I actually don't meet very many men because they are, I guess, afraid to approach me or think that I'm from another planet. - on turning 30, to the German magazine Stern
I know one day I'll be considered too old. I think 40-year-old women actually look more healthy and fit than some girls in their 20s. I've met women who have way better bodies in their 40s because they've been working on them for all these years.