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15 Highest Paid Models In The World

There hardly seems to be a place on earth you can visit without catching a glimpse of one of these top models. From billboards to advertisements, magazines, to catwalks, the leading ladies of fashion have made their place in the world. And hey, they’re certainly well paid for it too! According to Forbes’ magazine, these are the 15 highest paid models in the world. See for yourself how much money these beauties make, you’ll be certainly amazed!

15. Doutzen Kroes $5 million

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Doutzen Kroes, the 31-year-old Dutch beauty and current face of Tiffany & Co. and L’Oréal brings in $5 million for her modelling and product endorsement gigs.

14. Alessandra Ambrósio $5 million

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Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrósio at 35 remains one of the most celebrated Victoria’s Secret angels of all times as well as the first spokesperson for their PINK line.

13. Kate Moss $ 5 million

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42 year old timeless British model Kate Moss can thank her deals with David Yurman and Burberry for her $5 million annual paycheck. Moss has been the spokesperson for Rimmel London for 15 years now and continues to promote their products. She is worth an estimated £55 million (USD $72 million) making her Britain’s richest model.

12. Natalia Vodianova $5.5 million

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34 year old Russian bombshell Natalia Vodianova, aka Supernova has contracts with perfume giants Guerlain and Calvin Klein, and also models for French lingerie company Etam.

11. Lara Stone $5.5 million

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32 year old Dutch model Lara Catherina Stone can thank her L’Oreal cosmetics, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, and DKNY contracts for making the top 15 list.

10. Miranda Kerr $6 million

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Australian beauty, 33-year-old Miranda Kerr has contracts with Australian Wonderbra, Escada fragrance, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secret, as well as her own line of cosmetics called Kora Organics and a collection with Royal Albert to thank for her $6 million yearly paycheck.

9. Liu Wen

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Beautiful Chinese Liu Wen is a top model for Estée Lauder, La Perla Lingerie, Vidal Sassoon and Puma.

8. Candice Swanepoel $7 million

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28-year-old South African blonde bombshell Candice Swanepoel earns her millions with Victoria’s Secret, Biotherm Maxfactor, Versace and Givenchy.

7. Cara Delevingne  $8.5 million

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The second most popular supermodel on Instagram, 24-year-old Cara Delevigne has some serious modelling gigs with YSL Beauty and Burberry fragrances, Tag Heuer, and acting roles to thank for her mighty well stocked piggy bank.

6. Gigi Hadid

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21-year-old California dream girl Gigi Hadid makes a whopping $9 million thanks to her modelling gigs with big brands Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, Evian, BMW, Versace’s Dylan Blue Fragrance, Topshop, and most recently Victoria’s Secret.

5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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The highly successful English model and actress 29-year-old Rosie Huntington-Whiteley brings in $9 million thanks to contracts with Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencers, Burberry, and acting roles.

4. Kendall Jenner $ 10 million

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The 20-year-old fashion icon Kendall Jenner has seen the greatest boost in her earnings from $4 million in 2015 to $10 million in 2016, she isn’t doing too bad for herself. As a face of

Estée Lauder, Calvin Klein, Mango, Penshoppe, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Topshop, the supermodel with over 65.8 million Instagram followers has got quite the life!

3. Karlie Kloss $10 million

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Voted as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s, 24 year old Karlie Kloss left her Victoria’s Secret wings and is the new face of Swarovski and a model for Express, L’Oréal, Carolina Herrera and Chanel.

2. Adriana Lima $10.5 million

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As the longest reining alpha model in Victoria’s Secret, 35-year-old Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima has been modelling for the lingerie giant since 2000. Along with her Angel roles, she also models for Maybelline, Vogue, IWC and Desigual.

1. Gisele Bündchen $30.5 million

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At 36, the famous Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen rules the runways. Modelling for Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene, Arezzo, SkyTV, and her own lingerie brand and skincare line, the mother of two is one of the top supermodels of all times.

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