Karlie Kloss Net Worth

What is Karlie Kloss’ Net Worth and Salary?

Karlie Kloss is an American model and ballet dancer who has a the fortune of $40,000 million. She is famous for her signature “panther” walk, Karlie Kloss started modeling at the age of 15 years old. This was when she grew too tall to dance. Following her signing contract as a model with Elite Model Management, she immediately booked spots in Abercrombie and various catalogs and magazines.

Following her signing contract to NEXT Model Management, she was able to take on a series of runway shows. This included taking part at New York Fashion Week, as well as appearing in a dazzling variety of runway shows across Paris in Paris and Milan. Her success was immediate that Elite was able to sue NEXT to claim they were the ones who discovered her.

Since then, she’s been a top model on every person’s “Best Model List”, and has been a part of fashion shows by designers such like Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Givenchy, Versace, and Elie Saab, to name a few. She has also been featured in ads for nearly every perfume, dress or lingerie brand currently in stock.

After quitting Victoria’s Secret in 2015, Kloss attended New York University. In the year 2018, Karlie earned $14 million from her numerous ventures. This made Karlie the second highest-paid model in the world. By the year 2019 she was for more than 40 pages in “Vogue” magazine. In addition, in 2019, she was co-host of reality contest program “Project Runway.” In addition to her work in the fashion industry, Kloss is passionate about STEM education. She founded”Kode with Klossy,” a “Kode with Klossy” camp to help young girls learn about programming.

Early Life

Karlie Elizabeth Kloss was born August 3rd, the year 1992, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised with three sisters. Karlie moved into St. Louis with her family when she was two. Once it was clear that Kloss was meant to pursue modeling and her entire family moved yet again into Goshen, New York so she could be able to take advantage of more opportunities. As a youngster, Karlie studied classical ballet. In her senior years at the University of Missouri in Missouri, Kloss became a cheerleader. After graduation in the year 2011, Karlie focused on her modeling career. She then continued her studies in the NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the year 2015.


Karlie’s professional career started at a young age. By when she was 14 she was on the front cover of “Scene Magazine.” The moment Elite Model Management saw these photos, they immediately signed the girl. Karlie later moved her home to New York and appeared in magazines like “Teen Vogue.” The first company she had a relationship for was Abercrombie Kids. The year 2008 was the time she broke off from Elite Model Management and signed an agreement in partnership with Next Management.

In the following time during the next few months, she walked at least 31 runways during New York Fashion week for brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs as well as Caroline Herrera. Kloss followed that with twenty shows at Milan and another thirteen shows in Paris. She was a part of in 64 shows during the entire year of 2008. There was a legal dispute the former manager company because they believed Next Models had “stolen” their promising young model. The case was settled outside of the court.

Karlie moved to another management firm in 2012, after signing an agreement to IMG Models. In the following years, Kloss was featured in numerous ads for some of the most renowned fashion companies. They were Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Topshop, Uniqlo, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret, Adidas, and many more. Karlie was also a regular participant in fashion shows featuring designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci, Valentino and Versace.

Additionally, Kloss graced the covers of magazines such as “Elle,” “Allure,” “Dazed & Confused,” “Vogue Italia,” “Teen Vogue,” and many more. In addition, she gained more fame. Karlie was able to pursue other possibilities for acting, like. Her first appearance on TV was on”Gossip Girls,” the season four finale “Gossip Girl.” In addition to the increased success, there were discussion about her famous walking. It is described by critics as “moody” and “powerful,” Kloss is known for her ability to put one foot between the other, while she walks in a fluidity. Tyra Banks has been known to mock Karlie for her walking style at one point. In all honesty Karlie’s walk appears ordinary and not awe-inspiring for the casual observer.

In the year 2011, Karlie appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time. Karlie “officially” became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2013 and continued to participate in fashion shows through 2015. Many people believe that her time at Victoria’s Secret was not good for her professional job, some declaring she “ruined” her image. In a way, Kloss herself has supported this idea, since she later admitted that she quit Victoria’s Secret because the brand was not compatible with her feminist values.

In the year 2018 Karlie was named the new host of “Project Runway,” replacing Heidi Klum and also acting as executive producer. The year before, she hosted the episode “Explained” on Netflix. Then, in 2020 Kloss became part of an investor group in acquiring the rights to “W magazine.” It was in desperate straits at that stage and Karlie was reported to have taken on an “hands-on role” in planning the direction of the magazine and its operations for the coming year.

Brand Endorsements

Karlie is a signer of a variety of lucrative endorsement deals with numerous brands, including Swarovski, L’Oreal Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nike and Donna Karan and many more.


Karlie is married to real property investor Joshua Kushner since 2018. The couple got married after six years of dating and also after Karlie was made the decision to convert to Judaism. In the year 2020 they announced that they were expecting their first child. Joshua’s net worth is $800 million. Josh’s older brother Jared Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump, which makes Kloss an unrelated member of Joshua and the Trump family. Despite this, Karlie has supported Democratic people throughout the years and has backed the presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.

Real Estate

In the year 2019 it was revealed that Kloss was selling her house at West Village, Manhattan for $2.75 million. The townhouse, which has two bedrooms, has a view of Charles Street and has its private garden. The townhouse is complete with 12 feet of ceiling. Karlie’s house has the library and media room. The townhouse she purchased for $1.975 million at the age of two years old. In the same time, Kloss as well as her husband bought a house located in Nolita for $6.6 million.