Just a few people are endowed with the gift of being multi-skilled in life, Heidi Klum is one of such women on the planet. She is a German American born model, businesswoman, Television personality, fashion designer, author, singer, television producer, and actress.
Klum can be described as a popular model who almost never was because it was by coincidence that she was able to get access for the national modeling prizes that brought her to the huge limelight.
Heidi Klum Bio
Heidi Klum was born on 1, June 1973, in a small town Bergisch Gladbach, in Germany to her father Gunther Klum, an administrator for a cosmetics company and her mother Erna, a hairdresser. She is of Geman American ancestry and was born and raised in West Germany.
The star went to preschool in Cologne, the nearest center to her hometown. While she was in high school studies at the age of 18, she was influenced by a friend to contest in the then National Modelling award, which she surprisingly won. Consequently, she was given a modeling deal worth $300,000. This marked the very beginning of Klum’s rise to fame. She finally moved to New York City, the US to pursue a career in modeling following graduating from high school. Not getting a higher educational requirement did not stop her passion as Klum is today, a top-grossing worldwide model, internationally acclaimed Project Runway host, and producer, spokesmodel for a lot of topmost brands as well as a thriving fashion designer in her own right.
In addition to the aforementioned info, Klum is additionally a singer, author, Television personality, businesswoman, and actress. Her profile in the modeling business reached a new high after she relocated to New York where she finally landed work with the clothes company Victoria’s Secret. Soon after that, she appeared on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, an honour desired by many models. Her hourglass body shape which didn’t qualify her for the top runways led Klum to become a fashion enthusiast. Afterward, she appeared in such magazines as Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Husband, Children and Family Life
The blonde bombshell is a 45-year-old mother of four. Heidi Klum was wedded to Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel who goes by the moniker, Seal, a British soul and also R&B singer and top songwriter. He is most famous for his numberless worldwide hits including Kiss from a Rose which performed on the soundtrack for the 1995 film named Batman Forever. The R&B star has sold more than 32 million albums worldwide during his work.
The pair got married back in 2005, but it was in late 2009 that Klum officially adopted the Seal’s surname and became rightfully known as Heidi Samuel. Their wedlock lasted for 8 years during which they had three lovely children – sons Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born in 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born in 2006), daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born in 2009). Klum additionally had a daughter from her former relationship with Flavio Briatore. She and Briatore were trending from 2003-2004. Their love affair only lasted for one year, and the result was Helen Boshoven Samuel.
During the time of their marriage, Seal adopted Klum’s daughter from her past relationship with Flavio Briatore. When questioned about her ambitions for her kids, she replied that she doesn’t want her kids to become models despite a recent inclination of supermodel kids. The actress, who was a huge catwalk herself, revealed she isn’t keen for her children to follow in her footsteps; rather, she favors them to concentrate on their studies.
Prior to her wedding with Seal in 2005, Klum married renowned hairstylist Ric Pipino back in 1997. Their marriage lasted only 5 years, and they got divorced later in 2002.
Heidi Klum Net Worth
Heidi Klum is a celebrated supermodel turned business mogul, little wondering why she has accumulated an estimated net worth of $75 million. Coming to the end of her long 13-year Victoria’s Secret profession didn’t cause her wages to take a nosedive. Rather, the top model managed to raise her worth by $20 million in 2011 alone with the help of some TV projects, fashion lines, and big brand advertisements.
As part of her business enterprises, Klum struck a contract with activewear company New Balance back in 2011. The deal was to build a line of tops, dresses and athletic garments, dubbed HKNB to be marketed exclusively on Amazon. In October the same year(2011), the Project Runway star got a 20-episode opportunity for a new show on Lifetime.
For the most part, her 70 million dollar bundle was made by working with popular brands like Victoria’s Secret Angel and The Money Girls and by endorsing top brands like Schwarzkopf and Unilever. Against all the odds, she was able to climb to the top and become one of the most prosperous models of our time irrespective of her lack of, well, higher educational qualification.
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