20 Highest Paid Models

#20 Anja Rubik, $3.5 Million


Anja Rubik is a Polish beauty who currently makes about $3.5 million a year, earning her a spot among the highest paid models.

She has appeared in ads for Massimo Dutti, Marc Jacob and Forever 21.

She also owns a fragrance line, which contributes to her significant earnings.

#19 Jourdan Dunn, $3.5 Million


She may be a newcomer in the modeling world, but that has not stopped her from earning $3.5 million every year through contracts.

Currently, she models for well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, Maybelline, Ann Taylor, Burberry, Pepe Jeans and Tommy Hilfiger.

#18 Kate Upton, $3.5 Million


This model and actress first got her big break via a viral dance video that saw her career rise instantly.

She has ads for Superbowl, Bobbi Brown and Express.

She has also posed for Sports Illustrated and appeared in The Other Woman film.

These jobs, together with her numerous modeling gigs, have enabled her to earn $3.5 million a year.

#17 Hilary Rhoda, $3.5 Million


Hilary is among the 20 highest earners in the modeling industry with a yearly income of $3.5 million.

Most of her earnings come from her modeling work for Chopard, Via Spiga and Elie Tehari.

Her earnings somehow dropped since model Kendall Jenner took over her contract with Estée Lauder.

#16 Kendall Jenner, $4 Million


Though she an upcoming model, Kendall has managed to carve her own success in the high fashion world.

The second youngest daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) has immense social media presence, which has enabled her to land lots of contracts with various brands.

Currently, she earns about $4 million yearly, most of which comes from her modeling work for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi and Estée Lauder.

#15 Daria Werbowy, $4.5 Million


This successful Ukrainian-Canadian model has appeared in over fifty international magazine covers throughout her career.

But currently, she earns most of her money from her contract with Lancôme, H&M, Equipment and Celine.

#14 Liu Wen, $4.5 Million


She was the first model from China to walk the runway for Victoria Secret.

But even after she left the fashion house, she is still able to earn a good amount of money yearly by modeling for H&M, Massimo Dutti and MO&Co.

She also has a contract with an underwear firm called La Perla.

#13 Kate Moss, $4.5 Million


At 41 years, Kate Moss is among the oldest models in this list.

However, age doesn’t stop her from raking millions of dollars yearly from big contracts.

She currently has deals with Burberry, David Yurman, Rimmel makeup and Decorté Skincare.

#12 Carolyn Murphy, $4.5 Million


This 40-year old American-born super model is nearly twice as old as most of her fellow models, but because of her awesome looks; she has been able to bag massive campaigns with Oscar de la Renta, Estée Lauder and Ugg.

Carolyn is makes about $4.5 million per year, earning her a spot among the top 20 most paid models in the world.

#11 Karlie Kloss, $5 Million


Though she is a retired Victoria Secret Angel, Kloss still makes decent amount of money from her contracts with Kate Spade, Joe Fresh and L’Oreal.

However, this best friend of Taylor Swift is more than just a beautiful face; she gives back to the society too.

In 2015, she teamed up with Flatiron School to fund a scholarship (called “Kode With Karlie”) that provides financial assistance to young female coders who want to continue with their education.

#10 Candice Swanepoel, $5 Million


This South African beauty made her first big break when she was discovered in a flea market.

She currently has contracts with Versace fragrance and Max Factor makeup, which contribute substantially to her $5 million yearly paycheck.

She also earns a decent amount of money from Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret and Free People among others.

#9 Alessandra Ambrosio, $5 Milion


A significant part of her income comes from walking the runway for Victoria Secret.

However, this Brazilian native and mother of two also owns lingerie and swimwear with Victoria Secret and her own swimwear line with PlanetBlue that adds to her wealth.

When she is not working or spending time with her family, she takes fitness classes at the Bar Method.

#8 Lara Stone, $5 Million


This Dutch native was discovered as a model in Paris at the age of 12 years.

She has risen over the years to become one of the highest paid models worldwide.

Her substantial yearly earnings come from her lucrative contracts with Calvin Kleinunderwear, which saw her do an advert with Justin Bieber.

She also has deals with L’Oreal cosmetics, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney fragrances.

#7 Joan Smalls, $5.5 Million


Just like Kerr, this Puerto Rican native boasts a yearly income of $5.5 million.

In 2014, her income was only $3 million, but this has improved significantly due to her lucrative deals with Estee Lauder and H&M.

Smalls has also appeared in ads for brands such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Joe Fresh among others.

#6 Miranda Kerr, $5.5 Million


With a yearly earning of $5.5 million, Miranda is clearly doing well for herself in the modeling world.

She has walked the runway for Victoria Secret alongside fellow models like Gisele and Adriana.

The ex wife of Orland Bloom has contracts with Clear Hair Care Products, Wonderbra, Escada Joyful Fragrance and Swarovski Jewelry.

She also has her own lingerie line and cosmetic company.

#5 Natalia Vodianova, $7 Million



This Russian model currently earns an average of $7 million yearly, thanks to her work for 2 perfum moguls – Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum and Calvin Klein Euphoria, which she has been working for since 2006.

In addition, she has modeled for fashion brands like Theory and Stella McCartney.

#4 Doutzen Kroes, $7.5 Million


Kroes is a Dutch super model and former Victoria Secret model who grosses about $7.5 million a year.

She is able to make a decent living from her lucrative contracts with L’Oreal, Samsung, Tiffany & Co and Calvin Klein.

She also has a fashion line that specializes in making cashmere sweaters.

#3 Adriana Lima, $9 Million


Adriana is a Brazilian model who is the longest running Angel in the history of Victoria Secret.
Her first pose for them was in 2000.

Currently, she grosses $9 million every year, thanks to her deals with Vogue Eyewear, Desigual, Marc Jacobs, and Maybelline.

This makes her one of the best paid models worldwide.

#2 Cara Delevingne, $9 Million


Cara only joined the list of the highest paid models in 2014, but she quickly rose to the top, thanks to her high fashion modeling, acting and social media presence.

When she is not hanging out with her friends like Taylor Swift, she is busy working for more than 13 brands including DKNY, Topshop, Burberry and YSL among others.

She’s been able to get contracts with several companies, thanks to her prolific social media presence, which includes 240,000 Facebook fans, 3.7 million Twitter followers and 19 million Instagram followers.

She has also appeared in several movies alongside A-listers like Will Smith and Johnny Depp.

#1 Gisele Bundchen, $44 Million


Gisele earns about $44 million yearly, making her the highest paid model in the world.

The Brazilian model and wife of Tom Brady may have retired from cat walking, but she still makes lots of money from fragrance and beauty contracts with companies such as Carolina Herrera, Chanel and Emilio Pucci among others.

She also designs her own shoes for other brands.


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