Highest Paid Models in the World

Sloane | January 16, 2014

Have you ever hated someone because they were rich? Have you ever hated someone because they were beautiful? Have you ever had the extreme pleasure of hating someone because they were rich and beautiful? For the world’s top models it’s business as usual to make millions for being really, ridiculously good looking.  The following models exemplify what it means to be paid handsomely:

5) Liu Wen, $4.3 million



Pictured: Super model Liu Wen

Liu Wen is China’s first supermodel and the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She is also the first Asian spokesmodel for Estée Lauder. In 2013, she became the first ever Asian model to make the Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list.

4) Kate Moss, $5.7 million



Pictured: Kate Moss

Katherine Ann “Kate” Moss is an English fashion model who became famous in the early 1990’s as part of the heroin chic fashion trends. She is known for her waifish figure and size zero frame. She has modeled for Calvin Klein, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Rimmel and Bulgari to name a few. Moss will also pose nude for the 60th anniversary of Playboy magazine.

3) Adriana Lima, $6 million


Pictured: Adriana Lima

Devout Catholic, mother of two, and wife of Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric is the 3rd highest paid supermodel in the world with an annual income of $6 million. Lima has modeled for such high-end brands as Miu Miu, Donna Karen, Mavi Jeans, Metrocity, and Victoria’s Secret.

2) Miranda Kerr, $7.2 million



Pictured: Miranda Kerr

Miranda May Kerr is an Australian model and mother to Flynn Christopher Bloom. She rose to fame as one of the Victoria Secret’s angels and represents brands such as David Jones, Billabong, Roxy, Baby Phat, Levi’s, L.A.M.B., Betsey Johnson, Blumarine, Neiman Marcus, Rock and Republic, and Roberto Cavalli. She made $7.2 million in 2013.

1) Gisele Bündchen, $42 million



Pictured: Gisele Bündchen

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen blows the other models out of the water with her looks and her bank account. The mother of two and wife of Tom Brady is a savvy businesswoman and has many lucrative merchandising partnerships. She is involved in lingerie lines, accessory collections, and the wildly successful Ipanema flip-flops. Aside from owning successful businesses she has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and David Yurman.

About the Author

Written by Sloane

Before joining PlentyofCheddar.com, Sloane worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for a variety of clients. She attended University of Missouri where she majored in English. Her work has been published in literary magazines, newspapers, and textbooks. She currently resides in Miami, Florida. You can learn more about me on Google +

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