Kate Upton, the sensational swimwear model who graced the Sports Illustrated cover multiple times, is worth millions. But how much? With her 2017 association with the magazine, we wonder how much moolah the blonde bombshell has amassed to date. Read all about it here.
She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, but grew up in Florida and now, Kate Upton is one of the hottest models on the scene. She’s the great granddaughter to the founder of the Whirlpool Corporation, but is not going to need the inheritance money as Kate Upton’s net worth has skyrocketed on its own. A swimsuit model by profession, Kate Upton her net worth is reportedly $20.0 million.
So just how much does Kate Upton make in a year? Well, the exact amount would be quite debatable, especially for someone like her. She’s got endorsement deals with iconic brands like Bobbi Brown and David Yurman and she’s a highly sought-after model in the business. It was between June 2013 and June 2014 when she reportedly pocketed $7.0 million from her deals, apart from her appearance fees and acting stints. This amount also includes Kate Upton’s salary from acting in the hit film, The Other Woman.
Wedding Bells in the Future?
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are engaged and all set to get married in Tuscany, Italy later this month. Both were recently spotted together when Upton was at a game to cheer on her 34-year-old fiancé. In case you didn’t know, he’s a pitcher for the Houston Astros. Upton was just spotted supporting her man while he was playing the World Series Game 7, where they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers. Verlander was rewarded with a passionate kiss after he won the game.
The couple dated each other on-and-off for quite some time before reuniting formally in January 2014. They got engaged last year when she shared the good news —and her stunning ring— at the Met Gala in NYC in May 2016.
In December 2016, in an interview with Us Weekly, she beamed with happiness and said, “It’s a lot of fun. I mean, in a lot of ways it [engaged life] is the same. But now we’re planning our life together.”
Upton’s “Illustrated” Career
Kate Upton and Sports Illustrated seem to go hand-in-hand. She has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated many times, and was even featured as a cover model for Vanity Fair, as well. Being a successful model, she has many covers to her credit. However, her association with SI brings back some very strong memories. During a Facebook Live chat with fellow models Hailey Clauson, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, and Aly Raisman, Upton remembered the first time she posed for the magazine and was deemed a “fat” 19-year-old.
But this didn’t deter Upton, who obviously thought otherwise at that time. She now feels that, “I have to thank the people who did that because it really made me sit back and find out who I really was, what meant something me and how I thought about my body. At 19, I wasn’t thinking about that. I knew I worked out, ate healthy and tried to be the best at my job I possibly could. And now I sit here thinking ‘Wow, all that discussion about whether I was fat or not came from real pain from women.’ They lashed out at me because they felt insecure about themselves.”
We’re glad that she didn’t take all those negative comments to heart because in the latest SI magazine, she looks hotter than ever! You can view the latest pics on Sports Illustrated by clicking here.
She Instagrams Her Life
Kate Upton has a verified Instagram account, where she posts pictorial snippets from her life. Her account has more than 5.2 million followers and over 800 posts! Following the recent spike in women coming out in the open with their stories of abuse, Upton also posted something in this regard. Here, she shared an incident where an anonymous woman was asked some uncomfortable “personal questions” during the initial days of her modeling career. She posted this as part of a movement started by fellow model Cameron Russell, who is sharing messages from women about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault, to raise awareness of the persistent issues within the industry.
Wanted to share this story, and acknowledge the courageous @cameronrussell for what she's put a spotlight on in the fashion industry, following the shocking Weinstein case. I stand with her, and the brave victims of sexual harassment who've shared their powerful stories here. #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse ⚠️
Using #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse, her post was in support to all the victims of Harvey Weinstein, as well as countless other women who have had the misfortune of dealing with sexual harassment or assault.