Iman Abdulmajid Jones is a former fashion model and an actress from America. She is also an entrepreneur and has ventured into the business world as well. She is professionally known as Iman and is a pioneer when it comes to ethnic cosmetics. She is the widow of the late English rock star David Bowie and has worked with renewed designer brands like Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gianni Versace.
Iman has a worth of $120 million dollars. She has achieved this net worth from her modeling career. She is also a businesswoman and an actress and a major share of her income come from her business ventures and acting career as well.
David Bowie Estate
Iman is the widow of David Bowie and she was mentioned in his will which was revealed after his death. She received the large dual-penthouse “apartment” and half of David’s estate.
Iman’s real name is Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid. She was born in 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her father was a diplomat and her mother was a gynecologist. She was given the name Iman because her grandfather urged them to do so. Iman spent her childhood at a boarding school in Egypt, but her family moved back to Somalia, and later to Kenya. Iman was spotted by an American photographer Peter Beard, and she immigrated to the United States for a modeling shoot. She became the muse of many top designers soon. Iman has worked with high-profile photographers.
Iman worked as a model for nearly two decades and also owns her cosmetic company. Her makeup range is based on her self-mixed makeup formulations. Iman has her own clothing line as well. Global Chic, Iman’s first collection, was inspired by the clothing of Egypt. Her collections consist of has affordable accessories, and her clothing line has become one of the bestselling fashion and jewelry brands in the world.
Iman made her film debut with the thriller “The Human Factor. She has been a part of many films such as “Out of Africa,” “No Way Out,” and “Surrender.” Iman played a shape-shifting alien in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” and acted opposite her fiancé David Bowie in the film “The Linguini Incident.”
Iman has also worked in few famous TV shows that include:
- Miami Vice
- The Cosby Show
- Project Runway Canada
- The Fashion Show
Iman got married to Hassan when she was 18. He is a Hilton hotelier executive and Somali entrepreneur. They got divorced after two years and she moved to the United States. Iman was in a relationship with actor Warren Beatty and got engaged to basketball player Spencer Haywood the same year. They got married and had a daughter Zulekha. Iman got married to David Bowie in a private ceremony. They have a daughter together and she was born in 2000. Iman also has a stepson Duncan Jones who is Bowie’s son from his prior marriage. Iman lives in London and New York City. Iman is Muslim and speaks Somali, Arabic, French, English, and Italian fluently.