Forbes List Reveals Highest-Paid Model – And It’s Not Who You Think

Gisele Bündchen has topped Forbes' list as the world's highest-earning model for the seventh year running, bringing in a reported $42million last year. Surprised?

Gisele Bündchen has topped Forbes’ list as the world’s highest-earning model for the seventh year running, bringing in a reported $42million (£26.7m) last year. Surprised?

Despite coming out on top of the list of the world’s highest paid models (calculations were from June 2012 to June 2013), the Brazilian bombshell’s earnings reportedly dipped this year by $3million (£637,000) – though she did have gorgeous baby Vivian in the process.

According to Forbes, Gisele’s enviable cash flow stems from a partnership with Brazilian footwear label Grendene (she owns a stake), her eco-friendly cosmetics line, Sejaa, and top contracts with Sky HDTV, Pantene and Oral-B.

Trailing behind her in second place, with earnings of $7.2million (£4.5m) in the last year, is another former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Miranda Kerr, who shot up the list from seventh place thanks to savvy ad campaigns and the launch of skincare brand, Kora, in the Asian market.

Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel means big bucks – others on the list this year include Adriana Lima in third place with $6million (£3.8m), Candice Swanepoel in ninth place with $3.3million (£2.1m), followed by Liu Wen, Hilary Rhoda and Joan Smalls.

So, where’s Kate Moss? Mossy, at 39, is the oldest model to make the list, and she pulled in an estimated $5.7million (£3.6m) from campaigns including Rimmel and Versace, nabbing her the fourth place spot.

This bevy of beauties? Serious brains!

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