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Born Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid on 25 July 1955, Iman is a fashion model, entrepreneur and actress best known as being a pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics. Many people also recognize her charitable works which she is involved in all over the world.

So, how rich is Iman? What’s her net worth? Iman is a very wealthy woman, having a net worth of more than $100 million as of early 2016. According to sources, she has earned her riches mostly from her career as a fashion model, gracing many fashion magazines. She also has her own cosmetic firm that she started in 1994. Today, the firm is estimated to return annual revenues of millions of dollars.

Iman Net Worth $100 Million

Iman came from a humble background. She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but then moved to Nairobi in search of opportunities. It was here that she was discovered by the famous photographer, Peter Beard, who followed her on the streets after realizing how beautiful she was. On approaching her, Beard asked if he could take a picture of her. She accepted under the condition that she would be paid $8,000, which was the cost of her entire college tuition. The photographer agreed and took her photos back to the New York City, leaking information that he had discovered “African Beauty.” The pictures were received well, and Beard persuaded Iman to move to the US, where throughout the 80s she graced various magazine covers including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Iman succeeded in her new home as a super model, working with notable photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton. Her net worth grew considerably.

After years of modeling, Iman finally realized that she could succeed as an entrepreneur and increase her net worth. She went ahead and started a cosmetic company, which focuses on women shades that are hard to find. In 2012, she signed her fellow Somali designers Idyl Mohallim and Ayaan to be her brand ambassadors. As of 2016, the firm remains among the top Wallgreens website’s foundation brands.

In 2007, Iman was approached by Home Shopping Network’s CEO, who asked her to create an innovative clothing design line. Her first collection, inspired by her modeling career and childhood in Africa, introduced embroidered caftans commonly referred to as ‘Global Chic collection.’ Today, it’s one of the best selling items on the network among over 200 jewelry and fashion brands. Of course her net worth has benefited considerably from her business.

As an actress, Iman has appeared twice in the TV show called ‘Miami Vice.’ She has also been featured in other TV shows such as the 1985 ‘Back in the World,’ 1988 ‘Love at First Sight,’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night.’ She also spent almost two years hosting ‘Project Runway Canada,’ a fashion-themed show by Bravo TV. On film, she has been featured in ‘The Human Factor,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ ‘No Way Out,’ ‘Surrender,’ ‘Lies of the Twins,’ ‘House Party 2’ and ‘Exit to Eden.’ She has also appeared in a video game by Microsoft known as ‘Omikron: The Nomad Soul.’ These also added to her net worth.

When it comes to awards, Iman has had a successful career as both a model and an actress. She received ‘Fashion Icon Lifetime Achievement Award,’ which is given by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) in June 2010. She was also offered an opportunity to head a program called ‘Keep a Child Alive,’ and the Save the Children ambassador.

In her personal life, Iman married a Hilton executive and young Somali entrepreneur when she was just 18. A few years later, the marriage ended, and she moved to the US to pursue her modeling career. She married Spencer Haywood, a basketball player, in 1977, with whom she has a daughter but in 1987, the two divorced. Iman met David Bowie, a musician, and married him in 1992; he died on 10 January 2016, leaving her and a daughter named Alexandria Zahra.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 25 Jul 1955
Birth place: Mogadishu, Somalia
Profession:Fashion model, actress, entrepreneur,
Education:University of Nairobi,
Nationality:Somali
Spouse:David Bowie (1992-2016), Spencer Haywood (1977-1987)
Children:Zulekha Haywood, Alexandria Zahra Jones,
Parents:Marian Abdulmajid, Mohamed Abdulmajid,
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has two brothers, Elias and Feisal, and two younger sisters, Idil and Nadia.
2Parents are Mohamed and Marian Abdulmajid.
3Has the curious distinction of being the very first person to lock lips - on-screen - with Michael Jackson when the couple kissed in his music video "Remember the Time" (1992).
4Founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics.
5Stepmother of Duncan Jones.
6Daughter-in-law of Margaret Mary Jones.
7Was ranked #29 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
8Was the last of many women to kiss William Shatner on "Star Trek" in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
9Zuleka, her daughter with Spencer Haywood, attended Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Michigan State University.
10Has her own action figure modeled after her character, Martia, from the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
11Fluent in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Italian and Somali.
12Is a United States citizen.
13Model/actress.
14Has a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones (born August 15, 2000) with David Bowie, and a daughter, Zulekha Haywood (born July 5, 1978), with her ex-husband, Spencer Haywood.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Ageless beauty
2Regal bearing


Quotes

#Quote
1We read about the horrors of child abuse in our newspapers on a daily basis. We have to take a stance and collectively say, "No more!".
2[July 2002 issue of Playboy magazine] I had breast enlargement to quiet that noise in my head and fill the gaping hole in my self-esteem.


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Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fashion Show2009-2011TV Series consulting producer - 17 episodes
Project Runway Canada2009TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Omikron: The Nomad Soul1999Video GameIman 631 (voice)
The Deli1997Avocado Lady
Exit to Eden1994Nina
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoQueen ('Remember the Time' video)
Heart of Darkness1993TV MovieBlack Beauty
Dream On1993TV SeriesReporter
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time1992Video shortQueen (uncredited)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Martia
The Linguini Incident1991Dali Guest
House Party 21991Sheila Landreaux
Lies of the Twins1991TV MovieCat
L.A. Story1991Cynthia
2271990TV SeriesEartha Kitten
In the Heat of the Night1988TV SeriesMarie Babineaux
Miami Vice1985-1988TV SeriesLois Blyth / Dakotah
Surrender1987/IHedy
No Way Out1987Nina Beka
Out of Africa1985Mariammo
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesMrs. Montgomery
Exposed1983Model
The Human Factor1979Sarah

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
9th Annual Style Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHerself (segment "Iman")
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHerself - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited)
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHerself - Honoree
The Fashion Show2009-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host / Judge
The Nate Berkus Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Project Runway Canada2007-2009TV SeriesHerself - Host
Ebony Fashion Fair: 50 Years of Style2008TV MovieHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The View2006TV SeriesHerself
Project Runway2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Fashion Rocks2005TV MovieHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
America's Next Top Model2005TV SeriesHerself
Fashion in Focus2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryActress / Model
Revealed with Jules Asner2003TV SeriesHerself
Beauty in a Jar2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Because You're Worth It2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Life, Death, and Damien2000DocumentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Omnibus1996TV Series documentaryHerself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentaryQueen ('Remember the Time' video)
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
AIDS: The Facts of Life1988TV Movie documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself

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