It’s not easy to be beautiful, especially if you’re one of the most successful and highest paid models in the fashion industry. According to researches, the average annual earnings of the models is $36,442 but some of the supermodels manage to earn millions. Here are the highest paid models in the world!
Gisele Bundchen – $45 million
Brasilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is currently the highest paid model in the world. This beauty with perfect body earned $45 million last year from modeling, licensing of Versace and Pantene and real estate ventures. Gisele and her husband Tom Brady were also named the highest paid celebrity couple in the world.
Kate Moss – $9.2 million
Despite the fact that she is almost 40, supermodel Kate Moss is the second highest paid model in the world, with earnings of $9.2 million thanks to her deals with Mango, Vogue Eyewear and Rimmel. She rarely appears on runways, but she still graces the covers of the world’s biggest fashion magazines. This British icon is still one of the most demanded models in the world.
Natalia Vodianova – $8.6 million
This Russian beauty regularly appears on catwalks and in high fashion editorials. Natalia Vodianova is one of the most beautiful women in the world and she earned $8.6 million last year, thanks to her deals with Calvin Klein and Guerlain. She is also the founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, which builds safe play areas for children in Russia.
Adriana Lima – $7.3 million
Adriana Lima is one of the most gorgeous models in the world. She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2000. Lima is fourth highest paid model in the world with earnings of $7.3 million. This gorgeous lady appeared in two Super Bowl commercials last year and in campaigns for Mavi jeans and Donna Karan.
Doutzen Kroes – $6.9 million
Doutzen Kroes is another Victoria’s Secret Angel that is also one of the highest paid models. This 27-year old Dutch beauty earned $6.9 million thanks to her lucrative contracts with brands like L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co and Victoria’s Secret.
Alessandra Ambrosio – $6.6 million
Alessandra Ambrosio earned $6.6 million last year thanks to her contract with Victoria’s Secret and Brazilian brands Colcci and Vivari. After giving birth to her second child in may last year, the Brazilian supermodel opened the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and she was given the honor of wearing the famed Fantasy Bra – worth $2.5 million.
Miranda Kerr – $4 million
This Australian beauty earned $4 million, due to her deals with Victoria’s Secret and other brands such as Reebok. Miranda Ker also runs her own organic skincare line Kora Organics.