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Kendall Jenner Is the Highest Paid Model in the World

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The full details from Forbes:

For the first time since 2002, Gisele Bundchen is not the world’s highest-earning model. Kendall Jenner, 22, steals the top spot with a mammoth $22 million year.

Thanks to an Instagram account that lets her disseminate advertisements to 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. Paychecks from her family’s reality TV show, her Kendall + Kylie clothing line with her sister, Kylie Jenner, and numerous social media endorsements juice her modeling money.

Here’s top 10:

1. Kendall Jenner – $22 million
2. Gisele Bundchen – $17.5 million
3. Chrissy Teigen – $13.5 million
4. Adriana Lima – $10.5 million
5. Gigi Hadid – $9.5 million
6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $9.5 million
7. Karlie Kloss – $9 million
8. Liu Wen – $6.5 million
9. Bella Hadid – $6 million
10. Ashley Graham – $5.5 million

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CarrieD
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CarrieD

Like it or not (and I don’t) being a model isn’t what it used to be. It really is about social media popularity these days. Only 5 women out of the 10 deserve to be on this list IMO. It’s not like we’re talking about brain surgeons here but it still annoys me that this can be extrapolated to other areas of life as well, were your popularity and following can get you jobs that someone else was more qualified to do.

Jane
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Jane
I agree with your post when looking at Kendall and the Hadids. However, I would say that getting popularity on instagram and other social media channels is NOT easy. A lot of models and influencers work really hard for it (unless you pay for followers, however that is actually fraud). For example, I follow Romee Strijd and Alexandria Morgan on youtube and the main reason they even have a channel imo is to gain popularity and followers in order to get booked as a model more. So overall, I would say that gaining followers is actually pretty hard work. Constantly… Read more »
Gwen
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Gwen

And they have a team doing it for them. They aren’t the ones who are actually editing the photos and choosing which ones to post or at least the kardashians do. They also have the money to focus on just taking photos and social media instead of having a real job. So yeah it’s still about how much money you have. It helps to be able to buy a lot of clothes and to be able to afford being in nice hotels and restaurants for that perfect backdrop.

Jason
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Jason
Yes! Many, many of the “influences” started off paying for followers as a jumping off point. And once social media uses see that you have followers, they jump on board. It makes getting even more followers even easier. So is it fraud if the initial group of followers were payed for? I don’t know. A company here in LA, that my trainer uses, will manage your social media and get you followers for $250 a month and goes up from there depending how active you want to be. I don’t know, it feel gross to me, but it’s the future.
Ally
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Ally

Who are the five?? Just curious!! I would say Adriana, Gisele, Gigi, Rosie, not sure.

anna
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anna

the “Real” models are Adriana, Gisele, Rosie, Liu Wen, and Karlie Kloss

Kia
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I cannot tell you how much of an annoyance it feels for me to write this comment. I hope the post will make people realise that you, yes you, have given 22millions to this worthless human being with every click on her icon and every chat you had about her (and this is my only one and still too much attention). While millions of people in well developed countries work their way through financial stability and success, fighting to maintain their dreams alive, not always looking a million dollars, this p r * c k can live with herself in… Read more »
Ellia
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Ellia

oh my gosh, YES. You vote with your mouse. If we want certain people to go away, we have to start ignoring anything related to them that comes up on newsfeeds.

Dangit…I just realized I clicked on this article…[slinks away in shame]

Lisa
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Lisa

She looks like her dad, the body shape, the hunched over stance and long flat butt, also weirdly low hanging b~~~~ for a supermodel. What a bs list.

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martasara

How is Chrissy Teigen so high on the list? I actually find her funny and all, but as a model…I’ve never seen her walk a catwalk or in any ‘famous’ brand (such as V.S. or some make-up brand)..just..how?? Don’t ge me wrong, I’m happy for her, just confused.
I get all the others except Bella (really?), and hoped Liu Wen would be higher, she is one of my favourites!

Tw0_Sc00pz
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Tw0_Sc00pz

doesn’t she have books or some Jessica Alba-ish going?

Emzie
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Emzie

She does things outside of modeling, such as being a host for Lip Sync Battle on Spike.

