Gisele Bundchen retains title as Forbes' highest paid supermodel: Here's the full list - Firstpost

Gisele Bundchen retains title as Forbes' highest paid supermodel: Here's the full list


Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has retained her title as the world's highest-paid supermodel, according to Forbes magazine.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen. AFP Image.

The 36-year-old supermodel, who announced her retirement from the runway in 2014, continued to reign over Forbes magazine's annual earnings list, banking USD 30.5 million in the year from June, 2015, thanks to lucrative fashion deals with brands like Chanel and Carolina Herrera, and sales of her own lingerie and skincare line.

Gisele easily triumphed her nearest competitor, Adriana Lima - her fellow countrywoman is a distant second with USD 10.5 million.

Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York on November 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. Getty Images.

Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner is tied with Karlie Kloss for third place with USD 10 million, while another social media favourite, Gigi Hadid, made her debut on the countdown, at five, sharing the spot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with USD 9 million.

Others featured in the top 20 include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Lily Aldridge, and together they boast 200 million followers on Instagram.

10_Cara-Delevingne. Reuters

Cara-Delevingne. Reuters

The 20 models earned a combined $150 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. The results included income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts and were based on interviews with managers, agents and brand executives.

Here's the whole list (in descending order):

10. Lara Stone (Dutch supermodel, net worth 5.5 million dollars)

9. Miranda Kerr (Australian supermodel, net worth 6 million dollars)

8. Liu Wen (China's first supermodel, net worth 7 million)
7. Cara Delevingne (American model-turned-actor, net wort 8.5 million)
6. Gigi Hadid (Net worth, 9 million dollars)
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (net worth 9 million dollars)
4. Kendall Jenner (American model & reality TV star, net worth 10 million)
3. Karlie Kloss (Net worth, 10 million dollars)
2. Adriana Lima (Brazilian model, net worth 10.5 million dollars)
1. Gisele Bundchen (Brazilian supermodel, net worth 30.5 million dollars)
(With inputs from PTI)

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