It’s raining models, and for the models, it raining money! As Forbes comes out with a list of the top paid models of the world, here is the list of top five models starting from the highest-paid.
No 1: Gisele Bündchen ($45 million)
Topping the list is Brazilian super hot beauty Gisele Bündchen who earned a massive $45 million, over twice the amount made by her closest competitor. The 30-year old ex-Victoria’s Secret model is also now Mrs. Tom Brady and a mother of one. Her brand endorsements include H&M, Dior, Versace, Procter & Gamble’s, and a “percentage of sales from the Ipanema flipflops bearing her name.”
No 2: Heidi Klum ($20 million)
Nowhere close, but competing well is the German Model Heidi Klum. Another ex-Victoria’s Secret model, her $20 million income comes from TV projects, fashion lines and big brand endorsements.
No 3: Kate Moss ($13.5 million)
Kate Moss, once a bad girl in the fashion circuit is all set to take the fashion world by storm with her high-profile modeling assignments and designing assignments. Her income can be attributed to a design deal with the U.K.’s TopShop. Her brand portfolio includes names like Dior, Vogue Eyewear, Cidade Jardim, Longchamp, David Yurman, Rimmel and YSL.
No 4: Adriana Lima ($8 million)
Adriana Lima is one of the faces that have been retained by Victoria’s Secret catalogues and catwalks. Also known one of the sexiest models in the world, the Brazilian beauty attributes her income to brands like Spanish luxury brand Loewe, Brazilian fashion brand Forum. Married to basketball player Marko Jaric, Lima is also the spokesperson of Megacity by Votsu and has collaborations with Ricardo Tischi of Givenchy.
No 5: Alessandra Ambrosio ($5 million)
Another Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Angel that makes it to the list is Alessandra Ambrosio. Lending her face for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci that saw her pair up with Ashton Kutcher. The two also walked the ramp for the Fashion Week at Sao Paulo. The stunning lass was also picked to for an international jeans campaign for Carlos Miele.
[Pursuitist] And [Forbes]