Kendall Jenner Crowned The Richest Model With $22.5 Million – See the List of TOP 10 Highest-Paid Models of 2018


Beautiful, rich and famous is the main criteria for getting into the Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid . This year Kendall Jenner retains her crown but check who else got in the top 10 list.

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1. Kendall Jenner, $22.5 million 

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23-year-old is officially the world’s highest paid model for the second year in the row.

With earnings over $31.13 million over the past year, the second-youngest Kardashian sibling has stayed at the top of Forbes illustrious list, thanks to lucrative contracts with Calvin Klein, Adidas Originals and Estee Lauder.

Pay checks from her appearances on her family’s E! reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and her Kendall + Kylie clothing line also boosted her total. Her 100 million Instagram followers also nets her additional profit from social media endorsements.

2. Karlie Kloss, $18 Million

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Kloss has parlayed a giant social media presence into a personal brand sought after by advertisers, and secured herself lucrative deals with the likes of Swarovski, Adidas and Estee Lauder, among others.

3. (tie) Chrissy Teigen, $11.5 million

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Teigen has a line of cookware, released a second cookbook and is the host of the television show Lip Sync Battle. She made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and, alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, appeared on the cover in 2014.

4. (tie) Rosie Huntington-Whitely, $11.5 million

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Hungtington-Whitely has expanded from her popular products at British retailer Marks & Spencers into her own beauty website, Rose Inc.

5. (tie) Gisele Bundchen, $10 million

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Since 2004, Bündchen has been among the highest-paid in the world, and as of 2007 was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry. Bündchen married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009.

6. (tie) Cara Delevingne, $10 million


Hollywood remains the vision for Cara Delevingne (No. 5; $10 million) despite the flop of her last major outing, Valerian, which grossed only $225.9 million on a $177.2 million budget. She will next be seen onscreen in the Amazon Prime Video series Carnival Row.

7. Gigi Hadid, $9.5 million

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And while the world seems to be sister Gigi and Bella Hadid’s oysters, the girls reached the seventh and eighth places as the highest earning in 2018.

LA model Gigi Hadid walked her first Victoria’s Secret show in 2015 and was voted runner-up Model of the Year 2016 according to .com.

8. (tie)Bella Hadid, $8.5 million

9. (tie) Joan Smalls, $8.5 million

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In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics.  In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret, and was featured in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show from 2011 to 2016.

10. Doutzen Kroes, $8 million

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Doutzen Kroes returned to the ranking after a year’s hiatus with lucrative L’Oréal and Piaget contracts, among others.


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