Being a model has its pros and cons, and it is no secret that this job can be lucrative. Which is why BelleBeirut decided to dig deeper and find out who is the world’s highest-paid model.
Dutch supermodel Lara Stone reportedly earned an estimated $3.2 million (£2.05 million) over the last year. The 29-year-old star has earned millions from her exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.
South African model Candice Swanepoel made an estimated $3.3 million (£2.1 million) over the past year, mainly from modelling for US lingerie label Victoria’s Secret.
Joan Smalls strutted on the catwalk for Givenchy and has since modelled for Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Chanel. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican star earned an estimated $3.5 million (£2.2 million).
Carolyn Murphy, 38, has endorsed Estée Lauder since 2001. She earned an estimated $3.6 million (£2.3 million) over the past year.
Hilary Rhoda models for cosmetic brand Estée Lauder, Nike and Hugo Boss, and walks the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret. The 26-year-old made an estimated $4 million (£2.6 million) over the last year.
Liu Wen models for Victoria’s Secret, and was the first Chinese model to walk in the US fashion label’s show, and has endorsements with Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and H&M. She made an estimated $4.3 million.
Kate Moss made an estimated $5.7 million (£3.7 million) over the past year from deals with Rimmel, Lui Jo and Versace. The 39-year-old supermodel is still strutting her stuff on the catwalk for Louis Vuitton.
Brazilian model Adriana Lima models for Victoria’s Secret, Miu Mi and Donna Karan. The 32-year-old mother-of-two, married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric, earned an estimated $6 million (£3.8 million).
Australian model Miranda Kerr earned an estimated $7.2 million (£4.6 million) over the last year. The star, married to Orlando Bloom, made millions from her former contract with Victoria’s Secret.
Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen made an estimated $42 million (£26.9 million), mainly from her own line of flip flops and lingerie, plus contracts with Chanel and HM.