Net Worth: $18 Million
- Source of Wealth Fashion Designing, Modeling
- Birth Place Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Marital Status Married (Kassy Kebede)
- Full Name Liya Kebede
- Nationality Ethiopia
- Date of Birth March 1, 1978
- Ethnicity Ethiopian
- Occupation Model, Actress, Clothing Designer
- Children 2 (Suhul Kebede, Raee Kebede)
About Liya Kebede
Ethiopian clothing designer, actress, maternal health advocate and model Liya Kebede has an estimated net worth of $18 million. She has appeared as a cover girl for US Vogue thrice. She has been serving as the World Health Organization’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Liya Kebede was born on March 1, 1978 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After completing her studies at the Lycee Guebre Mariam, Kebede moved to France. Eventually, she went to New York City, where she later pursued a career in modeling.
Kebede’s major break came in 2000 when she appeared in the Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show. She even rose to fame when she was featured on the cover of Paris Vogue. Eventually, she appeared on the cover of i-D, Time’s Style & Design, Flair, V, as well as on Spanish, French, American, Italian and Japanese Vogue. She was also featured in the campaign ads for brands like Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint-Laurent, Gap, Shiatzy Chen, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Liya Kebede is currently married to Kassy Kebede, a hedge fund manager based in Ethiopia. The couple has two children together, Raee and Suhul.