A model, no matter is from China, Russia or any country of the world, is known for his/her fame, talent and beauty. the history is full with various fashion models who worked really hard to touch the heights of success. Most of them are still remembered by their fans, while others became the inspirations of today’s models. Modeling is a well-paying profession with lots of successes and a bright life. Let us check out which are the top 10 world’s highest paid models in 2014.
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- 10. Adriana Lima – USD6 million per year
- 9. Gisele Bündchen – USD7 million per year
- 8. Devon Aoki – USD10 million per year
- 7. Niki Taylor – USD11 million per year
- 6. Heidi Klum – USD13 million per year
- 5. Kate Moss – USD15 million per year
- 4. Allesandra Ambrosio – USD17 million per year
- 3. Miranda Kerr – USD19 million per year
- 2. Gisele Bundchen – USD21 million per year
- 1. Liu Wen – USD25 million per year
10. Adriana Lima – USD6 million per year
Adriana is an extremely beautiful, talented and successful brazilian model. She started her career in 2000 when Victoria Secret contracted her as an “angels. She gets paid around USD6 million annually from her different modeling shows and commercials. She is working for brands likeGuess, Swatch, Versace, Bulgari, De Beers, FCUK and Maybelline. In 2005, she participated on the Pirelli calendar. After her marriage, she took break and returned to the modeling world in 2009 to start working for French brand Givenchy.
9. Gisele Bündchen – USD7 million per year
The Brazilian bombshell, Gisele earns around USD7 million per year from her modeling campaigns. She has been one of the highest paid models of Forbes. This beauty queen has had worked for several skincare and beauty brands, and recently signed a deal with H&M that is likely to pay her even more than what she earns.
8. Devon Aoki – USD10 million per year
Devon, a New York baby, started her modeling career at the high school age. She is extremely charming and cute to amaze her fans worldwide. She has now crossed her teenage, and is one of the most demanding models of the era. Her yearly earning is around USD10 million. She has been a fantastic fitness and fashion model, and the brand ambassador of various skincare products. Initially, she worked for your children modeling festivals at school, but later on became the fashion icon of America.
7. Niki Taylor – USD11 million per year
Niki Taylor’s estimated annual earning as a model is around USD11 million. She was born in South Florida and moved to New York with her parents. She signed her first modeling contract with Irene Marie Models at the age of 17. For that contract, Niki received USD500,000. Later on, she joined some additional fashion houses of both America and France.
6. Heidi Klum – USD13 million per year
An adorable, bold and beautiful supermodel of the era, Heidi Klum, started her career at the age of 13. She was one of the Victoria’s Secrets, and is making around USD13 million annually from her TV projects, fashion lines and big brand endorsements. Heidi has signed a contract with activewear company New Balance, which manufactures tops, dresses and athletic apparel, dubbed HKNB for online store users.
5. Kate Moss – USD15 million per year
Kate Moss is a fantastic actress and superb model of the era. She is one of the most promising and cutest faces in the world, and earns around USD15 million per year. She has been the brand ambassador of various skincare and health products and also runs her own fitness house. Kate recently signed a USD14 million deal with U.K.’s TopShop.
4. Allesandra Ambrosio – USD17 million per year
Allesandra Ambrosio is another great and exceptional Brazilian model. She is known to be one of the Victoria’s secret angels. She has worked really hard to become that much famous. She earns around USD17 million annually from her profession.
3. Miranda Kerr – USD19 million per year
Miranda’s career got a turn of successes in 2007, when she was chosen to become one of the Victoria Secret’s angels. Miranda is the wife of American actor, Orlando Bloom. But she has her own recognition and is known to be a skilled model and business woman. She has launched her own cosmetics brand called Kora Organics. Miranda has contracted with brands such as Mango, David Jones, Lipton or Quantas.
2. Gisele Bundchen – USD21 million per year
This Brazilian beauty earns around USD21 million per year as a top notch fashion model. Gisele is 32 years old, and is the lady who kicked out Beyonce from H&M, Rihanna from Chanel and Kate Moss from David Yurman. She started her modeling career in 1997, and got the first chance by Alexander McQueen.
1. Liu Wen – USD25 million per year
Liu makes around USD25 million per year. She is the only Chinese fashion model to operate at international level. She is honored to be the 1st Eastern Asia model to catwalk for Victoria Secret. Liu initiated her career in 2005 after being spotted in a national modeling contest. She has had been on cover page of magazines like Vogue. In 2007, she did a successful fashion show for Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor & Rolf. Today, she is working for brands of London, Paris, New York and Milano.