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Top 10 Most Expensive Models In The World 2021

The modelling industry is one of the most glamorous entertainment sectors, with it's luxury and paparazzi almost seeming to be unrivaled by any other sphere of the entertainment world. Enjoy the list of 10 Most Expensive Models In The World 2019

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Top brands, especially those in the line of fashion, accessories, cosmetics and other related products knows the importance of models when it comes to promotion of their brands. Various designers, magazines and all other brands employ the service of models for promotions; this helps them a great deal in boosting their public image and sales.

However, your earning as a model depends on how lucrative your contract with a brand is, the amount of endorsement deal you have, and how big the brand you work with is. For you to attract lucrative deals, cover top magazines, or be the most-paid or most sought after model, you’ve got to have what brands look out for in a model. Physical appearance like stunning looks, great heights, perfect body size (be it plus or regular depending on the brand’s need) is some of the things a model needs to possess.

Here is the list of the models making waves currently in the modelling world; these models have been reported to be the highest-paid model for the year under review. The annual list of the top magazine Forbes measured income for top models from 1st of June 2017 – 1st of June 2018. It is important to know
that the estimated earnings of these models are pretax; no expenses have been deducted from the figures yet.

10. DOUTZEN KROES ($8 million)

With estimated revenue of $8 million, Doutzen Kroes was the 10th highest-paid model in the world. It comes as an improvement to her because she wasn’t part of the top ten in the previous year. The 34 years Old Dutch model has covered various magazines and model for numerous top brands which include Victoria secrets and Vogue magazine amongst others. The beauty model also doubles as an actress sometimes.

8. JOAN SMALLS & BELLA HADID ($8.5 million)

There is a tie between Joan Smalls and Bella Hadid which makes them both come in as the 8th most paid model in the world with estimated earnings of $8.5 million.
Bella Hadid continues to prove that hard work pays, as she recorded a $2.5 million increase in her earnings compared to the previous year. In just a little over three years of being in the glam world, the sister to the model Gigi Hadid as undertaking numerous walks, photo-shoots, and ad campaigns across the globe.
Joan Smalls, on the other hand, is a 31 years old Puerto Rican supermodel and actress. It’s her second time for being the 8th most paid modelling in the world, as she previously occupied the same spot in 2013. Just like Bella, Smalls also model for Victoria secrets amongst other top brands like Gucci, Givenchy, Tom Ford, Chanel and a whole lot more. She remains the first ever Latina to model to represent the cosmetics brand Estée Lauder.

7. GIGI HADID ($9.5 million)

Closely followed by her sister Bella, Gigi Hadid sits pretty much comfortably in the 7th position of the most paid models of the year. However, there was no noticeable increase in her earnings in contrast to the previous year; this made Gigi drop two spots from formerly being the 5th to now being the 7th on the list. The 24 years old model has invested a lot of hard work into having a successful career, after being signed to IMG in 2013, and making her New York fashion week in 2014 Gigi has since gone on to break and set many records as a model. She is the first ever model to cover the CR fashion book twice in 2015 and has many awards to her credits. Her incredible citations and achievement make her one of the most sought after model in the glam world. She was reported to earn $9.5 million in 2018, the same figure she made the previous year.


The duo both came in as the fifth most paid models in the world for the year under review, with an estimated worth of $10 million. Gisele Bundchen suffers yet another slip for the second time in a roll, she was the 2nd most paid model in the previous year, after being ousted by Kendall Jenner from her ten consecutive years of being the most paid. Gisele suffers another massive slip moving from 2nd to Joint 5th this year; there was a significant $7.5 million decrease in her earnings in contrast to the previous year.
The 26 years old English fashion model Cara Delevingne makes her return back to the highest-paid model list this year, sharing the spot with Gisele at the fifth position with an estimated net worth of $10 million.


The duo was previously the 6th and 3rd respectively in the previous year. However, Chrissy Teigen was only able to maintain her third spot, her earnings for the year dropped with $2 million in contrast to the previous year. Rosie-Huntington, on the other hand, had a significant rise from being the 6th to being the joint third with an increase of $2 million from her previous earning. Both models are valued by Forbes to have made $11.5 million in the year under review.

2. KARLIE KLOSS ($13 million)

Karlie Kloss had the most significant increase and success in contrast to the previous year. The 26 years old America model has shown that her two years hiatus from modelling hasn’t affected her career negatively at all. She comes in as the 2nd highest paid model for the year, moving five places up and earning $4 million more than the previous year.

1. KENDALL JENNER ($22.5 million)

For the second time in a roll, Kendall Jenner comes in as the highest earner more than any other model in the world. The 23 years old model cemented her place by earning $500 thousand more than her earnings in the previous year.

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