Monday 21 August 2017

Million Dollar Model - Kendall Jenner (19) joins Forbes' Rich List as she earns €3.5m last year alone

Kendall Jenner for Agua Bendita
Kendall Jenner for Agua Bendita
Kendall Jenner is seen on July 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Gisele Bunchen might still be the world's highest paid catwalk queen - but Kendall Jenner is snapping at her heels.

Forbes' published its annual list of the top earning supers across the globe today - and Brazilian bombshell Gisele has landed the top spot for the ninth year in a row.

The 35-year-old mother of two raked in an eye-watering $44 million (€38m) in the last year, thanks to lucrative deals with Chanel, Under Armour and Stuart Weiztman.

Right behind Gisele and making up the top three were former Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima and British model and actress Cara Delevingne.

Gisele, who announced earlier this year that she was retiring from the catwalk, had been modelling for two decades.

The wife of football star Tom Brady, Forbes' calculated her earnings as $120K a day - putting Linda Evangelista's infamous "I won't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day" statement to shame.

A new entry into the list came in the form of reality star turned fashion favourite, Kendall Jenner.

The lithe brunette made her debut on the list at a respectable 16th, only two spots behind the iconic Kate Moss.

Impressively, the second-youngest daughter of momager and Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner, is also the youngest on the list.

Here is the definitive ranking of the industry's richest models, based on earnings from 2014.

1. Gisele Bundchen - $44 million / €38 million

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Gisele is married to American footballer Tom Brady and has two children, Vivian Lake and Benjamin.

2. – tie Cara Delevingne $9 million / €7.9 million

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Actress Cara Delevingne attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

2. – tie Adriana Lima $9 million / €7.9 million

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Brazilian model Adriana Lima poses as she arrives for the amfAR 22st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 68th Cannes Film Festival

3. Doutzen Kroes $7.5 million / €6.6 million

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Doutzen Kroes is like a modern-day Grace Kelly

4. Natalia Vodianova $7 million / €6.1 million

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Natalia Vodianova arrives for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

5. – tie Miranda Kerr $5.5 million / €4.8 million

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Ready, pedi, go: Miranda Kerr's toes are catwalk-ready.

5. – tie Joan Smalls $5.5 million  /  €4.8 million

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Joan Smalls walks the runway during the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

6. – tie Lara Stone $5 million  / €4.4 million

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Lara Stone walks the runway during the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

6. – tie Alessandra Ambrosio $5 million  / €4.4 million

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Model Alessandra Ambrosio arrives at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood

6. – tie Candice Swanepoel $5 million  / €4.4 million

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Candice Swanepoel has created a denim range

6. – tie Karlie Kloss $5 million  / €4.4 million

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Model Karlie Kloss walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

7. – tie Carolyn Murphy $4.5 million  / €3.9 million

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Carolyn Murphy is a living fashion legend. Similar to another name on this list, Kate Moss, she has been consistently working for over a decade. Her name is synonymous with luxury style.

7. – tie Kate Moss $4.5 million  / €3.9 million

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Kate Moss

7. – tie Liu Wen $4.5 million / €3.9 million

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Victoria's Secret Angel Liu Wen is serious doppelganger material.

7. – tie Daria Werbowy $4.5 million  / €3.9 million

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Model Daria Werbowy is a fan of the Brocante market

8. Kendall Jenner $4 million  / €3.5 million

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Model Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week

9. – tie Hilary Rhoda $3.5 million  / €3 million

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Model Hilary Rhoda attends the 19th Annual Artwalk NY at 82 Mercer on October 29, 2013 in New York City

9. – tie Jourdan Dunn $3.5 million  / €3 million

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Jourdan Dunn at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

9. – tie Kate Upton $3.5 million  / €3 million

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Kate Upton attends the 30th Annual Night Of Stars presented by The Fashion Group International at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

9. – tie Anja Rubik $3.5 million  / €3 million

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Model Anja Rubik attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards

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