Published: Thu, November 23, 2017
Culture | By Wayne Carr

Kendall Jenner becomes the world's top earning model

Kendall Jenner becomes the world's top earning model

Gisele, the last of the great supermodels, has held the top spot on the list for the last 15 years.

Bündchen, married to New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, is still doing pretty well for herself, coming in second earning $17.5 million - but still a noticeable dip form her 2016 earnings of $30.5 million. The 22-year-old made it to number five with $9.5 million earned in 2017 and the 21-year-old came in at number nine with $9 million. Jenner's Instagram following amounts to 84.8 million.

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This year, Kendall starred alongside her social-media savvy pals Bella and Gigi Hadid in campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Alexander Wang, La Perla and Estee Lauder.

Let's not forget she also runs a fashion line with her sister Kylie (they just dropped new merch), walked in countless shows during Fashion Week, and still films Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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Rounding out the top three is Chrissy Teigen (No. 3; $13.5 million), who joins the list for the first time.

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen came in at number three on the list, earning $13.5 million in the a year ago. Whilst the industry may be working towards a hint of diversity when it comes to body type, the modeling world is far from representative when it comes to cultural diversity.

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The earnings totals are based on income from cosmetics, fragrance, and other contracts, as well as information provided to Forbes by managers, agents, and brand executives.

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