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Liya Kebede Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Liya Kebede was born on the 1st March 1978, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is a supermodel, according to the magazine Forbes, Kebede is the 11th highest paid model in the world and is one of the very few African models to appear internationally on the fashion circuit. Kebede has been active in the fashion industry since 2000.
How rich is the supermodel? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Liya Kebede’s net worth is equal to $18 million, as of the data presented in early 2017.
Liya Kebede Net Worth $18 Million
To begin with, Liya grew up in Ethiopia, but she was noticed by a film maker while studying at Lyceum Guébré-Mariam in France, who introduced her to a French agent. After finishing her studies, she settled in Paris, France and then moved to New York, USA in order to pursue her career.
Concerning her professional career, Tom Ford asked her to participate in his Autumn/Winter show for the Gucci brand in 2000.The following year, she made her debut in New York, then in Milan and Paris for Donna Karan, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Carolina Herrera and others. In 2002, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, which gave her a dazzling rise in the fashion world. The same year, she posed for the advertising campaigns of Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Emmanuel Ungaro and Victoria’s Secret. Moreover, she became the new face of cosmetics brand Estee LauderEstee Lauder, alongside Carolyn Murphy in 2003, and made history by becoming the first black female to work for this brand in the USA. In 2006, Liya was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, so in the summer of 2006, American Vogue devoted coverage to her and highlighted her generosity and availability for humanitarian causes.
In 2007, according to Forbes magazine Liya Kebede became one of the best paid models in the world. Then, she graced the cover of the Italian edition of Vogue magazine, and was included in the advertising campaigns of Lanvin, Tiffany & Co. and St. John. In 2009, Liya appeared again on the cover of the American Vogue, alongside models Isabeli Fontana, Natalia Vodianova, Jourdan Dunn and Lara Stone. Soon, she made the cover of The Italian, and posed for Kenzo and H&M. In 2011, she became the new face of cosmetics brand L’Oréal, and posed for Lacoste and Balenciaga. In 2012 he participated in the film “The Capital” directed by Costa-Gavras. In 2014, she appeared in the film “Samba” with the actor Omar SyOmar Sy, .
Her career has progressed to the point where Liya has been listed in the 100 most influential personalities in the world by Time magazine.
To conclude, during her career, Liya has now appeared on the cover of many magazines including Vogue (US, Russia, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Spain), V magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Flair, ID, Essence, Marie Claire, W magazine and Time. She is also one of the models who has figured in the most editorials of American Vogue.
Finally, in the personal life of the model, Liya married Kassy Kebede in 2000, and they have two children, but announced their divorce in 2013. Currently, she is single.