KENDALL JENNER IS THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MODEL
According to Forbes magazine, Kendall Jenner, 22, is the world’s highest paid supermodel, stealing the scepter from Gisele Bundchen, who since 2002 was the top earning model. With a whopping $22 million in 2017, Jenner now holds the top spot.
Thanks to an Instagram account of 85 million followers, “Jenner tallied a career-best total in the 12 months to June from favorable deals with Estée Lauder, La Perla and Adidas, among others,” says Forbes. Paychecks from her family's reality TV show, her Kendall + Kylie clothing line with her sister, Kylie Jenner, and numerous social media endorsements also plump up her income.
Ranked second on the Forbes chart, Bundchen however raked in $17.5 million. A slowdown in the number of campaigns she posed in indented her earnings which dipped 43% from the $30.5 million of 2016.
Third in line is new entry Chrissy Teigen with $13.5 million while Ashley Graham, who also made the top ten, is the first plus-sized model to feature on the list.
The change in fashion is further mirrored by who the highest-paid models considering that this year's list is dominated by Insta-girls and celebrity scions.