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Top 10 highest earning models

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen
Heidi Klum
Kate Moss on the catwalk for Louis Vuitton in Paris
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Model Alessandra Ambrosio during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York on November 10, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bronzed beauty, Daria Werbowy for H&M
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Lara Stone poses in the press room of British Fashion Awards at The Savoy Theatre on December 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Natalia Vodianova attends the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards on November 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Find out which beauties have taken home the biggest pay-packet this year, courtesy of Forbes World's Top-Earning Models list.

1. Gisele Bündchen

Made: $45 million

How: Gisele was the face of H&M, Dior and Versace in the past year. Her stint as the face of Pantene was credited with raising sales in Brazil by 40%, plus a endorsement deal with Ipanema flip-flops which carry Gisele's name reaped significant rewards. Bündchen had the added bonus of being paid in euros and Brazilian reals, resulting in an increase in earnings as both currencies appreciated against the dollar by double-digit percentages over the last year.

2. Heidi Klum

Made: $20 million

Klum ended her 13-year Victoria's Secret career last autumn, but her earnings climbed to $20 million with TV projects, fashion lines and big brand endorsements. A design deal with New Balance, TV work including Project Runway, upcoming 20-episode show called 'Seriously Funny Kids', and Germany's Next Top Model helped top-up her funds.

3. Kate Moss

Made: $13.5 million

How: TopShop design deal, campaigns for Dior cosmetics, Vogue Eyewear and Cidade Jardim. Other endorsements include Longchamp, David Yurman, Rimmel and YSL.

4. Adriana Lima

Made: $8 million

How: Victoria's Secret catalogues and catwalks, Loewe campaign, and ads for Brazilian fashion brand Forum.

5. Alessandra Ambrosio

Made: $5 million

How: Another Brazilian Victoria's Secret Angel. Campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci (with Ashton Kutcher), and Carlos Miele jeans.

6. Daria Werbowy

Made: $4.5 million

How: Big contract with fragrance and makeup giant Lancôme Paris, plus deals with Hudson Bay, Stefanel, Joseph, Oroton and YSL. Other contracts include Lancôme, Versace and H&M.

7. Lara Stone

Made: $4.5 million

How: Big contracts with Calvin Klein, Versace, H&M, Forum, Prada and Donna Karan. In autumn of 2010 the Dutch model became the exclusive face of Calvin Klein Inc.

8. Carolyn Murphy

Made: $4.3 million

How: Big Estée Lauder deal, campaigns including Iceberg, Fashion Island and Peek & Cloppenburg. Contracts with Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford and more. Also tried her hand at acting, appearing in Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights.

9. Natalia Vodianova

Made: $4 million

How: The Russian model is the face of, and designs her own line for, lingerie company Etam as well as starring as the face of a Guerlain fragrance.

10. Candice Swanepoel

Made: $2 million

How: The 22-year-old South African beauty is one of Victoria's Secret's newest Angels. Swanepoel scored an Italian Vogue cover and shoot this year and starred as the face of True Religion.

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