Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, of very mixed Swiss, African, Indian, Japanese and French ancestry. Adriana became known as a model, quickly rose to fame, and later switched to acting. Adriana has worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and continued her career as a spokesperson for Maybelline. It was Adriana Lima who finished second on Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Models in 2014.
Adriana Lima is worth $ 65 million
What is the net worth of this top earner model? Sources revealed that Adriana Lima’s net worth reached $ 65 million, including reported earnings of $ 7.3 million in 2012 and $ 8 million in 2014.
Adriana Lima was a constant contestant and winner of moves in her childhood, although she did not dream of becoming a model. She only entered her first modeling contest to keep her boyfriend company, but her pictures were very good and she was invited to other contests. At the age of 15 she became the supermodel of Brazil and then won second place in the Ford competition “Supermodel of the World”. Then the deal was signed with Elite Model Management in New York, which was one of the first major injections into Adriana Lima’s fortune and popularity. Her face has appeared on the covers of Marie Claire, Vogue, Esquire, Arena, GQ, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar and other globally popular magazines.
Lima has worked on the catwalks of top designers like Valentino, Giorgio Armani and Vera Wang. Adriana has become very popular and famous – since 1999 she has been one of Victoria’s Secret Angels, a very lucrative position that has earned her fame and fortune. In 2006 she reached fifth place on the list of the highest paid models.
Lima has appeared in Super Bowl commercials since 2008. Year after year, her fortune grew with her salary, and she rose to the second position by 2014. During this time, Adriana became the face of Telecom Italia Mobile, Givenchy Mexican department store in Liverpool, and Donna Karan’s endorsements have also grown her fortune significantly. Her last engagements include being the face of the Barcelona Fashion Week Spring Summer ’14 together with the famous model Bar Refaeli. Their fortunes are expected to grow in the near future.
Although modeling was a very successful and perspective career, Adriana decided to give acting a try. In 2001 she made her big screen debut in the film “The Follow” by Wong Kar-wai with Forest Whitaker and Mickey Rourke. She then appeared in the television series “How I Met Your Mother” (2007), “Ugly Betty” (2008) and “The Crazy Ones” (2013) together with Angels.
Adriana Lima is the main supporter of the “Caminhos da Luz” orphanage in Salvador.
As for her personal life, Lima was married once. In 2009 she married the professional basketball player Marko Jarić. They have two children together who unfortunately divorced in 2014.
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