Saturday 19 January 2019

Forbes reveals that Kendall Jenner is world's highest paid model

Model Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Model Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)

Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

KENDALL JENNER is the world's highest-paid model, according to Forbes magazine.

The 23-year-old star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians made $22.5m in the 12 months to June, Forbes said.

Her wealth is said to have been generated from contracts with Estee Lauder, Adidas and Calvin Klein, among others.

She beat fellow supermodel Karlie Kloss to top spot on the magazine's list.

Kloss is said to have earned $13m after capitalising on her hefty social media presence and signing lucrative deals with brands including Swarovski.

The top 10 highest-paid models in the world reportedly made a combined $113m between June 1 2017 and June 1 2018, a slight rise from the previous year.

Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)
Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)

Forbes' top 10 includes two British stars, with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in joint third on $11.5m and Cara Delevingne in joint fifth on 10 million US dollars.

Chrissy Teigen tied with Huntington-Whiteley and Gisele Bundchen matched Delevingne. Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid both make the top 10, which is rounded out by Joan Smalls and Doutzen Kroes.

Despite Kendall topping the list of high earners in the modelling world, her pot paled in comparison to that of her younger sister Kylie, according to Forbes.

They calculate the 21-year-old made an estimated $166.5m over the same time period, largely thanks to her Kylie Cosmetics makeup brand.

Forbes calculates the figures - which it says are pre-tax - by looking at income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts.

It uses estimates built by interviewing managers, agents, brand executives and industry experts.

 

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