Top 10 Richest Models In The World 2021
Apart from the glamour, fame and popularity associated with the modelling career, it shouldn't come as a surprise that models make a fortune from this profession. As of 2019, the highest-paid model for the year made the vast sum of $22 million in less than 365 days. There are different kinds of models which include fashion or editorial model, Runway or catwalk model, commercial model, glamour model and so on. The type of model one can mostly depend on your size, height, and other physical criteria that the modelling agency deems fit.
Models are known to help brands, be it cosmetic brands, fashion brands, magazines and much more. In actuality, the net worth of any model largely depends on the number of endorsement deals he or she has under the belt. Out of the numerous models in the world, we bring to you those that have amassed a vast fortune from this career. While some of them might have other side businesses, modelling is others’ primary source of income. The list of these most luxurious models contains both models that are still currently active in the industry and those that have since retired.
10. IRINA ABRAMOVICH ($232 million)
Irina Abramovich is a former model of Russian origin. The retired model is best known as the ex-wife of the Russian business mogul and politician Roman Abramovich who also happens to be the owner of the famous London football club Chelsea FC. The duo parted ways in 2007, but that hasn’t stopped both parties from thriving on their own. Irina is estimated to worth $232 million which is the tenth highest wealth value for anyone that has ever been in the modelling business.
9. TAMARA ECCLESTONE ($300 million)
The dashing beauty is the eldest daughter of the richest model in the world Slavica Ecclestone. Tamara is trendsetter, television personality and a model. She owns her television show which premiered in 2012. Tamara is known to have covered various magazines, as at 2019 her net worth is estimated to be $300 million.
7. PARIS HILTON ($300 million)
Paris Hilton is an American model, fashion designer, actress and a reality star. The stunning queen hails from New York, and she’s estimated to worth $300 million. Paris Hilton source of wealth isn’t solely modelling alone, her other sources of wealth includes a shoe line, perfumes, and also CD and movie royalties.
7. KYLIE JENNER ($300 million)
Kylie Jenner is part of the Kardashian sisters and one of the most successful models in the family. The America TV personality star doubles have a model and a social media personality. She owns a cosmetic company ‘Kylie cosmetic’ which is named after her. She’s estimated to worth $300 million, making her the joint 9th richest model in the world.
6. RANDE GERBER ($350 million)
The American entertainer, businessman, and former model is the only male in the top 10 list of the richest models in the world. He’s married to a fellow model Cindy Crawford. He founded nightlife companies, midnight oil and the Gerber group of company. He’s reported to worth $350 million which makes him the 6th richest model in the world.
4 GISELE BUNDCHEN ($360 million)
Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian model and producer. The stunning model remained the highest paid model since 2004 until she was dethroned by Kendall Jenner this year. Gisele has featured in various magazines like Vogues, GQ, Elle and many others. She’s estimated to worth $360 million making her the 5th richest model in the world. Gisele Bundchen is still very much active in the modelling world.
4. KATHY IRELAND ($360 million)
Kathy Ireland is a former model and actress. She doubles as both the CEO and the designer of her self-owned fashion company. Kathy Ireland is the joint 5th richest model in the world, having the same net worth of $360 million with Gisele Bundchen.
3. VICTORIA BECKHAM ($450 million)
Victoria Beckham is the wife of the legendary England footballer David Beckham. The Essex born superstar is a singer, actress and also a magazine model. She has been on the cover of Vogue on many occasions. She was once awarded as the “Woman of the year” and “Entrepreneur of the year” by the British Glamour magazine. The songstress and model are estimated to worth $450 million making her the third most prosperous model in the world. It is, however, essential to note the more significant part of Victoria’s income is from sources other than modelling.
2. PETRA ECCLESTONE ($600 million)
The British-born model and fashion designer is the daughter of the richest model in the world Slavica and a younger sister to Tamara. If you consider the fact that she’s the daughter of the billionaire former formula one player Bernie Ecclestone, then you’d know that wealth runs in the family. Petra focuses more of her attention on fashion designing; she majors mainly in menswear her reason being that the female wears industry is too saturated. Petra launched a menswear labelled FORM at the age of 19. She has many deals to her credit also; part of it was with Croatian clothing company Siscia in 2009. Petra’s wealth isn’t something to doubt; her $85 million mansions in Beverly Hills and another $90 million mansions in London is just a little out of her properties. She’s estimated to worth $600 million, a figure which puts her as the 2nd richest model in the world.
1. SLAVICA ECCLESTONE ($1.2 billion)
The Croatian born former model and ex-wife of formula one racer Bernie Ecclestone is estimated to worth $1.2 billion. Much of this wealth can be credited to the alimony of about 740 million euro she received has a settlement from her 2009 divorce with Bernie. During her modelling career, she appeared in numerous ad campaigns, runway shows and editorials. The former model work with top designers like Armani and many others, it was during a formula one promotional event that she met her Husband Bernie before they later parted ways. Slavica owns the crown of the richest model in the world.