Modeling is a tough industry that keeps the people involved on their toes. But it can also be very rewarding. If you can get enough exposure and some good deals, the industry will make you super-rich. There are even stories from poverty to wealth in this industry. Here, take a look at the 15 highest paid models in the world 2021.
The top 15 Highest Paid Models of 2021:
15. Karlie Kloss: $13 million
American fashion model and entrepreneur; Karlie Kloss, with estimated earnings of $ 13 million, is ranked 15. Kloss, one of America’s most beautiful models, was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2011 to 2014. She is one of America’s most beautiful models .
14. Alessandra Ambrosio – $16 million
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model and actress. She ambrpsio had started taking modeling classes at the age of 12. She rose to fame when she was only 14 years old. Ella Ambrosio gained recognition after the 1996 national Elite Model Look competition. Ella Ambrosio is currently one of Victoria’s Secret Angels and was the company’s first spokesperson model for the “PINK” line. In the past, she Ambrosio has been known to have modeled for Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Next, Christian Dior, etc. She has appeared on numerous international magazine covers and in advertisements for eminent brands. Ambrosio currently serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
13. Miranda Kerr – $17 million
The Australian supermodel has well-paid contracts with Wonderbra and Escada fragrances. The 34-year-old also has a cosmetic line, Kora Organics, and a series of china and glassware with Royal Albert.
Miranda was the first Australian to participate in Victoria’s Secret campaign in 2007. Kerr started modeling when she was 13 years old. In 1997 she got her big break when Kerr won the national model search for Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. Her victory sparked controversy over the effect of modeling and fashion on girls Miranda Kerr’s age. Kerr is the author of a self-help book, representing an Australian department store chain called David Jones. In addition, he had his own brand of organic skincare products called KORA Organics. She is also ranked as one of the most desirable women on the list.
12. Doutzen Kroes: $17 million
At number 12 of the highest-paid models of 2021 is Doutzen Kroes, a Dutch model, and actress. When she was young, Kroes aspired to be a professional speed skater. When she was a little older, she went to work for Paparazzi Model Management in the Netherlands, who sent her to New York City. Since then, she never looked back. Kroes currently works with L’Oréal and has appeared on the covers of Time, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Glamor, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Avantgarde, and Numéro. Kroes is also a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. She actively supports the international Dance4life initiative.
11. Candice Swanepoel – $18 million
South African Angel balances the time constraints of a major Victoria’s Secret contract with the Biotherm and Maxfactor contracts. Although she now makes millions with endorsements, she is now the highest-paid model in the world.
She was discovered by a model scout at age 15. She has appeared on numerous covers for Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush, etc. Swanepoel has appeared in advertisements for Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, among others. Today she is best known for modeling for a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2010. She Swanepoel actively supports the Mother2Mother charity that works to eradicate HIV from the lives of mothers and children in Africa. She is ranked as one of the most beautiful women of the year.
10. Liu Wen – $18 million
Chinese model Liu Wen has a face and a body; Her steady contracts with Estee Lauder and high-end clothing brand La Perla make her one of the highest-paid models in the world. She is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Check her out on Instagram here liuwenlw.
9. Joan Smalls: $19 million
A catwalk savvy, the Puerto Rican star participates in more shows than her peers on the list, and still finds time to film campaigns for fragrances from Estee Lauder, Moschino, and more.
8. Bella Hadid: $19 million
The youngest member of the list of highest-paid models. Hadid, 22, is the face of beauty for Dior, Bulgari and Tag Heuer. Ads are still a standard fee, but increasingly, posts to their 21.7 million Instagram followers are what brands now find most valuable.
7. Gigi Hadid: $20 million
At the tender age of 22, Gigi has become one of the highest-paid models with an estimated profit of $ 20 million. Her rise on the list is due in part to deals with Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW, and Topshop. Ranked in the top 50 models on Models.com. Additionally, she was named “International Model of the Year” by the British Fashion Council.
6. Cara Delevingne: $31 million
Maybe something of a surprise. At number 6 of the 10 highest paid models of 2021 is Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. She currently focuses on her film work, but she remains immensely popular in the modeling industry. She has 34 million dedicated followers on Instagram, making her one of the most popular, if not the top earners this year.
Delevingne is a fashion supermodel, actress, and singer. She made her modeling debut at age ten and then in 2009, after dropping out of school, Delevingne signed with Storm Model Management. Delevingne won “Model of the Year” twice in 2012 and 2014 at the British Fashion Awards. Cara has appeared in shows for houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Mulberry, and Jason Wu. She has acted in films such as Anna Karenina (2012), Paper Towns (2015), and Suicide Squad (2016). Among AskMen’s “Most Desirable Women”, Delevingne was ranked 13th.
5. Adriana Lima – $31 million
The oldest angel in Victoria’s Secret history, the Brazilian supermodel ranks fifth among the highest-paid models of 2021. Since 2000, Lima has been a radio model for Maybelline cosmetics and for Super Bowl and Kia commercials. Motors from 2003 to 2009. She is best known as the Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Lima started thinking about modeling when she won a beauty pageant in elementary school. Then, at the age of 15, she entered Ford’s “Brazilian Supermodel” competition. After which she came second in the Ford “World’s Supermodel” competition. She then moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management, from where her career has just taken off.
4. Rosie Huntington-Whitely: $32 million
One of the most glamorous English models, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is ranked number 4 on our list. Earning $ 32 million is a homegrown talent. A royalty cut their own series of lingerie, makeup and fragrance lines for the Marks & Spencers department store representing the majority newcomer, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Follow her on Instagram @rosiehw.
3. Gisele Bundchen: $35 million
Although retired, Gisele Bundchen once again reigns among the highest-paid models. Everyone hails the reigning queen of wealthy supermodels. For more than ten years, Gisele has topped the list.
Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a model, actress, and producer from Brazil. Ella bündchen began her rise as a model in the 1990s. In 1999, she is credited with ending the “heroin chic” modeling era. She is sometimes called the only true supermodel left today. Bündchen pioneered “horseback riding” and was a part of Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 to mid-2007. As an actress, she has had a supporting role in Taxi (2004) and another supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006 ). Bündchen has long been associated with many charities such as; Doctors without Borders and Save the Children, Red Cross.
2. Chrissy Teigen: $39 million
Thanks to her giant social media presence, the former Sports Illustrated cover star has branched out beyond modeling into a cookware line, a second cookbook, and hosting the TV show Lip Sync Battle.
1. Kendall Jenner: $40 million
One of the most beautiful girls in the world right now. Kendall ranks first among the highest-paid models in the world. Her “ballet skills” may have come under fire recently, but hey, Kendall has made $ 40 million in the past year. We doubt she’s worried about haters. She is one of the most followed girls on Instagram. Watch her @kendalljenner.