Heidi Klum’s Net Worth Is Mind-Bogglingly Huge
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ star launched her career by winning a German modeling contest.
Heidi Klum is woman of many, many talents. The 45-year-old supermodel, TV producer, actress, reality TV star, and now judge of America’s Got Talent is constantly proving she belongs in the spotlight.
Because of her hard work and varied gigs over the years, Heidi collects quite a nice paycheck these days — $19 million a year, to be exact. As of last year, Heidi’s net worth is up to $90 million — the same as AGT host Tyra Banks.
As of last year, Heidi Klum’s net worth is $90 million.
Before the runway
Prior to the catwalks, magazine cover shoots, and TV appearances, Heidi was just a young girl from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Born on June 1, 1971, Heidi had aspirations of being a dancer until she realized she wasn’t “good enough to make it a career.” In 1992 though, she came across a magazine ad for a modeling contest. Just for fun, she decided to submit a few photos. Then, out of nowhere, the show called her in. Heidi ended up beating out 30,000 competitors, winning the contest, and scoring a $300,000 modeling contract just like that.
After her win, she decided to move to New York to pursue modeling further. After months of pinching pennies, Heidi finally caught her break. A few J.C. Penney catalog gigs eventually led to the then-24-year-old being signed with Victoria’s Secret in 1997. As soon as the catalog came out and Heidi was featured as an Angel in the VS Fashion show, and her career really started to take flight.
An all-around success
The supermodel’s VS fashion show moment led to an appearance on The David Letterman Show that same year. Not long after in 1998, Heidi’s modeling talents also landed her on the front of Sports Illustrated. This marked the beginning of a slew of magazine covers, spokesmodel opportunities, and TV and feature film cameos.
Between it all, Heidi somehow found time to pen a book. Her 2004 autobiography, Heidi Klum’s Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior, explores her rise to becoming a modeling icon while also offering advice she learned along the way.