Jason
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Jason

That has to be the sweetest gig in the world. She literally does nothing on that show, but just cheers….it drove me crazy when Jenna Tatum did Cold Hearted Snake with all of the amazing dancing and just when Jenna got to the best part of the dance, they cut to Chrissy goofing around in the background. It sucked so bad. But cool gig for Chrissy.

Emzie
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Emzie

Agreed haha. She definitely now fits into the “famous for being famous category”–never said she actually did anything substantial on the show! Lol no idea why several people downvoted me, because her income from work outside of modeling IS the reason why she is on this list.

Emzie
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Emzie

Actually, I read the source article and am not sure how they’re getting these totals. I was under the impression it was model work + outside gigs, since they reference Kendall’s clothing line and reality show. ” Earnings are based on income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts” is super vague.

Charlotte
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Charlotte

Woah, her?? Insane!
Poor Gisele and Lima must feel snubbed being trumped by that t~~~.

Steph
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Steph

I feel for all the very popular models who didn’t make the list though. It is a major insult to them, working hard on their bodies, eating right, working out, making all the various shows and sacrifices to see a model who just eats what she wants, doesn’t take care of herself, who is only above them only because of political correctness.

anna
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anna

not sure what political correctness has to do with it??

Chloë
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Chloë

I believe she’s referring to Ashley Graham. Not that political correctness has anything to do with her success–the only ‘P’ word that gets her on that list is ‘profit’.

Uma
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You think companies give these models money because of pc? You are very very naive. These are the highest paid models – therefore an objective measure list – because they produce the most REVENUE for the companies endorsing them.

Jason
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Jason

Ashley Graham most definitely gets attention (click, likes, and followers, and eventually work) due to PC.

jjj2
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jjj2
I’m sure she is talking about one model in particular on that list. The new overweight movement is very politically correct, which concentrates more on accepting women for who they are no matter how big they are, rather than trying to help them become healthy again. She gets a lot of fame and is very popular mostly because she is outspoken on being overweight. I can understand models who don’t make that top ten list being upset over it when they work hard to take care of themselves where as she just eats whatever and is famous because of it..
Jason
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Jason

They have to be thinking that they are getting out just in time.

Heather
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Heather

Disheartening. Disappointing.

Annie
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Annie

Nepotism still alive and well I see. It’s nothing new obviously but that doesn’t make the whole thing less frustrating.

Blair
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Blair

It really isn’t that surprising, with her modelling contracts (estee lauder, adidas, la perla,…), KUWTK, her clothing line, her books, collaborations, all the sponsored posts to her millions of followers. Why is anyone surprised?

We live in a world were someone with 100k followers on social media can make a living.

Kinda surpised about Chrissy though. Especially seeing Gigi and Adriana are listed lower.

And Bella did have a ‘good’ year. All the vogue covers, vs, dior, bulgari, nike, …. so makes sense.

Ari
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100k is not enough to make the living most ig famous ppl live. Ease a O’Neil revealed she made 3K a month and had 500K followers. You see girls on first class flights in all Chanel because there’s a sugar daddy behind the scenes

ule
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I am surprised that someone with seemingly so little personality can get involved with so many projects.

polly
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polly

Wow, Chrissy Teigen must be one hell of a good business woman, because she wouldn’t have a spot in my million top favourite models.

Ari
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This list never tells us anything. Gisele was not too paid for modeling alone for all these years. Kendall is just rich and is also a “model” not really making the most from modeling. modeling doesn’t pay that well. Only a few become top models and even then many go back to school like Sigrid or found a sugar daddy like Ginta because they know the success of modeling is short lived. Also a few hundred k in a year sounds like a lot but remember these girls live in New York need to pay for flights for all their… Read more »
Kbr
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Shouldn’t miranda Kerr be on that list? Surprising

Ari
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Not really. She has her billionaire sugar baby to take care of her. She hasn’t really been working other than promoting her own Skincare line and doing weird commercials in Asia

Jason
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Jason

Funny, I always wonder,”whatever happen to so and so?”

Then I google them and I’m like,”oh, they married a millionaire and just dropped off the face of the earth.” They’re like,”peace, I’m out with all my new money.”

Jen
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I think it’s important to note that the ONLY reason Gisele is not number 1 is because she retired from runway within the last year or so. Kendall Jenner will never be a supermodel to me. This generation of “instagram supermodels” is ridiculous.

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