Crawford studied only months for chemical engineer and was already in her time as a student model, but when she finally broke through the Elite Look of the Year-award won in1982 . She was one of the first top models that also other lucrative activities. In addition to fashion shows also locked them long-term contracts with Omega, Pepsiand Revlon .Early 1990s she presented a fashion program on MTV, called House of Style . In 1997 she signed a contract with ABC, one of the three major tv stations in the us. That same year she was the shield of Kellogg's Special K cereal. Forbes estimates that its annual income those years lay around the ten million euros. Her fortune would be about 50 million euros.
Cindy Crawford married on 12 december 1991 with the movie actor Richard Gere, a marriage that ended after four years. On May 29, 1998 , she married with Rande Gerber.Richard Gere was present as a guest. On 2 July 1999 she gave birth to a son, Presley Walker. Following this event they produced fitness video's for young mothers. On september 3, 2001, she gave birth to a daughter, Kaia Jordan.