Who Are the Highest Paid Models?

The highest paid models in the world are a select few who have been able to capitalize on their looks and talent to command extremely high fees for their services. These women are at the top of the food chain when it comes to modeling, and their paychecks reflect that. While there are many wealthy models out there, these are the ladies who truly stand out as the highest earners in the industry.

Gisele Bundchen is perhaps the most well-known name on this list, and for good reason. She is one of the most successful supermodels of all time, and has parlayed her success into a massive personal brand. As a result, she is able to command exceptionally high fees for her modeling work. In 2017, she was estimated to have earned $17.5 million dollars from modeling alone – making her easily the highest paid model in the world that year.

Second on our list is Kendall Jenner, who has quickly become one of the most in-demand models in recent years. Thanks to her massive social media following and association with some of fashion’s biggest names, she can charge upwards of $300,000 per Instagram post – making her one of the richest social media influencers out there today. In addition to her online earnings

Gigi Hadid – $20 Million

Gigi Hadid is one of the highest paid models in the world, earning an estimated $20 million dollars in 2017. She has graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and has also been featured in campaigns for major brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to her modeling work, Gigi has also launched her own clothing line with Tommy Hilfiger and has appeared on several reality TV shows.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gigi began her modeling career at just two years old when she was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess? Inc. She went on to appear in print ads and commercials for a number of brands before making her runway debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014. Since then, she has walked the runway for some of the biggest names in fashion including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Givenchy.

In 2015, Gigi made her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut and was later named one of their “Angels” – a select group of models who represent the brand. She has since appeared in multiple Victoria’s Secret campaigns and walked in their annual fashion show again in 2016 and 2017. In addition to Victoria’s Secret, Gigi has also worked with high-end brands like Balmain, Versace, Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Tom Ford, Maybelline, Topshop, Reebok, Diane von Furstenberg, etc.

Gigi is not only a successful model; she is also a businesswoman with her own clothing line called “Gigi by Guess?” In 2016, she collaborated with famed designer Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection called “Tommy x GiGi” which debuted at New York Fashion Week to much fanfare. The collection sold out almost immediately after it launched online and was later expanded to include a full range of apparel as well as footwear and accessories. A portion of the proceeds from each sale goes towards The American Red Cross. Additionally, Gigi is an ambassador for Reebok’s #PerfectNever campaign which encourages women to celebrate their individuality.

Adriana Lima – $30 Million

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018. She was the longest-serving model of the company, and was named “the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel” in 2017. In 2012, she came in 4 t h on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid models, with estimated earnings of $7.3 million in one year.

Lima was born on June 12, 1981, in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Her mother is Maria da Graça Lima; her father is Nelson Torres. She has two sisters: Patricia and Ana Carolina Lima Torres Galvão; and two brothers: Thomas and Jefferson Lima Torres Galvão. When she was six months old, her family moved to São Paulo after her father lost his job as an engineer in Salvador. In São Paulo, her mother worked as a housekeeper while her father sold cars; they later opened their own automotive business called Polícia Rodoviária Federal – Detran SP (PRF).

Lima began entering beauty pageants at age 15; she placed first in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition in 1996 and went on to compete in the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City at age 16. She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Marie Claire (Brazil), Harper’s Bazaar (Latin America), Vogue (Brazil), GQ (Germany), Esquire (Latin America), Elle (France) and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. In addition to modeling for Victoria’s Secret since 2000, she also became its “ambassador” or spokesperson that same year. She opened the 2002 Victorias Secret Fashion Show, which featured musical performances by Usher, Shakira, Heidi Klum & Seal. Furthermore, In 2007 Adriana walked 10 out of 20 runway shows during New York Fashion Week for high-profile designers such Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang. Also that year Forbes magazine ranked Adriana 4 t h among their Top 15 Highest Paid Supermodels list with an estimated $4 million dollars earned between June 2006 – June 2007.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $32 Million

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is an English model, actress, and businesswoman. She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2009 to 2018 and as a movie actress in films such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road.

In 2019, Forbes ranked Huntington-Whiteley as the world’s ninth highest-paid model, with estimated earnings of $9 million.

Early life and education

Huntington-Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, on April 18, 1987. She is the daughter of Fiona (née Jackson), a fitness instructor, and Charles Andrew Huntington-Whitely (1962–2004), an actor. She has two older sisters named Florence (b. 1985) and Sophie (b. 1988).

She grew up on a farm near Tavistock where she enjoyed horse riding while attending Plymouth College Preparatory School before moving to London at age 16 to pursue her modeling career full time after being scouted by Sarah Doukas of Storm Management agency while shopping in Covent Garden. After leaving school at age 16 she briefly worked for clothing retailer Topshop until she joined Storm Model Management after being noticed by Sarah Doukas..

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