Liya Kebede Net Worth is$18 Million
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Profession: Fashion Model, Actor, Supermodel, Fashion Designer
Date of Birth: Jan 3, 1978
Height: 1.78 m
Country: Ethiopia
Liya Kebede is a model and clothing designer whose net worth is $18 million. Liya Kebede earned her net worth through her many clothing designs and modeling jobs. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has been modeling and designing for over ten years.
Liya Kebede (Amharic: ?? ????) (born January 3, 1978) is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared three times on the cover of US Vogue. According to Forbes, Kebede was the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007. Since 2005, Kebede has served as the WHO's Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Kebede was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A film director spotted her while she was attending Lycee Guebre Mariam and introduced her to a French modeling agent. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work through a Parisian agency. Kebede later relocated to New York City. She has remarked that the modeling industry in Ethiopia is quite different from the catwalks on which she is now ubiquitous because in Ethiopia she had to provide her own shoes for each runway show.
Kebede's big break came when Tom Ford asked her for an exclusive contract for his Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show. Her popularity in the fashion industry sky-rocketed when she appeared on the cover of the May 2002 edition of Paris Vogue, which dedicated the entire issue to her.
Kebede has been seen on the covers of Italian, Japanese, American, French and Spanish Vogue, V, Flair, i-D and Time's Style & Design. Kebede has been featured in ad campaigns including those for Shiatzy Chen, Gap, Yves Saint-Laurent,Victoria's Secret, Emanuel Ungaro, Tommy Hilfiger,Revlon,Dolce & Gabbana, Escada and Louis Vuitton. In 2003, Kebede was named the newest face of Estee Lauder cosmetics, the only Ethiopian to serve as their representative in the company's 57-year history. Her contract was rumored to be for $3 million dollars.
In 2005, Kebede was appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $2.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her eleventh in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In 2008 casting agent

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Vogue Paris' May 2015 Issue Features The Magazine's First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

We don't know if we should be happy or sad to share that Liya Kebede has landed the May 2015 cover of Vogue Paris, because it marks the first time in five years that a black model has graced the cover of the glossy. According to Fashionista.com ...
Posted: April 15, 2015, 2:48 am

Casting Director James Scully, Conceptual Artist Fred Wilson To Be Honored by Pratt Institute

Liya Kebede and Natalia Vodianova are two of the better-known ones he helped rocket to fame. Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Lucky Blue Smith also got big breaks from Scully. Through his work with the CFDA’s health initiative and Bethann Hardison’s ...
Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:20 am

What to Do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, According to Liya Kebede

The supermodel, activist, and designer of lemlem shares her picks for market shopping and coffee ceremonies in her hometown. Exploring local markets is one of my favorite things to do in Addis. In fact, it was a walk through the Shiro Meda market in Addis ...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 11:56 am
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