Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television host, and entrepreneur who came to prominence as the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel and also for her appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has appeared on the cover of top magazines; Elle, Glamour, GQ, and Cosmopolitan. She also made guest appearances on TV shows such as; Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother.
|Date of Birth:||June 1, 1973|
|Place of Birth:||Bergisch Gladbach, Germany|
|Occupation:||Model. Television host|
|Agency:||Creative Artists Agency(New York), d’management group (Milan)|
|Parents:||Erna Klum, Gunther Klum|
|Spouse:||Tom Kaulitz (m. 2009), Seal (m. 2005, div. 2014), Ric Pipino (m. 1997, div. 2002)|
|Children:||Leni Olumi Klum, Lou Sulola Samuel, Johan Riley Fyidor Taiwo Samuel, Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel|
|Net Worth:||$90 million|
Heidi Klum was born on June 1, 1973, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany to parents Erna Klum and Gunther Klum. Her father was a cosmetics company executive and her mother was, a hairdresser.
She also became an American citizen while also maintaining her native German citizenship.
Heidi Klum first enrolled in a national modeling contest “Model 92” and emerged the winner. She was offered a modeling contract by the CEO of Metropolitan Models New York, Thomas Zeumer.
Klum came to the limelight after appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and also became the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She hosted Victoria’s Secret Fashion shows in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
She was featured on the cover of magazines such as Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle, GQ, and Cosmopolitan.
She appeared in various fashion shows, walking for various designers and brands of New York Fashion Week which include the likes of Escada, Zac Posen, and Vera Wang.
She became the host of Germany’s Next Top Model and the reality show Project Runway.
She appeared in numerous TV shows such as; Sex and the City, How I Met Your Brother and Spin City. She had supporting roles in movies like Ella Enchanted, Blow Dry and Perfect Stranger.
Heidi Klum married stylist Ric Pipino in 1997 and divorced in 2002. She began dating Flavio Briatore, the Italian managing director of Renault’s Formula One team, in 2003 and soon parted ways.
Klum started a relationship with the musician Seal. She gave birth to her daughter Leni in May 2004. Klum and Seal got engaged in December 2004 and married on May 10, 2005, in Mexico. They have three children together, two sons and a daughter. Klum officially adopted Seal’s surname on November 21, 2009, and became Heidi Samuel. Seal also officially adopted Leni and her last name was changed to Samuel. The couple announced that they were separating after seven years of marriage. She filed for divorced from Seal and also requested that her name to be restored to her birth name of Heidi Klum. Their divorce was finalized on October 14, 2014.
Klum began dating her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, from 2012 to 2014 and also dated art curator Vito Schnabel from 2014 to 2017.
She got engaged to guitarist Tom Kaulitz in 2018 and married in August 2019.
Awards & Nominations
Heidi Klum won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Oustanding Host for a Reality (2013). She has got numerous nominations such as:
- German Television Awards for Best Host in an Entertainment program (2008)
- Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Personality (2008)
- Primetime Emmy Awards for Oustanding Host for a Reality (2010, 2014, 2015, 2017)
According to Forbes, Klum came second on the list of Top World’s earning models with estimated total earnings of $20 million in May 2011. As of 2008, her earnings were estimated at $16 million while in 2014, $14 million. Heidi Klum earns from her as a model and TV host. She has an estimated net worth of $90 million.
Heidi Klum is active on social media. She has over 9.5 million followers on Instagram @heidiklum and more than 4.8 million followers on Twiter @heidiklum.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Heidi Klum:
Who is Heidi Klum?
Heidi Klum is a German-American model, TV Host, Actress, and entrepreneur.
How old is Heidi Klum?
Heidi Klum was born on June 1, 1973.
Is Heidi Klum married?
Heidi Klum is married to Tom Kaulitz . She has also dated the likes of Ric Pipino, Flavio Briatore, Seal and Martin Kirsten
What is Heidi Klum Net Worth?
Heidi Klum has an estimated net worth of $90 million.