They’re thin, beautiful and rich. Meet the world’s highest paid models. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen leads the pack with $45 million. She endorses many brands, including Dior and H&M.
Heidi Klum comes a far second with $20 million. And she’s proving to be as smart as she is pretty, showing her business acumen. She recently did a joint project with New Balance, where she will be designing apparel. She’s also a partner and host for Project Runway and is also working on another show.
Kate Moss comes in third with a $14 million deal, in large part to her design deal with Topshop. Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima comes in at fourth at $8 million, while fellow Victoria’s Secret beauty Alessandra Ambrosia raked in $5 million.
Kind of unfair, don’t you think? Just smile at the camera and you’ve got a fat paycheck. Although to be fair, their job does require them to swear off French fries and chocolate—in fact, many model’s contracts have strict weight requirements. Is earning $40 million worth living on carrot sticks and sparkling water? Or dieting like a madwoman just weeks after giving birth in order to prove that you’ve still got “it”? Every job’s got a price.
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