Liu Wen was born on the 27th January 1988, in Yongzhou, Hunan, China, and is a model, currently signed with The Society Management. During her career, Liu has achieved several notable accomplishments, including becoming the first East Asian model to participate in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and Estée Lauder’s first spokesmodel of East Asian descent, among other endeavors.
Have you ever wondered how rich Liu Wen is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wen’s net worth is as high as $35 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the fashion modeling industry, which has been active since 2005. Thanks to her successful career, she has been included in Forbes magazine’s highest-paid models list, the first Asian model to achieve such a ranking.
Liu Wen Net Worth $35 Million
Liu grew up in a working class family, which only drove her towards success. When she reached her teens, her mother steered her towards modeling, telling her to cut down on her weight and eat healthy food. Also, Liu began competing in modeling contests and she was soon ‘discovered’. Then in 2005 her professional career started, when she competed in the New Silk Road World Model Contest, and although not victorious, she then started working as a model, very soon for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, which are extremely popular magazines in her native China, therefore becoming a star in the country.
Two years after her successful start, Liu began working with German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, and fashion house Viktor & Rolf, and caught the attention of the international fashion industry, marking the start of her international career. In 2008 she was a part of the Paris Fashion Week, and signed a contract with a fashion agency.
The same year Liu appeared firstly for Burberry, and then closed the Trussardi show in Milan. She continued to grace runways in Paris, walking for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Hermès, and becoming one of the most sought-after models, so in 2009 appearing in 74 shows including in London, Paris, Milan and New York, while the following year she made 70 major appearances, which made her the second most booked model, after Constance Jablonski. In 2009 she graced the runway for Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, the first Chinese model to appear, and then a part of Victoria’s Secret shows consecutively from 2010 throughout 2016, significantly lifting her net worth.
In 2010 she also became the first spokesmodel of East Asian descent for Estée Lauder, and two years later, she appeared on the cover of The New York Times and did an editorial for their Style “T” Magazine’s Travel Issue. In 2014, Liu she graced the cover of Vogue China’s November issue, and for that she wore an Apple Watch. Most recently Liu appeared on the front cover of the American Vogue, the 125th Anniversary March 2017 issue, and by that became the first Asian model to achieve such a thing.
During her successful career, Liu has also campaigned for Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang and many others, while she appeared in such magazines as Vogue Germany, GQ, Pop Magazine, British Vogue and Numéro, all of which added a substantial amount to her wealth.
Regarding her personal life, Liu is single and has stated that she has never had a boyfriend. She is good friends with her colleagues Constance Jablonski, Lindsey Wixson, Du Juan, Joan Small, and several other Chinese models, including Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen Ju among others.
In several interviews, Liu has stated that she plans to launch an acting career in the upcoming years, but that she would also like to work as a stylist or fashion designer, but for the time being remains fully focused on her modeling career.
Her vast popularity has been reflected in her Instagram and Weibo accounts, on which she has garnered a massive fan base. Due to her extreme popularity online, American Vogue dubbed her as a leader in the digital movement, and she was mentioned in their April 2014 issue as by far the most popular model online.
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