Gisele Bündchen tops the Forbes list of highest earning models yet again

Gisele Bündchen tops the Forbes list of highest earning models yet again

Forbes has released its annual list of the highest-paid models in 2016, and there continues to be no change in the top spot, with Gisele Bündchen still millions ahead of the pack.

The 36-year-old model takes number one with her earnings of USD$30.5 million for the year ending June 2016. To put it in perspective, Bündchen has made USD$20 million more than second place title holder Adriana Lima, who clocked in at USD$10.5 million. 

This marks the 14th year in a row that Gisele has taken the throne, making more money than any other model since 2002. 

Kendall Jenner has landed in third place, tying with Karlie Kloss on $USD10 million.

Gigi Hadid is a notable newcomer, at $USD9 million she is the fifth-highest-earning model, likely making the list due to her large social following who she promoted campaigns like Tommy Hilfiger and Maybelline to. 

Hadid ties with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. 

Yet again, there is a clear correlation between making this list and being involved with the Victoria’s Secret brand. According to Forbes, the list’s newbies include three Victoria’s Secret models: Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes and Taylor Hill. 

In fact, Victoria’s Secret Angels make up 30 percent of the highest-paid models list, due in part to their lucrative contracts.

With Bündchen now technically retired, 2017 might be the year to watch the throne carefully for a change in the top spot. Probably not, though. See the full list here.


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