Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel Wiki Bio
Johan was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 22 November 2006 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably only known for being the second son of the famous German-American model Heidi Klum, and the popular British singer Seal.
Early life and education
Johan is being raised in Los Angeles alongside his older brother Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel and younger sister Lou Sulola Samuel, by their parents; he also has a maternal half-sister Leni Olumi Klum who was born in May 2004, and whose father is the Italian businessman Flavio Briatore – Leni was legally adopted by Seal in December 2009.
Johan is currently attending a local high school in Los Angeles, and seems to be mostly interested in practicing martial arts; he’s currently playing Tae Kwon Do, and is said to be amongst the best practitioners of the sport at the school.
Johan should be matriculating in 2024, and there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that he’s already interested in attending college.
Hobbies and other interests
Johan is believed to be a highly social child, and apparently has numerous friends at school. He has also befriended many of his father’s and mother’s friends.
He has fallen in love with travelling, and has been all around the US with his parents; it’s also believed that Johan has travelled with his family to a couple of European countries, and that his dream travel destination is London in England.
He’s a huge dog-lover, and apparently has a pet dog.
Johan enjoys watching movies in the evening – his favorite actor and actress are Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman, while some of his favorite films include “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.
He’s interested in music, and is apparently attending a music school at which he’s learning to sing, play the guitar and the piano.
Age, height and net worth
Johan’s age is 15. He has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m), and he weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of December 2021, Jonah doesn’t have his own independent wealth, but his mother Heidi’s wealth has been estimated at over $160 million, and his father Seal’s net worth at more than $40 million.
Who is his father Seal?
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, better known by his stage name Seal, was born in Paddington, London, England, on 19 February 1963, thus making his zodiac sign Aquarius – he holds British nationality. He has been active in the music industry since 1987, while his most popular song is probably “Kiss from a Rose”, released back in 1994.
He was born to his African-Brazilian father Francis Samuel, and the Nigerian woman Adebisi Ogundeji, however, Seal grew up in a foster family in Westminster, London; he had four foster siblings, but returned to live with his mother when he was four years old. Seal matriculated from a local high school in 1981, and then enrolled at a college from which he graduated with an Associate’s degree in architecture in 1985.
He launched his career as a musician upon matriculating, and started by singing in bars around London. He joined his first band in 1987, called Push, and with them travelled to Asia; Seal soon found himself alone and performing in India, then upon returning to England, he was introduced to the music producer Adam Paul ‘Adamski’ Tinley, and sang the lyrics of his song “Killer”. Following the single’s success, Seal was signed to ZTT Records, and in 1991, his self-titled debut album was released. It spawned a couple of hit songs, including “Crazy” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and #2 on the UK Singles Chart. At the 1992 Brit Awards, he won in three categories: Best British Album, Best British Video, and Best British Male Singer.
In 1994, he released his second album “Seal II”, and its most popular singles were “Kiss from a Rose”, “Newborn Friend” and “Prayer for Dying”. Seal’s third album “Human Being” followed in 1998, also spawning several hits, including “Lost My Faith” and “Latest Craze”.
In 2001, Seal was to release his fourth album “Togetherland”, which ended up being cancelled for unknown reasons, and his fourth album was thus “Seal IV”, released in 2003. Some of his following works were his 2005 concert album “One Night to Remember”, his album “System” which was released on 12 November 2007, and his 2008 album “Soul”.
In November 2017, Seal released his tenth and most recent album – “Standards” – which was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Who is Johan’s mother Heidi Klum?
Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach in then-West Germany, on 1 June 1973, thus making her zodiac sign Gemini – she holds both American and German nationality. She’s one of the richest models in the world, as well as a businesswoman, TV show host, and a producer.
Heidi was raised alongside her brother Michael in Bergisch Gladbach, by their mother Erna Klum (nee Berger) who worked as a hairdresser, and their father Gunther who was an executive of a cosmetics company. It wasn’t her plan to become a model, however, her friend convinced her to enter a modelling contest, which Heidi won and subsequently signed a $300,000-worth contract with Metropolitan Models New York; she then moved to New York, and left her dream of becoming a fashion designer behind her.
She soon appeared on the cover page of numerous magazines, including “Harper’s Bazaar”, “InStyle” and “Elle”, while she gained recognition when she started appearing in many editorials of the magazine “Vogue”, in countries such as Portugal, Spain and France. Heidi then became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and for four consecutive years from 2006, she hosted the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Heidi is also an actress, and has made a guest appearance in an episode of many popular series, including the romantic comedy “How I Met Your Mother”, the romantic comedy drama “Sex and the City” and the comedy “Spin City”; she could also have been seen playing an extra in the 2006 comedy movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, which starred Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt.
After Heidi became popular and wealthy, she chose to turn to her dream – fashion design – and her first clothing line was for men, and could’ve been read about in the German catalog ‘Otto’. She has since designed jewelry for Mouwad, shoes for Birkenstock, and swimsuits which were featured in the popular magazine “Sports Illustrated”. She also owns the fragrances ‘Me’ and “Heidi Klum’, and most recently, in 2017, Heidi launched her fashion line Heidi & The City.
From 1997 to 2002, Heidi was married to the stylist Ric Pipino prior to meeting Seal, and following her split from Seal in 2012 (divorce was finalized in 2014), she was in a relationship with her bodyguard Martin Kirsten for two years. Between 2014 and 2017, Heidi was in a relationship with the art curator Vito Schnabel, then in May 2018, revealed that she had started dating the famous guitarist Tom Kaulitz, known best for being a member of the German rock band Tokio Hotel. They married in a private ceremony in February 2019.
Heidi is a philanthropist, and has been presented with the Crystal Cross Award by the American Red Cross, for her charity work.