Paulina Porizkova is a model, actress, and author. She rose to fame at the age of 18 after she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. As of 2020, Paulina Porizkova net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Career and Rise to Fame
In 1980, Porizkova’s make-up artist friend took pictures of her and sent them to the Elite Model agency. She then became a top model and her fame spread even more when she posed in swimwear for Sports Illustrated.
In 1984, at the age of 18, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be seen on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She again appeared in 1986 making her the second woman after Christie Brinkley to be featured on the swimsuit issues’ cover in consecutive years.
Porizkova’s modeling career surged after American Photo magazine in its first issue declared her to be the model of the 1980s. During the 1980s and 1990s, she appeared on the covers of several magazines including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.
Paulina has also been featured in advertising campaigns for Versace, Christian Dior, Ellen Tracy, Oscar De La Renta, Perry Ellis, and Revlon. In November 1999, she was presented on the Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the “Modern Muses”.
In addition to modeling, she has also appeared in several movies and television shows. From 2008 to 2010, she was one of the judges of America’s Next Top Model.
Is Paulina Porizkova married?
On August 23, 1989, she married the lead singer of the rock band “The Cars” Ric Ocasek. They met for the first time in 1984 during the filming of one of the Cars’ music video “Drive”. Together they have two sons named Jonathan Raven Ocasek and Oliver Ocasek.
In May 2019, Porizkova announced unexpectedly that she and Ric had separated a year earlier. In September 2019, Ric Ocasek died following an unspecified surgery.
Paulina Porizkova Net Worth and How she earned her money?
As of today, Porizkova’s personal wealth is estimated to be $40 million. Paulina on her prime days was one of the highest-paid models in the early 90’s earning millions of dollars in a given year.
She has also appeared in movies like Wedding Bell Blues, Thursday, The Intern, Knots, Female Perversions, Arizona Dream and many more. In addition to that, she has also judged America’s Next Top Model from 2008 to 2010. Paulina is also a published author and blog for Modelinia and The Huffington Post.
There is no doubt where Paulina earned the majority of her money from. In 1988, she signed a record-breaking contract with Estee Lauder that paid her $6 million per year till 1995. She earned $42 million before taxes during that time frame only.
Porizkova’s Personal Assets (House)
In 1989 Paulina and her husband Ric Ocasek bought a 6,000 square-foot townhouse in New York City for $2.5 million. In January 2019, they listed their house for sale for $15.3 million. Ric and Paulina also co-own a 5.5 acre-country property 90 miles north of NYC which they bought in 1997 for $650,000.
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