Karlie Kloss is a 27-year-old American supermodel, one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Here we have listed all the information about one of the world’s most famous models’ life, career, and income.
Karlie Elizabeth Kloss was born on August 3, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her family is of Danish, German, and Polish descent. Her mother, Tracy, was a freelance director, and her father, Kurt, was a physician. She has three siblings.
The classical ballet training she had pursued early on in her life had helped her perfect her runway walk. The model described it as a “beautiful thing” that helped her later on in her modeling career.
She attended Webster Groves High School in Missouri. In 2015, she studied at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Working with David Leslie Anthony, the then 14-year-old Kloss’s photographs appeared in “Almost Famous”. Those photos were forwarded to Elite NY, who sent the teenager to the Big Apple right away.
Joining forces with Elite, she worked with Abercrombie Kids and their photographer Bruce Weber. She worked under Elite for some time, until finally replacing them with NEXT Model Management in early 2008. During the course of all 4 2008’s Fashion weeks, Kloss walked in 64 shows.
Frustrated that they had lost their grip on the young star, Elite Model Management sued NEXT. She had found her way out of this legal dispute once the case was settled out of court.
Eventually, the model moved on to IMG Models, and under their name, worked with Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Adidas, and became the face of Marc Jacobs fragrance Lola.
Over the years, the model appeared in editorials for W, Elle, Allure, Numero, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Dazed & Confused.
She even appeared on CW’s hit series Gossip Girl, precisely the first episode of season four, as herself. Her screen time was rather short, amassing only two brief scenes. Her close friend, Taylor Swift, asked her to join the cast of her 2015 music video for the hit song “Bad Blood”. The model even joined the singer on stage twice during the 1989 World Tour. The two besties, Taylor and Karlie, appeared on the cover of Vogue together. Karlie Kloss also starred in “I’ll Be There”, the music video by Chic.
That same year, Kloss started her own YouTube channel named Klossy. She posts weekly vlogs alongside Q&A videos. Since its beginnings, the model’s profile on the platform has amassed over 780 thousand subscribers.
As far as social media is concerned, her Instagram profile has over 8.5 million followers, and her Twitter is almost just as auspicious; it has nearly 6 million followers.
She was the executive producer and host of the seventeenth season of Project Runway, replacing Heidi Klum. A few months ago, in October 2019, Kloss went on to narrate an episode of the second season of “Explained”, which is a Netflix TV show.
Besides the modeling, Karlie owns several restaurants, a football team, and even has her vodka. She also started her fashion line called Karlie Kloss Seduction.
As she is a computer programmer, Kloss supported other girls in pursuing this career by offer scholarships while partnering with Flatiron School and Code.org.
She also took part in the FEED Projects, during which she had created a recipe for the “Perfect 10 Kookie”. For every tin of those cookie sold, ten meals for starving children worldwide would be donated.
She is the wife of Joshua Kishner, a businessman and an investor. He co-founded the Thrive Capital, which is the investment company. Joshua has an even more impressive worth than his wife, a mind-blowing $800 million.
The two have been together since 2012 and got married in October 2018, shortly after the model had converted into Judaism, her spouse’s faith. Last summer, in June, the two had a second wedding celebration that took place in Wyoming.
Karlie Kloss Net Worth 2024
Managing between being a successful model and entrepreneur, Karlie Kloss had been working hard since her early career days back in 2006. She has amassed an impressive net worth in 2024 of $20 million.