Janice Doreen Dickinson was born on 15 February 1955, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is a photographer, fashion model, talent agent, as well as an author, widely recognized as a self-proclaimed supermodel who also often calls herself “the world’s first supermodel”; she claims that she created the term in 1979 and received a lot of backlash and controversy for her statements. Nevertheless, notoriety eventually resulted in her being invited to judge the reality television series “America’s Next Top Model”, and then her own series “The Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency”.
So just how rich is Janice Dickinson? According to authoritative sources, Janice Dickinson’s net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, as of mid-2016, the majority earned from her involvement in modelling, but now a good deal lower as a result of filing for bankruptcy apparently brought about by unpaid taxes and cosmetic/plastic surgery debts.
Janice Dickinson Net Worth $500,000
Janice Dickinson spent most of her childhood in Hollywood, Florida. Subject to verbal and physical abuse by her father, Dickinson moved out to New York City in order to work as a model. After winning a “Miss High Fashion Model” competition, Janice expected to get a job fairly easily, however, she was turned down by many agencies before she was discovered by Jacques Silberstein, who worked in the industry as a fashion photographer. With Wilhelmina Cooper as her agent, Dickinson began traveling abroad and even modeled in Paris, which helped expand her career to European industry. In 1978, Dickinson returned to the United States and signed a contract with Ford Models modeling agency, which helped her contributed significantly to her net worth. Within a few years, Janice Dickinson became a famous name in the fashion industry, being featured in such magazines as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Playboy, and working with Valentino, Calvin Klein and Gianni Versace.
With Janice Dickinson’s modeling career on the rise, she began receiving many more offers to appear in the media. In 2003 she joined Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker on the panel of judges on “America’s Next Top Model”, which lasted for four seasons but was later fired by Banks. Several years later, Dickinson joined the cast of the reality television series “The Surreal Life”, and a year later debuted with her own reality show called “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”, which aired for four seasons, 41 episodes in total. Dickinson then appeared in a short-lived television series with fellow model Abbey Clancy – “Abbey & Janice: Beauty & the Best”. However, the show aired only six episodes and was never picked up after its first season.
Additionally, Janice Dickinson is a known author of three books, all memoirs with the most recent published in 2006, and which have no doubt supported her net worth.
In her personal life, Janice Dickinson has married three times, to Ron Levy, Simon Fields – with whom she has a son – and Alan/Albert B. Gersten. She has a daughter with former boyfriend Michael Birnbaum. She is now engaged to Robert Gerner, a psychiatrist. Janice was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter Savannah Rodin Dickinson on February 23, 1994. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Michael Birnbaum.
Was in a relationship with Michael Birnbaum before 1993. They have a daughter together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Nathan Ray Michael Fields (aka Nathan Fields) on May 5, 1987. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Simon Fields.
Release of her book, "No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel".
Release of her book, "Check Please!: Dating, Mating and Extricating".
Release of her book, "Everything About Me is Fake...And I'm Perfect!".
Co-hostess, with Shandi Finnessey, of an infomercial for the "SensiClear" skin care system. Also appearing are Mezhgan, CC Fontana, Megan Tracy and Eli Jane.
Is a big fan of Gilles Bensimon's work.
Grew up in Hollywood, Florida.
Left concussed and shaken up after the vehicle she was riding in was caught up in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles on December 12, 2006. Hit her head in the accident and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment and later released.
She was the fiancée of Sylvester Stallone from December 1993 to July 1994. Sly thought that he was the father of her daughter Savannah, but when he discovered the truth, that the real father of girl was Michael Birnbaum, he left her.
In her autobiography, "No Lifeguard on Duty", she claims that she was partly responsible for her father's death because she had discarded his heart medication pills, and he had a heart attack that night and died. The statute of limitation for prosecuting Dickinson for the death of her father was up by the time the book was published.
Says that the girls who win America's Next Top Model (2003) are not of a high enough caliber to make it in the modeling business.
Along with Nicole Richie, Beyoncé Knowles, Veronica Webb, Kelly Osbourne, Angie Everhart, Alexandra Richards, Irina Pantaeva, Marisa Miller, Wyclef Jean, Rachel Hunter, and Naomi Campbell, she participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show on 16 September, 2005 in New York, a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims for Hurricane Katrina. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the celebrities who attended.
Was ranked #25 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
She become an ultra-successful model at the age of 14
Camera technician Tommy Fry from The Surreal Life (2003) moved in with Dickinson after her appearance on the show.
Dickinson wrote of a rivalry between herself and Kimora Lee Simmons when they both were on America's Next Top Model (2003) in her book, "Everything about Me is Fake and I'm Perfect". Dickinson admits that she criticized Kimora's fake hair and nails, but says that she would have been much nicer if Kimora had shown up on time for filming.
Her appearance on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004) was cut short because of her making obscene gestures and statements.
Bears a strong resemblance to Brittany Brower. Both appeared on the show America's Next Top Model (2003). Dickinson was a judge and Brower was a contestant.
Her daughter, Savannah Dickinson, was born on February 23, 1994.
Her father was of English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) descent. Her maternal grandparents, Aleksander Pietrzykoski and Julia Malinowski, were Polish.
Claims to be the first supermodel. However, it is commonly accepted that there are only six supermodels, and the following list does not include her: Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Linda Evangelista.
Claims to have coined the term "supermodel" in 1979; however, the term was already in use before her time, such as a 1968 article in Glamour magazine describing Twiggy, Cheryl Tiegs, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jean Shrimpton and fifteen other top models as "supermodels". This list as well as several other top models of the 1930s to early 1970s have been credited as "supermodels"', which dismisses Janice's claims as her being the "first supermodel" (her career began in late 1970s).
Sister of model Debbie Dickinson and Alexis Mayer.
As a young girl, she got involved with sports because she drove her younger sister Debbie to gymnastics practices. Debbie was on the Junior Olympics team and Janice took up swimming, karate and some gymnastics to bide the time while waiting for her.
[on her The Surreal Life (2003) co-star, Caprice Bourret] Caprice is not a supermodel. She's some girl who developed a fake accent after moving to England, like Madonna.
Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories. Your "Twiggys" and your "Lauren Huttons" weren't doing that. I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I could go on and on.
Get a grip. The idea of the extreme makeover is disturbing.