Gisele Bündchen Tops Forbes 2015 List of Highest Paid Models

Kendall Jenner among most lucrative runway stars

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 17, 2015 7:38 PMTags
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Not only are these top models beautiful—they're filthy rich!

Forbes announced their annual list of the highest-earning models for 2015. But, who lead the group with the most dollar signs? None other than runway veteran, Gisele Bündchen, who has topped the list for the last nine years. The Brazilian beauty raked in $44 million this year, despite announcing her retirement from the runway in March. Clearly, that job decision has had little to no impact on her earnings—she made just three million more in 2014.

In exchange for the runway, Bündchen continues to book major fashion campaigns with iconic brands like Chanel, Stuart Weitzman and Louis Vuitton in addition to her own projects, such as a line of intimates,  According to Forbes, the former Victoria's Secret model has earned over $430 million since the start of her decades-spanning career, majorly out-earning her husband, New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.

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The 35-year-old is tax brackets ahead of the models that come after her, including industry newcomer Cara Delevingne, who makes only $9 million in comparison. Fellow Victoria's Secret angel Adrian Lima fill the third spot on the list, tying at $9 million, also. 

Among the highest rankers are a bevy of more Victoria's Secret angels, including Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio at $7.5 million, $5.5 million and $5 million respectively.  

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Fashion icon Kate Moss, 41, is lower in the rankings at #12 with $4.5 million, while fellow runway legend Naomi Campbell did not make it onto the list at all.

New to the list is Kendall Jenner, who makes her first appearance in the ranks this year with an annual income of $4 million. A sister in the famed Kardashian clan, the 19-year-old is the youngest member of the highest-earning group of women after just a few years in the business and major campaigns with brands like Lancôme and Fendi. Jenner's bestie, Karlie Kloss, also pops up at the #8 spot with just $1 million more than her gal pal.

Congratulations, ladies! You've truly outdone yourselves—and outearned everyone else. 

Watch: Fashion Flashback: Gisele Bundchen