From Kendall To Gigi: The World's Highest Paid Models Of 2016 Are Revealed

From Kendall To Gigi: The World's Highest Paid Models Of 2016 Are Revealed

Who tops Forbes' World's Highest Paid Models 2016 list...

Forbes has spoken, fashion fans. The World's Highest Paid Models 2016 list has been released and, well, those models (both new-gen and catwalk royalty) are certainly raking in the cash this year. From Instagram darling Gigi Hadid to modelling top brass Gisele Bundchen, the 20 Forbes ranked models earned a *mic dropping* $154 million between them from June, 2015 and June, 2016 (excluding fees and taxes, i.e. the boring stuff). Crazy.

Either way, these girls have made their millions by way of cosmetic deals, clothing lines, fragrances and the general like. And, of course, by walking the catwalk.

Think you've guessed who the world's highest paid model is according to Forbes? See the top ten below...

10. Miranda Kerr
Net worth: $6 million
Australian model Miranda Kerr made the top ten through contracts with both Wonderbra and Escada. She's also engaged to Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel, so Miranda definitely isn't short of a bob or three.

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Joint 8th - Liu Wen
Net worth: $7 million
Boasting contracts with both Estée Lauder and La Perla, China's first supermodel is definitely sitting pretty. Add to that deals with Vidal Sassoon, Puma and H&M. Plus, Liu Wen is absolutely gorgeous. Smiles all round.

Joint 8th - Candice Swanepoel
Net worth: $7 million
The South African beauty has banked a cool seven mill through her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, plus contracts with Versace, Givenchy and Biotherm make this 27-year-old mum-to-be one bankable babe.  

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7. Cara Delevingne
Net worth: $8.5 million
Cool Cara makes the top ten World's Highest Paid Models list at number seven, dropping two places from five last year. Don't panic, though, her earnings only dropped by £500,000. Even though Cara is taking a modelling hiatus, she's still associated with YSL Beauty and Burberry, plus her 30+million Instagram followers aren't to be sniffed at.

Joint 5th - Gigi Hadid
Net worth: $9 million
Gigi smashes into the Forbes top ten, surpassing fellow new-gen model Cara by half a million. Along with rocking the runway at every fashion week going, Gigi also has deals with the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Maybelline. Plus, she's dating One Direction alumni Zayn Malik. Girl has got life pretty much nailed right now.

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Joint 5th - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Net worth: $9 million
The second British girl to make the top ten, Rosie Huntington-Whitely scores most of her fortune from facing many M&S campaigns. She's also worked with Burberry fragrances.

Joint 3rd - Kendall Jenner
Net worth: £10 million
Kendall has not only become one of the world's most famous faces, but she also managed to bump her earnings from $4million in 2015 to a whopping $10million just a year later. For all you maths people, that's a 150% increase. Mental. 20-year-old Kendall has secured much of her fortune through deals with Estée Lauder, Calvin Klein, Mango and Topshop just to name a few. All of this is helped by her incredible social media presence. Yep, Kendall is bossing it right now.

Joint 3rd - Karlie Kloss
Net worth: $10 million
Queen of coding and all-round beauty Karlie Kloss shares the third spot with pal Kendall, and has staggeringly managed to double her earnings since hanging up her Victoria's Secret Angel wings in 2015. She's also got contracts with brands such as L'Oréal and Swarovski, plus is the face of Chanel fragrance Coco Noir.

2nd - Adriana Lima
Net worth: $10.5 million
The most senior of Victoria's Secret Angels, 35-year-old Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima is the face of Maybelline, and has contracts with Vogue Eyewear amongst others. 

1. Gisele Bundchen
Net worth: $30.5 million
Gisele has retained her top-earning model crown, surpassing fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima by a jaw-dropping $20 million. Gisele has her fingers in many pies and has secured deals with the likes of Chanel, Carolina Herrera and SkyTV to name a few. She also has her own underwear line and skincare range, in fact, there isn't much Gisele hasn't turned her hand to. Plus, come on, who doesn't love Gisele? She's all kinds of awesome. All bow to the queen (and lend us a tenner).

We think it's fair to say that all of these models needn't worry about next month's rent...

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