When it comes to the modeling industry companies are shelling out big time bucks for a special set of women. It may seem impossible to some that these women make millions of dollars but the actual numbers will shock you even more. We decided to compile a list of the 5 Highest Paid Models In 2016.
You may recognize some of these big names and definitely recognize their faces. In the social media obsessed days, there are plenty of models being discovered on a daily basis thanks to apps like Instagram. The industry is becoming more competitive but when you have it like these girls, it comes easy.
In some cases it helps to have family or friends in the industry who can help skyrocket you to the top. That being said, we’d like to think these girls earned every opportunity they were given. From Victoria Secret regulars to newcomers, we included everyone. So, without any further delay, we present the 5 Highest Paid Models In 2016.
5 Highest Paid Models In 2016
5. Gigi Hadid
There is no surprise that Gigi Hadid makes the cut. She is a very high-profile model who got her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show gig this year. She has been all over social media and is linked to friends like Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, in 2016, Hadid earned $9 million, which actually ties with Rosie-Huntington Whiteley.
4. Kendall Jenner
Speaking of Kendall Jenner, the reality star turned super model is just ahead of her friend on the list with a 2016 earning of $10 million. Jenner in actually shares the spot with the next model on our list, however, given that the year still has a couple of days left, we left it to be a bit flexible. Does Kendall Jenner have the upper hand on her sister Kylie?
3. Karlie Kloss
Like Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss is another high-profile model that made a total earning of $10 in 2016 but we decided to give her an actual spot on the list. There is no telling what 2017 will bring for Kloss but it has been an incredible year for her.
2. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima has been one of the most popular models on the circuit for years now. The Brazilian model gained plenty of fame from working with Victoria’s Secret and has appeared in many of the televised fashions shows along the years. In 2016 Lima made a total of $10.5 million give her a bit of an advantage over Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss.
1. Gisele Bündchen
Well the highest paid model in 2016 is Gisele Bündchen. The wife of Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady has racked up a whopping $30.5 million and seems to be lightyears ahead her competition on our list. It’s possible that 2017 could yield a more balanced result but the gap between Bündchen and everyone else is insanely large.