Someone pointed so accurately that there is no business like show business and the case of the richest models who are getting paid in millions, proves it. Being a model is no easy job and requires constant changing of looks. Therefore, undergoing complex transformations all the times seems a burden on one’s soul, but at the end of the day, it proves worthy in term of the money a model gets.
Richest Models in the World
Living a life of celebrity status is another privilege that models have. Satisfactions, comforts, and fulfillment are personal experiences, but fame and wealth are the things that models are bound to get.
Let’s have a look at top richest models in the world and how they made their fortune.
22 years old Kendall Jenner is the richest model in the world. She earned $22 million in 2017 while pushing the Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen to the second position. Kendall who makes money for appearing in Reality TV Show, Keeping up with Kardashians, endorsed many famous brands. She campaigned for the brands like Adidas, La Perla, Alexander Wang, Estee Lauder, and Fendi. Apart from her modeling endeavors and reality show Kendall Jenner also earns from her clothing brand Kendall + Kylie. Kendall is getting popular around the globe just like her sister Kim Kardashian.
Needless to mention that Gisele Bundchen is the second among the richest models of the world as per 2017. The Brazilian model has remained on top for almost 15 years from 2002. She lost to Kendall Jenner because she did few campaigns. Despite announcing her retirement in 2015, Victoria’s Secret model managed to earn $17.5 million and appeared on the second position in the list as per Forbes. In her work in 2017, Gisele endorsed the brands like Vivara Jewelry, Arezo Shows, and Carolina Herrera Fragrance.
Chrissy Teigen was declared as the third wealthiest model as per 2017. In the financial year between June 2016 to May 2017, Chrissy reportedly earned $13.5 million. Teigen has not only endorsed various brands but has also appeared in the music video for the song “All of Me” by his husband, John Legend. The video reportedly depicted the relationship of the couple. Teigen received her first success in 2016 when she released her cookbook Cravings that made to the New York Times bestseller. By the end of 2017 Teigen also released her clothing brand Revolve.
Adriana Lima is fourth of the richest models in the world, who made $10.5 million as per June 2017. Adriana is another Brazilian model and the longest serving angel of Victoria’ Secret. As per Forbes, she was also the highest earning VS model in 2016. Adriana who is the spokesperson for Maybelline cosmetics brand has also endorsed various clothing brands including Italian brand Sportmax, Spanish brand Desigual and Italian beachwear collection for Calzedonia.
It was unlikely for any of the Hadid sisters to not make to the lists of the richest models. Gigi Hadid who has remained in the news for his relationship with British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik garnered almost $9.5 million for endorsing various brands. Gigi Hadid who is also vocal about the social issues like rampant racism in America couldn’t make it to Victoria’s Secret fashion show that took place in November 2017, but still, she managed to remain in the spotlight throughout the year.
Gigi also won the British Fashion Award for International Model of the Year, and also the Best Design Debut for Third Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards. The model who rapidly rose to prominence got featured in May 2017 edition of Vogue Netherlands and also on the June/July cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
Gigi along with her sister Bella Hadid endorsed various brands.
Rosie Huntington- Whiteley
The gorgeous model, with attractive features, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, who also made for the best looks of Met Gala 2018 made $9.5 million by July 2017. Rosie who is nowadays popular for her collaboration with denim brand Paige has endorsed the brands like Mark & Spencer and Burberry. The model has also remained a past angel for Victoria’s Secret. Whiteley also appeared in the films like Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Karlie Kloss who endorsed the brands like Swarovski and Express is another one of the richest models. She made $9 million by the mid of 2017. The model is likely to remain the new face of Swarovski for up to two years. She also hosts Vlogs and on her personal YouTube channel called Klossy. She also got featured on the cover of Vogue’s March 2017 edition. The model who happens to be a computer programmer as well as famous for dating Joshua Kushner, the brother Jared Kushner who is son in law of Donald Trump. In the past, Kloss has endorsed many well-known brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Elie Saab and many others.