Forbes magazine published its Highest-Paid Models 2013 list and gave everyone a serious case of deja-vu as it announced that Gisele Bündchen is once again at the top of the best paid list for the seventh year in a row, with a whopping $42 million in earnings, $3 millions less than last year, though we’re pretty sure that her recent Chanel, Pantene, David Yurman gigs and H&M fall 2013 campaign will change that.
Even with this slight decrease in total income, she’s still way ahead of Miranda Kerr, who is the second best paid model of 2013.
Australian bombshell Miranda Kerr, who is currently the face of Spanish retailer Mango and the founder of the Kora Organics beauty label, totaled $7.2 million in earnings or almost six times less than Gisele. The third highest earning model of the world in 2013 was Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima. Her lucrative deals with the lingerie retailer but also with high end brands like Donna Karan and Miu Miu brought her no less than $6 million.
On the forth place of the prestigious list is Kate Moss. The 39-year-old stunner defies all preconceptions about a short careers in modeling as she’s constantly stealing the spotlight in campaigns for labels like Vogue Eyewear, Versace, Liu-Jo or Rimmel London. These deals, among many others helped her bank $5.7 million this year alone.
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Forbes Highest-Paid Models 2013
1. Gisele Bundchen – $42 million2. Miranda Kerr – $7.2 million3. Adriana Lima – $6 million4. Kate Moss – $5.7 million5. Liu Wen – $4.3 million6. Hilary Rhoda – $4 million7. Carolyn Murphy – $3.6 million8. Joan Smalls – $3.5 million9. Candice Swanepoel – $3.3 million10. Lara Stone – $3.2 million
Asian model Liu Wen landed on the fifth place with total earnings of $4.3 million. Among the Chinese beauty’s most profitable deals were the Estee Lauder, Tiffany & Co. and Roberto Cavalli endorsements along with her appearances in this year’s H&M campaigns. With total earnings of $4 million, model Hilary Rhoda is not far behind, landing on the sixth place. Both she and Carolyn Murphy, who occupies the seventh place on the World’s Highest Paid Models 2013 list with $3.6 million can thank luxury retailer Estee Lauder for their privileged positions.
A new presence in Forbes’ list this year is Joan Smalls with many interesting endorsements that brought her $3.5 million in earnings. Not far behind are Candice Swanepoel and Lara Stone who entered the top ten list thanks to earnings of $3.3 million and $3.2 million respectively.
Surprisingly, girl of the moment, Cara Delevingne isn’t on the list, but we think it’s only a matter of time before that happens.
Are there any other models you would have liked to see on the list?