Gisele Bündchen: World’s Top-Earning Model, According to Forbes

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Gisele is the world's top-earning model.

In news that will surprise, well, no one, Gisele Bündchen has been named the world’s top-earning model, according to Forbes.

Bündchen made a reported $45 million in the last year—a $20 million increase from the previous year—appearing in campaigns for everyone from H&M to Dior to Pantene. Her influence as a spokesmodel is apparently so great that her gig as the face (or hair, rather) of Pantene led to a 40 percent boost in the products’ sales.

The Brazilian beauty’s lead in the industry is significant; the second highest-earning model is Heidi Klum, who, even with Project Runway and multiple clothing-line collaborations, earned $20 million in the last year. Kate Moss follows with $13.5 million, while two Victoria’s Secret Angels round out the top five: Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio.

The Full List

1. Gisele Bündchen, $45 million
2. Heidi Klum, $20 million
3. Kate Moss, $13.5 million
4. Adriana Lima, $8 million
5. Alessandra Ambrosio, $5 million
6. Daria Werbowy, $4.5 million
7. Lara Stone, $4.4 million
8. Carolyn Murphy, $4.3 million
9. Natalia Vodianova, $4 million
10. Candice Swanepoel, $3 million

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