Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World.
ZARZAR MODELS recently released the latest list of the highest paid models in the world (the world’s highest paid models). The latest list of the highest paid models in the fashion modeling industry (the top earning models in the world) covers all model earnings for the past 12 months (from June 2017 to June 2018) and are approximate based on the leading industry sources including Forbes magazine (one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the world and a leader in financial data analysis). All amounts are in United States Dollars.
The Highest Paid Models In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Models For 2018
The top 10 beautiful fashion models on this year’s highest paid models list earned a combined $113 million dollars (before modeling agency fees and taxes) over the past 12 months proving that flawless genes and stellar business acumen are a powerful combination that can make you very wealthy. Model earnings are based on modeling income from cosmetics, fragrance, and other important modeling agency contracts (estimates are sourced from interviews with numerous modeling agency managers, agents, and brand executives).
1. Kendall Jenner (United States) with model earnings for the year of $22.5 million dollars.
Above: Beautiful Brunette Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Turkey Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World. Photographed By Famous Fashion Photographer Marcus Piggott.
American supermodel Kendall Jenner may not be the best paid Kardashian-Jenner, but she’s earning more money than any other fashion model on the planet. The 23 year old fashion model earned $22.5 million dollars for the year to top this year’s ranking as the highest paid fashion model in the world. That said, it is important to note that Kendall Jenner’s earnings for the year pale in comparison to what her younger sister Kylie Jenner earned in the same time period: an estimated $166.5 million dollars (before taxes) thanks to Kylie Cosmetics.
“The 23 year old supermodel’s earnings of $22.5 million dollars for the year nearly matched her age in millions of dollars as Kendall Jenner pocketed a fashion modeling career high from fashion modeling contracts with many of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands.”
Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World.
Above: Beautiful Brunette Fashion Model Kendall Jenner Modeling For Vogue Turkey Fashion Editorials Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Model. The Top Earning Model In The World. Photographed By Famous Fashion Photographer Marcus Piggott.
Supermodel Kendall Jenner joins famous fashion photographer Mert Alas for the June 2018 fashion editorial of Vogue Turkey. Posing on a motorcycle together, Marcus Piggott photographs the pair for the magazine’s 100th issue. Beautiful brunette fashion model Kendall Jenner poses in a super sexy black bra and short with Messika jewelry and Saint Laurent heels styled by Michael Philouze.
The 23 year old supermodel (born in Los Angeles, California) has over 100 million Instagram followers, and has turned digital fame into millions of dollars, advertising for cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, Calvin Klein (a PVH subsidiary and one of the largest global apparel companies), and sneaker maker Adidas, among other world class fashion brands.
2. Karlie Kloss (United States) with model earnings for the year of $13 million dollars.
Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Karlie Kloss Modeling For Express Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.
Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, 36 time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. 26 year old American supermodel Karlie Kloss made more money this past year than in any previous year during her decade long fashion modeling career by securing lucrative fashion modeling contracts with prestigious companies such as Swarovski, Adidas, and cosmetics firm Estee Lauder.
Raised in St. Louis (born on August 3, 1992 in Chicago Illinois), fashion model Karlie Kloss was discovered at a local charity fashion show in 2006. After walking in her first show for Calvin Klein, Karlie’s fashion modeling career quickly took off with 64 fashion runway shows booked during her first full fashion week season. Since then, supermodel Karlie Kloss has walked for top fashion designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Versace, among dozens of others famous designers. Karlie Kloss has also starred in several major global campaigns with brands that include Adidas, Versace, Dior, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, and Swarovski.
Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Karlie Kloss Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss was recognized on the TIME 100 list for her philanthropic work as the founder of Kode With Klossy and was featured on the covers of Fast Company and Forbes for her work to scale the organization. This summer, Kode With Klossy will be hosting approximately 50 free coding camps for 1,000 girls in 25 cities across the United States, nearly quadrupling its reach from last year. Kode With Klossy is also partnering with Teach For America to hire and recruit coding and programming instructors who will receive training in Kode With Klossy’s curriculum to teach this summer’s coding camps for girls.
Above: Beautiful Blonde Fashion Model Karlie Kloss Modeling For Express Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.
