Top 10 Highest-Paid Models in the World

Top 10 Highest-Paid Models in the World

In this article we bring to your attention Top 10 highest-paid models in the world.  You will find out who they are and how they became famous. Many people believe that being a fashion model is a very easy and pleasant work.  It seems to be difficult if a team of professional stylists and makeup artists is constantly circling around you.

But the reality is far from being so rosy: you need to constantly monitor your weight and parameters, therefore, to follow a strict diet, and classes in the gym could be exhausting. The model constantly visits numerous castings, and endless flights and early ascents at dawn are exhausting. The heroines of this article survived all the vicissitudes of this profession, from A and to Z. They did their best to reach Olympus and get a million profit!

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes Top Model

This star of podium earns 8 million dollars a year. The charming Dutch woman was able to take her place in the sun and become one of the most expensive fashion models. The longest career break was exactly one year. After a brief respite, the supermodel regained a position in the ranking.

She was invited to shoot the company L’Oréal. In addition, Cruz recently launched her own line of cashmere jumpers, which successfully entered the market. In 2018, she took part in a tandem with the famous “black panther” Naomi Campbell. Models shot for Tiffany&Co’s Save the Wild campaign. The action was aimed at saving rare species of animals and drawing public attention to global catastrophes.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Joan Small’s annual income is $ 8.5 million. She is a native of Puerto Rico.  Joan graduated from the psychology department, but decided not to work in her specialty, and to continue her modeling career. After making a fateful decision, Smalls settled in New York in 2007.

The girl started her career successfully thanks to her beautiful appearance and amazing photogenicity. She participated in shows on all the best catwalks of the world, so she is justly the title of “Queen of the catwalks”. In 2018, contracts were signed with Estée Lauder and Moschino, which helped it to become one of the highest paid models in the world.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid Top Model

Bella Hadid followed in the footsteps of her famous sister Gigi. Her annual income is 8.5 million US dollars. She has many successful shows on the world’s best catwalks. In 2018, her career went up rapidly. Bella participated in the show of world-famous designers: Alexander Wang, Dior, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

Every cover of famous magazines came with her participation, the greatest achievement was a photo session for Victoria’s Secret. Instagram Hadid has more than 16 million subscribers who tirelessly follow her life and photo shoots. The girl often acts as the initiator of global themes related to the conservation of nature.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid top model

Gigi Hadid is a famous model whose annual income is 9.5 million dollars. She has come a long way to the pedestal of the fashion world, having received many merits. Hadid was involved in the creation of the Tommy Hilfiger collection. In 2018, it was the last one, so it is very popular among buyers. The girl has numerous contracts with Maybelline and Reebok. Gigi also participated in an advertising campaign from Moschino and H&M.

The last of them was a dizzying success with customers, and all copies were sold in the autumn of 2018. The two sisters Hadid successfully continue their careers on the world’s catwalks.  Each of them has come a long way from casting to a contract with the best brands. They both devote a lot of time to public affairs and they are plenty media personalities, as their accounts on Instagram show.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen top model

Gisele Bündchen is famous for taking part in the Victoria’s Secret. She spent many years as an “Angel”, that`s why she won the title of the highest paid model in the world. Her annual income is 10 million dollars. And although she left with Victoria’s Secret, she continues to earn big money by collaborating with famous brands. Supermodel takes an active part in advertising campaigns. For example, she became the face of Carolina Herrera’s 212 VIP Rosé.  She was invited by the shoe company Arezzo to present her new collection.

Also Giselle took part in the shooting of the jewelry brand Vivara. Bündchen not only built a modeling career, but also she spent a lot of time on charity. She is a goodwill ambassador and participates in many UN promotions.  Her autobiography, entitled “Lessons: My Way to Meaningful Life,” bought up almost immediately. Giselle has an active life position and a variety of hobbies, which is interesting to many of her fans.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne top model

This beauty has been under the camera sights since 2011. She managed to take part in many shows on world podiums and get contracts with the best brands. Her annual income is 10 million dollars. But when her career reached a dizzying peak, she decided to give herself a break.  Now the girl has concentrated all her strength on the realization of a long-standing dream – the career of an actress. Her extraordinary appearance and talent attracted the attention of directors.

Her first film was “Anna Karenina” in 2012.  After a great debut, she won the lead roles in “Paper Towns” and “Suicide Squad”. Although the films did not receive box office and were not awarded awards, the former model continued to build a career in the film industry world. But in 2018, she decided to return to modeling and began performing in the famous Balmain show.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley earns about $ 11.5 million a year on advertising campaigns. This famous model collaborated with many well-known designers and went to the most top podiums. Rosie is actively cooperating with the brand Marks&Spencer and produces under this brand of its line of underwear. She also starred in movies.

Her main triumphs in the film industry are: “Mad Max: Road of Fury” and “Transformers: Dark Moon”. But in her free time, Rosie actively participates in fashion shows. Her career began 15 years ago and she decided to build her own fashionable empire so that her work would not be in vain. She actively promotes her website about beauty and fashion Rose Inc.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen Top Model

Chrissy Teigen’s annual income from advertising campaigns is 11.5 million dollars.  She collaborates with many celebrities, for example, known as the leading Lip Sync Battle in conjunction with LL Cool J. Her career began with the cover of Sports Illustrated. After the release of the magazine, she was invited to appear for Glamor, Elle, Cosmopolitan and other popular magazines.

Chrissie collaborated with brands such as Smirnoff and Vita Coca. Chrissy is actively promoting her own culinary empire. She managed to release two cookbooks. On Target you can find a collection of tableware from Teigen, which she presented in 2018.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss top model

Supermodel began her career in 2005 and since then she has been a welcome guest on the world’s best catwalks. Her income from advertising and cooperation with famous fashion houses is 13 million dollars a year. In 2011, she became one of the “Angels” in the Victoria’s Secret project. The model left the modeling and decided to focus on her own project “Kode with Klossy”.

This is a free program designed for girls aged 13-18 who want to change their own lives. Her charity events did not ignore the public. The model entered the Top 100 most influential people according to the magazine «Time».

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

The highest paid model Kendall Jenner earns $ 22.5 million a year. She began her career at the age of 14 and appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue. Since then, it is considered one of the most sought after and expensive models in the world. Kendall cooperates with many global brands, including Fendi, Adidas and La Perla. She is also the face of Estée Lauder. But the main achievement was the participation in Victoria’s Secret. Thanks to her subscribers in social networks, she is the most popular “Angel”.