Elle Macpherson Net Worth : Lifestyle & Modeling

The Australian supermodel, actress, entrepreneur, and television host Elle Macpherson has a net worth of 95 million dollars.

Elle started her modeling career with a Coca-Cola tab ad back in 1982, which rose her to fame.

Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson

Likewise, the model holds the record for appearing in five covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which is the highest.

Furthermore, in 1994, Macpherson made her acting debut in the movie Sirens. To detail, the movie starred Hugh Grant as the lead actor.

Elle has spent almost four decades in the show business, where she has excelled in every profession she owns. Moreover, she speaks fluent French and has conversational skills for Italian and Spanish languages.

Quick Facts

Following are some quick facts about the supermodel.

Full Name Eleanor Nancy Macpherson
Nickname The Body
Date of birth March 29, 1964
Age 60 years old
Gender Female
Place Of Birth Killara, Australia
Nationality Australian
Profession Fashion model, Film Actor, Television host, Businesswoman
Zodiac sign Aries
Religion Roman Catholicism
Ethnicity Scottish
Residence Florida, United States
Height 1.83 m (6’0″)
Weight 59 kgs
Body measurement 36-25-35 (inches)
Color Of Hair Blonde- Garish shade
Color Of Eye Brown
Social Media  Instagram
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Peter Gow
Mother’s Name Frances Gow
Siblings Mimi Macpherson, Brendon Macpherson, Elizabeth Macpherson.
Marital status Single (Divorced)
Education Killara High School

The University of Sydney

Gilles Bensimon (1986-1989)
Jeffrey Soffer (2013-2017)
Children Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson (Sons)
Active Years 1982-present
Net Worth 95 million USD
Last Updated May, 2024

Elle Macpherson Net Worth and Income

The renowned supermodel Elle Macpherson has a net worth of 95 million dollar as of 2024.

The pretty model has also invested in several business ventures along with modeling and acting, which helped in expanding her fortune.

Elle Macpherson’s net worth was $45 million in 2012, which sky-rocketed to $95 million in 2024. Reportedly, she earns almost $17 million per year.

Net Worth of Elle Macpherson in Different Currencies

Following is the net worth of the model in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 79,624,725
Pound Sterling £ 68,317,825
Australian Dollar A$ 125,271,940
Canadian Dollar C$ 116,870,425
Indian Rupee 7,051,375,000
BitCoin ฿ 2712.1246

Houses and Cars

Florida House

The supermodel purchased a gorgeous villa in Florida for $8.1 million.

Located in an area 8 miles from Miami, Elle bought this villa from Eric Malka, CEO of the Art of Shaving.

Elle Macpherson's Florida villa
Elle Macpherson’s Florida villa

To detail, the house features seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, spread on 8,314 square feet.

The entrance of the house boasts a sweeping staircase taking you to the second floor. The villa’s interior surely does give the feeling of a contemporary art gallery due to its significant art pieces and bold colors.

About the kitchen, it is shimmering white with granite countertops.

Furthermore, there is a swimming pool, a tennis court in the backyard, and several other amenities.

Cotswolds House

This lakefront home of Elle Macpherson is located in a rural area of Cotswolds, England.

lakefront house
Elle Macpherson’s Cotswolds house

This contemporary house in a country setting is spread in the 650-acre area.


Macpherson with her Red Fiat car
Macpherson with her Fiat 500C

The supermodel owns several two-wheelers. And, here is the list of those cars Elle Macpherson has been spotted with:

  • Mercedes E Class
  • Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
  • Mercedes G Wagon
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Audi 8
  • Fiat 500C

Lifestyle and Vacations


Macpherson follows specific diets and regimens to keep her healthy and young. She is living proof that workout, proper diet, and determination grant you a wonderful body and healthy life.

Elle sticks to an alkaline diet which recommends eating whole foods, vegetables, fruits, and plenty of water while cutting down refined sugar, meat products, fried foods, and alcohol.

She is basically a vegan, but she sometimes listens to her sweet cravings and indulges in cream pie or chocolate.

The model eats three meals a day plus 2-3 snacks depending on her need. Moreover, she takes multivitamins, probiotics, and prebiotics, all in the form of a green super powder (Super Elixir green powder).

Talking about her morning routine, she wakes up at 5 am and starts her day sipping hot water and lemon mixed with ginger or cayenne. Then, she sits for meditation. Likewise, her exercise is about an hour-long that includes either jogging or going swimming on her bike.


Elle is among the person who loves vacation, even more, beach vacations! She has always been spotted several times spending her getaways with her family or boyfriends in different cities.

Elle and her son enjoying beach vacation in Miami
Elle and her son vacationing in Miami (2019)

In 2019, Macpherson celebrated her 55th birthday in Utah. Also, the model shared her adventurous holiday pictures on Instagram, where she was seen trekking the canyons in a plaid shirt, cowboy hat, and bodywarmer.


Elle is a European Ambassador for RED, a foundation initiated by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The foundation has been working together with Global Fund since 2006.

Likewise, she is an Australian Ambassador for the Smile Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children with rare diseases. Similarly, the organization also arranges research grants.

Furthermore, in 2020, the model announced to contribute WelleCo’s 100% sales for a certain time, helping to fight the Australian bushfire.

