With over 3 decades of contribution in modeling, Kate Moss, an English supermodel & businesswoman bagged a hefty sum of fortune with her designing gigs & campaigns with the likes of Calvin Kelin, Versace, Chanel, and David Yurman.
Considered among the wealthiest (#9) models of all-time, Moss has an estimated net worth of $80 million as of February 2020.
Famous as the 90s’ face of the heroin chic fashion trend, Moss’ drug allegation issues sank her many endorsements deals in late 2005, though later took in a drastic rise in her modeling.
As per Forbes, she was 2nd in the highest-earnings model in 2007 with $9 million behind Gisele Bundchen, who pocketed $33 million.
How Kate Moss’ Modeling Career Started?
Kate’s modeling career began at a young age of 14, after Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Management discovered her at JFK Airport in New York in 1988.
It didn’t take her long to become a demanded face of the modeling industry, with the most notable 7-year association campaign for Calvin Klein, singed in 1996. In addition to this, the model also appeared for Levi’s and The Face campaigns.
Way To Richest Model’s Club: Earnings From Modeling Campaigns & Endorsements
By 1994, Kate’s modeling venture gained her a fortune of $2.2 million that rose drastically to $26.8 million in April 1998. As per Forbes, she earned $5 million in 2004- 2005 and pocketed $6 million in 2006.
The IMDB reported her net worth at $50 million in 2005.
In 2007, Forbes ranked her second highest-earning model in the world with annual revenue of $9 million, after the top-earner Gisele Bundchen (earned $33 million that year).
Other Top 5 models in the list (2007 highest-paid list) included: Heidi Klum ($8 million), Adriana Lima ($6 million) and Alessandra Ambrosio ($6 million).
Moreover, in 2012, the Greater London- born modeling icon, at the age of 38, would rank #2 in the Forbes top-earning models with annual earnings of $9.2 million, again after Bundchen ($45 million earnings) and the #3 earner was Natalia Vodianova ($8.6 million).
Check out Moss’ earnings throughout the years:
- 2005- $5 million
- 2006- $8 million
- 2008- $7.5 million
- 2009- $8 million
- 2010- $9 million
- 2011- $13 million
- 2012- $9.2 million
In 2013, then-39 years old Kate Moss got hands in $5.7 million, which includes her revenue from multi-year Vogue Eyewear contract and as ambassadors for Rimmel and Italian designers Versace and Liu-Jo.
The English model became #91 in Forbes Celebrity100 of 2014 earning $7 million; also returned as the face of luxury jeweler David Yurman.
Although she got in the 40s (where most of the models retire), her designing collaborations and modeling campaigns in 2015 & 2016 banked her $4.5 million and $5 million respectively.
Despite being in contrast to tall & curve figures unlike Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, her career boost with heroin chic in fashion look gained her a firm in wealth as well as career.
Meanwhile, as of February 2020, Kate, an awardee at 2013 British Fashion Awards, is the 8th richest model of all-time, with the Top-3 wealthiest modeling figures being Kathy Ireland ($500 million net worth), Gisele Bündchen ($400 million) and Iman ($100 million).
High Profile Endorsement Contracts Fell Down After Drug Allegations
In 2005, after a series of photos of Kate alongside rocker Pete Doherty ran inhaling ‘cocaine’, many endorsement deals began to fall off including H&M and Chanel.
Soon after, the H&M pulled their contract worth £4 million a year while Chanel opted not to renew their deal with her.
Due to the lack of evidence, on June 6, 2006, the charges on Kate Moss regarding drug usage were dropped.
Post-Cocaine Scandal Career: Designing Gigs & Launch Of Lines
A longtime figure of modeling campaigns for Chanel, Balenciaga, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, Versace, David Yurman Rimmel, and Bulgari, Kate post-career after the 2005 drug scandal turned fruitful.
Kate Moss signed 18 contracts in late 2006 for Autumn-Winter 2006. By 2007, her gigs in designing lines came up; she designed a clothing collection (50 designs) for Topshop with Katy England on payment of £3 million.
The 2006 British Fashion Awards’ Model Of The Year, also launched fragrance and body lotion collaborating with Coty- she has released 4 perfumes: Kate Moss, Lila Belle, Vintage Muse, and Love Blossoms.
In 2010, Kate launched a line of handbags for Longchamp and a year later, released a lipstick collection for Rimmel.
- In the 2008 British Museum exhibition, Kate Moss’ 18-carat gold statue worth $2.8 million made by Marc Quinn was featured & was said to be the biggest gold statue since the Ancient Egypt era.
- Her “naked” painting by Freud was sold at Christie’s in 2005 for a whopping £3.93 million.
- Kate has appeared in the inaugural covers of Russian Vogue with Amber Valletta and Japanese Vogue. Moreover, her appearance in British Vogue covers counts 30 & has appeared in W Magazine’s cover for 17 times.
Million Dollars Worth Houses: Drives Luxury Cars Like Rolls Royce & Porsche
With such a gigantic fortune, it’s obvious that the English model & businesswoman lives a lavish lifestyle. Over the years, Kate Moss is famous for her possession & trade of million dollars worth real estate.
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In 2011, she sold her Melina Place, St John’s Wood, London house for £10 million ($16.075 million) that she listed for £6 million.
Moreover, the Calvin Kelin model put her another London house spread on 4,640 square ft. and features 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half bathrooms for sale asking £7,950,000. However, no report of the sales is out.
Sources report, she owns a 10-bedroom farmhouse in Oxfordshire Cotswold, Little Faringdon which she bought in early 2004 for £2 million.
Other properties of the English model include:
- Surrey mansion- Bought in 2004 for $4 million
- Cotsworld home- Purchased in 2014 for $3 million
Car Collection Is Worth Over $500,000
Aside from designer wears, the owner of the massive multi-million dollar worth properties, Kate Moss has a collection of expensive cars: including vintage, classic & luxury rides.
Most favorite ride of Kate Moss, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is worth in the range of $83,495- $186,495. She is also seen driving the vintage MG Midget Mk III.
Her fleet of rides also include:
- Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud ($289,250)
- Porsche Panamera
- VW Beetle
- A $60,000 worth Hackney Carriage- she received it on her 34th birthday in 2008.