Top Forbes Highest-Paid Models
How much do Models get paid? It´s a real question and we all thought about it, right? In an interview printed in the October 1990 issue of Vogue, Linda Evangelista said “We don’t wake upfor less than $10,000 a day“. The fact is that the most part of the famous models demands huge amounts of money for appearances on the catwalk and for being the face of clothing, beauty or accessory brands. But how much do they earn at the end of each year?
Every year, Forbes puts out their Highest-Paid Models list counting down the top bombshells that put their good looks to work. We know them as being absolutely everywhere, all over Instagram and in every ad campaign possible. So, let´s know these beautiful women and what helped them get here?
Gisele Bundchen is on the top Forbes annual list of highest-paid models, earning $30.5 million within the past year. The Brazilian Supermodel has been leading the model income ranking since 2002.
The 35-year-old runway legend makes money from fragrances and beauty deals with Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Pantene + advertisements for Arezzo she’s and SkyTV in Brazil. Apart of all this, her own line of lingerie and skincare help her keep the 1st position in the ranking.
The Second position goes to the longest-running Angel in Victoria´s Secret history, Adriana Lima – with a landslide of $20 million. The face of Maybelline, Vogue Eyewear and IWC watches, among others, had reached a total of $10.5 million in 2016.
Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss tie for third place after raking in $10 million each. After leaving Victoria´s Secret in early 2015, Karlie Kloss has doubled her earnings. We have seen her in campaigns for brands like Express, L´Oréal or Swarovski. Also she became the face of two fragrances: Carolina Herrera´s Good Girl and Chanel´s Coco Noir.
On the other hand, Kendall was a newcomer in 2015 Forbes list, ranked in 16th place. One year later, she shot up 13 spots to close the top three (her earnings jumped 150% from $4 million). Deals with the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder and the underwear brand like Calvin Klein, as well as Mango, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Penshoppe, Karl Lagerfeld and Topshop helped her achieve that extra boost.
New additions to the list include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, (5th) now the highest-paid British model, and It-girl Gigi Hadid (6th) in fifth place after each earning $9 million in the last 12 months.
Rosie got her earnings from her own lingerie line, as well from Burberry fragrance and clothing advertisements.
Gigi got deals with top retailers like Maybelline /Tommy Hilfiger and got appearances in Evian and BMW advertisements.
7th place goes to Cara Delevingne, who dropped four places in the list, from No.2 in 2015. Despite this, she remained the second most-popular model on the platform.
See the full rankings of this year’s highest-paid models below:
1) Gisele Bundchen: $30.5 million
2) Adriana Lima: $10.5 million
3) Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss: $10 million
5) Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: $9 million
7) Cara Delevingne: $8.5 million
8) Candice Swanepoel and Liu Wen: $7 million
10) Miranda Kerr: $6 million
11) Natalia Vodianova and Lara Stone: $5.5 million
13) Doutzen Kroes, Kate Moss and Alessandra Ambrosio: $5 million
16) Joan Smalls: $4.5 million
17) Lily Aldridge, Barbara Palvin, Jasmine Tookes and Taylor Hill: $4 million
Soooo….here you have them, it´s a pretty well paid business. They are the world´s 20 highest-paid models earned a combined $154 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016, before taxes and fees. According to Forbes, the figures are based on income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts; estimates are sourced from interviews with numerous managers, agents and brand executives.
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