Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, or as she is popularly known as Iman, is an actress, fashion model, and an entrepreneur. She is from Somalia. She is unmatched in the field of ethnic cosmetics. She is the widow of the late rock star David Bowe. Keep reading to know more about Iman’s net worth in 2019.
Iman was born as Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid to Marian and Mohamed Abdulmajid. Her birthplace is noted as Mogadishu, which is the capital city of the Trust Territory of Somaliland. Zara was later named as Iman, as her grandfather kept urging her parents to rename her. The name Iman stuck and Zara became only a given name.
Her father was an ambassador and her mother was a gynecologist. Iman is one of the five siblings. She has two brothers and two sisters. Iman lived with her grandparents for her initial years. But then she was sent to boarding school. Later due to wars, Iman’s father decided to go back to the country. So, They left, there Iman and her family traveled to Kenya. Iman studies political science there for a brief while. Iman is Muslim, and she can speak English, Somali, French, Italian and Arabic fluently.
While Iman was still studying at the university, Iman was approached, rather discovered by an American photographer. Peter Beard approached her and subsequently, Iman moved to America to begin her modeling career. A year later Iman landed her first modeling assignment with the magazine Vogue. After that, she soon was offered to model for various other huge magazines.
Iman’s long neck, copper skin, and exotic accent made her an instant hit. Although the model herself says that her looks are simply what Somalis look like, she became the muse for many designers. Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karen are among those designers. Iman worked with various high-class photographers and designers. At present, she is signed to TESS in London.
As an entrepreneur, she established Iman Cosmetics after twenty years of working as a model. Iman focused her brand’s products on the hard-to-find cosmetic colors for women. She even added her own formulas and ideas to the final product. Next, she began the Global Chic, which is her own fashion line. Due to her being a big model and high rank, she was approached by the CEO of home shopping network to create her own line.
She appeared in Miami Vice as her first TV screen appearance. In the 2000s she was the host for a fashion-themed TV show As an actress, she first appeared in the British Film called The Human Factor. She played the part of an actress occasionally. Her last appearance was in the rom-com Exit to Eden. Iman also made a cameo role in the game The Nomad Soul alongside her late husband.
Iman works for various charities despite her busy schedule. At present she the front spokesperson for the Keep a Child Alive foundation. The group works closely with the Children’s Defense Fund. She is also a participant in the Enough Project, which is against the global trade of mineral. Iman actively participated in the public campaign against blood diamonds.
Awards & Achievements
Iman was not one of the best models for no reason. During her time as a high-end model, Iman won many awards. The most notable of them all being Fashion Icon from Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Net Worth of Iman
Iman has an estimated net worth of around $25 million. She makes her net worth from her modeling career and from the Iman cosmetics range. The revenue of the Iman Cosmetics range crossed $25 million in the year 2010 and in 2012, designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim was made the brand ambassadors. She is also an actress and has also appeared in television shows which contribute to her net worth.
Iman came privileged with a brilliant body and a strong presence of mind which radiated from her face. She was one of the best models on the runway for years, at present she works with charities and runs her businesses.