Karlie Kloss recently expanded her fashion modeling career into media and television, hosting Freeform’s (an American pay television channel that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, which is a division of The Walt Disney Company) six part series Movie Night With Karlie Kloss and premiering as a correspondent in season one and two of the Netflix original series Bill Nye Saves The World. Fashion model Karlie Kloss also sits on the board of Oath serving as an advisor alongside Oath chair Serena Williams and other industry leaders.
Beautiful supermodel Karlie Kloss shares each of these experiences — hosting, fashion modeling, coding, baking, traveling, and more — on her famous fashion modeling YouTube channel Klossy, which has garnered over 735,000 YouTube subscribers and over 39 million views since it launched on April 20, 2015. On Klossy, beautiful fashion model Karlie Kloss takes her followers behind the scenes of everything from training for her first marathon to the making of her Met Gala dress to 24 hours adventuring through beautiful Shanghai China. Through her combined content platforms, supermodel Karlie Kloss has amassed approximately 17 million followers to date.
3. Chrissy Teigen (United States) with model earnings for the year of $11.5 million dollars.
3. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (England, United Kingdom) with model earnings for the year of $11.5 million dollars.
5. Gisele Bundchen (Brazil) with model earnings for the year of $10 million dollars.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen is one of the most successful fashion models of all time. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen started her fashion modeling career as a young teenager, and as one of the top models in the fashion modeling industry she has built an unprecedented fashion modeling career during the last two decades. During this time, Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bundchen became the face of countless global fashion campaigns for the most prominent fashion brands and graced more than a thousand magazine covers, such as Time, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and top fashion magazines including Vogue, W, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has also been photographed by the most famous fashion photographers in the world, and has walked the fashion runway for many of the most prestigious fashion brands on the planet.
“Legendary Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has earned over $487.5 million from fashion modeling since the beginning of this century.”
Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bundchen was more than a supermodel during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s as she brought to the fashion modeling industry a brand new look: a healthy body, flawless curves, and a beautiful golden tan. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen also broke fashion modeling standards when she was able to combine a remarkable high fashion modeling career with a highly successful commercial career. Beautiful fashion model Gisele Bundchen’s fashion modeling success is not only credited to her beautiful face and sculptural flawless body, but also to her professionalism, positive attitude, and contagious energy which have been singled out by many fashion industry professionals as decisive traits in helping her reach the top of her fashion modeling career, as well as the top of the fashion modeling industry.
Furthermore, beautiful Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is also recognized for her passion and commitment to the environment. Along with her father in 2008 she created a project called Agua Limpa who planted more than 40,000 trees and was able to help the quality of the water in her hometown Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, in beautiful southern Brazil. In acknowledgment to fashion model Gisele Bundchen’s dedication to the environment, she was designated a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program in 2009. Since then, supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been working with the United Nations to draw attention to environmental issues and undertaken field missions in Brazil, Kenya, and the United States of America. With a global reach, Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bundchen uses her notoriety and fame to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet and all living beings to make the world a healthier and happier place for her children and all future generations.
5. Cara Delevingne (United Kingdom) with model earnings for the year of $10 million dollars.
7. Gigi Hadid (United States) with model earnings for the year of $9.5 million dollars.
Los Angeles, California native fashion model Gigi Hadid is one of today’s reigning models turned social media queens with over 45 million Instagram followers. Perhaps most significantly, famous fashion photographer Steven Meisel photographed American fashion model Gigi Hadid for the 2015 September issue of W magazine (her first mainstream American magazine cover), the 2015 Pirelli Calendar, and the cover of Vogue Italia. Fashion model Gigi Hadid has graced the covers of Vogue’s “Big Four” titles (American Vogue, British Vogue, French Vogue, and Italian Vogue) as well as countless international Vogue editions. In early 2017, fashion model Gigi Hadid also appeared in a grayscale image shot by famous fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin on the inaugural issue of Vogue Arabia wearing a jewel encrusted veil, perhaps as a way of giving credit to Gigi Hadid’s Palestinian roots.
Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Gigi Hadid Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.
8. Bella Hadid (United States) with model earnings for the year of $8.5 million dollars.
Los Angeles, California native Bella Hadid is a social media sensation boasting over 24.7 million Instagram followers. Beautiful fashion model Bella Hadid has appeared on the covers of Porter Magazine, Elle, CR Fashion Book, and Teen Vogue.
