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Forbes Releases Their Top Paid Models ListóGisele Stays Strong at No. 1

Aug. 20th, 2014 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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Forbes released its annual list of the highest paid models on Monday and again, the results are not really surprising—there’s a reason these ladies are supermodels after all. Gisele Bündchen was in the lead of course, making more money than any other model by a staggering margin of $39 million. Pulling in around $47 million in the last year, up from $42 million in 2013, Bündchen is sitting pretty in the top spot for the eighth year in a row, and she’s holding that title by such a large spread that even a sudden $38 million hit to her finances would see her holding onto that number one slot. Contracts with H&M, Chanel, Pantene, Carolina Herrera, Balenciaga and a number of Brazilian brands as well as her own lingerie and shoe brand, add to that number rocketing her to the top of the list year after year.

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Jumping onto the list this year at second place, Doutzen Kroes made $8 million in the last 12 months in deals with H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Miu Miu and Emilio Pucci. Adriana Lima stays strong at third with $8 million, a $2 million increase from last year, the majority of which comes from her 14-year career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and is supplemented by contracts with Desigual and Maybelline as well as several Brazilian endorsements. Staying in the number four spot, Kate Moss rakes in $7 million up from last year’s $5.7 million with returns to campaigns like David Yurman, Topshop and Stella McCartney. Kate Upton made the list this year at $7 million with her partnerships that included Bobbi Brown, Express, Sports Illustrated and a role in the Hollywood film The Other Woman.

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Rounding out the top ten, Miranda Kerr drops from the number two slot to number six with $7 million, while Liu Wen drops from five to seven with $7 million, and Alessandra Ambrosio makes the top ten with the number eight slot at $5 million. Hilary Rhoda dropped from number six to nine with $5 million (although her paycheck went up from just $4 million last year) and Russian model Natalia Vodianova rounded out the top 10 with $4 million.

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