The Forbes Magazine list of
2013’s top 10 highest paid models is out.
And its quite fascinating.
|Gisele Bundchen, highest paid model in the world
The number one spot goes to Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen.
The wife Patriots quarter back Tom Brady earned a staggering $42 million dollars
keeping her as the highest paid model in the world for the 7th year running.
Her lucrative modeling contracts with giants
including HM, David Yurman, Pantene, Oral B and Chanel
only add to the fortune she makes with Brazilian shoe company Grendene (she is partial owner),
and her eco friendly cosmetics company Sejaa.
Bundchen’s income is 7 times that of the number two highest earner in the modeling world,
Miranda Kerr, who’s income is estimated at $7.2 million.
|Miranda Kerr Victoria’s Secret
Kerr has pursued major contracts with companies outside of the USA, particularly in Asia
where she launched her skin care line, Kora, and where she has endorsement deals with giants including Lipton Tea and Proctor and Gamble detergent Bold.
The 3rd highest paid model in the world is Adriana Lima,
who’s annual earnings are estimated at $6 million.
Most of Lima’s income generates from Victoria’s Secret, for whom she has modeled since 2000,
making her the company’s longest running model.
6 of the top 10 models have sizeable contracts the the lingerie giant.
In the number 4 slot 39 year old British model, and my personal favorite,
the perennially fabulous Kate Moss dropped from last year’s number 2 ranking,
with $5.7 million.
Although wingless, the divine Miss Moss has deals with Vogue Eyewear, Versace and Rimmel.
The 5th highest earner is Chinese supermodel Liu Wen,
who earned $4.3 million in the past year.
|Chinese supermodel Liu Wen
Estee Lauder model Hilary Rhoda‘s $4 million income put her in the 6th highest paid position,
as she entered her 7th year with the cosmetics giant.
|Hilary Rhoda for Estee Lauder
The 7th spot is held by Carolyn Murphy,
who’s earnings were $3.7 million.
Number 8 in the top 10 is Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls,
who is the first latina face of Estee Lauder.
This is Smalls’ first year on the list,
with earnings estimated at $3.5 million.
The 9th highest paid model in the world is South African Candace Swanepoel,
who earned $3,3 million.
|Candace Swanepoel for Victoria’s Secret
Swanepoel, like several of the other top 10s has a sizeable contract with Victoria’s Secret, but also earns from Max Factor, Versace and Juicy Couture.
And rounding out the top 10 highest paid models in the world,
with an income of $3.2 million is dutch model Lara Stone,
who earns from an exclusive deal with Calvin Klein.
|Lara Stone for ck Calvin Klein