Being a model is tough. Being a supermodel is tougher, and becoming the world's highest earning model is insanely difficult.
But over the years some of the most popular faces in the industry, these legendary catwalk stars, have hit a paycheck that would make you sweat. But as hard to believe as this might be, one model has held the number one position for almost 15 years. But this year was different.
The modelling industry is filled with some of the most beautiful people in the World. And it's no wonder the competition for the top spots are fierce. And for those fortunate few who become the world's top models, staying on top is even harder. To Surpass other beauties in fame, money and public appeal, certainly takes one special human being.
Let's meet the top earning models on earth now. We'll focus on the top two.
This year, On the Forbes list of the biggest model earners, Jenner made a mouth watering $22 million, with her multiple streams of income, ranging from modeling, advertisements to her 85 million Instagram followers, and deals with companies such as Estée Lauder, La Perla, and Adidas. Don't forget her Kendall and Kylie clothing line, a ton of other endorsement deals, and, of course, she makes good money on reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, alongside her mother and sisters. Some serious stuff! It's incredible, but this is the first year since 2002 that bombshell Bündchen has, been toppled as the world's highest earner, but even Now she isn't far away from her old spot. The dazzler is still sitting pretty at number two on the list with an impressive earnings of $17.5 million over the last one year. So she's still doing pretty okay. Bündchen was the face of Carolina Herrera fragrance and Arezzo shoes and Vivara jewelry campaigns in her native country Brazil. According to Forbes magazine, the year 2016 saw Kendall Jenner earning $17 million and was them third highest-paid. But now Kendall has jumped two places to claim the number one spot.