If you have gained the distinction of being a supermodel, it means that you’re not signing up a contract that is worth less than a million dollars. Furthermore, supermodels command a certain amount of power over the very volatile fashion industry. Ranked according to paycheck, here is a list of fashion models that always secure the biggest piece of the cake:
1. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen earns an astounding $47 million each year for appearing at different fashion events and for serving as a brand ambassador. She modeled for Alexander McQueen, Salvatore Ferragamo creations and H&M. This beautiful Brazilian bombshell is reported to be retiring very soon with all the wealth she earned from strutting down the catwalk.
2. Heidi Klum
As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Heidi takes home some $16 million a year. She added more to her paycheck after agreeing to be a TV host, as well as accepting other modeling gigs for Dannon and H&M on the side.
3. Adriana Lima
Also from Brazil, Adriana Lima is among the highest-paid fashion model who earns some $8 million per year. She is mostly known as the beautiful face of Maybelline. She also modeled for Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, and Guess.
4. Doutzen Kroes
Earning close to $8 million a year isn’t too bad for Dutch model Doutzen Kroes. Like Klum, she is also one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. Later on, she became the face of L’Oreal.
5. Kate Moss
Being paid some $7 million for posing for Salvatore Ferragamo is Kate Moss’ main job. This Brazilian fashion model also secured campaigns for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Rimmel.
6. Kate Upton
Another beautiful Kate in the fashion industry, Kate is currently earning $7 million dollars as of writing. She models for Sam Edelman Fashion, Garage, Donney & Bourke, and Guess. She’s also much remembered for her appearances in Sports Illustrated and Esquire. This Michigan-born fashion model is among the hottest and youngest model in this list.
7. Miranda Kerr
Australian native Miranda Kerr earns some $7 million dollars annually. She’s actually one of the first Australians to be included in the roster of Victoria’s Secret Angels. Back home, she models for the David Jones department store chain. She also has her own brand of organic skincare products.
8. Liu Wen
Chinese model Liu Wen also earns an average income of $7 million per year. She’s one of the few Asian models who had made it big in international fashion. She serves as the East Asia ambassador of many fashion brands, including Estee Lauder and Victoria’s Secret.
9. Hilary Rhoda
For $5 million dollars, Hilary Rhoda is ready to walk down the runway for your brand, like she did for Estee Lauder advertisements. A true blue American fashion model, she is mostly remembered for her 2010 and 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearances.
10. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra is another Brazilian beauty whose fame is currently at its peak. She models for London Fog, Victoria’s Secret, Next, Christian Dior, Armani Exchange and Ralph Lauren. She earns $5 million a year.