She’s already taken the fashion world by storm, but on April 23, Gigi Hadid will turn just 22 years old. The ‘It Girl’ has become a regular fixture both in print and on the runway, allowing her to develop a seriously enviable portfolio.
Rich, famous and beautiful, the model will certainly celebrate her big day in a glamorous fashion. Party plans haven’t been made public, but last year, she rang in her 21st birthday with a star-studded bash at Los Angeles hot spot The Nice Guy. Celebrate the birthday girl by taking a look at her career, famous posse and fortune.
Gigi Hadid’s Net Worth: $13 Million
It may seem like Gigi Hadid came out of nowhere, but she’s been modeling much longer than most people realize. The blonde beauty was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when she was just two years old, which led to a stint as a child model. In a 2014 interview with Vanity Fair, she said she quit the business to have a normal childhood, but opted back in at age 17 when she signed with IMG.
Since then, she’s strutted the runway in shows for many of the world’s most prestigious designers, including Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace. Along with that, she’s landed campaigns for Tom Ford, Stuart Weitzman and Max Mara — just to name a few. The popular model has also graced the covers of numerous magazines, including several international editions of Vogue and the highly coveted W Magazine September 2015 cover. Gigi Hadid’s style even landed her a collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. The Tommy x Gigi sophomore collection debuted in January 2017.
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Her runaway success in the fashion world has boosted Gigi Hadid’s net worth to $13 million. Much of her financial windfall came in 2016, when an estimated $9 million in earnings — largely from Maybelline and Tommy Hilfiger — landed her the number five spot on the Forbes Highest-Paid Models list of 2016. The social media queen also cashes in when companies pay her to post content directed at her more than 32 million Instagram followers. She earns an estimated $125,000 to $300,000 for every sponsored post, according to CR Fashion Book.
Of course, fame doesn’t come without controversy, and Hadid’s had her share of it. In February 2017, she faced backlash after her sister Bella Hadid posted a video on social media of her squinting her eyes while holding up a cookie with Buddha’s face on it at a birthday dinner. People were also upset when she wore a hijab on the cover of the inaugural issue of Vogue Arabia in March 2017.
Gigi Hadid’s Model Family and Personal Life
Modeling is in Gigi Hadid’s DNA. Her mother is former model and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Hadid. Her younger sister Bella Hadid is also a model, with a net worth of $3 million. Gigi and Bella Hadid actually worked on a 2015 Balmain campaign together and both walked in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Their younger brother Anwar is also a model.
Gig’s entourage of friends includes many other top models — Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Hailey Baldwin, for starters — but she also makes time for her boyfriend Zayn Malik. The One Direction alum has a net worth of $45 million. The couple has been dating on and off since November 2015.
Hadid’s glamorous lifestyle also extends to real estate. In July 2016, the model purchased a stunning 2,085-square-foot apartment in New York City’s Noho neighborhood for just under $4 million.