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Meet the world's highest-paid models

Last updated on: September 07, 2016 18:32 IST
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They are the richest catwalk queens in 2016 according to the latest Forbes magazine ranking. 

Take a look at who these models are...

Check out who the world's highest paid models 2015 were. 

Miranda Kerr, rank #10

Miranda Kerr

IMAGE: Australian model Miranda Kerr has bagged the tenth spot; her annual salary is $6 million.
The first Australian Victoria's Secret model, she had ranked Number 2 in the Forbes 2013 list. 
Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters


Liu Wen, rank #8


IMAGE: She is the only Asian model in the Top 10.
Liu Wen who is dubbed as China's first supermodel earned $7 million. She tied with Candice Swanepole at Number #8. 
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images


Candice Swanepoel, rank #8


IMAGE: South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel, who is pregnant with her first child, came eighth with $7 million.
Crowned the third most popular model on Tumblr in 2014, her income has been on the steady rise -- in 2014 her earnings were $3 million and in 2015 it was $5 million.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images


Cara Delevingne, rank #7


IMAGE: One of the three British models to be a part of this list, Cara Delevingne's earnings have dropped from $9 million in 2015 to $8.5 million this year.
Anthony Harvey/Getty Images


Gigi Hadid, rank #5

Gigi Hadid

IMAGE: Social media queen Gigi Hadid, who earned $9 million this year, has over 22 million followers on Instagram.
She made her debut on the list this year all thanks to her Maybelline and Tommy Hilfiger contracts. Tied to Gigi at Number #5 is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, rank #5

Rosie Huntington

IMAGE: Setting up her own series of lingerie has turned into quite a profitable venture for this model. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just missed the $10 million club. Her earnings are currently valued at $9 million.
Photograph: Cover of GQ Germany, August 2012


Kendall Jenner, rank #3

Kendall Jenner

IMAGE: Kendall Jenner's social media following has been on the rise (with 64.4 million followers on Instagram) and so has her paycheck.
In 2015, she made her debut on the list with a $4 million possession. This year she has climbed up to the fourth place with an earning of $10 million. Tied with Kendall at Number #3 is Karlie Kloss. 
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Kendall Jenner/Instagram


Karlie Kloss, rank #3

Karlie Kloss

IMAGE: American model Karlie Kloss' fortune is valued at $10 million and she has doubled her earnings since 2015.
With 18 campaigns under her belt, she has clearly outnumbered the other models in this list when it came to bagging campaigns.
Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters


Adriana Lima, rank #2

Adriana Lima

IMAGE: Coming in second with $10.5 million is Victoria's Secret longest running angel Adriana Lima, who occupied the third slot in 2015. It been a long journey for this Brazilian model who received the Victoria's Secret Angle wings in 2000.
Now a mother to two children, Adriana has made all the right moves in her career with Maybelline and IWC Watches.
Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


And the winner is....Gisele Bundchen, rank #1

Gisele Bundchen

IMAGE: At 36, Brazilian model Gisele has retained the top spot with $30.5 million despite having retired two years ago.
No one has been able to dethrone this reigning beauty -- this is the 10th consecutive year that she had been named the world's highest paid model by Forbes magazine. 
In 2015, she raked $44 million and has earned over $430 million since the start of her career. Photograph: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

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