Your success in life is not so much determined by the many opportunities life offers you but by how you take every opportunity you get. Life is not so much of the past as it is the present and what lies in store for you in future. This is the secret that Naomi Campbell learnt and she decided to spread her wings as far as she could go. Let’s keep reading to learn more about the net worth of Naomi Campbell in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Naomi Campbell was born on 22nd May 1970 and she was born in Streatham, South London, England where her parents were residing at the time of her birth. Naomi’s dad Valerie Morris was a Jamaican-born dancer but the two have never met as the father abandoned Campbell’s mum when she was just four months pregnant with Campbell. Campbell got her surname from her step-dad after her mum remarried.
Naomi has a half-brother by the name Pierre who was born in 1985. She is of Jamaican descent since her biological father was a Jamaican but, she also has a Chinese-Jamaican ancestry because of her paternal grandmother who was known as “Ming”. Campbell’s mom was a modern dancer and she lived in Rome, hence, Campbell spent much of her childhood in Rome. The two however, returned to London and Campbell was left with her relatives once in a while when her mom through the Fantastica troupe traveled across Europe.
Campbell joined Barbara Speake Stage School when she was just three years old. Seven years later, she joined Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts after her application by the school was accepted and she started studying ballet.
Campbell got engaged to Adam Clayton (U2 bassist) in 1993. Their relationship however, lasted for only one year and they separated in 1994. In 1998, Naomi got into another relationship with Formula One who was a racing head of Flavio Briatore. They however had a very unstable relationship until they finally gave up in 2003. However, they have remained friends and she considers Briatore her “mentor”. Although it has not yet been confirmed, but in July last year, some sources reported that Campbell is dating Maltese multimillionaire Louis C. Camilleri.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Campbell made her first public appearance in 1978 when she was just seven years old. She featured in Bob Marley’s music video “Is This Love”. At the age of 12 years, Naomi top-danced in Culture Club’s music video “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”. Just before she celebrated her 16th birthday, her career took a different turn and she appeared as the cover photo of British Elle.
The following years were busy years for Campbell as she started to travel to different countries and she was hired as a model for different designers like; Azzedine Alala, Isaac Mizrahi, and Gianni Versace. She also posed for great photographers like; Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, and Peter Lindberg.
Campbell has as well appeared on the cover photo of various magazines which include: Numero, Essence, Playboy, British Vogue, and American Vogue among many others. Campbell also recently appeared in various television shows including the Face.
Net Worth & Earnings
Campbell has an estimated net worth of $65 million which has mainly been from the many modeling contracts she receives. However, according to her, this is very low compared to other white models that are at her level. Campbell is not only a model but she has also released more than 10 for women through her eponymous perfume house.
Just like many other celebrities, Campbell has been involved in various controversies and has actually been accused of assaulting her junior staff. For this reason, she has appeared in court a number of times for assault cases. Campbell also went through rehabilitation in 1999 and turned out a success. However, she has remained a great icon especially to many Africans living in the US and is always in the frontline to fight racism.