Who has earned $47 million and makes more money than her superstar quarterback husband Tom Brady? If you answered Gisele Bundchen, then you’d be correct. And, with a nice “little” nest-egg well into seven figures, we can forgive Gisele from retiring from the runway. But, how about other top earning models? Ever wonder who they are and what they are earning?
Would you believe there is a $39 million gap between Gisele Bundchen and her nearest competition who each earned a very respectable $8 million each?
Gisele Bundchen Tops ‘Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Models
According to Forbes, Gisele Bunchen raked in $47 million in the past 12 months, which makes her the highest paid model in the world. That’s a little more than $3.9 million a month! Not to mention she is $39 million ahead of the next model on the list….
Top paid models of 2015
1. Gisele Bundchen, $47M
2. Doutzen Kroes, $8M
3. Adriana Lima, $8M
4. Kate Moss, $7M
5. Kate Upton, $7M
6. Miranda Kerr, $7M
7. Liu Wen, $7M
8. Alessandra Ambrosio, $5M
9. Hilary Rhoda, $5M
10. Natalia Vodianova, $4M
Natalia Vodianova kicks off the list at $4 million. She is best known for her work with Calvin Klein. She is also known for her charitable work
Hilary Rhoda earned $5 million and puts her in a tie with Alessandra Ambrosio. Rhoda is known for her work with Estée Lauder and being featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
Alessandra Ambrosio and Hilary Rhoda are tied at $5 million. Ambrosio is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and as spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret “PINK” line.
Liu Wen earned $7 million is in a four way tie with Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss and Kate Upton. Wen’s claim to fame is being the first East Asian Victoria Secret runway model.
Miranda Kerr is part of the four way tie in the $7 million category. Kerr is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Kerr rose to prominence in the modeling world in 2007.
Kate Upton is tied with Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Liu Wen and , all raking in $7 million. Kate Upton is best known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
Kate Moss earned a very respectable $7 million, not bad for a woman who was “discovered” in an airport! Moss has been modeling since the ae of 14.
Adriana Lima earned $8 million and is tied with Doutzen Kroes. Lima was a Maybelline spokesmodel and is currently known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Coming in a very distant second place is Doutzen Kroes. The Dutch born model is best known as a model for L’Oréal, and, came in $39 million less than Gisele Bundchen earning a healthy $8 million for her work. (Tied with Adriana Lima.)
Gisele Bundchen has been named the top earning model of 2015 at a whopping $47 million, however, with her retirement from the runway in April, 2015, it’s going to be a race to the finish line who moves up to the number one spot in 2016.