10=Doutzen Kroes: $8 million
At number 10 of the highest paid models of 2019 is Doutzen Kroes – A Dutch model and actress. When she was young Kroes aspired to be a professional speed skater. When a little older, she went to work for Paparazzi Model Management in the Netherlands who sent her to New York City. From then on she has never looked back. Kroes currently works with L’Oréal and has featured on the covers of Time, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Glamour, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Avantgarde, and Numéro. Kroes is also a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. She actively supports international initiative Dance4life
9=Bella Hadid: $8.5 million
The youngest member of the list of highest paid models. The 22-year-old Hadid is the face of Dior beauty, Bulgari and Tag Heuer. Ads are still standard fare but increasingly, posts to her 21.7 million Instagram followers are what brands now find more valuable
8=Joan Smalls: $8.5 million
A runway expert, the Puerto Rican star walks in more shows than her fellow list members, and still finds time to shoot campaigns for Estee Lauder, Moschino fragrances and more
7=Gigi Hadid: $9.5 million
At the tender age of 22, Gigi has became one of the highest paid models with an estimated earning of $9 million. Her ascendance on the list is partly owing to deals with Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW, and Topshop. Ranked amongst Top 50 Models at Models.com. In addition, she was named International Model of the Year 2016 by the British Fashion Council.
6=Cara Delevingne: $10 million
Perhaps something of a surprise. At number 6 of the 10 highest paid models of 2019 is Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. She’s currently focusing on her film work, but, still immensely popular in modeling industry. With a dedicated Instagram following of 34 million, making her one of the most popular, if not the biggest earner this year.
Delevingne is a fashion supermodel, actress and singer. She made her modelling debut at age ten then in 2009, after leaving school, Delevingne signed with Storm Model Management. Delevingne won the “Model of the Year” twice in 2012 and 2014 at the British Fashion Awards. Cara has appeared in shows for houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Mulberry and Jason Wu. She has acted in films like Anna Karenina (2012), Paper Towns (2015) and Suicide Squad (2016). Among AskMen’s ‘Most Desirable Women’, Delevingne ranked 13th
5=Gisele Bundchen: $10 million
Although retired, Gisele Bundchen once again reigns top amongst the highest paid models. All hail the reigning Queen of wealthy supermodels. For over ten years Gisele has presided over the top of the list.
Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a model, actress, and producer from Brazil. Bündchen began her rise as a model in the 90s. By 1999, she is credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modelling. Sometimes called the only remaining true supermodel today, Bündchen pioneered the “horse walk” and was part of Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 to mid-2007. As an actor she has played a supporting role in Taxi (2004) another supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Bündchen has for long been associated with many charities like Doctors without Borders and Save the Children, Red Cross
4=Rosie Huntington-Whitely: $11.5 million
One of the most glamorous English model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley comes at number 4 in our list. Earning a cool $11.5 million is home-grown talent. A royalty cut her own series of lingerie, make-up and fragrances lines for department store Marks & Spencers account for the majority newcomer, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
3=Chrissy Teigen: $11.5 million
Thanks to her giant social media presence, the former Sports Illustrated cover star has branched out beyond modeling into a line of cookware, a second cookbook and hosting television show Lip Sync Battle
2=Karlie Kloss: $13 million
American fashion model and entrepreneur; Karlie Kloss with estimated earning of $13 million comes at number 2. Kloss, one of America’s most beautiful model was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2011 to 2014. She’s one of America’s most beautiful model
1=Kendall Jenner: $22.5 million
One of the most beautiful girls in the world right now. Kendall comes at number 1 amongst the world’s highest paid models. Her ‘ ballet skills ‘ may have recently come under fire but hey, Kendall has netted herself $10 million during last year. We doubt she’s bothered about the haters. She’s one of the most followed girl on Instagram