Elle Macpherson Net Worth

Elle Macpherson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Eleanor Nancy Gow net worth is
$95 Million

Eleanor Nancy Gow Wiki Biography

Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow on 29 March 1964, in Killara, Sydney Australia, to mother Frances Gow, a nurse, and father Peter Gow, an entrepreneur, sound engineer and former president of a Sydney rugby league team. She is a model, actress, TV host and businesswoman, probably best known for holding a record five appearances on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, for her lingerie line Elle Macpherson Intimates, her line of skin care products The Body, and for hosting the reality television shows “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model” and “Fashion Star”.

So just how wealthy is Elle Macpherson? Sources state that Macpherson’s net worth reaches $95 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated during her modeling and acting career, as well as through her television hosting and her business endeavors.

Elle Macpherson Net Worth $95 Million

Macpherson’s parents divorced when she was in her early teens and she was raised by her mother, along with her two siblings. Her last name was changed to Macpherson when her mother married a multimillionaire Neil Macpherson. Growing up in the East Lindfield suburb of Sydney’s North Shore, she attended Killara High School, receiving a Higher School Certificate in 1981.

After studying law at University of Sydney, Macpherson took a ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado,and it was here that she was discovered as a model. She signed a contract with Click Model Management and launched her modeling career with a TV ad for Tab in 1982.

Macpherson’s appearance in Sports Illustrated magazine paved her way to public fame. She would eventually appear five times on the its Swimsuit covers, being the only model to do so. She also appeared on covers of major magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, GQ, New York and other, and made appearance in every issue of “Elle” for six straight years. Macpherson soon found herself working for major designers such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Perry Ellis, Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior and Calvin Klein. Opportunities continued to come her way, and she signed with Victoria’s Secret, doing a number of its catalog campaigns. After appearing on Time Magazine’s cover, the magazine gave her the nickname Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson, which she later used in her business endeavors. She also signed a three-year deal with Revlon Cosmetics, being named its Global Brand Ambassador. Her popularity led the Australian government to offer her a position on its tourist commission as an unofficial ambassador. As an accomplished model, Macpherson has amassed a great personal fortune, net worth.

In 1990, in partnership with Bendon Limites Apparel, Macpherson launched her lingerie collection called Elle Macpherson Intimates. The line was extremely successful, quickly becoming the top selling lingerie line in Great Britain and Australia. It marked Macpherson’s transition from a model to a fashion label, then by expanding the line, she developed it into an international lingerie business which greatly added to her net worth.

In 1994 Macpherson started her own company – Elle Macpherson Inc. – producing a series of her own photo calendars, which was an extremely fruitful venture. She also created and starred in a series of workout videos called “Your Personal Best – The Body”, and launched a line of beauty products called Elle Macpherson – The Body. In 2014, she co-founded a health company WelleCo, releasing a product called The Super Elixir, a wellness supplement which became extremely popular and had great success in sales, so as a businesswoman, Macpherson has received numerous awards and has significantly improved her wealth.

Meanwhile, she launched her acting career, making her film debut with the 1994 “Sirens”. Her nude appearance in the film led her to a nude pictorial of Playboy the same year, which boosted her wealth as she netted $25,000 per page of a 10-page spread. The year 1996 saw her in the film “The Mirror Has Two Faces”. The following year she appeared in the films “Batman and Robin” and “The Edge”. She also appeared in several episodes of the popular series “Friends” in 1999. Her other movies include “Jane Eyre”, “If Lucy Fell” and “South Kensington”. As for the television, in 2001 she appeared in the Showtime Network miniseries “A Girl Thing” and in the 2009 series “The Beautiful Life”.

In 2010 Macpherson began hosting the British reality television show “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model”, serving also as the show’s executive producer. She also hosted the first season of an American reality television show called “Fashion Star” in 2012, and is still serving as its executive producer.

In her private life, Macpherson married the French fashion photographer and publication director Elle Gilles Bensimon in 1986, and divorced him in 1989. She then married French banker Arpad Busson in 2002 and has two sons with him, but they divorced in 2005. Since 2013, she has been married to real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer.

Macpherson is devoted to philanthropy; she is an Ambassador of humanitarian organizations RED, UNICEF and Smile Foundation. She has also done modeling for various charitable causes and is a patron for the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics.

