There’s an amalgamation of perfect genes strutting the World’s most exclusive runways. Not only do these beauties have stellar DNA but also a world class business acumen that has resulted in them pocketing millions. Here’s a list of 15 of the highest paid supermodels of 2014.
1- Gisele Bundchen – $47 Million
Going strong since 2002, this Brazilian beauty wears the Supermodel Crown, making everybody else look up to her. She brought in $46 million last year, giving her a huge leap over all the other supermodels.
2- Doutzen Kroes – $8 Million
Despite giving birth to her second child, this Dutch bombshell owned the ramp at Victoria’s Secret. Along with a L’oreal contract under her belt, she works with high street favourite H&M and sizzles in the new Calvin Klein fragrance advert.
3- Adriana Lima -$8 Million
Tying with Kroes is Adriana Lima, another Victoria Secret Angel, who has been the longest running model in the brand’s history. She’s also the brand ambassador for Maybelline, the famous youth cosmetics company, not bad for a 33 year old.
4- Kate Moss – $7 Million
An inspiration to short models around the world, this Brit has conquered the industry by storm. Her Topshop campaign spans the entire globe and is worn and loved by everyone.
5- Kate Upton – $7 Million
A newcomer on the block who’s placed herself comfortably amongst the top ten most sought-after faces in the business, Kate Upton was first discovered when her video of doing the ‘Dougie’ at a basketball game went viral. She is the new face of Bobbi Brown and she does not let her curves get in the way of catwalk.
6- Miranda Kerr -$7 Million
Not only does Miranda Kerr have a seven figure contract with Wonderbra she also has her own cosmetics brand called Kora Organics. She keeps herself busy with other campaigns such as H&M, Swarovski and Shopstyle.
7- Liu Wen – $7 Million
The first Chinese model to ever walk for Victoria’s Secret, Liu Wen is a success story. She has also signed a contract with La Perla another luxury lingerie brand. She continues to model in China.
8- Alessandro Ambrosio – $5 Million
Not only has she made herself a millionaire as a Victoria Secret Angel, this mother of two is also an entrepreneur. She has her own clothing brand called Planet Blue.
9- Hilary Rhoda – $5 Million
Yet another Victoria’s Secret angel, this fresh faced beauty has Sarar, Helmut Lang and Toteme to thank for her ever expanding paycheck. She is also the face of Estee Lauder.
10- Natalia Vodianova – $4 Million
Despite being a mother of four children, Natalia Vodianova is not camera shy. She has re-signed a contract with the sultry Calvin Klein Euphoria range. Her face also graces the uber luxurious cosmetics brand Guerlain.
11- Carolyn Murphy – $4 Million
The ever youthful Carolyn Murphy at 39 is the second oldest model amongst the top-earning supermodels. The camera loves her face and she has been shot numerous times by the coveted Mario Testino.
12- Karlie Kloss -$4 Million
The 22 year old was first discovered at a charity runway show and has since climbed her way to adorning her gorgeous back with the angel’s wings at Victoria Secret. She also has Jean Paul Gaultier, Neiman Marcus and Coach to add to her resume.
13- Jourdan Dunn – $4 Million
First discovered shopping in a West London Primark, Jourdan Dunn has gone on to pout for Maybelline and Burberry’s English Rose cosmetics. She has a matching ‘DD’ tattoo with best friend supermodel Cara Delvigne.
14- Anja Rubik -$3.5 Million
A range of perfume contracts under her belt, such as YSL’s Paris Je t’aime, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ellie Saab, this Polish beauty is another newcomer on the list. She hosts the Polish version of Project Runway.
15- Cara Delvigne – $3.5 Million
Cara Delvigne’s gorgeous bushy eyebrows has sent women around the globe seeking products and tools to give them the coveted look. This British model is the youngest one on our list and her fame has only just begun.