We can understand why being a model has become one of the most in-demand careers in the fashion business. Runway models have developed into some of the top earners in the fashion industry thanks to supermodels like Gisele and Kendall, who earn millions of dollars annually.
The most well-known figures in fashion, including Liu Wen, Cara Delevingne, and others, have joined Kendall Jenner in being named the highest-paid model in 2022.
The complete list of models joining Kendall as the highest-paid model in the world is shown below.
Liu Wen – $19 Million
One of the first Asian models to rule the fashion business was the Chinese model Liu Wen. The New York Times referred to Wen as “China’s first real supermodel” in 2016.
The model has walked for some of the biggest names in fashion since her debut, including Chanel, Tom Ford, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
$19 Million Joan Smalls
The first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder was Joan Smalls. She has held the #1 position among the highest-paid models ever since.
In addition to appearing in some of the largest runway events, Smalls has appeared in a number of prominent music videos during her career. The Puerto Rican model joined Beyoncé in the music video for “Yoncé” in 2013.
$19 million Bella Hadid
The fashion business has been overtaken by the Hadid sisters. Bella Hadid has elevated to its girl status. Hadid has established herself as one of the top models to watch and the face of numerous high-end companies thanks to her elegant runway walk and casual street style.
$20 million Gigi Hadid
Since the beginning of her career, Gigi Hadid has been the queen of runway presentations. Hadid’s wealth has grown as a result of numerous editorial covers and fashion campaigns. The 27-year-old model even collaborated with Frankie’s Bikinis to develop a bikini collection earlier this year.
Adriana Lima: $30,000,000
Adriana Lima, one of the first and most recognizable Victoria’s Secret Angels we’ve ever seen, occasionally appears in fashion advertisements to show that she’s still got it.
She is at the top of our list with earnings of $30 million.
$31 million for Cara Delevigne
Cara Delevigne is accustomed to being in the spotlight. Although Delevigne began her career as a model, the British socialite has gradually established herself as an actress. In addition to appearing in the films Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, Delevigne most recently appeared as a guest star on the popular show Only Murders in the Building.
$32 million for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Another model who has shunned the catwalk is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. However, since leaving, she has launched a number of businesses and racked up a number of acting roles in action movies including Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
$33 Million Gisele Bündchen
One of the top supermodels in the world is Gisele Bündchen. The supermodel is still among the top earners in the industry even though she has retired from the catwalk. Along with a long list of entrepreneurial endeavors, Bündchen has also racked up a number of acting credits over the years.
The supermodel played the head of a bunch of bank robbers in the classic fashion-forward movies Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada.
$40 million for Kendall Jenner
The title of the highest-paid model in the world, which Kendall Jenner first attained in 2018, has remained with her for the past four years.
The model earns a good living through appearances in addition to her earnings from numerous runway shows and advertisements.