Top 5 highest paid female models.

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Without a doubt the fashion industry in a competitive one. It is never easy to make it big in the said industry. Our today’s article is about the female super models who have managed to not only make it big but also keep it that way. Here is the list of top 5 highest paid female models.

5. Liu Wen: ($4.3 million)

Liu Wen

 

Agency: The Society Management

Wen is not only one of the biggest super model of China but also the first Asian to walk the ramp for Victoria’ Secret. She is now renowned internationally as one of the top model. She also has endorsement deals from some of the biggest names in fashion and beauty, like H&M, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss. In 2012, The New York Times named her “China’s first bona fide supermodel.” In 2013, she became the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list.

4. Kate Moss: ($5.7 million)

Kate Moss

 

Usually the “shelf life” of models is not that long but Kate even at 39 years is making loads of cash every year. Last year she was ranked second highest earning model. She has multi-year Vogue Eyewear contract and deals with cosmetics company Rimmel and Italian designers Versace and Liu-Jo that enables her to make good money.

3. Adriana Lima: ($6 million)

Adriana Lima

 

Agency: The Society Management

The Brazilian super model has been the longest angle in Victoria’s Secret and has been on the runway for the brand since 2000. Mother of 2 daughter also managed to swoop up some pretty awesome deals with brands like Miu Miu, Donna Karan, Mavi Jeans and Metrocity. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.

2. Miranda Kerr: ($7.2 million)

Miranda Kerr

 

Agency: IMG

Miranda joined Victoria’s Secret back in 2007 and she is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign. Kerr also owns a cosmetics line, Kora Organics, which she launched in 2009. Her endorsement deals with brands also makes her pretty rich. She is also raking up millions in Asia where she nabbed endorsement deals with companies like EMODA, Samantha Thavasa and Clear.

1. Gisele Bundchen: ($42 million)

Gisele Bundchen

 

Agency: IMG

Gisele tops the list and she deserves it. She is considered as one of the most powerful super model. She is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. Now she recently replaced Beyonce as the face of H&M, reportedly beat out Rihanna for Chanel and took over David Yurman from Kate Moss, all in the same year she welcomed daughter Vivian. Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining supermodel.

 

Special thanks to: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimi45mdj/no-1-gisele-bndchen/