Model Kendall Jenner has been listed as “The World’s Highest Paid Model” for 2017 by Forbes. The 22-year-old knocked high-earning icons such as Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen off the first spot by cashing in $22 million for her modeling endeavors this year.
The supermodel beauty secured a number of deals with major fashion and cosmetic companies over the last 12 months and was announced as the brand ambassador for Estée Lauder, as well as Adidas and La Perla.
The reality TV personality and writer also walked runways for Chanel, Fendi, Calvin Klein, as well as other labels. But that’s not all. She also released a collection for her fashion line named Kendall + Kylie, which she set up with her 20-year-old sister Kylie Jenner.
Still, 37-year-old Bündchen was not left far behind as she came second after earning $17.5 million from her ventures this year. This is half of her total earnings compared to last year, after starring in the Carolina Herrera fragrance commercial and teaming up with the Vivara jewelry brand.
Mother-of-one Chrissy Teigen who is expecting her second baby is listed in third place in her first appearance on the Forbes‘ list. She made $13.5 million this year following her collaborations with brands like Smirnoff and Vita Coco Coconut Water.
The Utah-born beauty also launched her cookbook titled Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. In addition, the model teamed up with BECCA on a makeup-line campaign earlier this year.
Models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gigi Hadid both share the same ranking with earnings of $9.5 million from projects this year. Bella made $6 million following her partnerships with Dior beauty, Nike and Victoria’s Secret runway show.
Karlie Kloss is also among the top earners with $9 million from her work in the fashion business and her own programming scheme titled Kode With Klossy, her YouTube channel and her upcoming talk show on Freeform.
When speaking about her career, the 25-year-old said: “I realised, here I am with this platform and reach to young women across the country and around the world. If I could just help a handful of girls that would be really meaningful.”
The famous plus-size model, Ashley Graham made it the Top 10 modeling for Alexander Wang, launching several clothing lines including a denim collection with Marina Rinaldi, as well as a swim and lingerie capsule.
According to Forbes, the highest-paid models for 2017 are:
1. Kendall Jenner – $22 million
2. Gisele Bundchen – $17.5 million
3. Chrissy Teigen – $13.5 million
4. Adriana Lima – $10.5 million
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $9.5 million
6. Gigi Hadid – $9.5 million
7. Karlie Kloss – $9 million
8. Liu Wen – $6.5 million
9. Bella Hadid – $6 million
10. Ashley Graham – $5.5 million