Only a few people are blessed with the gift of being multitasking in life, Heidi Klum is one such woman. She is a German American model, TV personality, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer, television producer, author, and actress.
Klum can be described as a model who has almost never been because it was by chance that she was able to register for the national modeling awards, which added limelight to her.
Heidi Klum Bio
Heidi Klum was born on 1 June 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, to the father Gunther Klum, the director of a cosmetics company and mother Erna, a hairdresser. She is of American origin and was born and raised in western Germany.
The star attended school in Cologne, her closest home town. At the age of 18, in high school, she was persuaded by a colleague to take part in the National Modelling Award, which she won. As a result, she was awarded a $300,000 model contract, which marked the beginning of Klum’s promotion to the rank of a star. She finally moved to New York to continue her modeling career after graduating from high school.
Her ambition was not hindered by her lack of higher education, as Klum is today a top-grossing model, a world-renowned host, and Producer of Projects, a spokesman for many of the best brands, and a successful fashion designer on her own.
In addition to the above, Klum is also a TV personality, businesswoman, singer, author, and actress. Her profile in the modeling industry reached a new level after moving to New York, where she finally landed at Victoria’s Secret lingerie company. Soon afterward she appeared on the cover of the 1998 issue of Sports Illustrated swimsuit, an honor desired by many models. Her hourglass-shaped, which did not qualify her for the catwalks, made Klum a favorite of fashion. She then appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Husband, Children and Family Life
The blonde bomb is a 44-year-old mother of four children. Heidi Klum married Henry Olusegun’s Adeola Samuel, who goes through a moniker, Seal, the British soul, and the singer and composer R&B. He is most popular for his countless international hits, including Kiss from a Rose, which appeared on the soundtrack to Batman Forever in 1995. During her career, the R&B star has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
The couple married in 2005, but it was in 2009 that Klum officially took the name Seal and became legally known as Heidi Samuel. Their marriage lasted 8 years, during which they had three biological children – Sons Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born. 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born. 2006), daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born. 2009). Klum also had a daughter from a previous relationship with Flavio Briatore. She and Briatore were the subject of 2003-2004. Their relationship lasted only one year and the fruit was Helen Boshoven Samuel.
During their marriage, Seal adopted Klum’s daughter from her previous relationship with Flavio Briatore. Asked about her aspirations for children, she replied that she did not want her children to become models, despite the recent trend of children in supermodels. The star, who herself was a big catwalk, admitted that she did not want her children to follow in her footsteps and preferred them to focus on their learning.
Before getting married to Seal in 2005, Klum married the famous hairdresser Ric Pipino in 1997. Their marriage lasted only 5 years and the divorce took place in 2002.
Heidi Klum is a supermodel turned into a seagull business, no wonder why she accumulated an estimated net value of $70 million. As she approached the end of Victoria’s 13-year secret career, she did not make her earnings nosedive. Instead, the top model managed to increase her value by $20 million in 2011 with TV projects, fashion lines and support from major brands.
As part of Klum’s business ventures, in 2011 Klum entered into an agreement with the clothing company New Balance. The transaction involved the creation of a line of tops, dresses, and sportswear called HKNB, which could only be sold to Amazon. In October of the same year, the star of the Project Runway landed in a 20-stage transaction for a new Lifetime show.
Her $70 million assets were mostly created by working with brands such as Victoria’s Secret Angel & The Money Girls and by supporting brands such as Schwarzkopf & Unilever. Against all odds, she was able to advance to the forefront and become one of the most successful models of our time, regardless of the lack of higher education.