Alek Wek, whose net worth is $20 million, came in second on the list of the highest-paid African models in December 2022
Alek Wek, a 45-year-old South Sudanese British model who earns at least 20 million US dollars annually, is the second highest-paid female model in Africa. Alek, a designer as well, left the Sudanese civil war in 1991 and relocated to Britain with her family.
The Wau-born model, whose parents are Athian Wek and Akuol Wek, has received praise for changing how the fashion business perceives beauty. According to her high fashion statistics, Alek is 1.8 meters tall and 56 kg. She is 34-24-35 inches in height. Her rich brown hair and eyes, as well as her graceful physique, complement each other.
In 1996, Alek signed with Ford Models, which was a very successful agency at the time. Alek was the first African woman to hold this historical distinction and made her debut appearance on the cover of Ella Magazine in 1997. Then, in 1999, she was photographed for a calendar that featured a painting of her body by Joan Gair. Alek made her acting debut in the 2002 movie “The four feathers” as a Sudanese Princess, and she also starred in the fight for the break. She introduced the #Wek1993# handbag collection, which is sold in department stores and Selfridges, in 2005. She created this as a tribute to her late father, Wek. 2011’s America’s Top Model episode of the popular reality series included Alek as a guest judge.
A major turning point for her career and persona occurred in 2014 when the outspoken South Sudanese British national signed with Marks & Spencer for a campaign. She was one of the 100 women who made up the BBC in 2015. Alek Wek, who is reported to be worth $20 million, came in second on the list of the highest-paid African models in December 2022, after South African Candice Swanepo, who was paid $25 million.
Alek, also known as ms Alek Wek, has 167K Instagram followers. She does not, however, have a Facebook official page. Since 2011, the supermodel Alek Wek has actively supported UNHCR and the UN Refugee Agency, and in 2013, she was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
Alek is familiar with what it’s like to be compelled to escape her home because she was once a refugee from what is now South Sudan. She now travels the world to campaign for refugees and to assist UNHCR’s life-saving mission by using her voice, her platform, and her personal experience.