Fashion, Modelling

How rich is Kate Upton?

Name: Katherine “Kate” Upton
Born: 10 June 1992
Occupation: Swimsuit model, actress

Kate Upton. Photo: Peter Ko, Phoenix Business Development.
Kate Upton at the Jets VIP draft party. Photo: Peter Ko, Phoenix Business Development.

Kate Upton was born in Michigan but grew up in Melbourne, Florida.  She was one of four children and had a love of horses growing up.  She competed nationally in the American Paint Horse Association and won three Reserve World Championships, all before the age of 18.  At one point she received the 13 and Under Reserve All-Around Champion, in addition to her other wins.

Upton also has some pretty famous relatives.  Her great-grandfather was one of the co-founders for the Whirlpool Corporation, and she has an uncle who is a U.S.Representative for the state of Michigan, where she was born.

In 2008 Elite Model Management was holding a casting call that Upton attended, and she was signed that day.  She relocated to New York and later signed with New York based IMG Models.  She did some fashion modelling but began to get mainstream attention when she appeared in the 2011 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and was named Rookie of the Year.  The following year she got the cover of the same issue and her popularity soared.

Upton soon turned to acting, appearing in Tosh.O on television and then in the films Tower Heist and The Three Stooges.  With her popularity we can only assume we’ll be seeing more of Kate, but for now we estimate her net worth to be $2,000,000 (GBP 1,240,000).

So how much is $2 million dollars really?

It’s no secret Kate is beautiful and popular, but what made her famous was that tiny bikini of hers.  Since fame is bringing her money, we think she should invest in some more bikinis.  With her money she could buy 20,000 bikinis from Beach Bunny Swimwear, the company she models for.

If her having all that money is making you feel like your own bank account is lacking in any way, just remember, the most money ever paid for a horse was $16,000,000.  The horse, Green Monkey, had great lineage, but failed to perform.  So maybe Kate is better off leaving horses behind and keeping her (and our) eyes on her bikinis.

See also: Karlie Kloss, Heidi KlumKate Moss.



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