Professional modeling remains a pretty good gig if you can get it, and for these ten models, the work was especially good. These are the ten highest-paid models of 2018, based on earnings from June, 2017 to June, 2018. Altogether, these ten models pulled in a collective $113 million – here are the individual models on the list:
1. Kendall Jenner: $22.5 Million
Kendall Jenner isn’t the top earning Kardashian of 2018, but she is the top earning model, which is almost as good.
2. Karlie Kloss: $13 Million
Karlie Kloss was able to pull in an annual $13 million – reportedly the most she’s ever made in a year – thanks in part to a massive social media presence.
3. Chrissy Teigen: $11.5 Million
Teigen is another model that’s extremely popular on social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. She released her second cookbook, continued her gig on Lip Sync Battle, and has her own line of signature cookware.
3. Rosie Huntington-Whitely: $11.5 Million
Rosie Huntington-Whitley has her own line of products as well, both at British retail chain Marks & Spencer and through her own company Rose Inc.
5. Gisele Bundchen: $10 Million
Bundchen is, technically speaking, retired as a model, but she still had a pretty good year with a $10 million haul.
5. Cara Delevingne: $10 million
Delevingne is a classic model-turned-actor, and even though her big starring role in the film Valerian ended up being a flop she’s pulled in a healthy $10 million and will next be seen on the Amazon Prime original series Carnival Row.
7. Gigi Hadid: $9.5 million
Another instance of sibling rivalry enters the list with the first of two Hadid sisters. Gigi came up on top this time, with $9.5 million in earnings.
8. Bella Hadid: $8.5 million
Hadid number two earned a flat million bucks less than her sister, which is still good enough to tie for eighth place on this list.
9. Joan Smalls: $8.5 million
Bella’s eighth-place slot is shared by Joan Smalls, who’s been in the business since 2007.
10. Doutzen Kroes: $8 million
Big contracts with brands like L’Oréal, Piaget, and others propelled Kroes to $8 million and the tenth-highest yearly income in her industry.