Elle Macpherson is an Australian model known for her modeling career and her recurring appearance in the hit TV show Friends. The 55-year-old superstar is also one of the richest models in the world who has amassed a net worth of $95 million as of February 2020.
She has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world and at one time was declared ‘The Body’ by Time magazine. Macpherson is also famous for her extreme diets and regiment that she follows to keep herself young.
Having appeared in the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Macpherson aside from her career as model & actress also sets grab a hefty sum through divorce alimony with billionaire ex-husband Jeffrey Soffer.
Elle Macpherson’s Net Worth Is $95 Million In 2020, What Are Her Income Sources?
The primary income stream for Elle is her modeling career. She is a multimillionaire and earns an 8-figure salary per year.
As per data from Celebworth she earns around $16.47 million per year which is $1.37 Million per month.
Her sky-high salary has contributed in part to increase her net worth from $45 million in 2012 to $95 million in February 2020.
Her fortune growth is often compared with claimed “next-generation supermodels” like Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford & Naomi Campbell.
Divorce Settlement Could See Her $79 Million Including A $26 Million Home
Macpherson was married to billionaire Jeffrey Soffer. After a few fights and short breakups, the pair tied the knot in July 2013 after getting engaged in March of the same year.
After dating for 5 years, the pair split & announced their divorce (divorce yet to be final).
According to reports from various online sources, with the divorce settlement, Elle will receive $53 Million in cash and a home located in Indian Creek, Florida, USA, valued at $26 Million.
The billionaire Soffer bought the house for $7 million in 2000. The property is spread over 25,600 sq. ft.
Owns A Mansion In Miami And Drives Jaguar
Elle Macpherson also bought another mansion in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida for $ 8.1 million.
The residential estate spread 9,000 square feet. The house includes 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Macpherson bought the house in August 2018.
In addition to this, she also owns a Jaguar XJ whose price starts from $76,000.
Career Start In Modeling And Segue Into Acting
Macpherson stepped into the modeling industry in 1982 and from then on quickly became one of the best-known names in modeling.
She appeared in some of the biggest brands in the world like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, GQ, Allure, Time, L’Officiel, Flare, Maxim and New York, etc. over the next few years.
After establishing herself as a model, she would frequently do runway shows and ramp walks for multinational brands and ace designers.
Her popularity incited the media to look for photos of her without clothes. She addressed this issue by appearing on Playboy magazine in May 1994.
She started her acting career with the film Sirens in 1994 working alongside Hugh Grant and Sam Neill. After this, she also worked on films like Alice, Batman & Robin (with George Clooney), The Edge (alongside Anthony Hopkins), and The Mirror Has Two Faces (alongside Barbra Streisand).
The model also appeared on Friends for 5 episodes as the roommate of fan-favorite character Joey Tribbiani portrayed by Matt LeBlanc.
Interesting Fact: Naomi Campbell and Macpherson co-hosted Miss Universe 2001.
Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow on 29 March 1964 (age 55 years old as of February 2020) in Killara, New South Wales, Australia to Peter Gow and Frances Gow.
Macpherson is 5 feet 11.5 inches (184 cm) tall.
She grew up with 2 siblings and went to local schools where an error in filing the record changed her surname to Macpherson. She also studied law at the University of Sydney but dropped out after one year.
The leading lady has been married two times in the past. Firstly, she was married to Gilles Bensimon from 1986 to 1989.
Then she dated Arpad Busson in 1996 and gave birth to two sons before separating in July 2005.
After this, she married Jeffrey Soffer in July 2013 and filed for divorce in 2017.
Meanwhile, the millionaire model & actress is dating Andrew Wakefield, a British ex-physician and anti-vax activist.