Full NameElle Macpherson
Net Worth$95 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1964
Place Of BirthKillara, Sydney, Australia
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionBusinesswoman, television host, model, actress
EducationKillara High School, University of Sydney
SpouseGilles Bensimon(m. 1986–89), Arpad Busson (2002–2005), Jeffrey Soffer (m. 2013)
ChildrenArpad Flynn Busson, Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson
ParentsPeter Gow, Frances Gow
SiblingsMimi Macpherson, Brendon Macpherson, Elizabeth Macpherson
PartnerArpad Busson
AwardsGlamour Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year (2005), Everywoman Ambassador Award (2007), Underfashion Club's Femmy Awards(Lingerie Designer of the Year 2008), World Career Award (2009 Women's World Awards)
Movies"The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996), "Batman and Robin" (1997), "The Edge" (1997), "South Kensington" (2001), "Sirens" (1994), The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996), "Friends" (1999), "Jane Eyre", "The Beautiful Life" (2009)
TV Shows"Saturday Night Live", NBC's "Fashion Star" (2012), "Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model" (2010-2013),"Your Personal Best – The Body"
1Statuesque, model-like figure
1(On how she got her stepfather's surname Macpherson): I went to [a new] school, and my mother registered her [married] name, and they presumed, because people just didn't get divorced, that we had the same name.
2Nudity has never been an issue for me - I'm Australian. It's more of a thing in America. I mean people can buy guns, yet it's against the law to be topless on the beach.
3"I am at a really good place in my life right now. A really, really good place." (in 1999)
4On modeling: "I'm too old for that." (in 1999)
1Co-hostess, with Patrick Duffy and Ellen Croft, of an infomercial for Ellen's "Supreme Pilates" fitness system. [2006]
2She and long-time partner, Arpad Busson (father of her two children), announce split. [June 2005]
3Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Daisy Fuentes and Mari Winsor, for Mari's "Winsor Pilates" fitness system. [2006]
4Married for the 2nd time her boyfriend of 4 years Jeffrey Soffer following a 3-month-long engagement. [July 2013]
5Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 40, a son Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson on February 4, 2003. Child's father is her now ex-fiancé, Arpad Busson.
6Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a son Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson on February 14, 1998. Child's father is her boyfriend (now ex-fiancé), Arpad Busson.
7Was in a relationship with Arpad Busson from 1996 to 2005 and they also were engaged since 2002. They have 2 sons together.
8Ranked #80 on Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time (2011).
9Made the cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine (swimsuit issues) a record 5 times (Feb. 1986, Feb. 1987, Feb. 1988, Feb. 1994, Feb. 2006).
10Ranked #35 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
11Speaks French fluently. She can also communicate in Spanish and Italian.
12Was ranked #7 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
13Has split with French financier Arpad Busson [June 2005].
14As a teenager, she ran a mile in 4 minutes, 24 seconds.
15One of the world's top fashion models.
16Checked into the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, which offers treatment for psychological conditions and addictions. She is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her second child in February. [October 2003]
17Has own line of lingerie in Australia, planning on extending it to US (May 2002)
18One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1995.
19Home was robbed. Money and photographs were stolen. Ransom was held for photographs. Elle and husband worked with FBI and they caught the thieves. One of the thieves claimed that he was the father of Elle's baby.
20Elle claims she put on over 20 pounds in weight so that she would have a figure more in the tradition of a model of the day, for the film Sirens (1993)
21She was "discovered" at the age of eighteen while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, and was promptly signed to the Click modeling agency.
22One of the models who own the Fashion Cafe in New York City, along with Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell.
23Was quoted in an Australian magazine (Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine) as saying that she did not like reading things that she had not written.


The Project2016TV Series
The Beautiful Life: TBL2009TV SeriesClaudia Foster
South Kensington2001Camilla
A Girl Thing2001TV MovieLauren Travis
Friends1999-2000TV SeriesJanine Lecroix
With Friends Like These...1998Samantha Mastandrea
The Edge1997Mickey Morse
Batman & Robin1997Julie Madison
The Mirror Has Two Faces1996Candy
If Lucy Fell1996Jane Lindquist
Jane Eyre1996Blanche Ingram


Fashion Star2012TV Series executive producer - 2012
Britain's Next Top Model2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode


LUNGS: Faraway2013Video short special thanks
America's Next Top Model2008TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
Very Important Pennis1997TV SeriesHerself
Telemaratón 19961996TV MovieHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess
Die schönsten Frauen der Welt - Elle MacPherson1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
H3O1995TV SeriesGuest
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
A Day with1995TV MovieHerself
1994 MTV Movie Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video1994Video documentaryHerself
Tal cual1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Your Personal Best with Elle MacPherson1994VideoHerself
Clive James on 19921992TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's America: Red, White and Beautiful1992TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue1989TV Special documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed2016TV SpecialHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lorraine2014TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful2014TV SpecialHerself
Britain's Next Top Model2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
This Morning2004-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion Star2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess
Live with Kelly and Ryan1989-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand2012TV SeriesHerself
National Television Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
This Week2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2007-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Seitenblicke2009-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHerself
Australia's Next Top Model2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback2010TV MovieHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sky News: Sunrise2010TV SeriesHerself
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special2008TV MovieHerself
Valentino: The Last Emperor2008DocumentaryHerself
The Friday Night Project2005-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest Hostess / Herself
America's Next Top Model2008TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga1996-2007TV SeriesHerself
Belstaff Spring/Summer 2008 Womanswear Backstage2007TV ShortHerself - Special Guest
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHerself
It Takes Two2007TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
VH1: All Access2006TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 20062006TV SpecialHerself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Today Tonight2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHerself
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Miss Universe 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself - Hostess
Wax Museum: History of Madame Tussaud's2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2001TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
42nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The 2000 World Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Hostess
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
A Royal Birthday Celebration1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Australian Story1998TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest Presenter

Archive Footage

Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
20 to 12006-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
A Current Affair2006TV SeriesHerself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV MovieJanine (uncredited)
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #101: Supermodels: Eat Like Us!
Friends2002TV SeriesJanine Lecroix
Happy Birthday 2 You2000TV SpecialHerself (as Elle MacPherson)

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