For the seventh year running, Forbes Magazine realeses its annual review of the highest earning supermodels. Brazilian supermodels Gisele Bunchen, Adriana Lima, and Australian Victoria’s Secret star Miranda Kerr are the highest-paid models of the year. Gisele Bündchen, who leads the pack for the seventh year in a row with $42 million in earnings. Bündchen recently replaced Beyonce as the face of H&M, reportedly beat out Rihanna for Chanel and took over David Yurman from Kate Moss — all in the same year she welcomed daughter Vivian, her second child with quarterback husband Tom Brady.
Models’ earnings estimates are based on editorial shoots, independent licensing ventures, spokesperson gigs and contracts from beauty and fashion companies from June 2012 to June 2013.
According to Forbes, Gisele Bündchen‘s biggest source of income remains her lucrative merchandising partnerships, which includes a lingerie line, multiple accessory collections and her globally popular Ipanema flip-flops. As Brazil’s retail sector skyrockets, we may see the supermodel mom turn her attention from her modeling to her business ventures, such as her eco-friendly Sejaa Pure Skin Care company.
The list includes Chinese superstar Liu Wen – the China’s first major supermodel and the first Chinese model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Liu Wen has a roster of modeling and endorsement deals from some of the biggest names in fashion and beauty, like H&M, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, making this 25-year-old one to watch.
The World’s Highest-Paid Models of 2013:
Gisele Bündchen (Brazil) – $42 million
Miranda Kerr (Australia) – $7.2 million
Adriana Lima (Brazil) – $6 million
Kate Moss (UK) – $5.7 million
Liu Wen (China) – $4.3 million
Hilary Rhoda – $4 million
Carolyn Murphy – $3.6 million
Joan Smalls – $3.5 million
Candice Swanepoel – $3.3 million
Lara Stone – $3.2 million.