World’s Highest Paid Models 2015

NATALIA VODIANOVA

€4.000.000

NATALIA vodianova highest paid model

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova nicknamed Supernova , 33 years old , is a Russian model, philanthropist and film actress. She is well known for her contract with Calvin Klein. In 2012 she came in third on the Forbes top-earning models list. She graced the covers of: Vanity Fair, American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Vogue Russia, Vogue Australia, i-D Magazine, Marie Claire, GQ, Cosmopolitan and many many others.

HILARY RHODA

€5.000.000

hilary rhoda best paid model

Hilary Rhoda, 27 years old, is an American model. She is best known for her work with the brand Estee-Lauder and her 2009, 2010 and 2011 appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in advertisements for Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci, etc. Covers: American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, British Harper’s Bazaar, etc.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

€5.000.000

alessandra ambrosio HIGHEST PAID MODEL

Alessandra Ambrosio, 34 years old, is a Brazilian model and actress. She is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company’s ‘PINK’ line. She has modeled for Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren. In 2012 she was ranked number six on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models.

 

LIU WEN

€7.000.000

liu wen highest paid model

Liu Wen, 27 years old, is a Chinese fashion model. She is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In 2012, The New York Times named her “China’s first bona fide supermodel“. In 2013, she became the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list. In an April 2014 article about social media’s rise in the fashion industry, American Vogue remarked that she had “by far, the biggest social-media audience of any model

MIRANDA KERR

€7.000.000

MIRANDA kerr highest paid model

Miranda Kerr, 32 years old, is an Australian model. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign and also represented the Australian up-market department store chain David Jones. Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics and has written a self-help book. Kerr began modelling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay’s Modelling Agency, and subsequently won a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. She married English actor Orlando Bloom in 2010; they have since separated.

KATE UPTON

€7.000.000

kate upton highest paid model

Kate Upton, 23 years old, is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year following her first appearance in 2011 and was the cover model for the 2012 and 2013 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the financially successful films Tower Heist (2011) and The Other Woman (2014).

KATE MOSS

€7.000.000

kate moss highest paid model

Kate Moss, 41 years old, is an English model. Born in Croydon, London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She is known for her waitfish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She had campaigns for designers including Gucci, Dolce & Gabban, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Rimmel. She received an award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her contribution to fashion over 25 years. Moss has had her own clothing range and has been involved in musical projects. She has won accolades for modelling. In 2007, TIME named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people. She has inspired cultural depictions including a £1.5m ($2.8m) 18 carat gold statue of her, sculpted in 2008 for a British Museum exhibition. She began dating Jefferson Hack in the early 2000s and they have a daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack. She later dated musician Pete Doherty. She is married to Jamie Hince, guitarist for the Kills. She received media scrutiny for her party lifestyle and drug use. Drug allegations beginning in late 2005 led to her being dropped from fashion campaigns. She was cleared of charges and resumed modelling. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million in one year.

ADRIANA LIMA

€8.000.000

adriana lima highest paid model

Adriana Lima, 34 years old, is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel  since 2000 (being their longest-running model), as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford ‘Supermodel of the World’ competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. In 2013, she came in 3rd place and in 2014 she came in 2nd place with earnings of $8 million. In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million.

DOUTZEN KROES

€8.000.000

DOUTZEN KROES HIGHEST PAID MODEL

Doutzen Kroes, 30 years old, is a Dutch model and actress. She is a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. She started working for the brand in 2004, becoming an Angel in 2008. She is on contract with L’Oreal. In 2014, Kroes came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list , estimated to have earned $8 million in one year.

GISELE BUNDCHEN

€47.000.000

Gisele Bundchen highest paid model

Gisele Bundchen, 35 years old, is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer. She is the Goodwill Ambasador for the United Nations Environment Programme . In the late 1990s, Bündchen was the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue noted “The Return of the Sexy Model”, and she was credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modeling. Bündchen was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Bündchen pioneered the “horse walk”, a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Bündchen has also ventured into acting. She played a supporting role in Taxi (2004), for which she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Performance and for Choice Movie Bad Guy. Bündchen also had a supporting role in The Devils Wears Prada (2006), and from 2010 to 2011 she was the executive producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team. Bündchen supports many charities including Save The Children, Red Cross and Doctors without Borders, as well as dedicating time to environmental causes. Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world, and as of 2007 was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry. In 2012 she placed first on the Forbes top-earning models list. As of 2014, she is listed as the 89th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

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