World's top earning supermodels revealed

Miranda Kerr is the ambassador of Kids Helpline, a vital tool for central Queensland children and youth in need.
Miranda Kerr is the ambassador of Kids Helpline, a vital tool for central Queensland children and youth in need. Contributed

AUSTRALIAN beauty Miranda Kerr is the equal third most highly paid model in the world, according to Forbes.

Down one place on last year's list, Kerr tied with Kate Moss, Liu Wen and Kate Upton.

Kerr, Moss, Wen and Upton made US$7 million each (NZ$8.3 million) in 2013/14, with Upton making the top ten for the first time.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Bang Showbiz

But no model came close to Gisele Bundchen who earned US$47 million (NZ$55.7 million) in 2013/14, some US$16 million more than her quarterback husband Tom Brady.

Bundchen has taken home US$386 million from modelling since 2001 and has lucrative contracts with global brands Chanel and H&M, as well as having deals with beauty brands.

Bundchen also gets a slice of sales from jelly sandals she designs for shoemaker Grendene and is the face of Pantene hair products and Oral-B in Brazil, where she also has her own lingerie line.

The 21 models on the Forbes list made a combined US$142 million.


Forbes' highest earning models

1. Gisele Bundchen - US$47 million

2. Doutzen Kroes - US$8 million

3. Adriana Lima - US$8 million

Kate Moss on cover of Playboy magazine
Kate Moss on cover of Playboy magazine Contributed

4. Kate Moss - US$7 million

5. Kate Upton - US$7 million

6. Miranda Kerr - US$7 million

7. Liu Wen - US$7 million

8. Alessandra Ambrosio - US$5 million

9. Hilary Rhoda - US$5 million

10. Natalie Vodianova - US$4 million

11. Carolyn Murphy - US$4 million

12. Karlie Kloss - US$4 million

13. Jourdan Dunn - US$4 million

14. Anja Rubik - US$3.5 million

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne

15. Cara Delevingne - US$3.5 million

16. Candice Swanepoel - US$3 million

17. Joan Smalls - US$3 million

18. Erin Wasson - US$3 million

19. Erin Heatherton - US$3 million

20. Lindsey Wixson US$3 million

21. Daria Werbowy - US$3 million


Topics:  editors picks gisele bundchen kate moss kate upton miranda kerr

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