How much is Cindy Crawford worth?
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Date of Birth:||February 20, 1966|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is an American model and one of the world’s first supermodels. She has featured in over 600 magazines over her modelling career and has gone on to also find success in television, film, and has become a successful business women in her own right. She has walked runways for huge brands such as Chanel, Versace, DKNY, and Christian Dior. As an actress, Crawford has starred in Fair Game and 54, and in TV she has appeared as herself in Lip Sink Battle and Cougar Town, to name a few. On top of her wealth from her TV appearances and modelling, Crawford has a mouth watering real estate portfolio.
How did Cindy Crawford earn her net worth?
It’s undeniable that Crawford made millions in the late 80s and 90s thanks to all of her modelling gigs, as she was the most famous model in the world at one point. Considering how the top tier supermodels are paid tens of millions of dollars per year these days, it’s likely that Crawford saw a similar amount. When Crawford retired from modelling in 2000, she ventured in to many different businesses. Most notably, the former model created a line of beauty products named Meaningful Beauty for Guth-Renker. She has also launched a line of furniture titled the Cindy Crawford Home Collection, and with her appearances in movies and on TV, the personality would be rewarded significantly.
Outside of that, Crawford has built up a gigantic portfolio of real estate, of which she has netted tens of millions of dollars. After purchasing an oceanfront home in Malibu for $1.85 million, Crawford listed it for sale for $7.5 million, and that was after she rented it out for $45,000 per month. The supermodel even previously owned a mansion in Los Cabos in Mexico, which was bought by a Mexican billionaire for $50 million.
Why is she so famous?
Crawford rose to prominence in the 1980s, as she grew more popular with each runway she walked and each magazine cover that she featured on. She was constantly the cover model for many of the most popular magazines, including Vogue, W, People, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, among many others. The supermodel had over 500 appearances in 1998 alone. Crawford also walked runways for a slew of high end fashion brands, which included Chanel, DKNY, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel, among others. These walks led to her working with many of the brands for their fashion campaigns.
The model’s success continued in to the 90s, as at the start of the decade, she appeared on the January edition of British Vogue along with several other supermodels, including Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. Crawford expanded in to music videos, as she first appeared in the 1990 George Michael single, “Freedom ’90”, and then more famously in the Jon Bon Jovi video for his hit track, “Please Come Home For Christmas”, in which she played the singer’s love interest. Years later, Crawford couldn’t resist acting in music videos, as she starred in Duran Duran’s 2011 video for “Girl Panic”, znd as recent as 2015, the supermodel starred in “Bad Blood”, the mega hit by Taylor Swift.
Outside of modelling for high profile brands and starring in music videos, Crawford ventured out a little by appearing on TV and starring in movies. It started out with commercials, as she had an endorsement deal with Pepsi and appeared in many of their advertisements, including their Super Bowl commercial. But it wasn’t long until she broke in to Hollywood, going from a model with no formal acting training to a leading actress within seconds. Her first movie, Fair Game, was released in 1995 to terrible reviews, and unfortunately her lack of acting showed, as her performance was heavily criticized by critics and audiences. However, by 2001 she had proven to be a worthy actress and her starring role in The Simian Line had critics commending Crawford for her skills.
In the 2010s, Crawford has found success and managed to stay relevant by featuring in several TV shows as herself, including Cougar Town, Lip Sync Battle, and most famously, Who Do You Think You Are. In the show, Crawford’s lineage was traced back to Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
What makes her so successful?
Crawford is one of the five original supermodels, with the others being Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Eavngelista. Crawford is highly regarded as one of most beautiful woman on the planet and is always ranked at the top of “world’s sexiest people” lists. She has ranked at number five on the list of the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th century by playboy, the second most beautiful woman in the world by Shape, and many other similar lists made by Maxim, VH1, People, and many more.
It was easy for Crawford to stick out from every other model because of how unique she looked compared to everybody else. When she first started out in the modelling industry, she was nicknamed “Baby Gia” due to her resemblance to the late fashion model, Gia Carangi. The famous designer Michael Kors once said Crawford “changed the perception of the sexy American girl’”, as people were no longer idolizing blonde hair and blue eyes, but was instead looking at brunettes who were smart and charismatic. Her beauty mark above her mouth is iconic, as is her deep sultry voice.
After spending the late 80s and the whole of the 90s posing for every single magazine under the sun, Crawford’s profile skyrocketed to something that was unfathomable for a model at the time, becoming the first ever “supermodel”. And with her diving in to TV and movies, she has had such a presence in the media for more than 30 years now. With her amazing and varied career, Crawford now has an estimated net worth of an astounding $400 million, and a lot of that is owed to her huge real estate portfolio. Now, Crawford is mostly invested in her charity work and activism, as she is on the honorary committee of the California Wildlife Center.