There are thousands of aspiring models competing to be at the top of the highly competitive industry of modeling. Models compete to be the most sought after amongst their peers. Cat walking to the tune of Wallstreet by Mike Stud, today we take a look at the world’s top 10 highest paid models.

Ashely Graham starts our list off at number 10. At $5.5 million U.S. Dollars, Ashley Graham sets the bar for making money as a full-time model, wearing a cropped fur coat in a body-con dress at a Michael Kors fashion show. Coming in at number 9 is Bella Hadid. Wearing all black and sequencing the various shades of Dior’s make up line, this model makes $6 million U.S. Dollars a year. Chinese model Liu Wen is next as the world’s 8th highest-paid model. With a yearly income of $6.5 million U.S. Dollars, Liu Wen wears a red striped blouse with white ankle pants at a photoshoot. Number 7 is awarded to Karlie Kloss. Posing for one of Vogue Italia’s photoshoots, Karlie Kloss models in a futuristic-post-apocalyptic outfit earning a yearly income of $9 million U.S. Dollars. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrives at number 6. Making $9.5 million U.S. Dollars, this model is having a good time, at an Ugg photo shoot, being care-free on a breezy day at the beach wearing a white fedora hat. At number 5 we have Gigi Hadid (yes, Bella Hadid’s sister) at a Stuart Weitzman photoshoot. Also earning a yearly income of $9.5 million U.S. Dollars, this model sports a laid-back, but fashionable outfit, wearing crystal-embellished sneakers.


Adriana Lima is the world’s 4th highest-paid model. This Brazilian model can be found wearing an orange-pink Calzedonia two-piece swimsuit making $10.5 million U.S. Dollars annually. Heading towards the top 3, Chrissy Teigen takes the 3rd spot for being the world’s highest-paid model. Crowned in a princess tiara, wearing a red fur jacket, this model earns a whopping $13.5 million U.S. Dollars a year. Gisele Bündchen is another Brazilian model who is one of the world’s highest-paid models at number 2. A team of artists at a Dolce & Gabbana photoshoot beg and compete to service this top model. Earning an astonishing salary of $17.5 million U.S. Dollars annually, Gisele Bündchen walks confidently towards a crowd of paparazzi.

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Here we are at number one. Kendall Jenner is the world’s highest-paid model. At only 23 years old with a staggering $22 million U.S. Dollar salary, Kendall Jenner walks the walk and tops the top as the modeling world’s elite. During a Harper’s Bazaar fashion show, you’ll find Kendall Jenner going down the runway without any makeup on. Her natural beauty is on focus no matter what she has on. Kendell Jenner began her career in the spotlight not as a model, but with an appearance on the reality television show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. Her parents are Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner. She is the maternal half-sister of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian. She is also a half-sister to other siblings through her father’s previous marriages. Today, she is a brand of her own and makes a living as the world’s highest-paid model.