Net Worth $20 Million
Devon Aoki is an American model and actress with an estimated net worth of $20 million. Aoki was born Devon Edwenna Aoki on August 10, 1982 in New York but grew up in Los Angeles. She attended high school in The American School in London. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana Steakhouse magnate Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki. Her English-German mother, Pamela Hilburger, is a jewelry designer and a painter. At the age of 13, she started her modeling career. Her godmother introduced her to modeling legend Kate Moss who later on took her under her wing. At 14, she was signed to Storm Model Management. In 1998, at the age of 16, she replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace. She is now the face of Lancome and is one of the highest earners at her agency Women.
Despite her relatively short height for a runway model, she had worked for fashion houses like Lancome, Chanel and Versace. In her early career, she made cameo appearances in music videos such as Duran Duran’s Electric Barbarella, Primal Scream’s Kowalski with Moss, Elton John’s Something About The Way You Look Tonight, and Ludacris’ Act a Fool where the music was featured in the soundtrack of 2 Fast 2 Furious. She also appeared the video Bones by The Killers. She had a cameo appearance
Aoki’s acting career included films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, D.E.B.S., Sin City, Dead or Alive, War and Mutant Chronicles. She joined L.A.s International Creative Management for representation and The Firm for management. She had been the three-time cover of I-D magazine. She had been the face of Lancome for four years. She posed for Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee’s 2006 charity photo-book Super Stars dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster. This consists of photographs of 300 Asian celebrities. She also posed for photographer Marc Baptiste’s book Nudes wearing a dress in the same year. It was announced in September 2007 that she was designing a jeans line for Levi’s Asian market.
Devon Aoki loves writing poetry, playing the drums and tending her two pet snakes. She had a half-brother named Steve Aoki who is a Los Angeles DJ and the founder of Dim Mak Records. She briefly dated Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In January 2011, she got engaged to James Bailey and she gave birth to their first child, Hunter, in June 2011.