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The world's highest paid models 2015

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Last updated on: September 18, 2015 20:00 IST
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Here are fashion's richest catwalk queens, as per the latest rankings from Forbes.

Giselle Bundchen

Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has been named the world's highest-paid model for the ninth consecutive year by Forbes magazine.

The runway veteran, 35, raked $44 million this year, despite announcing her retirement from the runway in March.

In exchange for the runway, Bundchen 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.

The former Victoria's Secret model has earned over $430 million since the start of her decades-spanning career.

Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Cara Delevingne

Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is a distant second on the new list with $9 million.

Photograph: La Perla Lingerie

Adriana Lima

Victoria's Secret star Adriana Lima ties with Delevingne.

Photograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Doutzen Kroes

While her fellow lingerie angel Doutzen Kroes comes in fourth with a $7.5 million fortune.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Natalia Vodianova

Russian model Natalia Vodianova rounds out the top five with $7 million.

Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner is among the newcomers on the Forbes list, with an estimated $4 million fortune.

Kim Kardashian's 19-year-old sister is also the youngest person on the 2015 countdown.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Miranda Kerr

32-year old former Victoria's Secret angel Miranda Kerr came down to number 5 at $5.5 million. Last year she was the third richest model in the world with earnings estimated at 7 million US dollars.

Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls, the first Black model to cover Vogue's September issue in 25 years, increased her earnings from $3 million last year to $5.5 this year.

Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Alessandra Ambrosio

With estimated earnings of $5 million Brazilian beauty and Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio, 34, dropped down to number six from number four last year.

Photograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Lara Stone

Dutch model Lara Stone, 31, who dropped off the list last year is back with an estimated earning of $5 million.

Photograph: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Candice Swanepoel

South African hottie Candice Swanepoel's earnings have gone up by 2 million dollars -- from $3 million in 2014 to $5 million this year.

Photograph: Courtesy Victoria's Secret

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, 23, joins them with an estimated earning of $5 million.

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Kate Moss

We wrap up with 41-year old British supermodel Kate Moss, whose earning dropped to $4.5 million this year from $7 million this year.

Photograph: Valisere lingerie ad campaign

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