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The top 10 highest paid models in the world

By / 08.20.13
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Forbes has released it’s list of the World’s Highest Paid Models for 2013 and you’ll never guess who is number one on the list. Okay, you might guess. She’s been number one before. Several times in fact. The list also sees two current Victoria’s Secret models, one recently released Angel, and two women who appeared on our 66 most underrated women of 2012 list. So who are these models and why are they in the top 10? Read on to find out.

Get even more of the story on these filthy rich models over at Forbes.

10 Lara Stone

Lara Stone highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Calvin Klein’s jeans, jewelry and accessories lines.

How much did she make? $3.2 million.

9 Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Juicy Couture and Max Factor.

How much did she make? $3.3 million.

8 Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Estee Lauder, Chanel, Lacoste and Calvin Klein Jeans.

How much did she make? $3.5 million.

7 Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Estee Lauder, Coach, Ann Taylor Loft and Carlo Pazolini, as well her job as the host of Project Runway: All Stars.

How much did she make? $3.6 million.

6 Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Estee Lauder, Nike, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret.

How much did she make? $4 million.

5 Liu Wen

Liu Wen highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for H&M, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss.

How much did she make? $4.3 million.

4 Kate Moss

Kate Moss highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Vogue Eyewear, Rimmel, Versace and Liu-Jo.

How much did she make? $5.7 million.

3 Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Victoria’s Secret, Miu Miu, Donna Karan, Mavi Jeans and Metrocity.

How much did she make? $6 million.

2 Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for Victoria’s Secret, Kora Organics, Mango, David Jones, Lipton, Quantas, and endorsements in Asia.

How much did she make? $7.2 million

1 Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen highest paid model

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Why is she on the list: Her work for H&M, Chanel, and David Yurman, and multiple merchandising partnerships.

How much did she make? $42 freaking million. (More than the rest of the top 10 combined.)


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About Douglas Charles... Douglas Charles is the managing editor of Guyism.com. His experience includes operating an assortment sports and entertainment Web sites over the past decade, but his specialty is discovering sexy women from all over the world that he knows he will never have a chance with, let alone meet - a quality he shares with 99.99% of his readers.

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