Gigi Hadid Earns Nearly $10 Million—and That's Self-Made, According to Her Dad

In 2018, Forbes estimated Gigi Hadid earned $9.5 million a year. And, according to her dad Mohammed Hadid, it was all done through her own hard work.

By Corinne Heller Apr 22, 2021 2:27 PMTags
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Gigi Hadid is one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world, and according to her dad, she achieved her financial success all on her own.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, April 20, real estate developer Mohammed Hadid shared photos of the 25-year-old and her baby girl Khai, as well as throwback pics of him and Gigi when she was younger. Alongside the sweep snaps, he posted a list of "20 things that you did not know about Gigi Hadid."

"1. Self Made.." Mohammed, who shares Gigi with ex Yolanda Hadid, wrote. "Never took a single Dollar from her parents. 2. Started modeling for Baby Guess when she was in Khai's age."

Back in 2018, Gigi ranked No. 7 on Forbes' list of highest-paid models. The outlet estimated her annual earnings to be $9.5 million, thanks to a collaboration with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, a Reebok endorsement deal and her own branded lines with makeup company Maybelline, Messika jewelry and Vogue eyewear.

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Trailing just behind Gigi at no. 8? Younger sister Bella Hadid, who raked in an estimated $8.5 million.

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These days, however, Gigi is embracing a different set of accomplishments and milestones. Earlier this week—and just days before her 26th birthday—she took to Instagram to celebrate her and Zayn Malik's daughter. "Can't believe my baby is 7 months this week," she captioned a shot of the budding fashionista in a Versace outfit.

And while Gigi has given fans glimpses into Khai's extraordinary world these past seven months, she's made sure to give her daughter some semblance of privacy, never sharing pictures of her face to social media.

As Bella explained to Vogue, "I think she wants to be real online, but until her child wants to be in the spotlight and can make the decision herself, she doesn't want to put her in that position." 

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