• Irina Shayk and Kanye West were seen arriving in New Jersey together in a shared private jet
  • The Russian model comes from a poor family
  • Shayk got her first break as a model in 2006

Irina Shayk has made a name for herself as a successful model, walking on the runways of some of the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world. But the Russian supermodel is in the headlines recently for a totally different reason -- she is rumored to be dating Kanye West.

Compared to Kim Kardashian's ex-husband's massive wealth empire, how does the 35-year-old's net worth size up? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shayk's net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.

Shayk was born to a poor family. Her dad was a coal miner and her mom a kindergarten music teacher. In an interview with Elle in March, Shayk shared that her family would go without food.

“I remember having no food at home,” she told the magazine.

“Sometimes there was no salary, or my mom and dad’s salary was delayed.”

Shayk got a life-changing deal in 2006 when she modeled for a lingerie campaign. Becoming the new face of Intimissimi propelled her career forward, Vogue noted. Despite her hardships, the runway star worked tirelessly to make it big in the industry.

Since then, Shayk has been on the cover of Vogue 31 times, as per Celebrity Net Worth. One of the most notable moments of her career was in 2016 when she walked at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

More than just a fashion icon, Shayk also gives back to people who have experienced hardships similar to hers. Over the course of the pandemic, the model frequently worked shifts at a Manhattan food bank to help struggling citizens.

Aside from her hefty net worth, Shayk also has a $6 million home she purchased in 2016. The residence spans a massive 1,987-square-foot and is located in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.

Rumors about Shayk and West dating come after the two were seen arriving in Teterboro, New Jersey together after spending a romantic vacation in France. Both stars have yet to comment about the status of their relationship.

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Irina Shayk, who is dressed in Burberry, is pictured attending the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 10, 2019 in London. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images