Canadian model Linda Evangelista was once named “The Greatest Supermodel of All Time” and is considered by many as one of the pioneers in super modeling.

Famous for her short hair and lasting influence in the modeling industry, Evangelista was once the biggest name in the modeling industry.

The 54-year-old star has amassed a net worth of $40 million as of February 2020, the bulk of which came from her work as a model.

Linda Evangelista Is A Multimillionaire, How Did She Earn Such A Fortune?

Evangelista started her career as a model back in 1983 and was immediately recognized for her superstar persona.

Evangelista is worth $40 million in 2020
Evangelista is worth $40 million in 2020

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She is popular for saying, “I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day,” and is credited for revolutionizing the modeling scene.

She also consistently made the top list for the highest-earning models of all time. In fact, in 1991 she earned $20,000 per walk at the Haute couture show.

The list of some of her earnings is given below.

Year Earnings Source
1991 $30,000 Royalties for The Wild Ones
$20,000 Amount earned Per walk at the Haute couture show
1992 $86,500 Royalties for Vogue’s Pictures of her
2016 $118,462 Royalties for pictures sold at Sotheby’s auction

Sponsorships And Endorsements

Evangelista almost personified the supermodel, and it is fair to say that she was the most influential model of her time.

Evangelista in a commercial for Clairol
Evangelista in a commercial for Clairol

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Due to this, she was approached by various brands for endorsement and sponsorships, offering her lucrative deals.

In 1995, she signed a deal with Clairol for $5,000,000 and followed it up with a $7,750,000 deal with Yardley of London in 1996.

Instagram Earnings

With over 720k followers on Instagram as of February 2020, the model is immensely popular on the platform.

According to Influencermarketinghub, she earns anywhere from $2,190.75 to $3,651.25 per post made on the social media platform.

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Evangelista Once Filed A Lawsuit After Spending $1.5 Million To Repair The Roof Of Her Penthouse

The model owns a penthouse in the Chelsea area of New York, where a penthouse could go for as much as $6,487,500 (5,000,000 Pound sterling).

Each tenant of the penthouse was expected to pay around $177,000 + $12,000 to pay for the repairs of the roof. The joint lawsuit is for $1.5 million.

$46,000 A Month Child Support Lawsuit  

Evangelista has dated some big names of different industries, among which is François-Henri Pinault. She claimed that Pinault was the father to her son Augustin James born in October 2006.

At the time, François-Henri Pinault was already married to Salma Hayek. Linda claimed that he had never paid support for their child and asked the court for a $46,000 per month child support deal.

The trial began on May 3, 2012, but 4 days later, on May 7, 2012, they settled out of court.

Career As A Model For Over 3 Decades

Linda Evangelista began as a model in 1983 and got almost instant fame and fortune making her one of the biggest names in fashion.

Then after working for 15 years, she retired in 1998. The hiatus did not last long as she returned to modeling in 2001.

Unlike other models, she has not worked on feature films or reality TV series other than reality TV and documentaries.

On the other hand, she worked on two music videos for George Michael in the songs “Freedom! ’90” and “Too Funky.”

Interesting: Cindy Crawford interviewed Linda in 1992 as the best model of the year.


Supermodel Linda Evangelista was born on May 10, 1965, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, to Tomaso Evangelista and Marisa Evangelista. She is 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm) tall.

Linda Evangelista with Gérald Marie
Linda Evangelista with Gérald Marie

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She grew up in a Roman Catholic household and attended Denis Morris Catholic High School.

Evangelista is single as of February 2020 but was once married to Gérald Marie. The pair tied the knot in 1987 and got divorced in 1993.

Apart from this, she has a son named Augustin James with French billionaire François-Henri Pinault born in October 2006.

Other than this, she has also dated Fabien Barthez and Kyle MacLachlan, among others.