Last Updated: June 19, 2024
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Net Worth:
$500 Thousand
Feb 15, 1955 (69 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Model, Photographer, Fashion Model, Supermodel
United States of America
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What is Janice Dickinson's Net Worth?

Janice Dickinson is an American model, photographer, author, and talent agent who has a net worth of $500 thousand.  Janice Dickinson has been described by many (including herself) as "the world's first supermodel." The moniker is well-deserved, as she was definitely one of the most successful models during the 70s and 80s.

After her successful modeling career, Janice Dickinson gained notoriety for appearing in various reality TV shows, including America's Next Top Model. She also started her own modeling agency, which was documented in another reality TV show – The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.

Unfortunately, Janice has suffered from financial problems in recent years. At one point, she filed for bankruptcy and listed nearly $1 million worth of debt to various creditors.

Early Life

Janice Doreen Dickinson was born on February 16th, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York City. Soon after her birth, Janice's family relocated to Hollywood, Florida, where she was raised alongside two sisters – one of which also became a model. Janice Dickinson has revealed the serious emotional and physical abuse she suffered under her father while growing up. She also admitted that her father tried to have sex with her and that he sexually abused one of her sisters.

Modeling Career

After winning a modeling competition, Dickinson moved to New York City to pursue a modeling career. After securing an agent, Janice Dickinson became especially popular in Europe, where her "exotic" appearance was appreciated by various fashion brands.

During the late 70s, Janice Dickinson returned to New York City and became one of the world's most successful models, demanding a daily rate of $2,000. By the 80s, Dickinson had earned the title of "world's first supermodel." She appeared on the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Playboy. She also worked on fashion campaigns with figures like Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Valentino Garavani. She has worked as a brand ambassador for Revlon, Hush Puppies, Cutex, and many others.

Reality TV Career

After a long period away from the public eye, Janice Dickinson returned in 2003 with a foray into reality television. Her first major role was on America's Next Top Model, and she became a judge for four cycles. She was eventually fired from the show, allegedly because of her "brutally honest" appraisal of the contestants.

In 2006, Janice Dickinson debuted her own reality TV show – The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. The show followed Dickinson's efforts to create a modeling agency, and it lasted for four seasons. In addition, Janice Dickinson has appeared on reality TV shows such as The Surreal Life, Beauty & the Best, I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Come Dine With Me, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and Celebrity Big Brother.


Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In 2016, Janice Dickinson revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She later stated she assumed that the cancerous lump was simply indicative of a botched breast augmentation surgery, as Dickinson had experienced similar issues in the past. Although Dickinson was initially shocked by the news, she successfully underwent radiation therapy and was pronounced cancer-free a year later.


Janice Dickinson has been married four times. Her past husbands include Ron Levy, Simon Fields, and Alan B. Gerston. Dickinson is also known for her high-profile relationship with a number of male celebrities, which allegedly include figures such as Joe Kaplan, Jon Lovitz, Tom Morello, Michael Birnbaum, Rob Lowe, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Bruce Willis, Steve Bing, Dolph Lundgren, Ron Wood, Tom Arnold, Frank Zappa, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, and many others.

Perhaps the most notable of these celebrities is Sylvester Stallone, with whom Dickinson had an affair. Initially, it was thought that Dickinson's daughter Savannah had been fathered by Stallone, but this was later disproven, thanks to DNA testing. Janice Dickinson also has another child aside from Savannah. In 2012, Janice Dickinson became engaged to Dr. Robert Gerner, a psychiatrist. They later married in 2016.

Personal Life

Janice Dickinson has revealed considerable details from her personal life in various interviews and in her books. In particular, Check Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating goes into detail and explores her various relationships with different male celebrities.

In 2014, Janice Dickinson came forward and told the world that Bill Cosby had raped her in 1982. She also admitted that she had tried to mention this incident in her 2002 autobiography, No Life Guard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but was strongly encouraged by Cosby's lawyers not to publish any incriminating details. Janice Dickinson joined a long list of other women who had made similar accusations against Cosby, although her account was one of the most high-profile because of her celebrity status.

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As a result of her rape allegations against Bill Cosby, Janice Dickinson was accused of lying by Cosby's legal team. This subsequently prompted Dickinson to sue Cosby for defamation. In 2019, it was widely reported that Janice Dickinson had received a "large settlement" as a result of this court case and that she had been fully compensated for being accused of lying.

In his defense, Bill Cosby's legal team stated that AIG's willingness to settle in court had no bearing on Cosby's innocence and that the insurance company was showing "bad faith" in the disgraced actor.

Real Estate

In 2016, it was reported that Janice Dickinson was putting her Beverly Hills home up for sale for a price of $1.995 million. Technically, she had never purchased the home in the first place, as it was acquired in 2012 by her husband, Dr. Robert Gerner, for $1.43 million. The 2,700-square-foot home features French doors, a beautiful view of the canyon, and a koi pond.


In April 2014, Janice finally concluded a long-running bankruptcy case in Los Angeles. Janice owed $300,000 to City National Bank but a judge reduced the debt to $100,000, to be paid in installments over three years.

Reports also surfaced that suggested Dickinson owed more than $500,000 in unpaid taxes, plus a number of debts to businesses such as anti-aging centers and dermatologists. At the case's conclusion, City National Bank expressed concern that Janice wouldn't even be able to pay the reduced debt due to her "age, lack of assets, and lack of income."

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