Ethiopian born model Liya Kebede has updated net worth of $18 million in 2016. She is also a designer and actress – find out her husband, children & salary. Being a famous super-model, Liya Kebedewas ranked the highest paying model. With a towering height of 5.10 feet, Kebede is also a talented actress and a maternal health advisor.
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Source of Income||Modeling|
|Annual Salary||$3 Million|
|Birth Date||March 1, 1978|
|Children||Suhul Kebede and Raee Kebede|
Kebede was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a nation of Africa located at its horn. She is a Pisces and is currently 38 years old. While attending the Lycee Guebre Mariam School,she was spotted by a French model agent. Later she moved to France in order to take up modelling professionally and soon got associated with a Parisian modelling agency.
Relocating to New York, Kebede started taking seriously. Her big break which shot her to fame was for Gucci Winter Collection in 2000. In May 2002, Kebede got yet another milestone opportunity. She went to model for other famous magazines like i-D, Times, V, Flair with Italian, Japan, France, American and Spain Vogue in her stride. Kebede endorsed several international and famous brands like Gap, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Luis Vuitton, Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger to name just a few in the never ending list. She is also the only Ethiopian to bag the opportunity to pose for Estee Lauder cosmetics. She is also the proud owner of her label Lemlem inaugurated in 2008 which reflects and showcases designs from her native place and garments are involved with traditional weaving. She is also a columnist at Huffington Post. Kebede also appeared in several movies like Lord of War, Black Gold, Good Old Shepherd, Samba to name a few. Her debut in acting was in 2008 in an autobiographic movie on WarisDirie.
As per the research Liya Kebede net worth is assumed to be $18 million! Her estimated earning only through advertisements were assumed to be $2.5 million in 2007. Kebede apart from her modelling and acting profession is actively involved WHO and is the Goodwill ambassador for maternal, infant and children’s’ health. She founded the LiyaKebede Foundation and works religiously for the cause. She is also the high level advisor in Centre for Global Development which she joined in 2009. Kebede married hedge fund manager Kassy Kebede in 2000 and has one son and one daughter. The couple divorced in 2013.