It has often been suggested that Sofia Richie would not be the lady she has become if she were not the daughter of five-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie. To be fair, it would be outrageous to claim that being the child of one of the best-selling artists of all time has nothing to do with Sofia’s fame.
On the other hand, it is also ridiculous not to expect that this girl is to a large extent a woman created by herself. Sofia has done well as a fashion model, she stormed the industry when she was only 14 and now has big dreams for this profession. Read on to find out more about who she is, her parents, siblings, her wealth, and body measurements.
Bio (Age) – Who Is Sofia Richie?
Sofia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was born on August 24 and in 1998 as the daughter of the over-popular American musician Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander, his second wife. Because of her father’s popularity, Sofia was a big deal even before she was born. She learned about the life of a celebrity in the earliest days of her life and even had the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as her godfather. This is how she became a good buddy of Paris Jackson.
Although Sofia Richie made a name for herself as a model, music was her first love. It is said that she started singing when she was 5 years old and started playing the piano two years later. She took singing lessons and worked in the studio with the lead singer of Good Charlotte, Joel Madden. The only reason she left the band for a career as a model was the pressure she was under. Everyone wanted her to keep up with her father’s achievements in the music industry.
For her education, she attended the Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California. Sofia was also taught at home for several years. She had her first opportunity to model at Teen Vogue when she was 14. Soon after, she signed a contract with Mary Grace Swim, a swimwear company in Los Angeles, before joining Select Model Management in London. Sofia continues to be relevant to the industry and is still featured in the advertising campaigns of well-known brands such as Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and her peers.
As was to be expected, people are very interested to know the extent of Sofia’s wealth. This has only led to various platforms quoting figures that can hardly be proven to be their net wealth. So far we can only confirm that the model has accumulated quite enviable wealth through her modeling efforts. While the exact value of her personal wealth is unknown, her father is believed to be worth $200 million.
Her Parents, Sister, and Other Siblings
Unlike Sofia’s father, Lionel Richie, only a handful of people could tell one or two things about their mother, Diane Alexander. According to what we have learned, Diane was born on June 16, 1967. Although almost nothing is known about her life before her marriage to Lionel, it is common knowledge that she pursued an acting career, was a dancer and fashion designer. While she is featured as a choreographer in the 1990 film Laker Girls, she appeared as a dancer in Lionel Richie’s video Dancing on the Ceiling in 1986 and in the 1995 comedy Forget Paris.
Sofia is not the only child of her parents before her they had her brother Miles Brockman; he was born on May 27, 1994. The union Diane-Lionel, which was founded on December 21, 1995, after Lionel’s divorce from his first wife, collapsed in 2003. Together with Brenda Harvey, Lionel adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, now known as Nicole Richie.
Nicole is Sofia’s only sister and she is famous for several reasons. Apart from being the wife of Joel Madden, she has earned great admiration as a model, actress, and television personality. Lionel and Brenda Harvey married in 1975 and separated in 1993.
Height and Body Features
Hardly anyone would claim that Sofia Richie is an attractive woman. With her hazel eyes and brown hair, the model is 6 inches taller than 5 feet. She weighs 58 kg and measures 34, 26.5, and 35 inches; each for her bust, waist, and hips.