Heidi Klum is a German and American model, actress, TV host, businesswoman, fashion designer, TV producer, artist, and occasional singer with a personal net worth estimated to be $120 million. She got her start, and her big break, while still living in West Germany when she entered and won a contest called “Model 92,” beating 25,000 other contestants. That win led to a modelling contract with New York-based Metropolitan Models in 1992, a career move that has led to the success she currently enjoys.
Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, a town outside Cologne. She is the daughter of Erna, a hairdresser, and G” Gunther Klum, a cosmetics company executive. A friend convinced her to enroll in a national modelling contest called “Model 92”. Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992, and offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. After winning, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a top German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk.
Career and Achievements
She accepted the contract a few months later after graduating from school and decided not to try for an apprentice position at a fashion design school. Heidi Klum is the current host of Project Runway, filmed at the Parsons the New School for Design. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire, and became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria’s Secret as an “Angel”.
Klum has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She is currently under contract to IMG Models and in 2007, was host, judge and executive producer of the TV show, “Project Runway.” In 2008, she received a Peabody Award for her work on that show. Heidi Klum is also heavily involved in Fashion Design for men’s clothing … for jewellery … swimsuits … and fragrances.
She is also an accomplished artist and author. Heidi has been married three times, first to a celebrity stylist named Ric Pipino, then she married singer Seal on 10 May 2005 but divorced in 2014. In 2019 Heidi Klum married Tom Kaulitz and living a happy life together. Heidi has one child with Flavio Briatore named Helene and three children with Seal named Henry, Johan, and Lou Sulola. On January 23, 2012, after 6 years of marriage, Heidi and Seal announced that they were filing for divorce.
Heidi Klum Net Worth
Many people are wondering if there was a prenup between Seal and Heidi Klum. If there isn’t one, then Heidi could stand to lose a hefty sum of money considering Heidi Klum’s net worth is $120 million and Seal is $40 million (as per 2020). Heidi Samuel Klum (born June 1, 1973), better known by her birth name Heidi Klum, is a German-American model, actress, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional singer.
In 2008 she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship. In January 2012, Klum separated from her husband, British musician Seal, and filed for divorce on April 6, 2012.
Klum has hosted 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. On October 1, 2010, the New York Post reported in its “Page Six” gossip column that Heidi Klum would be leaving Victoria’s Secret, which was later confirmed by Klum.