Move Over, Gisele! Kendall Jenner Takes Top Spot As World’s Highest-Paid Model
Kendall Jenner earned $22 million from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017, making her the world’s highest-paid model, according to Forbes Tuesday.
At the age of 22, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star stole the top spot from 37-year-old Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen, who has held the crown for the last 15 years. (RELATED: Celebrate Kendall Jenner’s Birthday With Her Most Scandalous Pics [SLIDESHOW])
With 85 million Instagram followers, Jenner’s advertising deals with companies like Adidas, La Perla Lingerie and Estee Lauder have helped her yearly earnings. She also earns revenue from her family’s reality TV show and the clothing line she started with her sister Kylie Jenner, “Kendall + Kylie.”
Bundchen came in second place for 2017, earning $17.5 million and dropping her income by 43 percent from the $30.5 million she took home in 2016, according to Forbes.
Coming in third place this year and making the list for the first time ever was 31-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, who earned $13.5 million. Gigi Hadid took the fifth spot with $9.5 million, and her sister Bella Hadid took the ninth spot with $6 million.