Celebrity Then And Now
Posted by Ryan Neal
Name: Cara Delevingne
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Famous Years: 2012-Present
Currently Known For: Model, Actress and Singer
|Networth: $20 Million|
August 12, 1992
Model, Actress and Singer
Model of the Year 2012 and 2014
“I want to behave more like a boy... I want to be the strong one.” Hailing from a long line of power and wealth, Cara Delevingne is an English supermodel and actress who was born in Hammersmith and raised in Belgravia, London, which is one of the most expensive residential districts in the world. With her family tree filled with barons and royalty, Delevingne was destined for fortune and fame long before she was born with her grandfather’s reputation as a renowned publishing executive, her grandmother as a lady-in-waiting for Princess Margaret and even her godmother, Dynasty star, actress and author Joan Collins. Needless to say, Delevingne never wanted for much growing up.
With the family nest egg already incredibly large, the English supermodel is managing to hold her own just fine with an estimated $20 million net worth of her own after earning $8.5 million in 2015. But, before we break down her lifestyle and take a closer look at how the gorgeous superstar spends her cash, let’s take a quick look at how she made her way to the spotlight in the first place.
Delevingne never intended on becoming a professional model after spending the majority of her childhood struggling with her mental health and chronic depression. Finally hitting her lowest point at 16 years old, Delevingne told Vogue in 2015, “I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out.” At that point, she knew it was time for change and transferred to Bedales School in Hampshire to study drama and music. A year later, she dropped out and followed her sister, Poppy, into modeling.
Having built her portfolio since the age of 10 with Vogue Italia, Delevingne quickly landed a modeling contract after being spotted by Storm founder Sarah Doukas, who also discovered world-renowned supermodel Kate Moss. As exciting as her deal with Storm Model Management seemed, it didn’t do much for Delevingne’s career as it took her over a year to land a paid modeling gig and nearly two full seasons to finally set foot on the runway. Fortunately, she finally struck gold in 2012 when she was scouted by Christopher Bailey on behalf of Burberry.
Since then, Delevingne has dominated the industry with her name forever cemented among some of the greatest fashion models to ever walk the runway. A two-time “Model of the Year” award winner in 2012 and 2014, she is currently the face of luxury brands like Chanel Resort, Burberry Beauty and DKNY, which has also made her one of the wealthiest and most recognizable models in the entire industry. Add in her blossoming acting career with hits like Anna Karenina, Paper Towns and Suicide Squad and there’s no surprise why the 24-year-old is worth $20 million and counting! So how does she spend her fortune?
As other 20-something year olds were ordering take out, driving around in used cars and struggling to pay rent in 2014, Delevingne was busy negotiating a price on her first home at only 22 years old. Originally built in 1743 and listed at $3.68 million, rumor has it that she paid an upwards of $3.5 million for the four-bedroom estate nestled in the quiet and wealthy burrow of Chiswick. Truly fit for royalty and reflecting Delevingne’s eye for design with a soft color palette and stunning accents that reflect her style, the lavish home is absolutely stunning with the model’s favorite room, the master suite, offering a private balcony, dressing room and a spacious master bath.
Aside from turning heads with her jaw-dropping purchase in 2014, Delevingne has done her best to keep her spending habits out of tabloid headlines but that isn’t to say she hasn’t shared her shopping sprees with her fans on Instagram. Definitely living the high life, the Suicide Squad star shares more than just her runway shots with regular updates of her exciting adventures that include a colorful collection of vacation photos, sandy beaches, VIP parties and even private jets. Come on, what did you expect with royalty running through her veins?
While there;s no arguing that the stunning fashion model and actress has set herself up for life between her own earnings and her family fortune, we can’t deny the fact that Delevingne is also doing her part to support those in need. Despite her busy schedule and the ongoing demands of life in the spotlight, Delevingne has spent the last few years actively participating in charitable campaigns with her last stint leaving her literally bottomless. Certainly not afraid to go nude for a good cause, she also isn’t afraid to write a big check to promote awareness of causes like mental illness and depression that she holds very close to her heart.