Kendall Jenner Knocks Gisele from the Top (Highest Paid Models 2017)

Published November 26th, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Kendall Jenner steals the top spot with 22 million dollars this year (source: Jaguar PS - Shutterstock)
Kendall Jenner steals the top spot with 22 million dollars this year (source: Jaguar PS - Shutterstock)

Written by Zaid Bawab

Gisele Bundchen has been the world's highest-earning model since 2002. This has finally changed since Kendall Jenner - who is only twenty two - knocked her from the top of the list with twenty two million dollars earned this year. Here is a list of the highest paid models in 2017, according to Forbes:

1. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner $22 million (Source: Jaguar PS -Shutterstock)

The credit for her twenty million dollars goes to her Instagram account's advertisements, the account that has eighty five million followers and deals with brands like Adidas, Estée Lauder and La Perla, in addition to revenue from reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", her Kendall + Kylie clothing line, which she runs with her sister, and other social media investments.

2. Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen $17.5 million (Source: Gisele Bundchen - Ovidiu Hrubaru - Shutterstock)

Bundchen edges Jenner with seventeen and a half million dollars. This could be considered a quiet year for thirty seven year old Bundchen, who—while posing for Carolina Herrera, Arezzo shoes and Vivara—saw her income drop fourty three percent from last year's thirty and a half million dollars. 

3. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen $13.5 million (Source: Kathy Hutchins - Shutterstock)

Teigen is a newcomer to the list with thirteen point five million dollars. The model, whose pictures served as covers for Sports Illustrated magazine for multiple years, has a tremendous following on social media. She is also a foodie and has managed to land, in additon to fashion deals, advertisments with brands such as beverages Smirnoff and Vita Coco.

4. Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima $10.5 million (Source: Jaguar PS - Shutterstock)

Best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since the late ninties, she is two ranks below her last year's rank on the highest paid list with ten point five million dollars.

5. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid $9.5 million (Source: Ovidiu Hrubaru - Shutterstock)

With an earning of nine point five million dollars, Gigi Hadid is among the highest paid models, alongside her sister Bella.

6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley $9.5 million (Source: Whiteley - Kathy Hutchins - Shutterstock)

The ex-Victoria Sercret Angel has earned nine point five million dollars this year. While she seems to have put the acting dream behind her, she is only one rank below her last year's rank on the highest paid models list.

7. Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss $9 million (Source: Ovidiu Hrubaru - Shutterstock)

With nine million dollars earned this year, the multitalented model has a YouTube channel, a bubbling talk show and an accumulative twelve point six million social media following that benefits Kode With Klossy, a project that aspires to reduce the gap between genders in software engineeing and has helped over five hundred girls already.

8.Liu Wen

Liu Wen $6.5 million (Source: Twocoms - Shutterstock)

Liu Wen, with six and a half million dollars earned, was the first east-Asian model to walk the Victoria's Secret fashion show.


9. Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid $6 million (Source: magicinfoto - Shutterstock)

The famous Instagram girl is also a newcomer to the list of the highest earners with six million dollars, helped with a jammed year during which she posed for Nike, Dior and Nars. 

10. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham $5.5 million (Source: Debby Wong - Shutterstock)

The curved model could be considerd to have built her following herself and is the first curved model to ever make it to the highest paid models list with five point five million dollars. She has Swimsuits, Dressbarn, Addition Elle lines in addition to H&M and Lane Bryant campaings.


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