Supermodels = Superbucks
All I can say is wow!
Ever wondered which supermodels really bring in the big bucks? Forbes has the answer. Their annual modeling rich list has just been published and it's unsurprisingly the most business-savvy models that come up on top. Based on editorial shoots, independent licensing ventures, spokeswoman roles and fashion/beauty contracts from June, 2012, to June, 2013, Gisele leads the list for the seventh year in a row with a whopping $42 million.
1. Gisele Bundchen, $42 million
Key Gigs: H & M, David Yurman, Chanel, plus her own lingerie, accessories and flip-flop lines.
2. Miranda Kerr, $7.2 million
Key Gigs: Her Kora Organics skincare line, Victoria's Secret, working with Quantas, Mango, and Aussie retailer David Jones, plus lucrative contracts in Asia.
3. Adriana Lima, $6 million
Key Gigs: Her contract with Victoria's Secret - she's the longest running Angel in history.
4. Kate Moss, $5.7 million
Key Gigs: A Vogue Eyewear contract, Rimmel and Versace.
5. Liu Wen, $4.3 million
Key Gigs: China's first major supermodel, Liu has contracts with H & M, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, and Hugo Boss
6. Hilary Rhoda, $4 million
Key Gigs: Estee Lauder, Nike and Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret
7. Carolyn Murphy, $3.6 million
Key Gigs: Hosting Project Runway: All Stars, the face of Estee Lauder
8. Joan Smalls, $3.5 million
Key Gigs: The first Latina ambassador for Estee Lauder
9. Candice Swanepoel, $3.3 million
Key gigs: Working with Victoria's Secret, plus Juicy Couture, Versace and Max Factor
10. Lara Stone, $3.2 million
Key gigs: An exclusive deal with Calvin Klein that placed her in ads for Calvin Klein Jeans, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Collection (British Glamour)