15 of the World’s Highest Paid Supermodels


Modelling is a very lucrative profession to be in. That’s if, you have what it takes to be one. And I’m not talking about modeling in a catalogue or an unknown magazine. It’s working for prestigious and luxury brands around the world. That’s where the big bucks are. Would you like to see 15 of the World’s Highest Paid Supermodels? Read on to see who they are.

15. Jourdan Dunn, $3.5 MillionJourdan-Dunn

A newcomer to the highest-paid models list in 2014, Dunn took home $3.5 million thanks to lucrative deals with Maybelline and Calvin Kelin, among others. Discovered in a west London Primark, she now models for Pepe Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, and Ann Taylor.

14. Kate Upton, $3.5 Million

She joined the highest-earning models list in 2014 with $7 million. Despite the downsize, she continues to earn from her Bobbi Brown cosmetics contract and is the face of Express and Sam Edelman. She also cashed in on several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers with lucrative brand deals and a movie debut, which grossed $194 million. She starred in a Superbowl advert for Game of War which cost the company $40 million.

13. Hilary Rhoda, $3.5 MillionHilary-Rhoda

Her earnings dropped to $3.5 million from $5 million as she was replaced by fellow highest-paid models Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls as the face of Estee Lauder. But she still has other money rolling contract with Via Spiga, Elie Tahari, and Chopard’s to name a few. She got her big break on Ricardo Tisci’s Givenchy catwalk in 2005.

12. Kendall Jenner, $4 MillionKendall-Jenner

Also a newcomer to the highest-paid models list, she has an Estee Lauder cosmetics contract and Calvin Klein deal to thank for her millions. Included in her roster are Fendi, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld eyewear ads. She has an astounding social media followers with 36.4 million on Instagram, 12.4 million on Twitter and 9 million Facebook fans.

11. Kate Moss, $4.5 MillionKate-Moss

Kate continues to advertise for Rimmel, fourteen years after first posing for them. The veteran model banks from her deals with David Yurman, Decorte Skincare, and Burberry’s fragrance. She also teamed up on 14 seasons of a since-discontinued line with Topshop. Her $4.5 million dollars are down from $7 million in 2014.

10. Karlie Kloss, $5 Million

Although she is no longer a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she still continues to bank from her deals with L’Oreal, Joe Fresh, and Kate Spade. Her more lucrative gig is a perfume contract as the face of Chanel Coco Noir fragrance. Along with her modelling stints, she juggles classes at NYU and has also partnered with the Flatiron School to create a Kode With Karlie scholarship for young female coders. Taylor Swift’s BFF have 3.1 million Instagram followers and 1.1 million Facebook fans. She was discovered in a charity fashion show.

9. Candice Swanepoel, $5 MillionCandice-Swanepoel

The majority of her money-spinning gig is from Victoria’s Secret plus adverts for Free People and Givenchy. Let’s not forget her Max Factor makeup deal and Versace fragrance contract. She was first discovered at a flea market. Her social media stats, 6 million Instagram followers and 1 million Twitter followers.

8. Alessandra Ambrosio, $5 MillionAlessandra-Ambrosio

The 34-year-old mother of two continues to fatten up her paycheck thanks to Victoria’s Secret, Schutz and Dafiti contracts. She also has her own swimwear line and a joint clothing line with Planet Blue. On top of that, she also made her acting debut in a Brazilian soap opera. She has 4.4 million Instagram followers, 1.6 million Twitter followers, and 2.8 million Facebook fans.

7. Joan Smalls, $5 MillionJoan-Smalls

Her paycheck increased from $3 million in 2014 to $5.5 million. She retained her money-spinning deals from Estee Lauder and H&M while adding nearly a dozen new brands up her sleeve. The Puerto Rican is the first Latina ambassador for Estee Lauder and continues to walk more catwalks than most other models on the highest-paid circle.

6. Miranda Kerr, $5 MillionMiranda-Kerr

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is now the face of Wonderbra. Although her paycheck was less than 2014’s $7 million she still has a line up of deals from Joyful fragrance, Swarovski jewelry, and Clear Hair care products to plump up her paycheck. Let’s not forget that she’s also one of the most followed model on social media, with 7 million Instagram followers, 4 million Twitter followers and 7.4 million Facebook fans.

5. Natalia Vodianova, $7 MillionNatalia-Vodianova

Natalia is the face of Calvin Klein Euphoria and Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. Her earnings leaped from $4 million to $7 million last year. Included in her line are Guerlain cosmetics contract, Stella McCartney, and Theory. She also designs a line for European lingerie Etam.

4. Doutzen Kroes, $7.5 MillionDoutzen-Kroes

The Dutch supermodel may no longer be modelling for Victoria’s Secret, mainly due to conflict in schedule but she still has other lucrative endorsements up her sleeves. The model is also an entrepreneur, as she has her own line of cashmere sweaters which she consistently advertises to her 3.4 million Instagram followers and 1.7 million fans.

3. Adriana Lima, $9 MillionAdriana-Lima

The Victoria’s Secret model veteran is the longest-running angel in the brand’s history. She started back in 2000 with the brand. Aside from that, she’s also an ambassador for other well-known brands. This is actually her biggest paycheck to date thanks to her new deals. Her social media stats, 5.4 million Instagram followers, 2.1 Twitter followers, and 6 million Facebook followers.

2. Cara Delevingne, $9 MillionCara-Delevingne

A new comer to the highest-paid models circle, her earnings jumped from $3.5 million to $9 million. Thanks to a jam-packed schedule. She appeared in campaigns for 13 different top brands and is set to appear in a number of films with celebrity A-listers. she is also one of the most prominent models on social media, with 19 million Instagram followers, 3.7 million Twitter followers and 240,000 Facebook fans.

1. Gisele Bundchen, $44 MillionGisele-Bundchen

The highest-paid model in fashion continues to outshine her younger counterparts. Although it’s slightly less than what she made in 2014 with $47 million. Despite her age and rumors of retirement, she doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With 5.5 million Facebook fans and 6 million Instagram followers, this Brazilian has turned her name into a brand.

These 15 of the highest paid supermodels seem to have it all–looks, influence, fame, and money. But we’ll still keep an eye on them as not everything and everyone stays on top. We’ll be on the look out for fresh faces this year but for the meantime, keep strutting ladies!