Beautiful fashion model Bella Hadid holds fashion modeling contracts with Nike, Dior Cosmetics, Tag Heuer, and Bulgari accessories and fragrance. Fashion model Bella Hadid has worked with top fashion photographers including Collier Schorr, Mario Sorrenti, Terry Richardson, Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Alasdair McLellan, Steven Klein, Sølve Sundsbø, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Ezra Petronio, and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, in addition to other famous fashion photographers. Select recent fashion editorial credits include Vogue China, V Magazine, Love Magazine, Vogue Paris, Self-Service, Vogue Japan, W Magazine, Vogue Italia, and American Vogue.
Beautiful fashion model Bella Hadid has walked fashion runway shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for famous fashion brands including Chanel, Lanvin, Versace, Moschino, Fendi, Versus Versace (closed), Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang (semi-exclusive), and Tommy Hilfiger. Fashion model Bella Hadid has been the face of DKNY by Collier Schorr, Moschino by Steven Meisel, Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld, and Zadig & Voltaire. Beautiful fashion model Bella Hadid has also appeared in fashion campaigns for Alexander Wang, Giuseppe Zanotti, NARS, and Max Mara.
Most recently, beautiful fashion model Bella Hadid launched a design collaboration with Los Angeles based luxury brand Chrome Hearts which features a variety of uniquely designed accessories and clothing pieces. Biography updated June 2019.
8. Joan Smalls (Puerto Rico) with model earnings for the year of $8.5 million dollars.
Hatillo, Puerto Rico native fashion model Joan Smalls (born on July 11, 1988) is a supermodel for the new generation. Since 2011, fashion model Joan Smalls has been the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, the first of Latin African Caribbean descent in the history of Estée Lauder. According to now 30 year old Joan Smalls, she was never “discovered”. Instead, she actively pursued modeling by entering local competitions in Puerto Rico, and by submitting modeling photos to fashion modeling agencies in New York City and Los Angeles. Many years later, upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a fashion modeling agent in New York City signed the Latin African Caribbean beauty.
Above: Beautiful Puerto Rican Fashion Model Joan Smalls Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.
A fashion runway expert, the Puerto Rican supermodel walks in more fashion shows than most of the other supermodels on the list of the highest paid models in the world (the world’s highest paid models), and still finds time to shoot fashion modeling campaigns for Estée Lauder, Moschino fragrances, and many of the world’s most prestigious and famous fashion brands. To date, fashion model Joan Smalls has appeared on the covers of nearly two dozen international editions of Vogue (including the 2014 September issue of the American edition), and has been photographed by famous fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, David Sims, Norman Jean Roy, Sebastian Kim, and Terry Richardson.
Widely admired for her electric energy on set, fashion model Joan Smalls is regarded as one of the best in the fashion modeling business. Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls has a great ability to take direction, and transitions seamlessly from girl next door, to silver screen siren, to Victoria’s Secret supermodel. Famous photographer Karl Lagerfeld has photographed supermodel Joan Smalls for several of his Chanel and Fendi advertising campaigns, and famous singer Beyoncé invited fashion model Joan Smalls to co-star in her ‘Yonce’ music video from her self-titled “visual album”.
After a few years of catalog work, Givenchy Artistic Director, Riccardo Tisci, exclusively cast fashion model Joan Smalls for the brand’s spring 2010 Haute Couture collection. Shortly thereafter, fashion model Joan Smalls starred in the brand’s ready-to-wear fashion advertising campaigns and seemingly overnight captivated the entire fashion modeling industry. Supermodel fashion model Joan Smalls, who was diagnosed with scoliosis in her teens, has walked over four hundred fashion runway shows, including Christian Dior Haute Couture, Chanel Haute Couture, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Versace, Prada, Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs, among other famous fashion brands. Demonstrating her wide range and versatility, supermodel Joan Smalls has walked in the famous annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show for six consecutive years, in addition to modeling for the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special filmed in beautiful Puerto Rico.
In June of 2017, supermodel Joan Smalls announced her forthcoming swimwear and lingerie collection in collaboration with size inclusive and affordable brand Smart & Sexy. Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls also made her acting debut in 2018 in the Netflix original film “Set it Up” where she plays the love interest of the lead character, portrayed by actor Glen Powell.
10. Doutzen Kroes (Netherlands) with model earnings for the year of $8 million dollars.
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