It's now September, which means that New York Fashion Week is fast approaching. So basically, we've all got models and runways on our mind—rather than school assignments. In the spirit of NYFW, we thought it would be appropriate to share which of the world's biggest models are raking in the most money from their signature runway walks, gorgeous good looks and overall dominance on social media.
According to Forbes, Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen still remains the world's highest-earning model (with a cool $30.5 million), and her record-breaking walk at Rio just proved why she's number one. Aside from her fierce walk, a fraction of Gisele's earnings come from deals with major brands, just as Pantene and Chanel. Gisele's fellow Brazilian model, Adriana Lima, follows behind with $10.5 billion. Considering that Adriana has been a Victoria's Secret Angel longer than anyone else, we're not surprised she takes second place on the rankings.
As expected, Kendall Jenner has earned a significant amount of money between June 2015 and June 2016, hence why she's the third highest-paid model. Let's face it, Kendall has skyrocketed to success in just a short period of time. Kendall's earnings increased 150% this year, and this is partly due to her deals with Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein. And let's not forget about her huge following on social media.
Kendall also earns just as much money as Karlie Kloss, who you recognize from her Express and L'Oréal ads, as well as her presence in Taylor Swift's squad. Immediately following Kendall and Karlie are Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who both earned approximately $9 million each.
Yeah, clearly it seriously pays off to be one of the most popular models in the world.