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Iman Abdulmajid

Fashion Model
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Net worth 2018: $216.5 Million
Industry: Models
Residence: Mogadishu
BirthDay: 25 July 1955
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.75 m
Education: University of Nairobi

Iman Abdulmajid was bornon 25 July 1955 in Mogadishu, American Samoan, is Fashion Model. Iman Abdulmajid, who is known professionally as by her first name, is a supermodel as well as activist, businesswoman and actress. She was born in Somalia and raised well-educated by her progressive parents. She was discovered while attending college in Kenya by an American photographer and moved to the United States where her exotic looks set her apart on the runway and in fashion magazines. She had a successful career, serving as a muse for several well-known photographers and designers and was considered a mega-success because she was able to excel at both runway and print modeling. After 14 years of modeling, she retired and began focusing on charity work, developing her very successful makeup company for ethnic skin and other endeavors. She has also branched into acting in movies, music videos and on TV, as well as producing and hosting reality TV shows. She has also written an autobiography and another book, a guide to makeup and skin care for ethnic skin types. She is an advocate for children in third world countries as well as increasing the visibility of black women in modeling and other media. She has been married three times and has two children. She is currently married to famous rocker David Bowie.


$216.5 Million


In 2007, she produced and hosted 'Project Runway Canada' which won a ‘Gemini Award’


She published a guide to ethnic skin care and makeup 'The Beauty of Color’, in 2005


In 2001, she wrote an autobiography 'I Am Iman' which tackles the issues she encountered about race and modeling during her career


In the late 2000s, she produced and hosted TV shows 'Project Runway Canada' and 'The Fashion Show


In 1994, she created her own makeup line ‘Iman Cosmetics’ which produces cosmetics for ethnic skin


This famous model-entrepreneur, is the first person to kiss Michael Jackson on screen in his music video "Remember the Time" in 1992


In 1989, she retired from modeling, saying it was not fulfilling


Her divorce from Spencer Haywood in 1987 was tense and the custody battle over their daughter lasted several years


In 1983, she was involved in a car accident that took her out of modeling for a period of time


Her second marriage was to basketball player Spencer Haywood in 1977 and ended after ten years


She began modeling in 1975 after being coaxed to move to the United States by American photographer Peter Beard


Her high school education was in Egypt after which she moved to Kenya to study political science at the University of Nairobi in 1973

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