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Top 10 Best Paid Female Models in Africa [With Pictures]

The modeling has been slow to conquer African beauties. A job, like all the others, which today is very popular with the lovers of the podium or the world of parades.

Many models earn very good lives with millions of dollars worth of fortune. For those who hesitate to embark on modeling because of the solvency of models, this article is for you.

Here is for you the top 10 richest African female models in 2017.

1- Alek Wek

At 40, the model of Sudanese origin, commonly called the black diamond of fashion , continues to shine on the catwalks. The total fortune of this pioneer of the African model is estimated at 7 million dollars. She enjoys a great influence in the community.

2- Candice Swanepoe

Candice Susan Swanepoel, originally from South Africa, was born in 1988. She has worked with the biggest names in fashion, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Viktor & Rolf and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few. . His fortune is $ 5 million.

3- Liya Kebede

Actress and model of Ethiopia, Liya Kebede is the first black woman to become the face of Estée Lauder, and to parade for the brand Chloe. At 39, beautiful Liya helps women in developing countries through her eponymous foundation. His fortune is estimated at $ 4.7 million.

4- Oluchi Onweagba

The young Nigerian native of the suburbs has more or less redefined fashion. After winning the first African model competition, the beautiful Oluchi appeared in the biggest fashion magazines (Vogue, Haper’s Bazaar, Elle …), she also collaborated with the greatest creators Gucci, Carolina Herrera, John Galliano, Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior and many others. His wealth is $ 4 million.

5- Maria Borges

Maria Borges is a model from Angolan origin. From the height of its 1.80 m, this young lady broke all the barriers that imposed his job. First black model to scroll for Victoria’s Secret keeping her natural hair, Maria is also the first African to pose in one of Elle Usa magazine. His fortune is around $ 3.7 million.

6- Yasmin Warsame


The Canadian model of Somali origin began his career at the age of 24. In addition to parade for the older ones, Yasmin is a migrant rights activist. His wealth is $ 3.5 million.

7- Behati Prinsloo

Born on May 16, 1989 in Namibia, Behati Prinsloo began her international career in 2007 after being spotted by the director of Storm. In addition to Chanel parade, Versace, Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang Behati Prinsloo collaborated with the prestigious brand Victor¬ria’s Secret. It has to its credit a fortune estimated at nearly $ 3 million.

8- Juma Nasenyana

Originally from Kenya, Juma Nasenyana is a staple of major international fashion events. She was named African model of the year 2012. To fight against the lightening of the skin, jumps Nasenyana is launched a brand of natural cosmetics. It has a wealth of $ 2 million.

9- Anais Mali

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Model Anais Mali walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)

Anais Mokngar Mali is a French model of Chadian and Polish descent. At only 26 years old this young woman has already parade for the most prestigious of high fashion: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci or Victoria’s Secret. Its wealth is around 1.5 million dollars.

10- Imaan Hammam

Last in our ranking with $ 1 million Imaan Hamman. This young model of barely pursues her good man of way by working with names such as: Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Victoria’s Secret … Imaan Hammam is Dutch of Moroccan and Egyptian origin.


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