The lifestyles of many rich and famous people are misrepresented, but the model, fashion designer, and actress Yolanda Hadid is definitely the real deal. Hadid is known as one of the biggest stars of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – and for good reason. The multi-talented star has built her own brand as a successful model and fashion designer. Hadid boasts a net worth that makes her co-star’s life savings look like pocket change and a lifestyle also makes the average Instagram peacock look homeless.
Yolanda Hadid Net Worth – $45 million
While many stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills boast massive net worths, Yolanda Hadid is by far one of the richest. Hadid became famous after marrying the multi-grammy award-winning Hollywood producer David Foster in 2010. Foster is worth an impressive $30 million, but his former wife’s net worth overshadows even that. Hadid and Foster divorced amicably in late 2015. Hadid was reportedly granted a small settlement, but sources stated that it “was not enough to retire”. Foster did however granted her a “generous” property settlement, however.
Yolanda Hadid was estimated to be paid $100,00 per season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But long before her appearance on the show, Hadid was a model with the famed Ford Models for over 15 years. She appeared for many notable luxury brands during this time and was given paychecks to match the prestige of those brands. Hadid has passed down her genes to her children as well – all three of them are successful models. Although she is past her glory days as a model, her children’s newfound prestige has allowed her to further build her brand.
How Did Yolanda Hadid Earn her Money and Wealth?
Yolanda Hadid was born as Yolanda van den Herik January 11th, 1964 in Papendrecht, the Netherlands. She was raised by her parents on a small farm in the province of Holland. When she was seven years old, her father died in a car accident. This put her family in a difficult financial situation. Hadid and her brother Leo took up many part-time jobs to keep their family afloat. She performed tasks such as waitressing and dishwashing from a young age.
When Yolanda Hadid was 16 years old, she did a hair show for one of her friends. While working at the show, she was asked by the fashion designer Frans Molenaar to replace an injured model on the runway. While cruising down the catwalk, Hadid caught the eye of Eileen Ford – one of the owners of the famed Ford Models. Ford Models remains one of the most successful model companies in the world today. For over 15 years, Hadid modeled for luxury brands all over the world.
In the early 90s, Hadid decided she wanted to settle down and start a family. While her age had not caught up with her looks then (and they still haven’t), she felt more drawn to having children of her own. She married real estate developer Mohamed Hadid in 1994. Hadid moved to Los Angeles with Mohammed and his two daughters shortly after. The couple had three children of their own together as well.
Mohamed and Yolanda Hadid’s relationship was short-lived, ending in 2000. Judging by what Yolanda received in the settlement, the divorce may not have been that amicable (although what she received may have been pocket change to her ex-husband). At the time, Mohamed Hadid was worth an estimated 60 million. Yolanda was granted 3.6 million in cash, ownership of the couple’s $6 million Malibu mansion, and ownership of Hadid interiors. She also was given a Cadillac Escalade, a Range Rover, and even an Arabian Horse. Yolanda also received 30,000 a month in child support until she married her second husband in 2011.
In November 2011, Yolanda Hadid married Grammy award-winning producer David Foster. Their marriage was the subject of much public attention and ultimately helped Hadid secure an appearance in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She first appeared in season 3 of the show, which began on November 12th. Hadid was a member of the show’s cast until its 6th season, ending in May 2016.
Yolanda Hadid Personal Life and FAQs
- How many kids does Yolanda Hadid have?
During her marriage to her previous husband Mohamed Hadid, Yolanda gave birth to three children: Jelena (Gigi), born on April 23rd, 1995; Isabella (Bella) born on October 9th, 1996; and Anwar (born June 22nd, 1999). All three of Yolanda Hadid’s children are successful models signed to IMG. They inherited their mother’s height as well – Yolanda is 5’9, and her children are slightly taller. Hadid’s years of experience as a model have helped her teach her children the ins and outs of the industry. Bella Hadid is particularly successful – she was named Model of the Year by Model.com in 2016.
- Is Yolanda Hadid married?
Yolanda Hadid has been married twice before. Her first marriage was to the Jordanian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, who she had her three children with. The couple married in 1994 but divorced only 6 years later in 2000. Yolanda was given a large amount of money and other assets after their divorce.She married her second husband, David Foster in 2011. During their four year marriage, their lives were often covered by tabloids and media. The couple announced plans to divorce in 2015. Their divorce was finalized in 2017, after nine total years together. They had no children together.
- Yolanda Hadid Struggles with Lyme Disease
Yolanda Hadid partially attributed her divorce from David Foster to her struggle with chronic Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a type of infectious disease spread by ticks. The disease is especially hard to diagnose and causes a wide range of painful and sometimes permanent symptoms. Hadid was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. According to her, the physical pain became so severe she even contemplated taking her own life. She could no longer enjoy simple pleasures with her husband, such as going for walks, listening to music, and spending time with friends. Hadid also revealed that she lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV due to Lyme disease. Anwar and Bella also have the disease but have been given proper treatment for many years to prevent it from becoming severe.
- Where Does Yolanda Hadid Live? What Kind of Mansion Does She have?
As one of the richest stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Hadid, of course, boasts a beautiful home. In August 2017, she moved into an East Coast farmhouse near New York City. Even though she had spent her life in some of the biggest cities in the world, she missed her quiet life in the countryside. The exact location and cost of her new home have not been disclosed, but if it measures up to her previous residences even a little bit, it has to be impressive!Yolanda Hadid moved out of a $4.9 million dollar, three bedroom Los Angeles Condo in May 2017 to live in her new East Coast farmhouse. The 11,000 square foot, 6 bedroom mansion she lived in with David Foster sold for $19 million in November 2015. For the most part, Hadid has traded bustling city life for the comforts of the country. She now spends most of her time with her children, designing fashion and interiors, and tending to her horses in the countryside.