Liya Kebede is an eminent Ethiopian model, clothing designer, actress, and a maternal health advocate. Forbes ranked her as the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007. Liya’s already graced the cover of U.S. Vogue three times and even served as the WHO’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health since 2005.
Well, today we’ve collected everything you need to know about the model’s age, height, wiki-bio. To know detail information about her boyfriend, career, and net worth, stick with us!
Who is Liya Kebede Husband? Is she Married or Single?
Liya Kebede walked down the aisle with Ethiopian hedge fund manager Kassy Kebede in the year 2000. Together, the couple shares two children, a son Suhul born on 2001 and a baby daughter Raee born on August 2005.
It’s been nearly two decades since the love birds sailed their romantic fleet. But the strong storm sometime between 2013-2014 led their romance to turn otherwise. After remaining in a married relationship for fifteen years, the couple divorced in 2015.
As a loving mother, Liya relishes a beautiful life in New York City with her child.
Liya Kebede Wiki-Bio (Parents, Siblings, & Education)
Liya Kebede was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 1, 1978. Liya holds American- Ethiopian citizenship while her ethnicity is Ethiopian. She was born under the sun sign, Pisces.
Information about her parents and siblings are still under review. We’d be glad to notify you first if you came up with any information about her family (father, and mother). So, stay tuned!
Talking about her educational history, we’ve learned that Liya Kebede attended the Franco-Ethiopian school ‘Lycee Guebre Mariam.’
Liya Kebede Age, Height & Body Measurements
Born in 1978, Liya Kebede is 41 years old as of now. The good-looking model graces her body perfectly everywhere she goes. The model stands slim and fair with a height of 5 ft 10 inches weighing 57 kg. Even more, she looks marvelous with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
We’ve also learned that she graces her body measurements of 33-23-34 inches. Furthermore, her dress size is 4 US while her shoe size is 9 US.
Liya Kebede Modeling Journey
Talking about her profession, Liya enjoyed early success in Paris, modeling for several big labels on the catwalk including ‘Ralph Lauren’ and ‘BCBG Max Azria.’ Her career really took off when Tom Ford personally selected her for an exclusive contract in the ‘Gucci 2000 Fall/Winter show’.
After the competitive Paris modeling scene, she quickly established her name and later moved to New York to continue her rapid upward career arc.
Similarly, ‘Vogue’ magazine May 2002 issue was entirely dedicated to her. In 2007, ‘Forbes’ even listed her as number 11 in their list of the world’s 15 top-earning supermodels.
In 2008, Kebede officially launched her career as a fashion designer with the inception of her fashion brand ‘LemLem.’ Besides, she also acted as she appeared in several films, mostly featuring her in short supporting roles.
Liya Kebede Net Worth: Salary, Income, and Career Earnings
With her appearance as a model, Liya Kebede’s amassed quite a considerable amount of fortune throughout her career. As of now, Liya Kebede estimated net worth is $18 Million. The primary source of her income is modeling.
Success didn’t come overnight to this 32 years old model. In fact, her passion, dedication, and hard work are what helped her to reach the level of height of where she’s now.
In the year 2003, she signed a contract with ‘Estée Lauder’ that was rumored to be worth $3 million.
Liya Kebede won Female Revelation at Chopard Trophy, and she won Best International Actress for Desert Flower (2009) at Audience Award in 2010.
The beautiful model is active on her social media profiles, where she updates her life’s daily happenings. You can connect her on:
Facebook – 674k Followers
Instagram – 220k Followers
Twitter – 55.1k Followers