Naomi Campbell is a well known English model and actress who is considered the greatest model of the late 1980’s and 1990’s who entered the modeling stage at age 15. She is also among the six top models to be acknowledged by the fashion industry at the time. Keep reading to know more about Naomi Campbell’s net worth in 2018.
Naomi Campbell was born in Streatham, South London in 1970 to her mother Valerie Morris of the Jamaican origin. She spent her early years in Rome where her mother worked as a dancer. Naomi relocated to London. Her mother left her under the care of her grandmother as she lived in Italy and Switzerland where she worked as a dancer. Her mother toured different parts of Europe with Fantastica- her dance group.
Naomi had never met her father who left her mother when she was four months pregnant. She, however, adopted Campbell, from her mother’s second relationship. Naom is of the Afro- Jamaican origin. She enrolled in Barbara Speake Stage School in Action, West London at age 5. At age 13, she transferred to Italia Conte School of theatre.
Naom has never married. She has a half-brother.
Beth Boldt introduced Naomi Campbell into the modeling arena in 1978. At the time, Boldt headed the Synchro Agency. Her mother tried to discourage her, but her passion and determination made her make a decision contrary to her mother’s will. Later her mother reluctantly accepted on condition that Naomi continued with her school work.
Three months after signing to Synchro, she was booked for her first shoot abroad with British Elle. She shot on a prairie-style dress in New Orleans and another one in Pensacola. After the shooting in New Orleans, she met other American agents. At age 16 she got a call from Paris on bookings for French Elle. Gradually she grew her career as she did catwalk for famous designers like Gianni Versace, Isaac Mizrahi as well as Azzedine Alaia. Naomi also posed for photographers like Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, and Herb Ritts.
Naomi also made an appearance on British Vogue cover together with Turlington, Evangelista Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitz in 1990. In 1991 along with Turlington they did catwalk for Versace. “. She later featured in one of Michael Jackson’s love music video. In 1994 she launched her novel entitled Swan. Moreover, Naomi also made the cover of Italian Vogue as well as the French Vogue. She is the first black model to feature on the famous cover magazines. Additionally, she made the cover of American Vogue in the September 1989 issue.
Awards & Achievements
Naomi started her career in the late 70’s when there was massive discrimination on account of one’s skin color. It meant working twice as hard to gain an advantage over the rest. However so, she managed to make the covers of; the French Vogue, the American Vogue and the Italian Vogue as the first black model. She also released a best-seller novel entitled Swan.
Net worth of Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is a model and an actress with British origin possessing an estimated net worth of $75 million. She earns most of her fortune from her profession as an actress and model. Her appearance on covers of top magazines increased her net worth. She also launched two books encompassing her modeling career: the best-seller Swan, further boosted her net worth. She also worked for many modeling projects and catwalks for various famous personalities.
Naomi Campbell started her career at an early age. Despite discrimination by her skin color she never gave up. Naomi also never got support from her mother at the start, but with her determination, Naomi Campbell gradually built her career as a model and actress. She is a role model to most black skinned models who sometimes feel disadvantaged merely by their skin color.