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Top 10 Highest Paid Models

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Top 10 Highest Paid Models

Modelling is a tough industry that keeps the people involved on their toes. But it can be highly rewarding too. If one is able to grab enough exposure and a few great deals, the industry will make you super rich. There are even rags to riches stories in this industry. Here, take a look at the 10 highest paid models in the world.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

 

One of the most beautiful girls in the world right now. Kendall comes at number 1 amongst the world’s highest paid models. Her ‘ ballet skills ‘ may have recently come under fire but hey, Kendall has netted herself $40 million during last year. We doubt she’s bothered about the haters. She’s one of the most followed girl on Instagram.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Thanks to her giant social media presence, the former Sports Illustrated cover star has branched out beyond modeling into a line of cookware, a second cookbook and hosting television show Lip Sync Battle.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Although retired, Gisele Bundchen once again reigns top amongst the highest paid models. All hail the reigning Queen of wealthy supermodels. For over ten years Gisele has presided over the top of the list. Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a model, actress, and producer from Brazil. Bündchen began her rise as a model in the 90s. By 1999, she is credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modelling.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

One of the most glamorous English model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley comes at number 4 in our list. Earning a cool $32 million is home-grown talent. A royalty cut her own series of lingerie, make-up and fragrances lines for department store Marks & Spencers account for the majority newcomer, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

The longest-running angel in Victoria Secret history, Brazilian super model comes fifth amongst highest paid models. Since 2000, Lima has been a spokes model for Maybelline cosmetics and of Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials from 2003 to 2009. She is best known as Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Perhaps something of a surprise. At number 6 of the 10 highest paid models is Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. She’s currently focusing on her film work, but, still immensely popular in modeling industry. With a dedicated Instagram following of 34 million, making her one of the most popular, if not the biggest earner this year. Delevingne is a fashion supermodel, actress and singer.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

At the tender age of 22, Gigi has became one of the highest paid models with an estimated earning of $20 million. Her ascendance on the list is partly owing to deals with Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW, and Topshop. Ranked amongst Top 50 Models at Models.com. In addition, she was named “International Model of the Year” by the British Fashion Council.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

The youngest member of the list of highest paid models. The 22-year-old Hadid is the face of Dior beauty, Bulgari and Tag Heuer. Ads are still standard fare—but increasingly, posts to her 21.7 million Instagram followers are what brands now find more valuable.

Liu Wen

Liu Wen

Liu Wen

The Chinese fashion model, Liu Wen has the face and the body; Her steady contracts with Estee Lauder and high end clothing brand La Perla make her one of the world’s highest paid models. She is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

South African Angel balances the time constraints of a sizeable Victoria Secret contract with both Biotherm and Maxfactor contracts. Though she now earn millions from endorsements, she’s now world’s highest paid models.

She was spotted by a model scout at 15. She has appeared in numerous covers of Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush etc. Swanepoel has appeared in advertisements for Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior among other. Today she is best known for modelling for a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2010.

So, we have come to the end of this article about the top 10 highest paid models.

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