Liya Kebede Net Worth

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Liya Kebede net worth is
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Liya Kebede comes with an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars. While attending school at Lycee Guebre Mariam, Liya was seen with a French film director. He encouraged her to pursue modeling. Upon moving to Paris, Liya learned the modeling business was quite distinctive from the sector in Ethiopia. In Liya’s country, Liya needed to supply her own shoes to walk down the runway.

Liya Kebede Net Worth $18 Million dollars Dollars

Kebede’s career didn’t start to blossom until Tom Ford requested her to sign an exclusive contract for his 2000 Autumn/Winter Gucci fashion show. A couple of years later she appeared in the cover of Paris Vogue. The whole May 2002 version of Voguewas dedicated toLiya . Lemlem means “to blossom” in Amharic. The reason for lemlem’s line would be to give working chances to local Ethiopian artisans also to greatly help in keeping the Ethiopian custom of weaving. The clothing line features hand-spun and woven women’s as well as children’s clothing. Lemlem pieces are available at Barney’s, J.Crew, Net a Porter, and assorted boutiques around the world.

In 2009 Kebede starred in former supermodel Waris Dirie’s movie adaption of her bestselling autobiography Desert Flower. The movie covered Dirie’s youth in Somalia and her posture against female circumcision in Somalia.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 1, 1978
Birth place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Fashion Model, Actor, Supermodel, Fashion designer
Spouse:Kassy Kebede (m. 2000)
Children:Suhul Kebede, Raee Kebede
Awards:Glamour Award for The Role Models
Movies:Desert Flower, The Best Offer, Capital, Black Gold, Lord of War, Samba, Sur la piste du Marsupilami, The Good Shepherd, Innocence, In the Woods

Interesting Facts

1Has 2 children with her now ex-husband Kassy Kebede - a son named Suhul Kebede (b.2001) & a daughter named Raee Kebede (b.August 2005).
2Heads the Liya Kebede foundation for Mothers and Children.
3Has a 3 million dollar a year for 3 years deal with Estee Lauder.
4Is a model.
5Is the first Estee Lauder model of colour.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalFemale Revelation




Mogadishu, MinnesotaTV Movie post-productionMaryam
Samba2014Magali dite Gracieuse
Innocence2014/VMoira Neal
The Being Experience2013/I
The Best Offer2013Sarah
Le capital2012Nassim
Sur la piste du Marsupilami2012Reine Paya
Day of the Falcon2011/IIAicha
Desert Flower2009Waris Dirie
The Good Shepherd2006Miriam
Lord of War2005Faith



Walking2017Documentary shortHerself / Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Model
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Model

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