Saturday 5 September 2015

Fashion's Rich List

Published 21/08/2013 | 11:47

Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen
Joan Smalls
Miranda Kerr
Liu Wen
Hilary Rhoda
Kate Moss

Gisele Bündchen has been named the world's highest paid model.

This marks the seventh time the Brazilian beauty has topped the Forbes list of wealthy runway stars.

According to the magazine, Gisele raked in a massive $42 million last year.

The 33-year-old has graced the catwalk for brands such as Alexander McQueen and has appeared on countless glossy magazine covers, including ELLE, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

This model is down-to-earth as it comes. She's been dating her boyfriend Hermann Nicoli since they were both teenagers.
This model is down-to-earth as it comes. She's been dating her boyfriend Hermann Nicoli since they were both teenagers.
It's little surprise that Gisele Bundchen is the highest paid model on the catwalk. In the last year alone, she has raked in $42 million, thanks to lucrative endorsement deals with HM and Chanel, as well as her own skincare, swimwear and flip flop range.
Miranda Kerr lands second place on Forbes' list of the 10 Highest Paid Supermodels in the World
Gisele is married to American footballer Tom Brady and has two children, Vivian Lake and Benjamin.
Victoria's Secret angel Miranda Kerr earned $7.2 million last year. She earned her wings in 2007, but recently left the lingerie brand to pursue other projects. She is now focusing on her Kora Organics skincare range, as well as being the face of several brands including David Jones and Mango.
She is married to actor Orlando Bloom and has one son Flynn (2).
Adriana Lima has made fashion industry as the longest serving Victoria's Secret Angel (since 2000). She certainly earned her $6 million payday over the last 12 months. Last year, she revealed just what it takes to be catwalk ready for the VS Show - which includes twice daily workouts, two gallons of water daily and fasting for 24 hours before.
While she may be best known for posing in her lingerie, Lima is a devout Catholic and said that she remained a virgin until she married husband Marko Jaric, a Serbian basketball player. She has two daughters, Sienna and Valentina.
Kate Moss
Kate is married to rocker Jamie Hince and a has an 11-year-old daughter, Lila Grace. To honour her 40th birthday, she has posed for an exclusive spread with Playboy magazine.
Liu Wen is China's first major supermodel. She made $4.3 million last year and became the first Chinese woman to walk the Victoria's Secret runway.
She has so far racked up countless campaigns with HM, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss. Picture: New York Times Style Magazine
You'll recognise her as the mesmerising face of Estee Lauder. 26-year-old Hilary Rhoda earned $4 million.
And this model keeps it in the family - her mother is her manager.
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.
Murphy poses with young actor Nicholas Hoult in her latest campaign for Tom Ford Eyewear,
Joan Smalls makes her debut on the Forbes list this year with earnings of $3 million in the last year. The Puerto Rican model is the first Latina face of Estee Lauder.
Like most of her peers on this list, Smalls is also a Victoria's Secret Angel. She's also landed roles with Calvin Klein, Chanel and and Lacoste.
South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel earned $3.3 million last year. She's one of the most famous VS Angels, alongside Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, and shows no sign of slowing down. She has also worked with Versace and Juicy Couture.
Lara Stone is a fashion superstar, but in mainstream media, she's better known as Mrs David Walliams. The Dutch born blonde is Calvin Klein's golden girl - she was the first model to simaltaneously appear in ads for Calvin Klein Jeans, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Collection.
She has made the bulk of her $3.2 million fortune from Calvin Klein, but she has also starred in campaigns for DKNY.

Gisele's huge fortune completely eclipses the second place value of $7.2 million, which Miranda Kerr earned over the last year.

Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima comes in at third place, having strutted her stuff for $6 million.

British beauty Kate Moss has appeared in several campaigns and shows last year and it seems to have paid off, as she takes fourth place with $5.7 million.

Liu Wen and Hilary Rhoda take fifth and sixth place respectively, having earned $4.3 million and $4 million.

Carolyn Murphy, who hosted Project Runway All Stars last year, comes in seventh with $3.6 million.

Hot on her heels is House of Style co-host Joan Smalls, who earned $3.5 million, putting her in eighth place.

The last two places were taken by blonde bombshells: Candice Swanepoel took home $3.3 million, while new mom Lara Stone raked in $3.2 million.

Forbes insists it's the beauties' business sense that helped them make the top ten, with Gisele, Miranda and Kate all having clothing, accessory or cosmetics lines to bulk up their fortune.

Victoria's Secret also seems to be a clear winner, with many of those in the list having walked for the lingerie brand.

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