Cindy Crawford is an American celebrity millionaire who started out as a model and later transitioned into the world of acting. Crawford is regarded as one of the most influential supermodels after she found relevance in every project she was ever involved in.
Her presence in magazine covers, fashion campaigns, magazine covers, ad campaigns, and even television and movies made her the hottest star in the dawn of the twentieth century.
Cindy Crawford: Self-Made Millionaire Standing At A Fortune Of $400 Million
Crawford who was a regular face on the covers of the big-time magazines in the 1980s and 1990s made sure her potential didn’t go to waste squeezing out every single penny she could from all the hard work she put into her work.
Through dedication and relentlessness, Crawford is one of the richest models in the world as of now. Crawford was evaluated at a net worth of $400 million in 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Major Modelling Icon While Still Being A Minor
Cindy Crawford started modeling when a local store hired a bunch of high school girls including her for photoshoots. A picture of her made it to the people at the DeKalb Nite Weekly and she was featured into the magazine’s cover.
Crawford received positive feedback for the photo on the cover which further nudged her into pursuing a career as a model. She entered the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest when she was 17 and reached the runner up stages. Afterward, Elite Model Management took the responsibility of representing her.
Later in 1886, she signed with Elite New York Modeling Agency and made an immediate impact on the modeling industry. Her impeccable ascend to the top earned her, the recognition as one of the top supermodels, and until 1998 she reached the milestone of 500 appearances in the cover of high profile magazines such as Vogue, W, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Elle.
She was also a frequent sight on the runways of major fashion designers including but not limited to Chanel, Versace, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Gap, DKNY, and Ralph Lauren.
Crawford’s resume features more prolific names such as Guess, Revlon, Isaac Mizrahi, Escada, Ellen Tracy, Liz Clairborne, Balmain, and dozens of other clothing and grooming brands, all thanks to the fashion campaigns she worked on with the brands.
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Transition Into Acting
Like most actors, Crawford first dipped her toes into acting through the tried and tested method of starting out with commercials. She starred in advertisements of Pepsi and Pepsi stuff in 1992 and later appeared in commercials of Super Bowl in 1992.
In 1995, Crawford scored the female lead in the movie Fair Game. The movie didn’t pan out as one would have hoped, losing $40 million and not sitting well with the critics, however, Crawford did earn acknowledgment from the critics as a good jogger.
Later in 2001, she starred in another critical and financial failure named The Simian Line. The improvisational movie starred Harry Connick Jr., Crawford, Tyne Daly, William Hunt, and Monica Keena.
She’s had roles in other movies such as 54, Unzipped, Body Guards – Guardie del Corpo, and Beautopia.
In television, Crawford has made several guest appearances. Her cameos included roles in Frasier, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Elmopalooza, According to Jim, Sunrise, Wizards of Waverly Place, Cougar Town, and Bojack Horseman.
House In Malibu And A Bentley Continental GT
The supermodel bought her house in Malibu in 1998 for $1.85 million. The ocean-front residence spans over 2,413 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, and two small guesthouses. The property is embraced around by plan tress on one side and high walls on the other. She listed the property for sale in 2019 for $7.5 million.
Crawford also owns an apartment in New York which has three bedrooms and a living room decorated with luxurious furniture and a fireplace. The property is situated in 33 East, 70th Street, Madison Avenue.
In 2017, Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills, California for $11.625 million. The property is built over 5,389 square feet and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms equipped with the best appliances and furniture. The estate is located right next to millionaire boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Crawford’s taste in vehicles is as luxurious as her discernment with her living space. She drives a Bentley Continental GT that costs a whopping $202,500. The car sports a Twin Turbo engine with an output of 567 hp and 516Pound/feet torque.
Being a supermodel of the highest caliber, it’s not unusual for Crawford to be endorsed by an array of brands. She has been spotted wearing Smythe’s blazer, Rag & Bone Hart’s Biker Jacket, Herve Leger’s Sleeveless Bandage Gown, and TKEES’ Flip Flops.
Social Works And Charities
Crawford, whose three-year-old brother died due to leukemia when she was ten, cites him as one of the most influential people in her life. After her career took off, she has supported various charities that work to eradicate Leukemia. She is also associated with PETA in speaking up for the rights of animals and against any sorts of animal abuse.
Cindy Crawford’s Personal Life
Cynthia Ann Crawford was born to John Daniel Crawford and Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf as the eldest among 4 children on February 20, 1966, in DeKalb, Illinois. Crawford has two sisters, Chris and Danielle, and a brother Jeff who died after an early onset of leukemia at the age of three
She graduated high school from DeKalb High School as valedictorian and later joined Northwestern University on a scholarship to study chemical engineering only to drop out after only a quarter into the program.
Cindy Crawford was married to Richard Gere for four years between 1991 and 1995. She later married model turned businessman Rande Gerber, in 1998 with whom she has a son Presley Walker Gerber and a daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber who are both models.