Linda Evangelista Net Worth
Linda Evangelista net worth: Linda Evangelista is an extremely successful Canadian supermodel who has a net worth of $40 million. During the 1990s, Linda was one of the highest-paid and most-popular super models on the planet. In the 1980s she would not get out of bed for less than $10,000 for the day. In the 1990s she earned $25,000 per day. At her peak she regularly earned $5-8 million per year. In 1994 she signed a multi-year deal with Clairol that paid $5 million per year. In 1996 she landed a $7.75 million contract with Yardley of London.
Linda Evangelista was born on May 10, 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Evangelista's modeling career started when she was discovered by an agent from Elite Model Management at the 1978 Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant. Evangelista soon moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management. She then moved to Paris to further her modeling career.
Linda worked extensively with fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who encouraged her to consider a short hair cut. That short haircut became her signature look and she went on to become one of the most famous and successful of the 1980s-1990s group of supermodels who became international celebrities. In 1990, Evangelista uttered what has become the most famous quote in modeling history: "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." She is known for being the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel. She holds the record for her multiple appearances on the cover of "Vogue Italia", all of which were photographed by Meisel. Evangelista has modeled for everyone, and has been the face of multiple campaigns, including high profile work for L'Oreal, Prada, and multiple Vogue Magazine covers, to name a few.
Personal Life: Linda was married to Elite modeling agency executive Gerald Marie from 1987 to 1993. She dated actor Kyle MacLachlan and soccer player Fabien Barthez. In October 2006, Linda gave birth to a son who she named Augustin James. At the time she did not name Augustin's birth father. In 2011 she filed a paternity suit against French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, who had married Salma Hayek two years prior. Linda was seeking $46 thousand per month in support. They eventually reached an out-of-court settlement.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 10, 1965 (56 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)|