Modeling, Acting, Investments, and Endorsements


Her first modeling gig was in 1982 when Macpherson modeled for a commercial project by Coca-cola for the only sugar-free drink at that time, Tab Cola. Elle looked gorgeous wearing a red string bikini in the ad.

After the cola commercial, the model got her recognition, and in the next four years, she already had worked with the magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and GQ.

Similarly, Elle received further exposure from the annual Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine, for which she set the record by appearing five times on their cover (1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, and 2006).

Sports Illustrated magazine cover
Sports Illustrated featuring Macpherson (February 1988)

In 1989, she was entitled “The Body” by TIME Magazine. Furthermore, the model has worked for many prominent magazine covers during the 1980s, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Flare, Maxim, Glamour, New York, Muse, Easy Summer, and so on.

In May 1994, Macpherson was also featured in the Playboy Magazine.

Likewise, she has walked the runways for huge names like Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Valentino, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and more.

In the meantime, Elle also worked for big brands like Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Omega, Pinko, etc., in her prime modeling time.

Last but not least, Macpherson did enhance The CEO Magazine, as well. In February 2020, the model-businesswoman was featured on the famous magazine cover.

Acting and Television

Elle Macpherson started her acting career by acting in the 1994 movie Siren. She also has shared screens of the films like Batman & Robin (1997), and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

Elle Macpherson with Matt LeBlanc in FRIENDS
Elle Macpherson with Matt LeBlanc in FRIENDS

Likewise, Macpherson has been a part of the famous American sitcom FRIENDS, where she played the role of a dancer by the name of Janine.

Furthermore, the model has hosted several TV shows such as NBC’s Fashion Star  (2012–2013), Britain’s Next Top Model (2010–2013), and Ireland’s Next Top Model. And, she was also the executive producer in these shows.

Likewise, she also did host an episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL).


The successful model is also a wise investor, and she has put money into several business ventures.

Elle Macpherson Inc is a company founded by Elle in 1994 that produced and sold calendars and launched workout videos.

Elle is also an owner of an international restaurant chain by the name Fashion Cafe, collaborating with three other supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Claudia Schiffer.

In 1990, MacPherson teamed with Bendon Limited Apparel to sell the lingerie range, becoming the best-selling lingerie line in the UK and Australia. Furthermore, she runs a line of skincare sold in Europe, The Body.

Eventually, the model, in 2014, launched a new skincare company by the name WelleCo. The company creates plant-based beauty supplements (skin and body care) with indigenous Australian ingredients.


Elle Macpherson has endorsed many brands and companies throughout her career, which helped extend her net worth. She has been known for a long time promoting Biotherm, a luxury French skincare company.

Moreover, she was also on the board of directors for Hot Tuna Clothing, an Australian clothing brand.

Apart from that, Elle co-hosted Miss Universe 2001 along with another supermodel, Naomi Campbell.

Working for numerous best-selling brands, the model has promoted them too. Some of the top brands represented by Elle are Diet Coke, Chrysler, Victoria’s Secret, and Budweiser.


Elle Macpherson was born in 1964 in Killara, Australia, to her parents- Peter Gow, a one-time president of the Sydney rugby team, and Frances Gow, a nurse.

When Elle was only 10 years old, her parents divorced, and she lived with her mother and siblings. She briefly attended Sydney University to study law.

In between, she traveled to New York to spend a year doing modeling work to cover her university expenses.

Further, she signed Click Model Management in NYC, after which her modeling career started. Elle came in recognition after her Tab cola advertisement in 1982.

The ad manifested her “the girl next door” identity in Australia.

Since then, the supermodel’s career kept mounting where she landed with several ad projects, brands collaboration, acting in films/TV shows, and much more.

She is also a successful entrepreneur and has been awarded several titles for her outstanding business models such as Everywoman Ambassador Award, World Career Award, and many more.

Personal Life

Elle (21) married Gilles Bensimon, a fashion photographer, in 1986 before splitting up in 1989.

In 1996, the supermodel started dating Arpad Busson, with whom she has two sons, Arpad and Aurelius. However, the pair had their break-up in 2005.

Elle Macpherson laughing with her sons
Elle Macpherson with her sons

Further, in 2013, Macpherson married her billionaire boyfriend Jeffrey Soffer, who she dated from 2009 to 2012. Unfortunately, they announced their divorce after four years of marriage.

Three facts about Elle Macpherson

  1. In the early 1980s, Elle dated the famous American musician Billy Joel. Moreover, the songs such as “This Night” and “And So It Goes” were written about his bond with Macpherson.
  2. Elle’s LA home was broken by two burglars back in 1997 who stole an estimated $6,000 cash, jewelry worth $100,000, and numerous photographs. The culprits were William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler, arrested later.
  3. Elle Macpherson has also acted in several films. She made her debut with a 1994 movie, Sirens, in which she appeared nude as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long Elle appeared in the FRIENDS?

She played the role of “Janine Lacroix” for five episodes during the sixth season of the TV show. Elle portrayed the character of Joey’s roommate.

Are Elle Macpherson and Andrew Wakefield still dating?

Started dating in late 2017, Elle and Andrew have not been seen together since October 2020, but neither of them has confirmed their breakup. Andrew is a former British physician discredited from his medical register for his fraudulent research linking MMR vaccine and autism.

How did the supermodel get famous in the first place?

Appearing on a promo ad for Tab Cola in 1982, Macpherson got famous afterward.


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