Gelila Bekele
Gelila Bekele
Celebrated Name: Gelila Bekele
Real Name/Full Name: Gelila Bekele
Gender: Female
Age: 37 years old
Birth Date: September 4, 1986
Birth Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nationality: Ethiopian
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 61 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Unmarried
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Aman Tyler Perry)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gelila Bekele Lesbian?: No
Profession: Model, activist, filmmaker
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Gelila Bekele is of many professions, including actress, model, activist, writer, humanitarian, and filmmaker. She has gained glory after successfully acting as a producer for the movie named Full, which was released in 2015. She has made it to be the cover girl for many well-known magazines and fashion brands, including names like Allure, Marie Claire, and Essence.

Maybe you know about Gelila Bekele very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Gelila Bekele’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Having Ethiopian roots, Gelila Bekele, on September 4, 1986, was given birth in Addis Ababa, located in Ethiopia. Bekele has not revealed much about her family, which leaves us without the name and identity of her parents, but it is known that she has a sister known as Anne Wrossetti, with whom she grew up at her grandmother’s house. It can also be mentioned that Bekele has embraced being a vegan.

At the age of eight, she moved with her family to Europe and further shifted to the United States of America in order to pursue a college education. She had enrolled at the University of California, located in Berkeley. To her happiness, her talent in modelling was discovered in the very her first year of study, leading her to leave her education midway.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 4 September 1986, Gelila Bekele is 37 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. Her height is 1.76 m tall, and weight is 61 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

As of 2022, Gelila is single after her split with her long term boyfriend, Tyler Perry, with whom she welcomed her son in the year 2014 and named him Aman Tyler Perry.


After leaving her university to pursue her interest, Gelila Bekele stepped into a career in modelling in 2006 by starting to work as a Ford model based in New York and the fashion capital Paris.

After that, she was successfully spotted by a company based in her hometown in Ethiopia, leading her to begin a career that gradually led her into business, crossing over her country’s shores, landing her in Paris and New York.

Not turning back since then, Gelila has made her presence known to the world by being on the cover of many well-known magazines and has sealed deals with choice brands to endorse them, which include household names like Diesel, Pantene, Levi’s, H&M, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Pinko, Colgate, L’oreal and Palmolive respectively.

Not only has she achieved success in her modelling career, but she also made it clearly into the world of producers and has gained herself a certificate as a filmmaker. While she has directed and produced movies, she has also acted in a few. She has been spotted in a few movies that you can find on her page.

Awards & Achievements

In her career, she received the award of OkayAfrica 100 in 2018. Since the beginning of her career, in 2006, Gelila Bekele has never looked back and has only achieved success in her career timing once thereafter the other to reach her goal through her hard work and talent.

Net Worth & Salary of Gelila Bekele in 2024

Gelila Bekele Net Worth
Gelila Bekele Net Worth

As of June 2024, Gelila Bekele has been estimated to hold a net worth of around $2 million that she has achieved by being the cover girl of many household successful magazines year after year and also through making producing and writing movies.

It should not be forgotten that she has also earned her fortune by acting in movies. Today she stands apart from other models and holds a value to her name because of distinct Ethiopian f features that sets are apart from regular mainstream models.

Gelila Bekele has also stood apart from the rest of the world by being an active participant in movements that support education and women. She is a well-known activist in the world other than being a successful model and famous face in fashion.

Through her exceptional talent and pure Ethiopian futures that are not very easy to find in models, Gelila has made a significant presence in the fashion world and continues to do so by still modelling for luxury brands and choice brands and applying her talent in creating and producing movies.


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