Fashion is now a multibillion dollar global enterprise devoted to business of making and selling clothes. This turnover is actually a result of hardworking photographers, designers and not to forget the gorgeous faces that make it all worth. With the Hadid sisters putting the stage on fire every time they walk to Kendall Jenner taking the crown of highest earner in the modelling world from Gisele Bundchen, this year has been pretty exciting for the fashion lovers. Here are the ten richest models in 2018 who marked their position in the glam world by putting in lots of efforts which was evident from their fat bank balance.
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10. Ashley Graham
This 5ft 9in American model has been in the industry for 17 years now, surprisingly she started when she was only twelve since then she has appeared on the cover pages of magazines. In addition to this she has appeared in several Levi’s campaigns. In 2001 she signed a deal with Wilhelmina Models and then in 2003, with Ford Models. In 2017, Graham released a book, named ‘A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like’. In this memoir, she provides insight into her life as a model. $5.5 Million is what she got on hold this year.
9. Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid’s sister Bella has been in the glam world for just 2 years now but her amazing presence and confidence on stage has led her to numerous walks, photoshoots and advertising campaign round the globe. Hadid even walks for charity like she walked for Fashion Show Cinema Against AIDS gala in 2015 and 2016. Her hard work this year has paid her a whopping $6 Million this year.
8. Liu Wen
Wen is the first Chinese-East Asian woman to walk for the prestigious Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, first spokes model of East Asian decent and in fact, took her position in the highest paid model list. Her $6.5 Million earnings this year are supplemented by Massimo Dutti, H&M and MO&Co campaigns along with her endorsement in China.
7. Karlie Kloss
This American beauty had walked for the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2011 to 2014 and since then, leaving her wings back, she had outdone herself as she doubled her earnings by putting more effort in more campaigns than any other model with the golden brands like Express and L’Oréal. $9 million is what she got for the hard work. 2014 was a great year for her as she became Forbes highest paid model. Her signature way of walking and her social media pages with sponsorships bring in millions of dollars each year.
6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Along with being a successful model, this English beauty is an actress, designer and businesswoman. Best known for VS Angels, and she was even a brand face of Burberry’s for a fragrance product. She is 30 now and has been in the business since 2003. She was signed just after she left school at the age of 16, her very first modelling session was with Levi’s jeans commercial. Fashion photographer Rankin even denoted an entire book to this beauty titled ‘Ten Times Rosie’. This year she has made up to $9.5 Million.
5. Gigi Hadid
Officially named Jalena Noura Hadid, Gigi was signed to IMG models in 2013. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. She has an endless list of magazines wherein she has been the cover girl. She co designed a capsule collection called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger along with fashion tycoon Tommy Hilfiger. She has been entitled as “2017 WOMAN OF THE YEAR” by Glamour, just at the tender age of 22. Her net worth is $9.5 million, yes, crazy.
4. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is 36-year-old Brazilian-Portuguese model. At the very age of 15, she entered in Forbes’s “Supermodel of Brazil” list. She joined Victoria’s Secret in 1999. Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil. Later her first vogue cover was Italian vogue Gioiello. As a runway model she has cat walked for every known designer in the industry. Looking at her long running career her annual worth this year is $10.5 Million.
3. Chrissy Teigen
Christine Diane Teigen AKA Chrissy Teigen made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue back in 2010. And in the same year she was named “Rookie of the year”. She is an IMG model in New York. In 2004, on the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit she was the cover girl along with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge. She has appeared on the cover of Ocean drive, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Galore. Her modelling career fortunes are as much as $13.5 million annually.
2. Kendall Jenner
The young celeb of Kardashian-Jenner family had started her modelling career at the tender age of 14 and within a year she appeared on the Teen Vogue. As her career geared up, her waxed figure was put up at Madame Tussauds’s London Fashion Week event. Her journey in Victoria’s Secret has emerged her image as a Super Model. You cannot expect her net worth to be any less than $22 Million, which it is.
1. Gisele Bundchen
Bundchen is a Brazilian model. She was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angles from 2000 until mid-2007. She supports many charities including Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders as well as dedicates a lot of her time to environmental causes. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. The ‘Queen of Wealthy supermodels’ is what she is called and why not, after all her net worth is jaw dropping $30.5 Million.
A model’s life is a lot more than glamour and glitter and jaw dropping outfits and a lot of makeup. There is a lot of hard work, weeks of starvation, lots of changes in the dresses which goes behind the perfect picture we see on the cover. 8-10 hours of gym life and eating just enough to stay up and fit perfectly into that swimsuit is what you have even after earning enough to feed a small nation. Of course their life is tough but what a successful model gets in return is something no one can keep their eyes off.