Which international super model is earning the most? Forbes just recently published a list with the highest paid models of 2016. More than half of the beautiful women in the world models list are former or current Victorias Secret angels. The main income sources are not catwalk jobs, but beauty or perfume deals or their own fashion brands. Furthermore, social media personalities like Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid also earn a lot throug product placement on their instagram accounts.Top 10 models who earned the most in 2016:
Top 20 World Highest paid models of 2016
No. 1 Highest Paid Models 2016: Gisele Bünchen
Brazilian topmodel Gisele Bündchen and her twin sister were born in 1980. She started developing interest for modelling at age 13 wen her mother wanted Gisele to take part at a course for the Dilson Stein Modeling School. The former Victorias Secret model is married with American football player Tom Brady with whom she has two kids.
Earning in 2015/2016: 30, 5 million
Gisele Bundchen measurements: 35-23-35
Gisele Bundchen height: 5'11"
No. 2 Highest Paid Models 2016: Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model born in 1981. She started modelling at age 16 when Adriana and one of her friends took part at Brazil’s Ford Supermodel contest. She moved to New York at age 18 and gained success through modelling jobs for designers like Fendi, Ralph Lauren or Valentino. Adriana Lima is working as a Victorias Secret model since 1999. She married Serbian basketball player Marko Javic in 2009, but seperated from her husband in 2014. The couple has two daugthers.
Earning in 2015/2016: 10 million USD.Adriana Lima measurements: 35-24-35. Adriana Lima height: 5'10".
No. 3 Highest Paid Models 2016: Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss is an US-Model born in 1992. She signed a contract with Elite Model Management at age 17 and has since then gained a lot of success in the modelling world. Karlie Kloss is especially famous for her unique catwalk, which is strong but soft at the same time. She once stated, that her classical ballett training helped her a lot in developing this walking style. Since 2011, Karlie Kloss is working for Victorias Secret. Her boyfriend is American businessman Joshua Kushner, who holds a degree from Harvard Business School.
Earning in 2015/2016: 10 million USD.
Karlie Kloss measurements: 34-23-34
Karlie Kloss height/ How tall is Karlie Kloss?: 6'2"
No. 4 Highest Paid Models 2016: Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner was born in 1995 as the second youngest child of Kris Jenner, who are all part of the famous "Kardashian-Clan". She started modelling at age 14 for the American brand Forver21. Her major breakthrough came in end of 2013/ early 2014 when she signed a contract with The Society Management and landed catwalk jobs for Chanel, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. Kendall Jenner has a huge social media fanbase. When she announced in 2014, that she is going to be the next Estee Lauder make up face, the Estee Lauder instagram account gained around 50.000 more subscribers in only three days.
Earning in 2015/2016: 10 million USD
Kendall Jenner measurements: 34-24-34
Kendall Jenner height: 5'10"
No. 5 Highest Paid Models 2016: Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid was born in 1995 to a Palestinian father and a Dutch mother. Her father, Mohammed Hadid, is a real estate manager and her mother a former model. Following Gigis Hadids parents divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster. Her start as model wasn't easy, because many model agencies told her, she is too fat for the industry. Nevertheless, Gigi Hadid appeared in the famous Sport Illustrated swimwear issue of 2014 and since then has gained a lot of media attention. Her sister Bella Hadid is also a famous model. Gigi Hadid's current boyfriend is former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.Earning in 2015/2016: 9 million USD. Gigi Hadid measurements: 35-25-35 Gigi Hadid height/ How tall is Gigi Hadid?: 5'10"
No. 6 Highest Paid Models 2016: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born in 1987 in England. She is the great-great granddaugther of the politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet. Rosie Huntington-Whitetely started modelling at the age of 16 and i.a. landed jobs for Tommy Hilfiger. Since 2006, she is working for Victorias Secret. Rosies boyfriend is US action star Jason Statham.Earning in 2015/2016: 9 million USD. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley measurements: 34-25-35 Rosie Huntingtn-Whiteley height: 5'9"
No. 7 Highest Paid Models 2016: Cara Delevigne
Cara Delevigne was born in 1992 in England. She grew up in the rich districts Mayfair and Belgravia and started modelling at the age of 17 for brands like Burberry or ASOS. In 2012, Cara Delevigne was Chanel's Face of the Yea. She is considered as a little rebel in the modelling world and consideres herself as bisexual. In August 2015, she made public, that she wants to leave the model business as it makes her sick and wants to keep on working as an actress.Earning in 2015/2016: 8,5 million USD. Cara Delevigne measurements: 32-24-34. Cara Delevigne height: 5'8". Cara Delevigne movies: Suicide Squad, Anna Karenina.
No. 8 Highest Paid Models 2016: Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel was born in 1988 in South Africa. She is working as a Victorias Secret since 2007 and was allowed to wear the famous Royal Phantasy Bra, which is worth 10 million USD, during the catwalk show in 2013. Candice Sawanepoel's boyfriend is the Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli. They are engaged since late 2015 and are currently expecting their first child together.Earning in 2015/2016: 7 million USD. Candice Swanepoel measurements: 34-23-34 Candice Swanepoel height: 5'10"
No. Highest Paid Models 2016: 9 Liu Wen
Liu Wen was born in China in 1988. Her major breakthrough as model came in 2008, when she got some catwalk jobs for Burberry or Chanel. Between 2009 and 2012, one of the most famous Chinese models Liu Wen was working as a model for Victorias Secret.Earning in 2015/2016: 7 million USD. Liu Wen measurements: 31.5-23.5-34.5 Liu Wen height: 5'10"
No. 10 Highest Paid Models 2016: Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr was born in 1983 in Australia. She started modelling at age 13. Miranda Kerr had her debut as a Victorias Secret Model in 2006. The practising buddhist has a son called Flynn from her marriage with actor orlando Bloom. Since July 2016, Miranda Kerr is engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.Earning in 2015/2016: 6 million USD. Miranda Kerr measurements: 34–24–34 Miranda Kerr height: 5'9"