How rich is Gemma Ward? Famous Australian model’s Wiki

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Gemma Ward net worth is
$6 Million

Gemma Ward Wiki Biography

Born Gemma Louise Ward on the 3rd November 1987 in Perth, Western Australia, she is a model and actress, perhaps best known to the world for becoming the youngest model to feature on the cover of the American edition of Vogue, among many other accomplishments. She is currently signed to IMG Models.

Have you ever wondered how rich Gemma Ward is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ward’s net worth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned through her successful career, active since the early 2000s.

Gemma Ward Net Worth $6 Million

One of four children born to Gary and Claire Ward, she went to Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Shenton College. The start to her modeling career was quite accidental, ‘discovered’ in 2002 while going with her friends to the Australian modeling audition Search for a Supermodel, spotted by a talent agent from Vivien’s Model Agency, and her potential was later showcased to David Cunningham of IMG Models, who immediately saw raw talent in Gemma.

She made her catwalk debut in May 2003 at the Australian Fashion Week, and in less than a year, Gemma was presenting her talents to Prada designer Miuccia Prada in Italy. At 16, she became the youngest model on the cover of American Vogue; photographed by Steven Meisel next to Daria Werbowy, Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova, Isabeli Fontana, Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova, Karen Elson and Hana Soukupova, she was a part of the “Models of the Moment” campaign. Gradually Emma’s career progressed, and in 2005 she appeared on 20 New York catwalks for such designers as Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein, which significantly increased her net worth, since according to reports she earned around $20,000 per show. The following year she earned over $1 million for taking part in Calvin Klein’s perfume campaign Obsession Night, and at the age of 18, Gemma was the first model ever to grace the cover of Teen Vogue magazine, and continued on the catwalk until 2008, when she took a break from modeling that lasted until 2013.

She returned to the runway in September 2014, wearing the Spring/Summer Prada collection during the Milan Fashion Week. Then in 2016 she campaigned for Givenchy, and walked for Calvin Klein menswear at Autumn/Winter Milan Fashion Week, further increasing her net worth. In recent years, she has been featured on the July cover of Elle Australia and campaigned for David Wee in a Fall/Winter collection.

Gemma is also an actress; back in 2001 she made her acting debut as Heidi in the film “Pink Pyjamas”, but after her modeling career took off, she set acting aside. She returned to the screen in 2008 with the role of Jackie Masters in the romantic drama film “The Black Balloon”, starring Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford and Toni Collette, and the same year starred in the horror thriller film “The Strangers”, next to Scott Speedman, and Liv Tyler, which increased her net worth to a large degree. Two years later, she had a minor role in the highly-acclaimed fantasy action-adventure film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, while in 2013 appeared in the Academy Award-winning romantic drama film “The Great Gatsby”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton, which also contributed to her net worth.

When it comes to her personal life, Gemma has been in a relationship with David Letts since 2013; the couple has two children together. Previously, she was in a relationship with now deceased actor Heath Ledger from 2007 until his accidental death in 2008.

Full NameGemma Ward
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of Birth3 November 1987
Place Of BirthPerth, Western Australia
Height1.78 m
EducationShenton College, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth
SpouseDavid Letts
ChildrenNaia Letts
ParentsClaire Ward, Gary Ward
SiblingsSophie Ward, Henry Ward, Oscar Ward
PartnerDavid Letts, David Letts
MoviesThe Strangers: Prey at Night, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Strangers, The Black Balloon
1I grew up on the beach. It was such a luxury to wake up to the sun and the ocean. - From Teen Vogue
2Some girls get swept up in the lifestyle-clubbing and partying with celebrities. You can't live your life like that, though. It's fake.
3I wanted to be like an actor or a comedian for a little while, because I was always wanting to make people laugh, and being stupid, so I never thought I'd be doing a job where you always have to look nice, and polished and sophisticated.
4I never really cared about what I looked like.
5I came to watch my friends. I was sitting there in the crowd when the agent from Perth came over. I didn't even want to enter, it was a bit of chance. I was so shocked when I got my first job.
1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter Naia Letts in December 2013. Child's father is her boyfriend, David Letts.
2New York Fashion Week, Spring / Summer 2006 season [September 2005]
3Ranked #30 in the 2008 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
4She was named as one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011' by MTV Networks'
5Featured in 32 Vogue magazine covers from 2004-2007.
6Appeared on the cover of the first Vogue China magazine issue. 300,000 copies of the magazine were sold in the first 3 hours.
7Declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris.
8At age 18, Ward became the first model ever to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.
9Appeared on the Spring 2005 cover of TIME Magazine's Style & Design issue.
10Has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry Ward.
11Educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College.
12Her name means 'Gem' in Italian.
13Wanted to be a actress when she was younger.
14Says her everyday look is a bit more scruffy than the clothes she models.
15Fan of Bob Marley.
16Her favorite movie is Almost Famous (2000).
17Shared an apartment with her best friend in New York City. Before she found an apartment she even slept on her friend's couch!
18Her older sister, Sophie Ward, was a model, but stopped because she thought it was boring.
19Is in the agency of IMG, the most Elite modeling Agency around with top models such as Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen and Heidi Klum.
20Represents Liano, Prada, YSL, Prada, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Hermès, Bulgari, Dior, Isetan, Jil Sander, and Versace
21She can earn between $10,000 and $20,000 for a catwalk show and up to $100,000 for ad campaigns.


Fergie: M.I.L.F. $2016Video short
The Caged Pillows2016Video shortNocturne
The Great Gatsby2013Languid Girl
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011Tamara - First Mermaid
The Strangers2008Dollface
The Black Balloon2008Jackie Masters
Pink Pyjamas2001Heidi


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011performer: "Jolly Sailor Bold"

Archive Footage

20 to 12009-2011TV Series documentaryHerself

Nominated Awards

2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActressThe Black Balloon (2008)
2008IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActressThe Black Balloon (2008)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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