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Highest-Paid Models 2017: Kendall Jenner Tops List With 2.2 Billion A Year- See List

As fashion changes, so does the highest-paid models ranking. This year’s list is dominated by Insta-girls, celebrity scions–and features the first curve model to make the cut.

For the first time since 2002, Gisele Bundchen is not the world’s highest-earning model. Kendall Jenner, 22, steals the top spot with a massive $22 million (sh. 22 billion) a yea


Gisel Bundchen

Rounding out the top three is Chrissy Teigen’s $13.5 million (sh.13 billion), who joins the list for the first time. With an out sized social following, the former Sports Illustrated cover girl and foodie mints millions from deals beyond fashion, including adverts with beverage brands such as Vita Coco and Smirnoff.

Chrissy Teigen

Take Instagram-famous newcomer Bella Hadid No. 9; $6 million (sh. 620 million), who joins the top earners thanks to a busy year posing for more than a dozen brands including Dior makeup, Nike and Nars cosmetics. Her sister, Gigi Hadid No. 5; $9.5 million (sh. 982 million) out-earns her by $3.5 million (sh. 36 million), marking the first time siblings have ever appeared on the highest-paid models list.

“With social media, there are more opportunities to create your own content and use your voice,” said Ivan Bart, President at IMG Models. “The stars are using it.”

Full list of Forbes highest paid models in 2017

1. Kendall Jenner – $22 million

2. Gisele Bundchen – $17.5 million

3. Chrissy Teigen – $13.5 million

4. Adriana Lima – $10.5 million

5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $9.5 million

6. Gigi Hadid – $9.5 million

7. Karlie Kloss – $9 million

8. Liu Wen – $6.5 million

9. Bella Hadid – $6 million

10. Ashley Graham – $5.5 million


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